Marquette County Wisconsin

New England Asters

Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in Fall Scenery in Marquette County | 0 comments

New England Asters

New England aster dots the roadsides.  The small bursts of purple around golden centers bring news that fall is here or right around the corner.  Bees buzz around the tall plants who are happy to grow in ditches to brighten a drive along a back road. 

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It’s Pumpkin Time!

Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in Fall Scenery in Marquette County | 0 comments

It’s Pumpkin Time!

Pumpkins speak of warmth.  The warmth of an oven holding a spiced pie or the steam rising from a pudding.  Pumpkins speak of mirth as well as they put on faces to scare us, as if we can’t see beyond their mirthful, round bellies.

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Fall Maple Leaves

Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in Fall Scenery in Marquette County | 0 comments

Fall Maple Leaves

Trees …. how they foretell the future as well as keep their promises.  Autumn leaves spread joy and lend a sense of calm that the season for slowing down is near.  Embrace the autumn when it comes in full glory, but release it to the wind just as the leaves fall giving way to winter.

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Skunk Cabbage!

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Marquette County Wisconsin, Spring Scenery in Marquette County | 1 comment

Skunk Cabbage!

Spring is almost here when skunk cabbage emerges through the snow.  The plant actually puts out heat that melts the snow that covers it and gets its name from its smell, although you have to stick your nose up very close to smell it.  The smell is to draw insects to the unusual flower in order to pollinate the blooms.  In summer, it has handsome green leaves.

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The Opossum

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Marquette County Wisconsin, Spring Scenery in Marquette County | 0 comments

The Opossum

Another sign of spring are the critters that are starting to move around.  The much misunderstood and often maligned opossum is the only marsupial in Wisconsin and a fascinating creature.  They really do play dead when frightened and their babies are born as tiny, tiny fetus-like offspring that climb up their mother’s stomach to crawl into the pouch where they grow until ready to ride on her back to learn the ropes of living in the woods of Wisconsin.

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The Great Grey Owl

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Marquette County Wisconsin, Spring Scenery in Marquette County | 0 comments

The Great Grey Owl

With changing weather comes the astounding migration of birds.  Some stay in Marquette County and others only linger for a moment before moving on.  This Great Grey Owl gave the gift of its presence to those who cared to gaze upon his all-knowing countenance. 

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