• You are looking at my beautiful brightly orange and yellow flower. This flower looks like it's in the Lilly family, but I'm uncertain.
    Photography

    Beautiful blooms during winter

    Beautiful blooms during winter, what an extra special surprise! Even more special, because it has bloomed near my birthday. What a wonderful way to brighten up those dark dreary, cloudy, winter days. A sweet little reminder, that spring is on it’s way. Nothing more lovely than given the gift of your long-awaited plants, to burst open in gorgeous spring colors. My dad gifted me this very large looking lilly plant two years ago. He said it is a direct descendant from my Great Grandmothers plant. How amazing is that! How many people do you know, who have actual living plants from past generations. One day I will be dividing it…

  • A close up macro photo of frost on my windows, in black and white. Up close it's looks like fern leaves.
    Photography

    Frosty Windows in Macro

    Frosty Windows in Macro, Black and White. With the epic winter we’ve had here, so far in Wisconsin. A person needs some thing to do indoors once in a while. With me loving to take photos of everything. I saw the frost on my windowpane and had to photograph it! Have you ever took the time to look at frost up close? It really is beautiful and the shapes are for ever-changing. Window frost is a pattern of ice crystals formed from water vapor. Created when the temperature drops below 32 degrees F (0 C) which is the freezing point of water. Widow frost is also called Ice Roses or…

  • Looking at a finished bowl of my Rustic Chicken Mushroom soup. Made in the Instant Pot 6 quart.
    Food

    Rustic Chicken-Mushroom Soup {Instant Pot}

    Rustic Chicken-Mushroom Soup Instant pot style! With the winter Wisconsin has been having this year, soup is the way to go.¬†We had a record snow fall in early February with it reaching as high as my waist in some areas of my property. It was a beautiful sight when it was all said and done, but it also involved a lot of shoveling! Now that we are heading into the middle of the month, we shouldn’t get too many more heavy snow storms. March and April have been known to surprise us with some of our biggest snow storms. We shall see what Mother Nature wants to throw at us.…

  • The Blood Moon in it's complete red fays.
    Photography

    Super Blood Wolf Moon-Total Lunar Eclipse 2019

    The Super Blue Blood Wolf Moon Total Lunar Eclipse 2019 was fully visible in Wisconsin. I hope those of you who wanted to watch this amazing event was able to do so. If you didn’t I’ll share with you what I was able to photograph through the different stages of the eclipse.   The Lunar eclipse began here around 8:36 pm CST on Sunday Jan. 20th. When the Penumbral Eclipse begins that means the Earth’s penumbra starts touching the Moon’s surface. The above photo was taken at 9:30 pm so it took it about an hour to reach this shadow. Here we are at 9:47 pm the shadow is getting…

  • Looking out at a couple of ice fishermen making a hole through the ice.
    Fun

    Walking on water-Wisconsin Style

    Walking on water Wisconsin style, do as a Wisconsinite would do. When you live in the land of lakes and very cold weather what do you get, a lot of fun! We do a little bit of everything here when things freeze over. The big one of course is Ice Fishing. There are Ice shakes all over the ice as far as the eye could see. Ice fishing is a favorite pastime here, not just for the fishing. It’s a time for family and friend to get together and have a great time. Some of the ice shakes are quit fancy inside, they are just like tiny homes. With built-in…