I first noticed the dark clouds as I was walking from a restaurant on Park Street to the Washington Hotel Coffee Room on Lakeside Street. The clouds were a deep grey-blue-black and I was glad they weren't over me. I got a good view of them as I walked along South Shore Drive at the bottom of Monona Bay, and I could feel it. Change was in the air.
This morning I woke up to find that relatively thick fog had enshrouded my neighborhood. I decided to forgo making breakfast in favor of buying it at work, and go for a walk around the neighborhood to take in the newly eerie scenery.
Southwest Wisconsin always has had a special place in my heart. It is an area unaffected by the glaciers which covered the land tens of thousands of years ago, and there are a lot of bluffs and valleys covering that corner of the state.
I am on vacation this week. After weeklong vacations in March and June, I felt September would be a good time for another vacation.