Friday, July 30, 2010

Summer Days in Middleton, WI

It is a great time to buy a home! And have I got the location for you!

Middleton, WI, is loaded with small town charm. We have extensive bike trails and parks, proximity to Madison and its sports and cultural happenings, and the Capitol Brewery Bier Garden! CNN/Money Magazine voted Middleton the best place to live in 2007 and it came in 4th last year.

I wanted to share these photos I took at Lakeiew Park yesterday. All you have to do is text, call or email me and I can get you into a new home in lovely Middleton.

The Splash Pad at Lakeview Park, Middleton, WI

Little girl at the Splash Pad in Lakeview Park, in Middleton WI
Gazebo at Lakeview Park in Middleton WI

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Who Says You Can't Play with Your Food?

What a creative man with a sense of whimsy!  Watch this video of the talented Linsey Pollak making and playing his carrot clarinet. Below description is taken directly from his website:

Making Jam

Making Jam is a solo show by Linsey Pollak. It’s for people of all ages, and as with many of Linsey’s previous shows it’s about making music from the things around us.

Making Jam is the best of Linsey at his craziest, wildest and most inventive musically…and features music made with many crazy objects.

In Making Jam we get to hear flutes, panpipes and clarinets made from garden hose and bagpipes made from rubber gloves. We also hear music made from dental floss, carrots (of course), satay sticks and a music stand. Some newly created instruments will be unveiled such as “Raven”.

In this show Linsey is himself. There is no Kevin (as in Knocking on Kevin’s Door), no Ivan or Stefan (as in The Art of Food) and the focus is on the music itself and jamming – (Making Jam).

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Top 10 Summertime Things Madisonians Never Tire Of:

10. Fireworks

9. Live Music (especially outdoors)

8. Sports (from softball to World Cup Soccer)

7. Beer

6. Microbrewery beers

5. Brats

4. Biking

3. Memorial Union

2. Farmers’ Markets

1. Sunshine

(Photo by local photographer Alfredo Lopez)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Vacation Destination: New Mexico's Chaco Canyon

Chaco Canyon , a National Historic Park in Nageezi New Mexico, was the hub of the Southwest for the entire Native Anazazi culture from 900 to 1130 AD. Roads lead out in all directions and you must still travel several miles of dirt roads to see these extensive well preserved ruins.  I was so amazed that 1000 year old timbers supporting doorways were still intact because of the hot and dry weather. Here are a few of my pictures taken in May 2009.  Take yourself away to a different world. It is worth the trip!