Getting Away to an Alpaca Farm

Even though we are gradually recovering from pandemic, I am still cautious about any decisions to take any trips by public transportation as flight, train, bus, etc.. Thus the only places I have been visiting are within couple of hours driving distance. My latest trip out of town is to an alpaca farm close to … Continue reading Getting Away to an Alpaca Farm

Shinning with Pure and Soft Hues

After a fun trip to Northern shore, I discovered another exciting exhibit - ice sculptures. Here is an introduction of the group of ice sculptures along the bounder between Minnesota and Wisconsin: TUCKED IN A LITTLE VALLEY beside the winding Rush River in the town of Salem, Wisconsin, Roger Nelson’s ice formations sit overtop an … Continue reading Shinning with Pure and Soft Hues

Dive, Grab, Take Off

It was 20 below during the past weekend, most of water was frozen except scattered open water. Finally I got the perfect time to photograph some wildlife, especially bald eagles. On the boundary between Minnesota and Wisconsin there is small piece of open water near Point Douglas Park, where hundreds of birds were gathering. With … Continue reading Dive, Grab, Take Off

Who Has Stolen My Apples?

The family farm located at Northern Wisconsin has producing apples for many years. By late fall of 2020 we were expecting a lot of big and sweet apples as before, but we were disappointed. The apples on the trees looked beautiful but small and tasted very sour. Where are those big and sweet apples? After … Continue reading Who Has Stolen My Apples?

Walking in Countryside

Park Falls is a small town located at Northern Wisconsin and surrounded by endless fields. It is more like a countryside, instead of a city. With much less population density and pollutions caused by disappearing local industries, people can enjoy view over great farmlands during the daytime and magnificent galaxies at night. For me driving … Continue reading Walking in Countryside

Walking in the Fall Atmosphere at Copper Falls State Park

The past weekend was the autumn peak time at Northern Wisconsin. The temperature was about 10 degree lower compared at Minneapolis / St. Paul areas. After close to four hour driving, I finally arrived at Copper Falls State Park. It was the second time for me to visit there, last time was at the end … Continue reading Walking in the Fall Atmosphere at Copper Falls State Park

The Beautiful Bad River

Even the pandemic is still going around us, we took a vacation to Northern Wisconsin during this past weekend. The Bad River is a river flowing from the southwestern end of Caroline Lake to Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin.  On the way to its destination, it passes Copper Falls State Park through a gorge and drops … Continue reading The Beautiful Bad River

Vertical Milky Way

In order to capture any decent milky way photos, an area without any light pollution is required.  In addition high ISO (~ 2,000), high exposure (~ f2.8) and low shutter speed (~ 30 seconds) are also considered.  I spent the past weekend on our family farm located in norther Wisconsin.  Around midnight the surround was … Continue reading Vertical Milky Way

Everyday’s Objects for a Hunting Family

My husband's families have been hunting on their farmland over years.  Some processed animals are used to decorate hunting cabins. These everyday's objects evidenced the happy time when families got together during holidays. The facemark on the black bear face was added by me to memorize the pandemic, COVID - 19. Thanks for visiting my … Continue reading Everyday’s Objects for a Hunting Family

The Seeds of Hope

Once again those beautiful sunflowers are blooming!  There is a touch story behind the field of sunflowers, Babbettes Seeds of Hope.  The story tells us that even in a middle of downturn, we should always keep brightness in our heart. Thanks for visiting my post! Under the Sun Sanctuary