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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Summer in the City

Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
Been down, isn't it a pity
Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city

All around, people looking half dead
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head

But at night it's a different world
Go out and find a girl
Come-on come-on and dance all night
Despite the heat it'll be alright

And babe, don't you know it's a pity
That the days can't be like the nights
In the summer, in the city
In the summer, in the city

- M. Sebastian


I spent the better part of this last summer waiting for school to begin again. Most of my time was spent getting ready for my second semester at UWEC, and the rest was actually, for the most part, quite boring. I did take to walking around my new home of Oak Lair (not it's real name) and sometimes taking a few photos. That's pretty much what this article is about. :)

Many of you have already seen the only real excitement that I had this summer. If not, check out my previous entry. I'll remember the river float fondly, we all had such a good time.

Otherwise, I did watch quite a few Brewers games, and they tended to win. This now being late September, however, now they're not doing so good. It sort of doesn't matter, because school is now taking up an awful lot of my time. I've barely had time to process this blog and make any entries. However, I have to do this now, because I've already got two more posts planned; our first two field trips out to Lake Wissota, and our first REAL BIG field trip up to northern Wisconsin and the UP of Michigan. Anyway, this whole post is just to catch all of you up with where I'm at in life, right now.

Like any summer, it was hot here. However, it was an average summer; maybe a little on the coolish side, this year. We had a few thunderstorms pass through, but no real bad weather to note.

For the most part, these are just captioned photos taken this summer (well, one from late spring) here in town. I think that my digital camera sure makes my photography look good, but, understand - it's mostly the camera (and the subjects) - and not the operator that makes the difference here. :) Anyways, enjoy!



This one is taken from the top of a local high point called Mount Tom. Like most of western Wisconsin, there are a lot of whitetails in town.

Another high point in town is a place called Mount Simon. This is a photo from my climb to its summit.

This is what the summit looks like. Evidently, it's a fairly-secluded place for the local kids to party. :)

This is a nice shot of one of the views from the summit.




Not too far from Mount Simon is the small lake formed behind the Chippewa River dam in town. It's called Dell's Pond, and the fishing is supposed to be pretty good.





A nice 13+" smallmouth taken from the Dell's Pond dock. Decent. :)




This is a photo taken very close to where I live. The view is to the southwest.







Near the university is this building on Water Street. Gargoyles are cool!






Some elected official forgot that this was Wisconsin. :)









Another view of Dell's Pond. Sigh. :)







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3 Comments:

Blogger Lori said...

may I comment? Pleez?
Summer in the city! Back in the day I was in school at WWTI LaCrosse I did an assignment, music video, first of it's kind, almost, with Summer in the City showing the life of downtown LaCrosse, WI. Back then it had lots of life and I loved the old Vicotrian/river rat hangout,..... Anyway.
You are so lucky to be living in Wisconisn, it's such a forward moving state, compared to Da Ramge,I really don't know why you think there's life waiting for you in northern Mn. It's dying up here, big time. But then, it's been dying since the 80's when I first came here.
I sure hope your rock hunting pays off. But in the meantime, Could you do me one favor? Tell me about some pre-crambrian (spelling???)(I am NOT the college student, remember)
shield near Ely, do you/relatives/professors/ know what that's about?
Rumor has it it's an actual copper sheild with the Native American history written upon it.
If you can find anything out please let me know by calling (or text) my cell 218 969 9135. During the lunch hour is bettah!
and don't you dare publish this on your blog or I WILL hunt you down and hang you by your fingernails.
I would think this would be an interesting thesissisissis or how ever you spell that silly word.
your blogging trogging frogging fishin' friend, Lori

10:22 PM

 
Blogger Lori said...

please remove that comment!!!! At least the phone#

4:28 PM

 
Blogger jeffox said...

Hiya Lori!

Thanks for the posts! As you well know, you are always welcome here at Da Fox Hole!

However. . .

I hate ta tell ya dis, but I can't erase your comments because I don't have any moderation set up for my blog. So, please, Lori, understand that it's not me, it's my blog-master that won't let me honor your request.

As for the copper shield, that's the first that I've heard of it. I'll keep it in mind, however, as it sounds intriguing!

Take care, Lori; I hope to hear from you again soon.

9:31 AM

 

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