Across Lake Minocqua from the Thirsty Whale lies the Beacons, a resort and timeshare property that was once the summer home of Fred. B. Snite, Jr. The Beacons’ distinctive lighthouse-style boathouse was built in 1908. This is one of many classic boathouses in the area. Many can be seen from the Highway 51 bridge or […]
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Driving on the back roads of Northern Wisconsin I found a place to pull over. Following a trail to the water there was this small beach with these canoes. This is an interesting area to explore with hidden areas like this, scenic structures and wonderful small towns.
Fall is setting in on the Northwoods, the road to Star Lake in the the Sayner-Star Lake area shows bright colors. This road stretched from Sayner to Boulder Junction and winds through scenic lakes and woods. Boulder Junction is full of art galleries and is famous for its white deer. This is a great area […]
Full moon rising on Lake Michigan in Door County. Click on the photo to see full size.
In Wisconsin’s Northwoods you will find a large number of Eagles along the rivers and lakes. They like to take over dead trees along bodies of water so they can watch for fish. Once they find their prey they will screech, dive into the water and come up with a fish. These are what I […]
Sunrises and sunsets in the northern latitudes are spectacular due to the earth’s tilt on its axis. Also in the morning there is less wind on the lakes giving them a nice reflecting surface. North Bay on Lake Michigan in Door County is a small bay which has less wind on it making it pretty […]
Early fall seems to be a good time to find Sunflowers in Door County. This is a field at the Wood Orchard Market in Egg Harbor. The market is busy with all kinds of home made food and other things.
I live in St. Louis Missouri where the hot summers and humidity take a toll on plants. Traveling “Up North”: Northern Wisconsin, Door County and Northern Michigan, the grass turns greener and the flowers brighter. The cooler, moderate climate in these areas make everything come to life. These areas are full for flowers and every […]
The iconic boathouses of Lake Minocqua create the character of the area. The lake is well known for its sport fishing. Also, the lake surrounds the town of Minocqua making the boathouses a major source of activity. Photographing the boathouses is best done by boat but a lot of good scenes can be captured from […]
One hot summer afternoon in 1954 I was bundled onto a waiting train in St. Louis’ iconic Union Station. By noon the next day I was crossing this trestle leading to Minoqua, Wisconsin’s station. This was the beginning of my love of this small town in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Minoqua is an Island City (town) surrounded […]