The weather in Chicago as I write this is hot, with the kind of high humidity that turns the skyline into a hazy gray silhouette barely visible from more than a couple miles away. So, it seems today would be a good time to post photos from last January’s trip to our neighbor to the north, so that the ice and snow in the shots from that bitterly cold day might be a temporary reprieve from the crotch-swamp weather today.
The ostensible reason for the trip was to see an abandoned farmhouse, which we did first. It proved a quick shoot, as most of it was stripped bare save for some funky retro fashion hanging in the bathroom.
Once we finished there, it was still quite early and we were not ready to head back. We set off down the road to see what else we cound find. Soon, we came across an abandoned one room schoolhouse, then a liquor store, which was fortuitous because we needed something to keep the cold out. We rambled down back roads this way until we got to Madison. That city’s downtown lays on a narrow spit of land between two lakes. That day, both lakes were frozen over and dotted with many people and trucks out on the ice, participating in Wisconsin’s favored winter pastime,
drinking icefishing. We’d never been out on a frozen lake before, so we found boat launch parking and hoofed it out on the ice. It was a good vantage point to see Madison’s modest skyline, and it’s fun to come back with a new experience under your belt.