I love the Northwest, my home since 1981 except for a couple years back in my home state of Montana. Yet, there is something quite magical about the place I spent my teen years and college: Wisconsin.
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Breezes on Lake Michigan, from the shores of my town, Racine.
In the distance: Wind Point Lighthouse, one of my favorite biking destinations when I lived in Racine.
Summertime views from North Beach in Racine, Wisconsin, where I used to go swimming.
This area is a migratory path for birds; the view is from the Lake Michigan shoreline in Racine.
An Amish horse and buggy in early morning amid fields of green, from my relatives’ house near Chetek.
A cherished destination: Horicon Marsh Wildlife Refuge – 30,000-acre sanctuary for migratory birds.
Green Lake views from Heidel House, a rare yet memorable destination when I studied at nearby Ripon College.
Daily visitors — orioles and hummingbirds — abound at my relatives’ home near Chetek, Wisconsin.
I’m at my Ripon College, where nature abounds and hiking/biking trails criss-cross the campus.