Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Roller Race is ON!

The roller race season started a couple weeks ago and last week it moved to Grinnell, Iowa. Quite a few racers in all categories in the impressive Bikes to You bike shop. It was good to see our racing friends and meet some new people. Besides watching the racing (as fast as you can go for 2 miles on rollers, best time was 5min) my highlights were the discovery of the Louis Sullivan Jewel Bank building on the same block and the Back Alley Deli!!! Great sand which!!!Warming up.
Great coaching from Dad.
Getting ready for the tandems.

Go juice.

Got to love those doc martins and the stripeee socks!

Till the next race...go out and take some pictures! Kim

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Best of 2007: Wisconsin State Capitol

Remember how Claude Monet painted the same subject over and over trying to capture the light as it changed the look of the hay stacks, water, cathedral and buildings? I thought of that as I took these pictures last September.

Here are a few pictures that I took while walking around the Square experiencing the wonderful food at the Taste of Madison. I really like how the light is reflected on the capitol.

The reflections of the Capitol in other building is just as interesting.

The Capitol changed from brilliant white, to ivory, to sand and then to pink. I think that this capitol is very beautiful and is very photogenic.

I enjoy looking at these pictures as it is now snowing.
Take pictures in all kinds of light. You will be amazed!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Best of 2007: Amish

Bringing home baby.

A patient father leads the horse, wagon and boys out of the ditch after the horse was spooked by a bike racer.
Waiting patiently while the owner is shopping at the Stringtown Grocery.
Preparing kohlrabi.Errands on a Saturday.
The minivan.
Hang on to your hat.

I have seen the Amish in glimpses for years as we visit a cemetery each May. This last April I got to see quite a few Amish as they went about their business on a Saturday. My good friend also visited some bakeries near Hazelton, Iowa. We love the colors of their clothes and the variety of rolling stock and all the adaptations.

Go out and take some picture! Kim