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Da Yoopers Tourist Trap

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Canyon Falls

Canyon Falls L'Anse Michigan Grand Canyon of Upper Michigan

Canyon Falls

My daughter and I are heading out to spend a couple of days in Upper Michigan.  No plans, just driving looking to get ourselves into some trouble as I told my husband. Canyon Falls was a bathroom stop that turned into a hidden treasure.
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Abstract Fire Tower Bell Print

Abstract Fire Tower Bell Print

Abstract Fire Tower Bell

Capturing the Shadows, Lines and Strength

I wanted to capture this impressively beautiful and elaborate old fire bell tower as an abstract fire tower bell print in black and white. I am not one to shoot and turn a print into black and white, unless I see the shadows, lines and strength before I take the shot. This fire tower drew me in and immediately I saw the strength to use black and white to capture those bold shadows and lines.

 

Where is the Tower Located?

The fire bell tower is located on the shores of Marquette, Michigan and just as she stood there weathering the test of time, I also wanted to capture her boldness and strength.

 

What Was It Used For?

The fire bell was used to alert the village that there was a fire, back in the day. The city built a large brick foundation to proudly preserve and show off her strength and history. 

Hopefully, you will agree that I captured the bold strength she shows in this abstract print.

 

Additional Locations in Michigan That May Interest You:

Sand Point Lighthouse
Eben Ice Caves 
Grand Island Ice Caves
Big Red Lighthouse Marquette
Millie Mine Bat Viewing Site

 

 

 

 

 

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Suspended Over Sugar Creek

Suspended Over Sugar Creek Turkey Run State Park in Marshall, Indiana Photography Print

Suspended Over Sugar Creek

Suspended over sugar creek pictures a fabulous 200-foot-long suspension bridge over Sugar Creek that leads to many hiking trails in Turkey Run State Park in Marshall, Indiana.  My husband and I just got back from a trip that included stops at many of the state parks as we snaked our way to Tennessee. Continue Reading →

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Grassy Island Lighthouse Range Green Bay

Grassy Island lighthouse range Green Bay Photography Print

Grassy Island Lighthouse Range Green Bay

Grassy Island lighthouse range used to be north of Green Bay, Wisconsin.  The range was relocated by the Coast Guard Station in Green Bay, next to the Yacht Club grounds.

The grounds are off limits to the public but the public boat launch is right next door.  Excellent view of the lighthouse, Leo Frigo Bridge and sometimes even freighters coming in at sunset can be seen from this location.

This print of the Grassy Island lighthouse range Green Bay was taken at sunset from the water.   The print has a soft pastel glow to the sky and breakwall of the Yacht club along with a few boats can be seen in the background.

The print would make an excellent addition to any lighthouse lover’s collection.

 

 

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Washington Island

Washington Island Wisconsin

Washington Island

Washington Island is about 7 miles northeast off the tip of Door County, Wisconsin.  The island can be reached by crossing by Death’s Door in Lake Michigan’s waters by ferry from Ellison Bay at the Northport Pier.
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Bairds Creek Green Bay Early Spring

Bairds Creek Green Bay in early spring.  Early spring; the snow has melted and the creek is running fast. The rebirth of the year.  All the plantlife and animals are waking up from their winter’s nap.

The creek flowing is one of the seasons first promises that spring is truly on it’s way.  Let my path walking and hiking adventures for the season officially commence.  Bringing the promise that plenty of nature will be caught on camera this year.  The excitement awaits.

Enjoy this short video.  I am not an excellent videographer. Matter of fact, my teen told me I have much to learn and practice.  No plans on breaking out into the video business. Thinking we are all safe.  I enjoy sharing little pieces and parts of what I see.  Even if I stink at it.  I’m sharing.  I shall take the free advice given by my teen and build from it.  Maybe, I shall get better.

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Devils Punchbowl

Devils Punchbowl in Menominee, Wisconsin. - Ice Curtains

Roadtrip!  Destination Devils Punchbowl in Menomonie, Wisconsin.  From our home in Green Bay it is almost a four hour drive.  Weather is nice, so why not.  My daughter has the day off and it is a place I have always wanted to go.

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Toft Point for an Afternoon Hike

Toft Point for an Afternoon Hike

Toft Point for an Afternoon Hike

Greetings! Hope I find you well. Today, was an interesting day for me. I got a chance to drag my husband out to Toft Point for an afternoon hike. A break from the normal and sometimes boring walking trails that I walk. Truth be told; right now there is not a whole lot going on where I walk. I’m rather bored with the day to day walks.

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Explosion Of Color Rib Mountain

Explosion Of Color Rib Mountain

An explosion of color Rib Mountain in Wausau, Wisconsin. Rib Mountain is home to the Rib Mountain State Park and the Granite Peak Ski Area. I’m standing looking over the Granite Peak Ski Resort in the Town of Rib Mountain. Which is in Marathon County, Wisconsin just south of Wausau.

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Stavkirke Church

The Stavkirke Church Washington Island, WI - The Stavkirke Church is a place for spiritual meditation and worship. It is both a replica and a tribute to Washington Island's Scandinavian heritage. Built in 1991, the church was modeled after a stave in Borgun, Norway. The funds were raised by Trinity Evangelical Lutheran church.

Stavkirke Church

The Stavkirke Church is a place for spiritual meditation and worship. It is both a replica and a tribute to Washington Island’s Scandinavian heritage. Built in 1991, the church was modeled after a stave in Borgun, Norway. The funds were raised by Trinity Evangelical Lutheran church.

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White Star Psychic Church Brussels Wisconsin

White Star Psychic Church Brussels Wisconsin

Today’s topic is going to be a little different.  Something I normally wouldn’t write about, nor would I endorse.  And, SOME may even call me a little crazy for exploring; The White Star Psychic Church Brussels Wisconsin. But life is about experiences. Sometimes, walking in someone else’s shoes helps to understand and relate to someone else. We need this in life.  Who knows, you may even gain knowledge, understanding, peace and even comfort in an unlikely place.  Like this church has done for me.

 

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St Coletta Jefferson Wisconsin

One thing I absolutely love about traveling is that it provides me with a constant source of education.  Over the weekend, I attended The 4th Annual Spyder Rendezvous in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin with my husband.  Heavy rain prevented me from riding with the group on Friday.  I admit it, I’m a wimp and my dry car provided a comfortable alternative for the day’s travels. I spent some time exploring St Coletta Jefferson Wisconsin.

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