Thursday, March 29, 2012

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This fun image was shot through a garden kaleidoscope.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

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The Kingdom of Fungi was well represented in the gardens if you knew where to look.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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There must be some yummy nectar in the middle of this flower.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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Imagine yourself sitting in this garden listening to the music.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

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Here is a vibrant red bell pepper from their veggie garden.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

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With 47 acres to explore at the Green Bay Botanical Gardens the photo opportunities were endless.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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After leaving Door County I visited the Green Bay Botanical Gardens. If you ever find yourself there be sure and visit it. It was fantastic! If you can't get there then enjoy the series of photos that I shot.

Monday, March 12, 2012

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To end the pictures from Door County I will show you this picture taken on Highway 42 at the tip of Door Peninsula. It reminded me of the following Nursery Rhyme.
There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile,
He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse.
And they all lived together in a little crooked house.

Friday, March 9, 2012

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Here is the last picture I will show from the Nature Trail. It's a proven fact - standing under a tree is one of the most dangerous places to be in a storm. And for good reason - trees protrude from the earth's surface, making them frequent victims of direct lightning strikes. In most trees, the area just under the bark layer contains moisture in the form of sap and water. And since water is a better electrical conductor than wood, lightning striking a tree tends to travel just underneath the bark. The explosive expansion of the lightning's return stroke will literally blast off the bark, and sometimes some of the wood, along the length of the lightning channel. The result is a visible scar along the trunk of the tree which is clearly shown in this picture.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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I like to look for unusual flowers and plants. Here is one I found on this trail.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

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I explored this little Nature Trail while on Washington Island. I will now share images I took along that trail with you.

Friday, March 2, 2012

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And this is a collage of the interior of the Stave Church.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

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Here is a collage of pictures showing some of the architecture detail of the Stave Church.