Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Some Guy and His Dog

Let's all live in the water (something my physical therapist said I could not do).
I'll continue to try.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

How Hot Is It?

It's so hot I hoped for a tornado just to feel a breeze

It's so hot the squirrels are dipping their nuts in Snow Cones
It's so hot even carousel horses are drinking water
It's so hot I saw a bird picking up worms with oven mitts
It's so hot cows are giving evaporated milk
It's so hot black bears are dressing in white
It's so hot fish are already fried when you catch them
It's so hot the Piggly Wiggly logo is beginning to look delicious
It's so hot my sweat is sweating
It's so hot you can fry an egg on shaved ice
It's so hot I saw a camel giving the sun the finger

"She's so flippin' hot. She's like a curry."

Friday, July 22, 2016

D Is For Dexter

D is for my house guest Dexter

Dexter is also my Favorite thing this week 

But I'm still impressed with these Land of the Lost pastries from the Pine Cone

This silver robot guy has a cold Winter vibe on a sweltering Summer day

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Can't You Smell That Smell?

Wellity wellity, what do we have here?

It's as if it wants me to sniff its butt

Once again little brother, you shame us both

Different kind of bum, smells like micro beer.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Four Italians Walk Into A Diner

My Mother turned 91 yesterday. She writes the children's poetry posted here sometimes. A few of us Italian girls went to the Norske Nook for pie and who cares what else. My cousin Tammi and I were the only Norwegians at the table, but all of us are some manner of Italian and the four of us have major sweet tooths, teeth—we like pie.

Full Blooded Italian

Never Too Old To Be A Fairy Princess

Blake tempting us with pie from the case. Possibly Pumpkin Cream Cheese

My Choice: Frozen Orange Dreamsicle Pie

The Birthday Girl's Choice: Cream Cheese Strawberry Pie with a graham cracker crust

Tammi had Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie and took home a slice of Raspberry Cream Cheese and a piece of Turtle Cheesecake for her and the hubby. She said they were "like heaven" and to "die for". I'd post another pie photo here, but I'm full and I think everyone's had enough already.

Update: Here ya go, Sallie, not the best pic but you get the idea.
Tammi and a slice of Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

As long as I'm adding on the calories, the Northwoods Root Beer Float frozen pie remains my fav out of all I tasted.
Root Beer Float, Still the Winner

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

I'm No Good At Math But...


A Fresh Berry Pie with classic crust. I counted six kinds of Strawberry Pie.

Tomorrow is Pie Wednesday.
Coming Up: More Pie Pics and a birthday celebration. Take a look at this Norske Nook pie menu. So. Many. Delicious. Pies. Full review on The Wisconsin Candy Dish.

Thursday, July 7, 2016


I've been having problems keeping a charge on my Tough Camera but was determined to get it going. Something kicked in and off to one of the two lakes I'll still swim in. It was a blast and especially festive at Devil's Lake North Shore just before the 4th of July. I even learned to change camera settings underwater. I took it home, oh so happy, cleaned it according to directions (big mistake)... And then it died.

R.I.P. Little Olympus Tough Camera

You Weren't Tough Enough

Homestead Hollow Lapham Peak

It's a dog bubbler

Reflection Filter I hardly knew ye

La la la weirdo with a camera taking pictures in the lake. La la.

Dragonfly Photobomb

I think I found the leak

The dog and kayak beach used to be a parking lot

Futile fish chasing to get a shot. Bet I was chasing the same fish.

What up dog? What up weirdo?

Glug glug gurgle glorp

Thanks for the beach, Floods of 1993

Interesting fact, we're coming up on the 23 year anniversary of the Floods of '93.  The ones that closed the path near Picnic Point, flooded through Dells shops sending beaded moccasins and salt water taffy asunder. I'm pretty sure it turned this North Shore parking lot into a dog beach.

Silly and Sweet

Genus: Bobophyllum
Latin: Stulte Flos meaning Goofy Flower
Kingdom: All that he surveys
Order: Often taken with dirty looks or chicken
Family: Thinks he is head of
Tribe: Podoclementi
Subtribe: Dogwhodrivesustotheparkforwalkies


Believes his contribution to the garden is essential


The city creates a world of tulips around the Capitol that heralds spring

As if they needed labels.

*It's estimated that 26,500 bulbs are planted every fall outside the Capitol. It rains frenzied tulip fans when the flowers bloom, are cut, then set aside. Well done, Wisconsin State Capitol Building groundskeepers.

*Wisconsin State Journal, Mary Spicuzza, August 29, 2014, Madison in 100 Objects: Capitol Tulips

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

For Lack of a Better Subject: Water Shoes

Taken with an acutely waterlogged Olympus TG-3 Waterproof camera (while floating on my back in Devil's Lake).


Sunday, July 3, 2016

Oh Say Can You See

play me and see what I see
Lake Mendota from Brearly Beach, Madison, WI

Prairie du Sac on the WI River

The WI River, Prairie du Sac (this sandbar was full of campers for Fire On the River yesterday)

Lake Mills (hubba hubba farm boy)

Festa at Fitchburg (hubba for the old guy, hubba for the kettle corn)

Dogtoberfest in Middleton (I'm a hot dog)

Democracy and free Mac-n-Cheese pizza in Madison.  Ian's generosity made them a fortune

Freakfest Mushroom, State Street, Madison

Walker protests, State Street, Madison

State Street Brats UW Madison Campus

Lake Mills, Main Street

Lake Mills Ginger Lefty

Clarence A. Olson, WWI, France

Clarence F.  Olson, Signalman WWII, Eastside Madison

Behind the WI Veterans War Memorial, Sauk Prairie
WI Veterans Memorial, Sauk Prairie

Traveling the Tour d'Art, Sauk County (I'm sure I was lost at this point)

Rhythm and Booms, Warner Park, Northside Madison

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