Sunday, October 19, 2014

October 19, 2014 Photo: "Up North"
(Curvy road to North Port)

"May your trails be crooked, winding, dangerous, 
leading to the most amazing view... 
where something strange and more beautiful 
and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams 
waits for you." ~ Edward Abbey

Cave Point
Peninsula State Park
Anderson Dock, Ephraim
Refreshment before the journey back...


Saturday, October 18, 2014

October 18, 2014 Photo (291/365): "Cana Island"

I hadn't been to Cana Island for years. In those days, the water was much higher and the often deserted island was free to visit.  I remember wading out, my wet Keds and jeans heavy as I trekked across the narrow causeway. Today the island is covered in zebra mussel shells, the causeway is paved over, and admission is a $6 donation to the Door County Maritime Museum. At home, we have a water color painting of Cana Island by renowned local artist, Gerhard Miller,  hanging in our dining room. The lighthouse stands watch over a man and his child as they troll the island's shoreline with their fishing poles. I always image it's me and my dad, while Eric sees himself and his grandpa. Today, the keeper's house and tower are undergoing restoration and it was challenging to take photos without scaffolding marring the view. Time has taken its toll on the lighthouse and on me, I suppose. However, the island still feels wonderfully familiar -- like the rest of the Door Peninsula -- a place of nostalgia, of little girl memories; a place where my dad feels closer, ever present. 


Friday, October 17, 2014

October 17, 2014 Photo (290/365): "Bridge"

"Praise the bridge that carried you over."
~ English Proverb

How many times has this bridge carried me over and back?

French Friday: La Tour en Rose

During the month of October, iconic landmarks around the world, including the Empire State Building, the Colosseum, and the Burj al Arab will be illuminated in pink to shine a light on breast cancer awareness. Last week in Paris, the Eiffel Tower, the Grand Palais, the Conciergerie, the Opera Garnier were also illuminated in rosy hues. Paris' mayor Anne Hidalgo and the president of Estée Lauder presided over the illumination ceremony at the Eiffel Tower. Along with the pink reminders, the BCA's "Hear our stories. Share yours" features digital stories designed to create a global community of strength and support for survivors and their families.  
Photo via Pinterest


Thursday, October 16, 2014

October 16, 2014 Photo (289/365): 
"Observation. Reflection. Experiment."

« Il faut que l'observation de la nature soit assidue, 
que la réflexion soit profonde, 
et que l'expérience soit exacte. » ~ Denis Diderot

"Observation collects facts. Reflection combines them. Experiment verifies the results of the combination. Observation must be is assiduous. Reflection must be profound, and experience must be accurate. "

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