Category: Yahara River

  • Cherokee Marsh

    Madison has a number of natural areas.  I have yet to explore many of them.  One morning that was sunny in the early fall beckoned me to go check out the Cherokee Marsh, which is part of the Yahara Riverway waterway.  The Yahara, tamed by banks and bridges, passes close to my house, but here […]


  • Week 6 of Bridges Class

    Our last class was also the first day of Dave’s vacation. So here finally are some pictures from that day.

  • Bridge in Context

    We observed that nature and humanity are very much in a partnership along the parkway.  It is hard to say which predominates.  If we quit mowing and trimming, Nature would predominate along the Yahara River parkway.  Yet the very existence of a river instead of a wetland shows human engineering and care.  The river as […]

  • Week 4 – the effects of light

    It was an interesting day to consider this question. The Sun was out and the temperature was perfect. Week 4 – “And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.  God saw that the light was good and he separated the light from the darkness.   God called the light ‘day’ and the darkness […]

  • Bridges Class – Week 4

    We will be at the intersections of Winnebago St., Willy Street, the Yahara, the bike path and a pedestrian path this week.  Since this is an urban river some parts are more heavily impacted by the human environment.

  • At the Iron Bridge – Week 1

    Do to threatening eater, we met at the Tenney Park Pavilion and worked with the Iron Bridge there.   Next week we will try the Locks.  Painting outside is always an adventure. We took a moment to consider all the life forms around us at that location.  If we knew more names of plants and […]

  • 10 Reasons to take The Bridges Class

    Admit it, you could use time to enjoy the out of doors. We have a rain plan. Mention this class at Lynn‘s of Madison and she will give you a discount on supplies (5928 Odana Rd, Madison, WI 53719) Nancy Macgregor is a gifted artist and instructor. You don’t need to know anything about painting […]

  • What is new with this Bridges Class?

    You may have been asking, how is this class different than last years?   Nancy Macgregor and I walked the river a couple of weeks ago and we set the locations for this year’s class sessions.  We will mostly be at new locations, including the Locks area on the North end and where the Yahara enters […]

  • Bridges Over the Yahara Class

  • Tenney Locks at Sunset

    I was off near twilght for a walk along the Yahara River to Tenney Locks.  It was a great time to observe the color of the sky (orange) reflected in the water.  This might be a location for the Bridges Class.