Thursday, November 29, 2007

Local hospital

This is the clinic entrance for the local hospital and clinic. It's not very big, but they have been doing a lot of additions and remodeling lately. One thing i miss about living in a bigger city is quick access to very good hospitals with a lot of services. When i lived in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, there were two very good hospitals to chose from. This one isn't bad really, but it was nice not having to worry where to go and if they could help or not.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

very cold

This was taken a couple of days ago, while it was snowing out. I keep trying to photograph snow falling in new and interesting ways, that show it falling, but don't always get it turning out as i want.
I know winter doesn't technically come until the end of december, but it sure feels like it the last few days. Today is what feels warm compared to what it is going to be and was, with the temperature being 36F (2C) where yesterday it was 10F (-12C). Although in January and February the cold can get down to -20F (-28C), and even colder. I'm sure i'll be complaining when those days happen, that's for sure. ;)

Friday, November 23, 2007

Grumpy pumpkin

This is the carved pumpkin, a little later, and not looking too happy. I'm guessing it wants to go to a compost pile.

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Today is Thanksgiving, and even though i won't be able to spend it with my family or loved ones, besides the bunnies, they are all in my mind and heart. This picture is kind of how it feels today, cold and fall like. There is a gentle snow falling, but none on the ground yet. The trees have all lost their leaves, well, except the evergreens, and most water sitting out is frozen.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

silly squirrels

This was taken a while ago, but it fits how i feel now and i like it. The squirrels had some corn out on the deck for them, and they took this one and eaten all the corn off, then took the cob from the others, and set it up on the railing like that. I don't know why, but it's really cute, and the rain gives it another feeling too.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

fall colors

I took this as i was walking to the film festival, now most of trees don't have leaves on them, but this one struck me as very pretty, with the dual colors. I didn't notice what type of tree it was though.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

UWRF Planetarium

This is picture of what i think is the planetarium at UWRF, i've never actually been in this building, but i took it on the way to the film festival the weekend before halloween. I just like something about that part of the buildings, the big silver dome.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

UWRF Theater

This is a picture of the new theater in the local university Student Center. I'm actually really impressed with it, the whole building is pretty nice, and i found out that one of my relatives by marriage helped build it. I went to see a collection of short amateur horror films there the weekend before Halloween, and it was quite fun. My personal favorites were Urine Trouble and There's a Werewolf in my Attic, both made by a guy from Wisconsin that i chatted with beforehand. Those two weren't really scary, but had a great sense of humor that had me laughing a lot. Before it began i talked with the teacher i took Hitchcock and Film from, and found out that even though this room is perfect for classes that deal in film, if the teachers want to use it they have to pay for renting it. You can't really see from this photo, but there are desks that flip out on the chairs, a very large nice screen and sound system, and a podium, in other words, perfect for film classes. The rooms the normal film classes are in are less than ideal to put it mildly, normal cinderblock room with the most uncomfortable desks and such. There are so many people i keep running into here that are doing a film, but there is no official film studies programs here that it confuses me.

Sorry about being absent here, things have been getting bad for people i know, so i haven't posted.