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Sunrise over a snow-covered prairie…

It’s been a long, long, cold winter this year. I’ve been feeling unmotivated recently when it comes to taking outdoor photos… it’s snow and more snow. I feel like been there, seen that, probably already photographed that. Then I woke … Continue reading

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Behind a family group photo…

Every year I take a photo of my nieces and nephews. This a tradition started for my Grandmother’s benefit, but one that has continued on after she passed a couple years ago. She mentioned that she did not have enough … Continue reading

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The Magic of the Circle…

There is just something refreshing and rejuvenating about visiting what I like to call the Circle. I’m surrounded by nature daily and love it. I walk around our 2-acre prairie almost every day and love seeing all the flowers… what … Continue reading

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Antifragile… Visiting the Museum of Wisconsin Art

Last month John and I took a road trip to West Bend, Wisconsin. Why? To see Antifragile, the exhibit of contemporary glass, and to visit the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA). MOWA recently built a new building which is striking, … Continue reading

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Spring comes to the prairie…

Spring has finally arrived, at least in Southern Wisconsin. (Northern Wisconsin just received 12-18 inches of snow.) It took a while to get here. The snow kept hanging on. Last year spring was here before we could even register that … Continue reading

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Creativity on the prairie…

Yesterday was a beautifully sunny day with just a touch of fall in the air and I spent the day enjoying the Southwest Wisconsin Prairie Festival. There were talks about prairies, grassland birds, invasive species, badgers, prairie gardening, prairie walks, and … Continue reading

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Films to inspire…

Over the last several months I’ve watched a couple of interesting prairie, land restoration and land ethic films. The first of these was ‘Greenfire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time.’ A documentary about environmentalist Aldo Leopold, how he grew … Continue reading

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