Monday, October 13, 2008

Autumn Inspiration

October 10 was our 28th anniversary, so Dave took me on a road trip to see the changing of the leaves.

The colors in the Door County peninsula (Wisconsin) were fabulous!

We visited the Cana Island Lighthouse in Bailey's Harbor...

...and climbed to the top... all 97 steps! Yes, I made it... by stopping on each of the landings and waiting for the burn in my calves to ease up!

The view from the top of the lighthouse was fantastic!

We stopped in Sister Bay for lunch, then continued around the peninsula to the Door Peninsula Winery. We took the tour, did a little wine tasting, and bought a little wine before leaving to head for the Nicolet National Forest. We didn't see much color there.

After a good night's sleep, we headed home via the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive. The sun was so bright, that most of the pictures I took look washed out, but this tree sure was a beauty.

This is the Greenbush Kettle near the beginning of the Drive (north end). A kettle is "a deep ground depression formed when thick layers of glacier-deposited sediment settle over a melting ice block" (National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways).

Needless to say, we had a wonderful, relaxing weekend. Can you guess what my next tatted piece will be? I'll give you a hint... think Marilee's "Sugar Maple" and Mary Konior's "Spinning Wheel".


  1. Happy Anniversary, Diane! That is just lovely. I'm not the biggest fan of autumn, but the color changes are just stunning! It's looking a lot like that here in Michigan, too. The lighthouse view reminds me of my weekend trips to the Thumb area on Lake Huron.

  2. Happy Anniversary, Diane and Dave! Your photos are awesome, especially the kettle! I had never heard of those before, but am now intrigued!

  3. Happy Anniversary to the two of you. This is a lovely post and it looks like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  4. Happy Anniversary to both of you! Cool lighthouse shots! Thank you for sharing the beautiful photographs of the lovely autumn scenery! Exquisite!

  5. What a lovely anniversary! Those bright changing colors almost make me cry! This is my favorite time of year and I am afraid I won't get to celebrate it in Korea.

    Just beautiful!


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