This web site is meant to show you the state through my eyes and camera lens --- the people, the land, the culture. I invite you to browse around, and enjoy the photos and content.

I have been photographing interesting places in Wisconsin since 2005 and have built up quite a gallery.

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I am now proud to present my photos to you to purchase, narrow black frame, print 8" x 10", total frame size with matte about 13 x 11". I have selected some of my favorites for you to consider for your collection. These are all originals, taken by me. I will rotate and add new selections over time. That said, I can offer any photo shown on this web site for the same price, the same style and dimensions. You would simply need to e-mail me, tell me which one you want, and I will invoice you. Payment must be made prior to shipping. Go to "Order Framed Prints"

Potosi, a brewery town working its way up


Potosi's story is a great one, an American one

Potosi is a small town of about 700 people off Hwy 61, and just a few miles north of the Mississippi River, near the Great River Road. TravelWisconsin says, "The tiny town of Potosi completed a major renovation of its local brewery that today houses the National Brewery Museum and the National Brewery Transportation Museum. If you like Breweriana, you’ll be amazed. The museum is also home to an interpretive center for the nearby Great River Road, a National Scenic Byway that follows the route of the Mississippi River. Potosi is also the location of one of the oldest lead mines in the state." The town also prides itself as the state's "Catfish Capital!" And there's plenty more of which to be proud. October 1, 2016. Go to story.

Mineral Point, an "architectural gem" in the hills


Mineral Point is the third largest city in Wisconsin, about 2,500 people at the 2010 census. It is the third oldest city in Wisconsin. Mineral Point was settled in 1827, becoming a lead and zinc mining center during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Today the city's historical character has made it a regional tourist destination. The Mineral Point Chamber of Commerce describes the town this way: "Mineral Point, an architectural gem in the hills of southwest Wisconsin, is often described as magical. Historic buildings, working artists, locally owned shops and restaurants, relaxing places to stay and lots of friendly folks … just part of what makes this a special place." I must say I agree. August 22, 2016.
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St. Croix River


The St. Croix River is a tributary of the Mississippi River with headwaters in Douglas County, near Solon Springs, about 20 miles south of Lake Superior. It flows southwest from its source. In many ways, it is a very fascinating river and we have followed her most of the way. Her source in Solon Springs is especially wild, and her meeting with the Mississippi at Prescott, Wisconsin is a picture of beauty, as you can see in this opening photo; Mississippi on top, St. Croix flowing from the right. August 9, 2015. Go to story.

Parfrey's Glen State Natural Area


Parfrey's Glen is Wisconsin's first State Natural Area. It is within Devil's Lake State Park in Sauk County, although I entered from CH DL which heads westward off Hwy 78 near Caledonia. The DNR describes it as "a spectacular gorge deeply incised into the sandstone conglomerate of the south flank of the Baraboo Hills. The exposed Cambrian strata provide excellent opportunities for geological interpretation. The walls of the glen - a Scottish word for a narrow, rocky ravine - are sandstone with embedded pebbles and boulders of quartzite. The moss-covered walls are moist from seepage, cool and shaded. As a result, they support a flora more typical of northern Wisconsin." July 5, 2016. Go to story.

Bay Shore Inn, Sturgeon Bay


The Bay Shore Inn is on the north side of Sturgeon Bay in Door County and on the east side of the Bay, not too far from where it empties into Green Bay. It once was a historic Inn and has maintained much of its original character. The Main Lodge is just marvelous, a great place in which to sit, relax and read. We stayed there once on our inaugural visit to Sturgeon Bay and just loved it. Our room faced the bay, we had marvelous weather, and it was about as relaxing as a place can be. July 3, 2016. Go to story. July 3, 2016

Portage Canal


It is a treat to see the Portage Canal in the City of Portage, and also a treat to learn about its history. This canal once connected the Fox River with the Wisconsin River offering river transport all the way from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. The idea was to enter the Fox River at Green Bay from Lake Michigan, connect to the Wisconsin River through the Portage Canal, and get onto the Mississippi River by taking the Wisconsin River. May 16, 2016. Go to story.

Flying Pig Gallery and Greenspace, Algoma


Well, this is a bit awkward. We visited the Flying Pig Gallery and Greenspace in July 2015, and have just now learned the management is looking for new owners. It is set along the uncluttered Lake Michigan shore in Kewaunee County. At present, it is hosting special events, indoors or out, offers limited retail and art space and outside its gardens are, as the owners say, "Wow." They describe them as "botanically chaotic gardens, ready for guests ad gatherings." We roamed through it all, and I am presenting a photo gallery below, almost exclusively on the outside gardens, they were so fascinating. Go to gallery. April 11, 2016

Boulder Junction— You know you're in the Northwoods


Boulder Junction is a town way up north, in the state's Northwoods in Vilas County. The area encompasses the basin of the Trout and Manitowish Rivers, which flow eventually into the Flambeau River. Much of the town is covered by the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest. The town prides itself in being the Musky Capital of the world. It's a favorite area for tourists and sportsmen, a great getaway spot, any time of the year. February 29, 2016. Go to story.

Door County Candy - Sturgeon Bay


While strolling down North 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay on an absolutely gorgeous day, I spotted these three young ladies comfortably planted on a sidewalk bench eating ice cream cones. It doesn't get any better than having those cones on a nice warm and sunny day. So I wondered where they might have gotten them, and looked quickly near where they were located and saw Door County Candy. Of course I had to go over there, look around, and get my own ice cream cone! January 19, 2016. Go to photo gallery.

Gallery USA


New! Palisades State Park, near Sioux Falls, SD
October 16, 2016

Gallery USA: I served 20 years in the USAF, mostly overseas, and then ran my own business for some ten years, then lost my wife to cancer, remarried, and moved to Wisconsin. So there is much of the United States I have not seen. In fact, I am a bit embarrassed that I have seen so little. Once in a while now, according to what the budget will tolerate, I manage to go out of Wisconsin to visit our wonderful country. I have found some great places and, of course, taken some interesting photography. I confess having grown up in the east, I lean toward going west! I'd like to share these with you. Visit the Gallery.