I'll continue to try.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016
|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
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016
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
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.|
|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?|
|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.
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
|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
Sunday, July 3, 2016
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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