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0 In All Photo Blog Posts/ Door County Wisconsin

Early Fall Potawatomi State Park

Early Fall Potawatomi State Park tower in Door County

Early Fall Potawatomi State Park

Early fall morning on top of the Potawatomi State Park tower in Sturgeon Bay Door County, Wisconsin.

Climb the tall tower and you feel like you are on top of the world with a bird’s eye view.

(2017- Tower is closed until it is rebuilt no word on when that will be.)

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0 In All Photo Blog Posts/ Michigan Travels

Da Yoopers Tourist Trap

Da Yoopers Tourist Trap Ishpeming, Michigan

0 In All Photo Blog Posts/ Michigan Travels/ Midwest Travel Locations

Canyon Falls

Upper Michigan Grand Canyon of 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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0 In All Photo Blog Posts/ Indiana/ Midwest Travel Locations

Hiking Crevice Rock

Hiking Turkey Run State Park in Marshall Indiana

Hiking Crevice Rock

The first part of this hike is a moderate 1.4-mile trail that offers beautiful views of the stone cliffs and excellent views of Sugar Creek in Turkey Run State Park in Marshall, Indiana.

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0 In All Photo Blog Posts/ Indiana/ Midwest Travel Locations

Big Clifty Falls

Clifty Fall State Park Indiana

Big Clifty Falls

Pictured is the upper rim of Clifty Canyon (Big Clifty Falls) at the north end of Clifty State Park in Madison, IN. Continue Reading →

0 In All Photo Blog Posts/ Door County Wisconsin/ Explore Wisconsin

Happy as a Clam

Happy as a Clam Sugar Creek County Park Brussels Wisconsin Door County

Happy as a Clam at Sugar Creek

Last Thursday afternoon I got a text from my husband asking if I had plans for the night.  He was asked to go walleye fishing after work.  I replied, nope.  No plans, but go I’ll make some now.  It was a very warm day and we had an extreme amount of rain earlier in the week, so I knew the creeks would be running. Late in the day makes a wonderful time to play in the water happy as a clam with a tripod and camera.

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0 In All Photo Blog Posts/ Botanical and Floral

Pristine Drops Purple Clematis

Raindrops on Flowers

Pristine Raindrops

Pristine raindrops gather on a purple and fuchsia veined clematis. I love shooting in the rain for the fact it softly blurs out the outline of objects. I spent a good deal of time thinning out my plants this summer.  Now that I can finally reach the plants in my flower garden and walk around them, today is a good time to photograph the beautiful purple clematis.

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0 In Wildlife & Nature

Face Only a Mother Could Love

Wild Turkey

Are turkeys not the ugliest birds you have ever laid eyes on? At least I think so.  It is the face that kills me.  A face only a mother could love. But, they are big, beefy and run pretty funny. The only thing I can say that is pretty, or should I say – pretty special is the way they fan their feathers during mating season, now there is a plus!  That is a pure beauty!

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0 In All Photo Blog Posts/ Michigan Travels/ Midwest Travel Locations

Fire Tower Bell

Fire Tower Bell Marquette Michigan

Capturing the Shadows, Lines and Strength 

Fire Tower Bell

I wanted to capture this impressively beautiful and elaborate old fire bell tower as an abstract fire tower bell print in black and white.
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0 In All Photo Blog Posts/ Explore Wisconsin/ Wisconsin Atv and Utv Exploration

Bass Lake Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Bass Lake Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest





Bass Lake Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Bass Lake Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is a 142 acre lake that you can reach by road access on ATV or UTV in Oconto County, Wisconsin. You can also can get there by vehicle too. For us, we enjoy riding the trails and stopping off to fish for a few hours.

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Be Different

Be Different

Be Different

Be different so that people can see you clearly amongst the crowds.


The unconventional you don’t have to follow the crowd and do what everyone else has done. It is ok to be different. Be you.  People often say it is perfectly fine to be yourself, but quickly raise an eyebrow when you don’t make the choice they “think” you should.  Stop.  Stop letting them have that power over you. They do not walk your path, they are not you.

We all have our own path to walk and trying to follow someone else’s will lead you to heartache. Follow your heart and path to lead to happiness. Even if you walk the path alone for a period of time – it will get your soul further than having to stop and redirect yourself all the time.

 

If you bend too far right, or too far left or stand when everyone else is sitting…go ahead.  Be different.  Nothing wrong with that. There is always someone out there to love you for being you.  Always someone that will admire your strength, your courage and your boldness.

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0 In All Photo Blog Posts/ Explore Wisconsin/ Wisconsin Atv and Utv Exploration

Mountain Fire Lookout Tower in Mountain Wisconsin

Mountain Fire Tower Lookout Oconto County Wisconsin

Mountain Fire Lookout Tower in Mountain Wisconsin

For a fun place to stop off at when exploring the trails in Oconto County in Wisconsin try Mountain Fire Lookout Tower in Mountain, Wisconsin. The tower has 132 steps and is 100-feet tall. The last original fire tower of nineteen.  Still standing on its original location in the Nicolet National Forest.
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0 In Feathered Friends Backyard Guests/ Garden Videos/ Wildlife & Nature

Monarch Caterpillar Battling Aphids Over Milkweed

One of the largest issues that Monarch caterpillar larvae battle is aphids. Aphids compete for the larvaes food source.


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0 In All Photo Blog Posts/ Brown County Wisconsin/ Explore Wisconsin/ Lake Michigan Lighthouse Photography

Grassy Island Lighthouse Range Green Bay

Grassy Island Lighthouse Green Bay Wisconsin Great Lakes

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.

 

 

0 In Wildlife & Nature

Just Plugging Along

Just Plugging Along Snail Insect Photo

Just Plugging Along

A snail just plugging along. In order to reach a goal you have to start somewhere and slowly work toward achieving it. I love watching snails because they move so slowly, but never seem to worry about the pace they are traveling at. They always seem to be focusing their attention on the journey and not the destination. 

The image has one of my signature textures added to it.

0 In All Photo Blog Posts/ Midwest Travel Locations/ South Dakota Photography

South Dakota Here We Come

From Wisconsin to South Dakota 10 Day Trip


South Dakota Here We Come

South Dakota here we come.  South Dakota has on my watchlist for some time.  The Badlands, Ghost towns, Blackhills, Needles Highway, Custer State Park, I’m sure you understand.
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0 In All Photo Blog Posts/ All Posts/ Birds/ Feathered Friends Backyard Guests/ Gardening/ Wildlife & Nature

Handfeeding Chickadees and Nuthatches

Handfeeding Chickadees and Nuthatches

Handfeeding Chickadees and Nuthatches

The calendar states it is spring in Wisconsin, so darn it, warm up already.  Instead, we have 34-degree weather, with tiny, snowflakes drifting down from the sky every once in awhile.  My teens are off for spring break and our family had decided between work schedules and additional commitments, we were staying home for spring break.  This is not our family, is it?

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