Although my mom and I extended our trip up north to our family’s cabin in St. Germain, the last day of the Chequamegon Birding and Nature Festival was Saturday, May 16. We planned that day with an early morning boat cruise aboard the Island Princess to Stockton Island, the largest and most biologically diverse island […]
Since we were headed back through Mellen after seeing the Penokee Mountains anyway, my mom and I decided to make a detour for Copper Falls to eat our lunch and explore the area on our own.
I almost didn’t take the exit, but I’m glad I did.
Without a large group with us, it was easier to […]
So far I’ve written about our hikes to the Sea Caves and Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and our glimpse of a snowy owl. The next two posts will focus on our second day of the birding and nature festival to the Penokee Mountains and nearby Copper Falls on May 15. Get ready to see a lot of […]
After hiking the Sea Caves on May 14, we met up with our group at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center before departing for the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest that afternoon.
At the entrance, festival participants could write their unique bird finds, along with the place and time, on an easel. A snowy owl had been spotted at Maslowski Beach […]
My mom and I were among nearly 300 people to attend the ninth annual Chequamegon Bay Nature and Birding Festival near Ashland, Wis. from May 14-16.
Our first excursion was an early morning nature hike to the Apostle Islands Sea Caves near Cornucopia. Recall that just two months ago, a few friends and I traveled to the same area […]
Today, the Ashland Daily Press newspaper published the photo I took of a snowy owl during the Chequamegon Bay Birding and Nature Festival last week.
After hiking above the Sea Caves, my mom and I stopped to watch the owl on the rocks at Maslowski Beach in Ashland before heading to Morgan Falls and St. Peter’s […]
Yesterday my husband and I went to see our good friends, Austin and Julie L. (who, I might add, are marking their 10th wedding anniversary later this month!) and their daughters Paige and Quinn.
It was a gorgeous day! While the guys were getting the grill ready for a cookout, the gals were prepping for a spring […]
Shortly after Easter, our cousins Heather and Tim B. asked me to come back to their house to take pictures of their growing girls, Evelynn and Eleanor. I gladly accepted. When I took the photos on April 12, El was just a few days away from turning 3 months old!
Their matching pink “big sis” and “little sister” […]
My nephew Lucas Andrew B. turned five months old today!
It’s difficult to take pictures of this growing boy because I’d rather be holding him than my camera – but this time I made an exception.
Getting his onesie on before the photo shoot, like a pro.
His mom (my sister Katie) has been taking pictures of him with […]
Driving: 16 hours, 900 miles
Sustenance: beef jerky, belVitas and Girl Scout thin mint cookies
Entertainment: good conversation and silly singing with friends
Goal: cross the ice caves off bucket list
It’s strange to think that just two weeks ago there was snow on the ground and ice covered the majority of Lake Superior, creating the spectacular Apostle Islands Ice […]