Copper Culture State Park
This weekend my husband and I took a Saturday fall drive through Oconto and Marinette Counties, visiting new sites and revisiting a few old ones that I had been to. Copper Culture State Park was one of our stops.
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.)
Da Yoopers Tourist Trap in Ishpeming, Michigan. My photography travels are experiences. Exploration and if you can grab a few laughs along the way … memories are made. Nobody can ever take away your experiences. Everything else can be stripped away in a heartbeat. Your memories and experiences cannot be taken from you. Unless you suffer from dementia – and then you have picture proof 🙂
Spent the weekend exploring some of Jefferson County, Wisconsin as I have for the past 3 years. My husband enjoys attending the Spyder Rendezvous in Johnson Creek and I selectively attend certain portions and catch up with friends from the event. The rest of the time, I am out exploring the area. Here is what I did…
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.
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.
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!
I don’t sit and stay long in one place. I am a wandering fool. I capture what is in front of me, or what I happen to run into on my explorations. There is something to be said for enjoying a cup of coffee while sitting at the edge of a pond or lake. Nothing rushed, nor expected. Just out enjoying the environment and sipping coffee. Perfection. Bliss.
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.
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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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.
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.
It’s Raining again. Story of spring, really. In order for everything to grow lush and thick, we need the rain. The rain foils my birding plans and my walk though; that stinks. There is beauty in the rain, even if it does foil my plans. Just had to create a new plan of attack….
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.
Porcupine Climbing a Tree Video
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?