Blossoms On The Old Farmstead

It had been raining for days and days during my visit to Wisconsin...Subsequently, the lower areas began to flood...On a particularly sunny day with some of those poofy clouds (which Colorado sports all summer long, they are more of a rarity in Wisconsin, however)...Inhale deeply of the aroma of these delicate summer blooms...

So, I set off to further explore some of the higher ground where I had spotted some really amazing farms and scenic vistas a few days earlier whilst touring about with my parents to investigate the extent of the flooding and get outta the house! :)  (I attempted to get them to stop for photo ops but didn't want to over impose on their hospitality by making them stop over and over again...So, I tucked away the idea of seeing more of this area later...SUCH is the plague of landscape photography (or any photography in general, I would suppose)...that of incessant stopping and giving your passengers whiplash!)

Do any of you ever have this disease of wanting to stop to take photos while traveling along the road?  Hmmm?   Well, I do.  This one of hundreds and hundreds taken over the span of a week or so...A favorite of mine...I hope it relays some of the romance of the old and beautiful ways of the country...



Guernsey Ladies Brunch

Spending a fair amount of time out taking photos in between adventures...Flowers, trees, animals, barns both old and new...and more than a few photos of the epic green vistas and fields here in the Driftless area...

It's lunchtime up on the ridge...Out in the pasture, next to the woods, that is...Where I took a jog and ran into these lovely ladies of the pasture, the local resident dairy cattle turned their curious gaze toward me (swatting the gnats)...They didn't invite me to breakfast exactly, but were nice enough all in all! ;)  There's nothing like a nice, long bramble thru the woods!  


From The Terrace...

UW Madison, Memorial Union Terrace...What a lovely place to linger... :)


The White Stallion Approaches...

Like an apparition ghostling it has followed me from the wintery mountain tops to the greenest glen...He came out to greet me then turned as if to say, 'follow me...'  and so I followed him into the the forest... ;)






Wild Roses Of Spring!

There's something sweeter about stumbling upon the wild, untamed beauty that nature offers in the inviting, warm days of spring.  Such was the case one lovely afternoon while I was taking a bicycle ride along the river.  


Do you know how to tell if a rose is 'wild'?  If you'd like to learn more about the difference between 'wild' roses and hybridized ones, the following link is very informative...  So, count them...there are 'five' petals and they are pink so these fit the true definition of 'wild'.  Seeing them in person I would just say they seemed a bit unruly...yet, striking in their beauty...


I wonder if a 'six' petaled rose (which I am not even certain exists) is as lucky as a four leaf clover? :)


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