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Heading to a track near you...

Heading to a track near you...

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Looking for a little open water. #frozenlake #whitnallpark #timetoheadsouth

Looking for a little open water. #frozenlake #whitnallpark #timetoheadsouth

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Back home to icy water. #whitnallpark #waterfall #ice

Back home to icy water. #whitnallpark #waterfall #ice

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Lunch hour...
Today was one of those “skip lunch and take a ride in the country” days. Here are a few things I shot through my car window.
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Lunch hour... Today was one of those “skip lunch and take a ride in the country” days. Here are a few things I shot through my car window. . . .

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It was 23 degrees on the thermometer with a feel like temp at 16 degrees when I took this photo tonight; but considering I was right by the lake and lying on the cold tundra, I'm pretty sure that level of cold can't be calculated unless you are there to experience it yourself. Thanks to @wemurkve for inadvertently inspiring me to get out there! #frozen
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It was 23 degrees on the thermometer with a feel like temp at 16 degrees when I took this photo tonight; but considering I was right by the lake and lying on the cold tundra, I'm pretty sure that level of cold can't be calculated unless you are there to experience it yourself. Thanks to @wemurkve for inadvertently inspiring me to get out there! #frozen . . . . . . . #madisonmagazine #wisconsinstories #explorewisconsin #discoverWisconsin #TravelWi #conquer_wi #ourwisconsin #onlyinWisconsin #lookaround #wisconnection  #getoutside #BeautifulWisconsin #scenicwisconsin #madisondotcom #wistatejournal #visitdanecounty #isthmus #isthmusmadison #nature #naturephotography #ZonePhotographer #justgoshoot #capturewisconson #roamwisconsin #cityofmadison

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This beautiful Pileated Woodpecker graced our bird feeder this morning! #ourwisconsin #threelakeswi

This beautiful Pileated Woodpecker graced our bird feeder this morning! #ourwisconsin #threelakeswi

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Great autumn view along the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin. Sometimes we need to look around and appreciate beauty that’s in our own back yards.

Great autumn view along the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin. Sometimes we need to look around and appreciate beauty that’s in our own back yards.

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A secret little footbridge hidden among the ferns; waiting to be crossed.
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#wisconsin.stories #threelakes #discoverwisconsin #northwoods #wisconsin #upnorth #midwestliving #ourwisconsin #wisconsin

A secret little footbridge hidden among the ferns; waiting to be crossed. • • • #wisconsin.stories #threelakes #discoverwisconsin #northwoods #wisconsin #upnorth #midwestliving #ourwisconsin #wisconsin

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Enjoy today’s little slice of #OurWisconsin
#Appleton #Wisconsin
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taken by @davewayne105.7 @thefoxrivereaglereport920
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Enjoy today’s little slice of #OurWisconsin #Appleton #Wisconsin . taken by @davewayne105.7 @thefoxrivereaglereport920 . tag us for a chance to be featured

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White Oak: Quercus alba •The wood of the White Oak is used widely for barrels in wineries •If you’re looking to make acorn muffins, the White Oak Acorns contain very little tannins compared to the Red Oaks. This means they’re less bitter and toxic! -White Oak has grayish, bark that does not flake off very much(compared to Bur or Swamp White Oak). -The leaves of White Oak are quite round and vary in shape
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White Oak: Quercus alba •The wood of the White Oak is used widely for barrels in wineries •If you’re looking to make acorn muffins, the White Oak Acorns contain very little tannins compared to the Red Oaks. This means they’re less bitter and toxic! -White Oak has grayish, bark that does not flake off very much(compared to Bur or Swamp White Oak). -The leaves of White Oak are quite round and vary in shape - - - - - - #wisconsin #treesofwisconsin #wisconsinoutdoors #travelwisconsin #hikewisconsin #wegowisco #wisconsinphotography #wisconsinphotographer #wisconsinplants #environmentaleducation #saf #societyofamericanforesters #wisconsinwoods #wisconsinsummer #capturewisconsin #naturalwisconsin #wisconsinnature #discoverwisconsin #explorewisconsin #ourwisconsin #wisconsinlove #uwsp #collegeofnaturalresources #cnr #wiee #wisconsinenvironmentaleducation #wisconsintrees #wisconsinbeauty #wisconsinstories

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A white cedar leans into the autumn sunrise, its roots stretching deep into the bedded layers of dolomite rock below.

It is currently a peaceful moment in time for the cedar with mild fall temperatures and calm lake waters. On extremely rough days, 70 mph winds and 20 foot waves beat mercilessly at the rock escarpment.

