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Ressurrection

The Flower of Easter  is a symbol of hope in the promise  of life.

The Flower of Easter is a symbol of hope in the promise of life.

With all of my southern friends boasting about having their gardens already in bloom, I thought I could search for an image of an Easter Lily to show that there still is hope for spring here in Wausau,  WI.  It is hard for us to even think about Easter when we look outdoors and it still looks like winter.

The hope of Easter comes not in the change of seasons, for  we who live in the north country know that seasons do change.  In Wisconsin, we have a saying that, if you don’t like the weather, just be patient, it will change.   The hope of Easter is in the promise of life made full when the Son of God won victory over death.

 For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.  1 Corinthians 15:21-22.

“Oh that my words were written!
Oh that they were inscribed in a book!
24 Oh that with an iron pen and lead
they were engraved in the rock forever!
25 For I know that my Redeemer lives,
and at the last he will stand upon the earth.[b]
26 And after my skin has been thus destroyed,
yet in[c] my flesh I shall see God,
27 whom I shall see for myself”

Job 19: 23-27a

 

Lines and Perspective

This farm was very much a part of my life.  It belonged to my great Uncle Bernard "Ben" Rusch.

This farm was very much a part of my life. It belonged to my great Uncle Bernard “Ben” Rusch.

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This is the Quarter-mile bridge on the Mountain-Bay State Trail as viewed from the seat of my Trek 920 mountain-bike.

This is the Quarter-mile bridge on the Mountain-Bay State Trail as viewed from the seat of my Trek 920 mountain-bike.

SnowWausau-1Way back when I was a student at Trinity Lutheran in Wausau, John Kupsky had us do an assignment in his Art Class to draw perspective.  Simple perspective means lines converging to a point on the horizon.  ERailroad tracks easily lend themselves to this as the two rail tracks converge on each other.

This is a spur line and  I am facing south from Bridge Street just east of Walgreen ‘s on Wausau’s west side.  These tracks feed into the Graphics Plus packaging plant just to the north of Bridge Street.

Even the lines of the snow fence form a degree of perspective using parallel lines.

Some of these images are going to be in the black and white category on CaptureWisconsin.com.   So log on to that  site.  There is a link to it on this blog site.  Just get on it and vote!

Building Art

One of the oddest looking buildings in Wausau is the Black Purl knitting store on 3rd Street just north of the downtown district.  If you take a walk  on Wausau’s River Edge Parkway or pass by on 3rd Street, you cannot help but notice the stark overtones  of this building.  To the naked eye, it looks like it could have been in a fire with its blackened siding.  It must seem odd to the railroad locomotive operators to see these colorful chairs sitting as if they were waiting for a train to come by on the main line.  It is outdoor art!

Art comes in all forms and shapes and in all colors including black.   Take a walk with me through my hometown, and you will see all of it and wonder why.

One of the most distinctive buildings in the Wausau area.

One of the most distinctive buildings in the Wausau area.

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