The nature of light

The nature of light

Light can mesmerize us in almost any form -- the sun's rise or set, the long stretch of our shadow on the sidewalk, the rainbow prism of a lead glass window, shadow puppets on a ceiling. It both reveals and creates the kind of art that changes each time you look. It can define a [...]

Appleton’s newest Who’s hoo hoo hoooo

Appleton’s newest Who’s hoo hoo hoooo

Just east of Harry Houdini's synagogue and the newspaper building Edna Ferber once roamed, a photogenic owl family has become Appleton's newest Who's hoo hoo hoooo. Birders, photographers and curious wanderers flock to the park to study and capture the unusual scene. Science enthusiasts and small children study the pellets they leave behind. And, high [...]

Beautiful horses and the golden hour

Beautiful horses and the golden hour

We spent an impossibly beautiful November afternoon at Salm's Hickory Hill Farm, where one of us took a horseback riding lesson and the other scurried around like a madwoman muttering to herself about golden hours, sunsets and the light. I'm not sure there's anything more beautiful than the golden hour of an autumn day, even [...]