Tag Archive: wisconsin

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

Oct 08

Museum of Wisconsin Art

A great day checking out the latest Fred Stonehouse exhibit. And… we got to look at the new museum in West Bend!! I love these glass globes in the very corner by all the windows. Hmmmmm – I guess because I love GLASS??

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Oct 04

Pumpkin Time!!!

We grew these just for fun….

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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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May 02

Mustard Museum

Who doesn’t love a good hot dog or hamburger?? The best toppings are a must – how about some classic mustard? Middleton WI is home to the Mustard Museum and worth a visit the next time you are near Madison!

 

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Mar 14

Ice Carving Festival!

One of the best things about cold weather is the annual ice carving festival here. The theme was ‘Wonders of the World”. Check out the creativity of these folks! I especially enjoy looking at out the tools they use to work with.

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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

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