The Ephraim Wisconsin Wetlands Preserve will only take less than 30 minutes to walk from start to finish. It isn’t the walk that should interest you, it is the plant and wildlife during certain seasons that would nature buffs. Continue Reading →
As part of my heritage, I have found great pleasure in asking questions and seeking properties that still house some of the first settlers homes. I was on my way to Sugar Creek last week and decided to reshoot this old Belgian brick home and outbuilding.
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.
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. Continue Reading →
Spent Saturday getting my fill of three counties. What a day! Just got done uploading pics from the camera. Pictured is the Sturgeon Bay Lighthouse in Door County. Good Morning Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin I could wake up for a sunrise like this every morning. Continue Reading →
Spent the day on the ice with my husband. The plan was to visit Sherwood Point Lighthouse and partake in some ice formation photography. The avid fisherman that he is, begs me monthly to go out with him ice fishing weekly. I have ventured out with him, selectively.
Cave Point County Park Door County is located in Wisconsin in an area marketed in the tourism industry as the Cape Cod of the Midwest. Door County is located on the thumb of Wisconsin. Continue Reading →
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.
Door County Anderson Dock is located in a quaint little village of Ephraim, Wisconsin. Ephraim was founded as a Moravian religious community. The steeples of the Ephraim Moravian Church and the Free Evangelical Lutheran Church-Bethania Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation are the landmarks of the village. Up until 2016 Ephraim was the only dry municipality in the state of Wisconsin.
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.
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.
We were going to meet up with a friend of ours in Door County. We were about two hours ahead of him because he was held up at work. My husband decided we should stop off at Robert La Salle County Park Door County and I could search for July Wisconsin Wildflowers along the shoreline. Continue Reading →
I was browsing my external photo drive, this is where I keep all of my RAW Photos (DNG files) and my edits. I came across photos from last summer and early fall, where I was trying to capture photos of the milky way over the Baileys Harbor Lighthouse in Wisconsin. Continue Reading →
Pictured is the SS Arthur M Anderson, it is a Great Lakes cargo ship that has much of its service work done in my home town of Sturgeon Bay, WI. If you are a history buff you might remember this cargo ships name. Continue Reading →
The endangered Dwarf Lake Iris wildflower is a miniature iris that grows nowhere else in the world but in the Great Lakes Region. It is especially concentrated along certain stretches of the Great Lakes shoreline.
Found Only In • Michigan • Manitoulin Island and the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario • The Door Peninsula of Wisconsin.
Where Was It Photographed:
This dwarf iris was photographed in Door County last summer. The Door County peninsula, on the lakeside, grow this iris during the late spring and early summer. I love to go and hunt them down.
If I ever get around to getting my old photo files from previous computer (the hard drive is completely dead) I will upload additional pictures. If not, there is always hunting them down next year.
Today calls for a visit to Sturgeon Bay lighthouse and the guys hunting grounds.
My best friend’s mother passed away two weeks ago, on Monday. A high school friend, last week. Then, I read something on Facebook and it triggered a whole world of thought. Of course, a healthy dose of photography therapy was needed. Continue Reading →
I took a ride up to Door County, Wisconsin a few weeks back to take in the sights of the Door County cherry blossoms blooming. We liked the fact the peninsula was a little less of a hustle and bustle during the spring. It gives you a chance to spend some peaceful moments with the surroundings before the busy summer crowd invades the peninsula. Continue Reading →
Honey House in Door County The roads less traveled are off the beaten path; and for me, they give me a chance to bypass the hustle and bustle of traffic, slow down and really look for “hidden” treasures. One of these treasure happen to be a honey house in Door County.
Pottawatomie Rock Island Lighthouse has been on my list to photograph for a while. But it takes two ferry rides from the mainland of Door County to get to, so I had been putting it off. Pottawatomie Lighthouse, is also known as the Rock Island Light was lit in 1836, it is the oldest light station in Wisconsin and on Lake Michigan.
Each year in Door County, WI – Jacksonport, WI to be specific, people turn out by the car loads to take on the annual tradition of jumping into the icy depths of Lake Michigan. This challenge is called the polar bear plunge. I took some pictures of today’s event and posted them to music.
All summer my daughter and I have wanted to photograph Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin at night. Our schedules never seem to line up, and if they did; the weather would not cooperate. We decided at about 8:30 pm, it was now or never.
This is the last night before her first day back for college. Rain was in the forecast within fours hours time. We had to get moving or this wasn’t going to happen at all. Continue Reading →