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Showing posts with label Wisconsin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wisconsin. Show all posts

Friday, April 15, 2022

Pennisula State Park, Wisconsin - "Hosanna"


Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, "Hosanna!  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!  Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!  Hosanna in the highest heaven!"

Mark 11:9-10

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Sheep Farm, Wisconsin - “The Sheep from the Goats”


When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

Matthew 25:30-36

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Find Rest


"Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden light.

Matthew 11:28-30

Monday, February 22, 2021

God's Handwriting


"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything Beautiful, for Beauty is God's Handwriting."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

"For God so Love the World"

The way to find life is to pour out love on the rest of creation.  The earth will help us -- the cycle of the seasons is alive with the promise of rebirth.  Jesus promised us rebirth if we believe in him.
Corinthians 15:20-22 "But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.  For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead.  For as in Adam all die so also in Christ all will be made alive."
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only  begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life."

"The best way to know God is to love many things."
Vincent Van Gogh

Friday, December 5, 2014

Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, Door County


We visited Eagle Bluff Lighthouse in Door County.  It is perched on a bluff 76 feet above Green Bay’s glistening waters, The historical Lighthouse’s lamp brought solace to many a sailor suffering through a storm’s gale or the dark of night. Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Museum is a tribute to the keepers who kept the lamp lit on many a dark and stormy night. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Door County Wisconsin


Door County has 5 parks and 11 lighthouses and is located on Lake Michigan near Green Bay, Wisconsin.  We tried to see as many lighthouses as possible and visited several of the parks.  It is a great vacation area with a large coast line, small towns, cherry orchards, Tea and coffee houses, unique shops.  These photos are just a few of the park areas that we visited.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Chambers Island Lighthouse


I actually was more interested in the grounds and surrounded shoreline then the actual lighthouse.  There was a fog over the lake and visibility was poor.  An old tool shed was on the property and several entrances to trails down to the beach. It is located on Chambers Island in Door County, Wisconsin.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Fields of Fall in Withee Village

Withee, Wisconsin is a village in Clark Co. Wisconsin.  The village population is 487 as of 2010.  There is some beautiful farms around the area.  The fall foliage is a beautiful backdrop for the farm fields.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Old Stage Coach Behavior Rules - A Long Walk back

Old stage coach in Mosinee, Wisconsin.  Passengers crowded into coaches caused conditions that prompted Wells Fargo to post these rules in each coach for passenger behavior:

  • Abstinence from liquor is requested, but if you must drink share the bottle. To do otherwise makes you appear selfish and unneighborly.
  • If ladies are present, gentlemen are urged to forego smoking cigars and pipes as the odor of same is repugnant to the gentler sex. Chewing tobacco is permitted, but spit with the wind, not against it.
  • Gentlemen must refrain from the use of rough language in the presence of ladies and children.
  • Buffalo robes are provided for your comfort in cold weather. Hogging robes will not be tolerated and the offender will be made to ride with the driver.
  • Don't snore loudly while sleeping or use your fellow passenger's shoulder for a pillow; he or she may not understand and friction may result.
  • Firearms may be kept on your person for use in emergencies. Do not fire them for pleasure or shoot at wild animals as the sound riles the horses.
  • In the event of runaway horses remain calm. Leaping from the coach in panic will leave you injured, at the mercy of the elements, hostile Indians and hungry coyotes.
  • Forbidden topics of conversation are: stagecoach robberies and Indian uprisings.
  • Gents guilty of unchivalrous behavior toward lady passengers will be put off the stage. It's a long walk back. A word to the wise is sufficient.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

'The Road Not Taken' by Robert Frost


The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

By Robert Frost

'Fall, Leaves, fall' by Emily Jane Bronte`

'Fall, leaves, fall'

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf sparks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.

I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night's decay
Ushers in a drearier day.

By Emily Jane Bronte

Foilage of Splendor at Rib Mountain

Where are the changing leaves of brilliant color and fall foliage?  Certainly not in Florida!  Lucky people of Rib Mountain are enjoying a beautiful array of changing colorings this fall.  A little history of Rib Mountain:  Many of the first people that lived on Rib Mountain were German. When the first settlers came, Rib Mountain was isolated from Wausau by the Wisconsin and Rib Rivers. Cow paths, wagon trails, and logging roads were the first roads in the township. Logging, mining, and farming were common activities early in the township's history.  Why did they name the mountain "Rib"? 


Some people think Rib Mountain is an extinct volcano. as one approaches from the west or east along Highway 29, the cross section of the "rib" does indeed make the mountain appear to have the conical shape of a volcano.  Then again, some people believe Rib Mountain to be volcanic. They see the semi-circle of  three hills and believe that altogether they represent the fragmented remains of the base of a large volcanic mountain.  the Rib section is why it is called "Rib" Mountain.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Let's Go for a Ride - Stage Coach in Mosinee

This is a Stage Coach located in front of the Stage Coach Restaurant in Mosinee, Wisconsin.  I liked this photo because it is a reminiscing of the old western coach and how difficult it must have been to ride in one particularly during the winter months. Goodbye snow, this is the last of the snow photos I will be publishing.  Spring is in Florida and snow and ice is still plaguing the mid-west.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Carry me Away to Wisconsin!

My significant other will be traveling to Wisconsin in a few weeks.  How can he be so lucky!  The fall leaves have turned and he will see such brilliant colors.  I am so jealous!

The Sky Touches the Earth

Wisconsin is where the sky touches the earth in fields of green.  It gives me the same optical sensation of the ocean and sky touching in the distances.  Beautiful lakes and heavens.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Old Wagons for Weary Travelers

I visited Wisconsin this summer and was very impressed with the landscaping of local country folks.  Some of it was very elaborate for homes located on county roads between small towns.  We trespass onto a private driveway so I  could get a picture of the old wagon sitting next to the lake.  They built a bridge and a rock garden on the hillside.  A lot of money was invested for landscaping that you could not see from their house.  I guess it was for us weary travelers who could not believe it when they saw it.  After all, we had to turn around and go back for a second look. 

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Melody's Garden

We visited Melody and her husband Tom in Mosinee, Wisconsin.  They own a farm and raise sheep.  She has a green thumb and had a vegetable garden as well as many flower beds.

A lot of bird houses and old country sink was located at the entrance of her vegetable garden.