16 January 2012

paradise springs

you could smell the rust
you can smell the rust from the minerals

open water year round

only about 12' tall

witch head
witch at the bottom of the waterfall

glenn and steve in the building with the spring
gp and steve peeking out from the spring house

I have a ton of crap to get done before I start class tomorrow. But when our pal, Steve, suggested we go on a photowalk Sunday, I wasn't about to turn it down. He and my husband went a few months back and I was too busy to join, so I didn't want to miss out this time (twelve year old, that I am). Since we received a fresh, white canvas of snow to shoot, I suggested we head to the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest about 45 minutes away. We covered maybe 10 acres of the 22,000+, staying within the Paradise Spring Nature Area. A beautiful little spot that once housed a resort with baths and tennis courts, in the early part of the 1900's. Now, nature has taken back over and only the spring house remains, sans roof, and a few stone foundations that you have to go off the beaten path to look for.

It was a gorgeous walk on a beautiful day, with the silly immaturity of two men who've known each other for thirty odd years. I'd say going was a no-brainer, but they might not appreciate the pun. ;o)

More pix to share as I get to them...


Cat said...

Wonderful photos! Love the "ice witch"!


TexWisGirl said...

and i'm sure you added a few laughs, yourself! :)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I'm glad you neglected your responsibilities for the day. Quit being so darn responsible! :)

The Idiot Gardener said...

Nice; they make you feel the cold as you view them.

Love the rust!!!

Angela Acosta said...

more beautiful snowy, icy photos! if my house wasn't under construction (i can't afford no shows at the job site, sorry) i'd be jealous.

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