Things are really starting to green up nicely. Summer is just around the bend.
The February doldrums have me looking at a photo I took a few weeks ago, and dreaming of far off destinations. Traveling by rail, of course.
Even when the weather is dreary, there’s beauty to be seen.
I spent the afternoon hiking one of my favorite local spots for autumn colors, the U.W. Lakeshore Nature Preserve. There is nothing like being in the middle of the forest there, when the maple trees are at peak color and the sun is lighting them up.
Continue reading Hiking through peak yellow
As I walked through Olbrich Gardens this morning, a man was stopped in the middle of the path, staring intently at a mature tree. His back toward me, unaware of my presence, I excused myself to get by. He apologized for being in the way, saying he was just in awe of the beautiful old tree. I agreed as I walked past, saying something about many awe inspiring sights to see today. As I continued to walk over the creek bridge, I thought, any day that gives you feelings of awe, is a good day.
Yesterday, in the middle of a mostly cloudy day, I decided to go hiking at Natural Bridge State Park. While on the trail, just as I approached the park’s namesake (a natural sandstone arch), the sun started shining through a decent sized break in the clouds.
Continue reading A lucky moment of sunshine
A couple of views from the Fallison Lake nature trail, one of the nicest in the Northern Highland State Forest.
Continue reading Hiking the Fallison Lake trail
As was the case the past few years, my favorite part of vacationing in northern Wisconsin last week, was biking the Bearskin State Trail.
Continue reading Scenic vistas on the Bearskin