Tag Archive: nature

Nov 21

Wisconsin’s “Up North”

Our traveling has been somewhat limited this year but we did manage to go for a 3 day trip ‘up north’. Those of you in WI know just what that means J  We drove through some great little towns since we took the back roads. On the way up we stopped at the Horicon Marsh  to check out this guy!!  All made of rebar.Mammoth

We wound our way on to Wautoma to see this Ghost House!!  DSC02198

Our friends in Wausau have a lovely old farm with a barn that just lends itself beautifully to photography don’t you think?  DSC02234

Wausau’s Monk Gardens are a work in progress and offer a lovely series of meditational pathways along with some geocaching. DSC02247

 

On our way back home we visited the StevensPoint Sculpturepark  .  How nice to be able to enjoy nature and art while you walk!  One of my favorites was this Swift Nesting Chimney. DSC02274

Jul 04

New Haiku – just for fun

Outside watching fireflies after a busy day…… I thought of this one (even though fireflies are quiet…)

standing, listening
Riot of animal sounds
even in the dark

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Jul 01

Butterfly Heaven

Some of the new plants in the garden do a good job of attracting butterflies! Our little grape jelly feeder for the Orioles helps too 🙂

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Jun 07

Haiku

I thought about writing a Haiku the other day. What is a Haiku and how hard is it to write? Pretty simple:

the trick is to remember “3 lines, then 5,7,5”

3 lines

  • 5 syllables
  • 7 syllables
  • 5 syllables

As an exercise I decided to try my hand at a few…. some turned out better than others of course. Try one yourself! Pick a subject you like and then write!

(whilst in the garden last week…….)

Poking through the dirt
Soil and sun make the seed sprout
The cycle endures

straw flowers

 

 

Jan 03

Welcome New Year 2015

Not sure what this snowman’s name is but he welcomed us

to 2015 with a whoop and a holler!!

Kind of a tribal looking fellow don’t you think?  snowman

 

Oct 19

Harvest time……….

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It’s fall harvest time and that includes our little piece of the Wisconsin landscape. This years potato crop was amazing…. 4 different varieties; one of them a BLUE potato! Makes great steak fries but sort of off-putting as mashed 🙂  Maybe kids would like purple mashed spuds though?

 

 

Oct 12

Golden Days of Fall…….

It was the perfect morning for geocaching. Warm in the sun, sparkling blue sky and vibrant orange and yellow leaves falling all around us.  Today our goal was to find 2 more caches in the park; one of them is the first ever placed in Wisconsin. And we did succeed – a stellar geocaching day!  On a little side trail we found a 2-seater swing just perfect for looking out over a hidden pond.IMG_2338

Jul 26

Farmers Market Fun

Last weekend we went to the local farmer’s market. So much to see there – the place was hopping! In amongst the usual vegetable and fruit stands we found these unusual items for sale. From far away I thought I was seeing framed art … some type of floral subject manner  On closer inspection we found these incredible living pictures! Succulents tucked into a wooden boxes and then surrounded with a lovely vintage frames! How clever  🙂  You can find these creations sold by the Bemis Upland Springs Floral growers team. visit their stall at the West Bend Farmer’s Market <OR> their greenhouse in Adell Wisconsin!

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West Bend Farmer’s Market

Apr 05

Best Intentions

It has been pointed out to me that I have not updated in months!! True true and it has been a hard winter and tough to get motivated.  But Spring might actually be coming so it’s time to get a MOVE ON. The other night I noticed this odd leaf thing above a doorway. Reaching up to brush it off it seemed like it spun away – kind of like those maple leaf seed spinners you know? About an hour later it reappeared as this!!  On our soap pump by the kitchen sink…… what an amazing little moth

!moth

Jan 13

Cold Winter Fun

It’s been hideously cold the last few weeks and so hard to get outside and play. But this weekend it was perfect for SLED DOG riding!!

Hey who's sitting down on the job!

Hey who’s sitting down on the job!

The lovely BooBoo

The lovely BooBoo

And off we go!!!!

And off we go!!!!

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