Soon it will be covered in thick ropes of ice. And yet, for over 400 years, perhaps more, these ancient cedars have endured.
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And here I am, less than a blink old, recording an image of a cedar that sooner rather than later may be nothing more than a memory in a digital graveyard.

And yet for one moment, we stood together, breathing each other in, as the sun rose one autumn day... The YouTube video of this day is available. Link is in bio 💛

A white cedar leans into the autumn sunrise, its roots stretching deep into the bedded layers of dolomite rock below. It is currently a peaceful moment in time for the cedar with mild fall temperatures and calm lake waters. On extremely rough days, 70 mph winds and 20 foot waves beat mercilessly at the rock escarpment. Soon it will be covered in thick ropes of ice. And yet, for over 400 years, perhaps more, these ancient cedars have endured. ⠀⠀ And here I am, less than a blink old, recording an image of a cedar that sooner rather than later may be nothing more than a memory in a digital graveyard. And yet for one moment, we stood together, breathing each other in, as the sun rose one autumn day... The YouTube video of this day is available. Link is in bio 💛

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Our Little Kitty, Ivar, was missing for 9 days. He showed up on a neighbor's deck this evening and we are so happy to have him back!
#ourwisconsin #oconto #ocontocounty  #wi #wisconsinlife #greenbay #greenbaywisconsin #explorewisco #explorewisconsin #wisconsincountry #naturalwisconsin #onlyinwisconsin

Our Little Kitty, Ivar, was missing for 9 days. He showed up on a neighbor's deck this evening and we are so happy to have him back! #ourwisconsin #oconto #ocontocounty #wi #wisconsinlife #greenbay #greenbaywisconsin #explorewisco #explorewisconsin #wisconsincountry #naturalwisconsin #onlyinwisconsin

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Enjoy today’s little slice of #OurWisconsin
#DevilsDoorway
#Baraboo #Wisconsin
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Enjoy today’s little slice of #OurWisconsin #DevilsDoorway #Baraboo #Wisconsin . taken by @lisa.salsa . tag us for a chance to be featured

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Gotta love the resilience and tenacity of this Miniature Hollyhock. Yes we have snow and the current temperature is 27° F. It was a good run!

#wisconsinsnow #miniaturehollyhocks #hollyhocks #Wisconsin #wisconsinnature #wisconsinoutdoors #igmidwest #midwest #discoverwisconsin #ourwisconsin #wistatejournal #rsa_rural #midwestsnaps #midwestexplored #conquer_wi

Gotta love the resilience and tenacity of this Miniature Hollyhock. Yes we have snow and the current temperature is 27° F. It was a good run! #wisconsinsnow #miniaturehollyhocks #hollyhocks #Wisconsin #wisconsinnature #wisconsinoutdoors #igmidwest #midwest #discoverwisconsin #ourwisconsin #wistatejournal #rsa_rural #midwestsnaps #midwestexplored #conquer_wi

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Early snow and late phlox!  #whatseasonisit #fallinwisconsin

Early snow and late phlox! #whatseasonisit #fallinwisconsin

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Floki ~

Floki ~ "I got locked in the closet of a neighbor's garage across the street and down the lane a bit over night and all day today. Mama and Papa were really freaking out since they are still looking for Ivar. I was looking for him, too. That's how I got into trouble myself. Life is full of lessons!" #catsofinstagram #catstagramcat #meowstagram #petstagrampet #instacats #instacatsgram #instacatsworld #instacats_meow #instacatslovers #catoftheday #catlover #catlovers #petsofinstagram #fauna_police #raw_cats #cat_delight #kings_cats #bns_cats #ocontocounty #ourwisconsin #wisconsin #raw_allanimals #raw_mobile #raw_pets #pet_delight #fever_pets

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Hemp Dogbane is rated by the USDA as a great nectar resource ranked 'very high' in early summer when not much else is blooming. The blooms and leaves looks very much like Milkweed (Picture 1 taken in June). I initially thought I had a new variety of Milkweed when I discovered it in the field. Although it may not be Milkweed it certainly is a plant equally as cool. Picture 3 (taken recently) shows Dogbane seed pods that work very much like Milkweed seed pods by distributing fluff that carries the tiny seeds. Dogbane supports numerous insects including bees, moths, butterflies and the namesake iridescent Dogbane Beetle. Picture 2 (also taken in June) is a  Common Spring Moth on Dogbane. For further info a lovely article can be  found by searching

