Photo a Day Challenge

Highcliff State Park

It’s Time

It's Time

It’s time for dormant trees to blossom.


I Feel Free

I Feel Free

Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings. — Victor Hugo

 


Parklife

Parklife

English Lesson:

One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,

Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.

— Author Unknown


Trickle Trickle

Trickle Trickle

Miniature waterfalls flow over rocks beneath the bridge at Butterfly Pond.


April She Will Come

April She Will Come

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.  ~Proverb
April finally shows up at Butterfly Pond in High Cliff State Park.


Landscape

Landscape

 

Butterfly Trail at Highcliff State Park in Wisconsin.


Disorder

Disorder

Randomly twisted branches on misshaped sun drenched and wind blown trees illustrate a disorder in nature not apparent in our shapely symmetrical Christmas trees adorned with colored lights, bulbs and garland.


Somber

This somber little bird perched on a newly budded tree limb at Highcliff State Park.


Z for Zebra

A zebra was first spotted at an antique store in Cedarburg, WI. Somehow that same zebra made his way to Highcliff State Park.


Fitness

Children show their fitness when they run up and down the steps of this tower at Highcliff State Park. I often wonder if they stop long enough to enjoy the view.


Minimalism

Sharp straight lines with little or no detail in a simple, uncomplicated subject.   This chimney from the ruins of the limestone kilns seems to lend itself to the minimalism movement of the ‘60s.  The soft vignetted background is probably counter to the concept, but we prefer it this way.

 


Chimney

These chimney ruins remain from a kiln used to extract the lime from a limestone quarry which operated on the northeast shore of Lake Winnebago near Appleton, WI. from 1895 to 1956.  Lime was used in cement and plaster as well as a soil acid reduction agent.  The state bought the land and opened High Cliff State Park in 1957.