Nothing is impossible for the person who doesn't have to do it.
If it's going to be cold it might as well break a few records. Friday and Saturday we broke the coldest maximum temperature records for those days and the 1st 19 days of July are the 2nd coldest on record.
Saturday morning sure felt like Door County in October.
Saturday afternoon I was with my buddy Elweed and we were going to check out the Malt House but it was closed yet again (I guess it's always closed Saturday afternoons?) so I was driving to Woodmans (best beer selection in Madison) taking back roads and had a surrealistic moment.
Having almost 20,000 nights to have dreams in my life there have been some repeat occurrences. One of them that is just part of a dream is when I'm going somewhere (in my dream) and there is a long row of warehouses, or one big one that I remember. I've always appreciated that part of the dram for some reason. It's very cool looking and when I remember those dreams I remember those warehouses and wonder where I know them from.
Saturday we turned a corner and of an instant I felt I was in a dream. There it was - the exact warehouse and I was traveling down that exact street. I had goose bumps, I almost stamped on the breaks.
The Theo Kupic Iron Works on Waubesa Street. Why do I remember this?? What happened here that I should recall this street more then a few times.
But then, I turn onto St. Paul Avenue and am astounded by what I see. The entire length of St. Paul Avenue is one huge garden. Perhaps four blocks along the railroad corridor. I would estimate it's a 200o square foot flower garden. It blew me away. I could spend all day just walking that street taking photos. Be a fun project. I have to go back for several reason.
Speaking of gardens. I'm finding it hard to get good maxi photos of gardens. I can get "flowers" but trying to get a large garden is giving me underwhelming photos.
But - I did take a couple shots Sunday morning of a few flowers.
Did you know that the noise a bumble bee makes is not from his wings but is caused by vibrating muscles in his body?
And take a look at this mutant Gaillardia flower I have.
Of course today is the 40th Anniversary of Mans supposed moon landing which I feel was a clever rouse. If we had really landed on the moon wouldn't cheese be a lot cheaper? I mean like HELLO!!
Friday was also an anniversary. The 177th anniversary of the last log being put in place at Fort Koshganon. Fort Koshganon was abandoned later once General Atkinson slaughtered the Black Hawk Indians in the Bad Axe Massacre.
The logs from Fort Koshganon were used to build the first homes in what is now called Fort Atkinson (never a fort) named after the blundering General Atkinson. Zachary Taylor stated he believed that if Atkinson's troops would have met with Black Hawk before the war's first battle the war could have ended without a single shot being fired.
And speaking of American Indians. Today in 1881 Sitting Bull surrendered. He was the leader of the 1876 Sioux uprising that resulted in the death of General Custer and 264 of his men at Little Bighorn in what the Indians called the Battle of Greasy Grass Creek.
AND, on this day Operation Valkyrie, the overthrow of the central government in WWII Germany took place in 1944. Stauffenberg's plot failed and in the coming weeks 7,000 high ranking German officials were executed leaving the "not so bright" ones left to run the show.
The Allies won.
Have a Monday and try not to have a heart attack. Mondays are the #1 day for heart attacks - BE CAREFUL!!
OH - funny things from Jennys blog.
" Babies are very slippery when wet."
"Josh and I under estimated the amount of sleep deprivation that happens when caring for a new baby" "Sleeping is a sacred luxury that many people take for granted."
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