December 15, 2010

The view from afar.

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Madison, in the late afternoon.

14 comments:

john said...

Ann,

You should bump up your Amazon link for us late shoppers. Like the Salvation Army ringer outside the grocery store, we need a reminder to leave a decent donation.

ricpic said...

In the distance was the town
With its promise of warm commerce.
In the foreground stood the tree,
Its branches a latticed verse.

For relieving the emptiness curse
Neither is better, neither is worse.

Ann Althouse said...

ricpic, is that you or Emerson?

Meade said...

Owen Park, nicely groomed for skiing.

Ann Althouse said...

Owen Park, so slick and steep it scared the bejeezus out of me.

ricpic said...

Me.

Meade said...

*dusts snow off of bejeezus*

Here, did you lose this?

traditionalguy said...

We can't see you out skiing. But we know that you are there.

deborah said...

Austere. Is that East Berlin?

chickelit said...

Meade said...
Owen Park, nicely groomed for skiing.

Hey I know that pose.
I recognize the field, which you can see from the Capitol. Looking back from the Capitol (or some of the University buildings) you can see a little notch which is Old Sauk Road as it crests the hill to the left of where you were standing in that photo. The land/estate was privately owned up until the 1970's. I dated a girl who grew up around there and used to play on the farm.

Did you find the suicide ski run with the skimpy bridge?

chickelit said...

deborah said...

Austere. Is that East Berlin?

LOL!

chickelit said...

I recall skiing there once during a heavy snowstorm. Of course there was that dead silence unique to snowstorms and it was almost dark. At the bottom of the park, on the left, was a group of trees surrounding the trail that made sort of a tunnel as I glided around to the right clockwise. The trees were so laden with new snow that I had to lean around the boughs going through to avoid getting a faceful of snow.

chickelit said...

And of course I was cutting a new trail.

edutcher said...

Another Althouse Christmas card.

Very nice.

Meade said...

*dusts snow off of bejeezus*

Here, did you lose this?


A lot of guys would like to dust off Ann's bejeezus.

But only Meade is allowed to.