Monthly Archives: December 2012

“Catch Me If You Can” – best un-Christmas movie ever

We have probably all watched a favorite Christmas movie this past month.  But how about an un-Christmas movie – like Die Hard, for example, which has little to do with Christmas but is set during the Christmas season?  It’s fun … Continue reading

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Well, after a record-setting 288 days without measurable snowfall, Milwaukee finally saw some flakes today.  Below is a photo taken about 1:30 p.m., when I left my office to get some lunch.  The tree branches were just beginning to acquire … Continue reading

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Dreaming of a “White Christmas”? Try “Endless Autumn” instead.

Doesn’t our Christmas wreath look pretty, from the front, anyway?  Can you see what’s hiding underneath?   The wind blew this leaf into our Christmas wreath, where it lodged pretty forcefully.  It’s not noticeable at first glance from the outside, only from … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like . . . St. Patrick’s Day?

My favorite Starbucks establishment is just a few blocks away from my office, at Red Arrow Park at the corner of Water and State in downtown Milwaukee.  It is the only Starbucks I know of that’s located in a park … Continue reading

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White Tree of Gondor?

Nope, just a tree in the parking lot at our local grocery store.  I love the way naked winter trees are illuminated at night by those large overhead lights.  Here is a shot of three trees at a shopping mall that … Continue reading

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