Hemp Dogbane is rated by the USDA as a great nectar resource ranked 'very high' in early summer when not much else is blooming. The blooms and leaves looks very much like Milkweed (Picture 1 taken in June). I initially thought I had a new variety of Milkweed when I discovered it in the field. Although it may not be Milkweed it certainly is a plant equally as cool. Picture 3 (taken recently) shows Dogbane seed pods that work very much like Milkweed seed pods by distributing fluff that carries the tiny seeds. Dogbane supports numerous insects including bees, moths, butterflies and the namesake iridescent Dogbane Beetle. Picture 2 (also taken in June) is a Common Spring Moth on Dogbane. For further info a lovely article can be found by searching "What Good is Dogbane?" #hempdogbane #dogbane #indianhempdogbane #commonspringmoth #Wisconsin #wisconsinnature #wisconsinoutdoors #igmidwest #midwest #discoverwisconsin #ourwisconsin #wistatejournal #rsa_rural #midwestsnaps #midwestexplored #conquer_wi

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Still finding fall beauty!  #whitnallpark #fallinwisconsin

Still finding fall beauty! #whitnallpark #fallinwisconsin

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They stand and watch

One admiring the golden hues
Of life celebrated
The warmth of fall color
Scattered and diffuse

They stand and watch

Another longs for the days of summer
Wistfully remembered
Drinking in the sunlight
Greens awakened from slumber

They stand and watch

The third looking on with dread
Of the days to come
The pale of winter
On the empty path ahead

They stand and watch

These cannot yet see
That hope will spring anew
Color will gird the tree
The cycle of life renewed
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#mapleleaf
#fall 
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#wistatejournal 
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#naturalwisconsin 
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#takeahike
#getoutside
#visitdanecounty

They stand and watch One admiring the golden hues Of life celebrated The warmth of fall color Scattered and diffuse They stand and watch Another longs for the days of summer Wistfully remembered Drinking in the sunlight Greens awakened from slumber They stand and watch The third looking on with dread Of the days to come The pale of winter On the empty path ahead They stand and watch These cannot yet see That hope will spring anew Color will gird the tree The cycle of life renewed . . . . #maple #mapleleaf #fall  #fallcolors  #natgeoyourshot #natgeo  #natgeotravel  #natgeowild  #travelwi  #wisconsin #wistatejournal  #discoverwisconsin #naturalwisconsin  #ourwisconsinmagazine #ourwisconsin  #outdoor #outdoorphotomag  #outdoorphotography #outdoorwisconsin  #outside #outsidemagazine  #midwest #landscapephotomag #landscapephotography  #landscape  #wisconsin  #nature #natureshots #takeahike #getoutside #visitdanecounty

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One of my favorite summer photos. I took this on the Newberry Trail that runs along the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin. Please visit/follow @thefoxrivereaglereport920 as @davenackers and I track eagle activity around the Fox River Valley in Northeast Wisconsin.

One of my favorite summer photos. I took this on the Newberry Trail that runs along the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin. Please visit/follow @thefoxrivereaglereport920 as @davenackers and I track eagle activity around the Fox River Valley in Northeast Wisconsin.

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Sunrise at Whitefish Dunes State Park.

The Niagara Rock Escarpment is what really makes Door County so special to me. The horizontal layering of the limestone into slabs combined with the vertical fracturing riddles the area with caves and hidden crevasses.

Indeed you do have to watch where you step on the trails here because there are sections you could step into one. I read that when the waves are really crashing you can see the water spout out of them on land! 
Climbing into the larger ones you may find artifacts such as arrowheads.

I’m really looking forward to exploring more of the area at the end of the month. There was so much I didn’t see. The family will be with me and I’m excited to have the chance to show them around.

We are staying at a hotel this time, not quite up for winter camping with kids yet. Speaking of camping my 9 year old is, completely on his own, becoming a bush-crafter. I introduced him to the concept on YouTube and now he wants an ax. Lord help me.

The YouTube of this day at Whitefish, Gills Rock, Boynton Chapel, and Peninsula State Park is up. Link is in my bio if YouTube is you jam. ☺️

Sunrise at Whitefish Dunes State Park. The Niagara Rock Escarpment is what really makes Door County so special to me. The horizontal layering of the limestone into slabs combined with the vertical fracturing riddles the area with caves and hidden crevasses. Indeed you do have to watch where you step on the trails here because there are sections you could step into one. I read that when the waves are really crashing you can see the water spout out of them on land! Climbing into the larger ones you may find artifacts such as arrowheads. I’m really looking forward to exploring more of the area at the end of the month. There was so much I didn’t see. The family will be with me and I’m excited to have the chance to show them around. We are staying at a hotel this time, not quite up for winter camping with kids yet. Speaking of camping my 9 year old is, completely on his own, becoming a bush-crafter. I introduced him to the concept on YouTube and now he wants an ax. Lord help me. The YouTube of this day at Whitefish, Gills Rock, Boynton Chapel, and Peninsula State Park is up. Link is in my bio if YouTube is you jam. ☺️

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