This week I used my camera to try to capture some of the pretty little places I saw on my way hither and yon about our new home town.
You may have noticed this in my blog header, but I wanted to include it here because I am so enjoying seeing it each time I pass by - - - which is FREQUENTLY since it is smack dab on my way to lots 'o places I go.
And at the very same spot, but on the other side of the road - - -
Is this working water wheel. Now, by working I do not mean that it is grinding Little Red Hen's wheat - - - I don't think it's doing any menial task. Rather I mean it is rotating as the water pours through it.
This is the pond which is feeding the water wheel. I imagine a small creek runs through here which has been dammed to create this peaceful vista.
This is my very favorite type of pine. They tower above other trees into the sky and their irregular silhouette fascinates me. They are the signature pine in this area.
I wish I could install "scratch and sniff" on my blog so you could enjoy their piney aroma.
Man. Dog. Lake. What could be better?
Pines, water, sky.
Our town is on the banks of the Wisconsin River, thus the name Wisconsin Rapids. This is the mighty Wisconsin as seen to the south side of the expressway bridge.
And this is the Wisconsin to the north side of the same bridge. When I was in high school, we called this island in the middle of the river Mead Island after the family that lived there. I need to find out if it still bears that name and if any of the Meads still exist there.