Wednesday, February 24, 2010

corner view:: street photography


This weeks corner view is street photography. While we do live in the city, at this time of year we are a bit done with the dirty slush, huge mounds of gray gritty snow, rutted pothole streets, and colorless views of winter in town (February in Wisconsin). So we take the back roads out of town, and choose where we go to re-supply carefully. We much prefer blue skies, white snowy fields, steam coming off of thickly furred horses, chipped red barns, and hawks circling above.



Even when we must drive in town for things, my view is usually out the other window, watching the lake and the fishing shacks scattered all over the ice.


We love getting out of Madison to stop in our favorite small town cafes for some cocoa and a chess game - no crowds, nice view, and easy in and out.


Not to mention friendly gazes as we head back home.

For corner views from around the globe visit Jane at Spain Daily.

17 comments:

trinsch said...

what a beautiful street :)

Daan said...

it's a winterwonderland!

Demara said...

Nice saturated Wintery shots. I forgot to mention on mine that even though it's our Winter season right now, our weather has been more like Spring or Autumn...I love the weather we've been having :)

Victoria @ Hibiscus Bloem said...

i Denise - Lovely pictures of the back routes around and abouts. Nice friendly cows too - they are always so welcoming with their big eyes don't you think?

Cate said...

beautiful shots! thank goodness you didn't do the black gritty snow shots. we've had quite enough of that around here as well. come faster, spring!

Emily said...

I'd love to stop at that little restaurant! It looks like you have some fantastic backroads to explore!

anna said...

That sounds and looks lovely, my sister is in Wisconsin at the moment!

janis said...

Madison look so homey and sweet. I love cafes in converted old houses :^) Very nice street view...

Stephanie said...

oof - it's usually the same here (particularly in February)!
Gray skies. Gray ground. Gray snow. Gray air. ick.

Bichos da Matos said...

Love the colors and the atmosphere of your photos!thanks for passing by:)

Joyce said...

love the long country roads. I also love your header! It sort of looks like the man in the moon image behind the orange- cool! xo

Theresa said...

Reminiscent of my childhood winters. Thanks.

liza said...

These are so pretty. Thank you for visiting my little blog. My boy just turned five, and I love the projects you've been creating and completing. I'll be happily finding inspiration here!

la ninja said...

well, you can't beat those friendly gazes, can you? :)

Astrid said...

Looks familiar! My daily drive is through the countryside...past farms & tractors...
I do love living out in the country.

Where is that Chocolate House located?

Shona Leah said...

I looove the last photo!!

jane said...

this tour was fantastic. you have such a pretty corner. p.s. i´ve always wanted to go ice fishing...