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Thursday, September 8, 2011

from the land of sky blue water

More blue skies, from Wisconsin this time. We visited Crex Meadows in Grantsburg where we saw fields full of feasting Sand Hill Cranes as well as ducks sailing around the wild rice paddies, above.

This level prairie terrain was once a glacial lake bed. The water that was once diverted for settlers and industry has been reclaimed here making it a perfect wild place with big, open skies.

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19 comments:

murmurations said...

Lovely photos! It looks like a beautiful part of the world.

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

In the first I like the water and in the second the sky most :)

jabblog said...

Gorgeous big skies - how exhilarating it must be to be in such wonderful country:-)

VALKYRIEN said...

Great shots - love the first one, so calming to be by a lake. :)

J Bar said...

Great shots.

Ms. Becky said...

WOW. what gorgeous shots Noni. I know that area well - I used to live in St. Croix Falls a bit south of there. and there's a farm near Grantsburg that produces some delicious ($$$) artisan cheese too - they age it in caves. I've been seeing a lot of sandhill cranes standing in fields lately. they must be on the move! glorious skies today. happy day to you!

LauraX said...

I love the expansiveness of these photos Noni...makes me feel as though anything is possible.

Cloudia said...

yes, a perfect place perfe3ctly captured!



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chubskulit said...

Lovely sky shots.

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Jackie said...

Land and sky just seem to stretch to infinity, wonderful shots. Where I live is all hills.

Ms. Becky said...

yes!!!! Love Tree Farm cheese. you know it. I've never tried it but have always wanted to have a taste. I think it's a bit out of my price range though... their website makes the farm look so beautiful. happy day to you Noni!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I have joined the Skywatch meme for the first time this week, calling by to visit you as another participant.

Stunning photos to welcome me to your blog for the first time.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Noni, your pictures are so beautiful! Wild rice paddies, who would have thought??

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope that you have a great weekend.

Kathy M.

Mike said...

Love the open skies :)

Emille said...

I love your first post, and makes me want to paint!

ladyfi said...

What amazing blues!

And congrats on 701 posts!

Donna said...

How Beautiful Noni!!!
So Much Blue!! Gorgeous!
hughugs

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice photos.

Regards!

FrancescPhoto said...

Wonderful pictures!!Congrats!!!

salut, Barcelona

Francesc