Photos of Nature

Joe enjoys many outdoor activities. These are some of the photos he has taken. New photos will be added from time to time, so visit often 🙂

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photo by JoAnn Campolo

The butterfly is a flying flower. The flower is a tethered butterfly. — Ponce Denis

 

 

 

 

 

Some men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not the fish they are after.
∼ Thoreau

 

 

 

 

 

Where ever our path takes us, we may find peace and beauty.
∼ Joe

 

 

 

 

 

♥ So come to the pond, or the river of your imagination, or the harbor of your longing, and live your life.
∼ Mary Oliver

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kenosha lighthouse mid-May2024, photo by JoAnn Campolo

♥ I am the lighthouse, I cannot rescue… but I can help find the way.   ∼ Author unknown

 

 

 

 

 

♥ All things seem possible in May.
∼ Edwin Way Teale

 

 

 

 

 

♥ A flower blossoms for it’s own joy.  ∼ Oscar Wilde

 

 

 

 

Spring at Kemper Ctr, Kenosha, photo by JoAnn Campolo

 

 

 

 

♥  Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. –Anton Chekov

 

 

 

 

Lake Michigan, mid-March 2024

♥ I am unfinished as the shoreline along the beach, meant to transcend myself again and again.
∼ Joan Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kenosha harbor, early March 2024

♥ But where, after all, would be the poetry of the sea were there no wild waves?
∼Joshua Slocum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Petrifying Springs, late Feb 2024

♥ Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.
∼ Kahlil Gibran

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Michigan Feb, 2024

♥ The sun always shines above the clouds.
∼ Paul F. Davis

 

 

 

 

 

I’m all ears! Marquette County, Wisconsin, summer 2023

♥ In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.
∼ John Muir

 

 

 

 

Kenosha Lighthouse, Lake Michigan, Jan 2024

♥ Winter’s icy realm brings a silent stark beauty.
∼ Joe

 

 

 

 

Lake Michigan, Jan 2024

♥ The clouds hung like a watchful guardian over the icy water.
∼ Joe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Michigan, late Dec, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pikes Creek, SE Wisconsin, mid Dec 2023

♥ Our tradition is that of the first man who sneaked away to the creek when the tribe did not really need to fish.
∼ Roderick Haig-Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Puckaway, Wisconsin, early winter

♥ In the cold, winter held a poetry of it’s own.
∼ Winter’s Passage

 

 

 

 

 

 

Late November sky, Southeast Wisconsin

♥ Tapestry of the heavens.

∼ Joe

 

 

 

 

 

1st snow, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn in Marquette County Wisconsin

♥ An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.
∼ Martin Buber

 

 

 

 

 

When I look at a lighthouse, I see my past and my future. It whispers to me, and I listen. – Scarlett Miles

 

 

 

 

 

Kenosha Harbor, Oct 1, 2023

♥ I am the daughter of Earth and Water, and the nursling of the Sky; I pass through the pores of the ocean and shores; I change, but I cannot die.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

 

 

 

 

 

Waterspout over Lake Michigan in SE Wisconsin, Sept 2023. Photo courtesy of Brent Hess and his coworker.

♥ Nature’s fury, yields no leeway to man.

∼ Joe

 

 

 

 

 

Kenosha harbor, mid-Sept, 2023

♥ The sun sneaks through the clouds, for a heavenly display on the waters.
∼ Joe

 

 

 

 

 

Road to Tuttle Lake, Marquette Cty, Wisconsin

♥ Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.
∼ John Muir

 

 

 

 

 

Germania Marsh, Wisconsin, early September 2023

In all things of nature, there is something marvelous.   ∼Aristotle

 

 

 

 

 

Hummers in the patio, late August 2023

 

 

 

 

 

Blue heron, Pike’s Creek, Kenosha, WI, late August 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morning sky over Kenosha, August 2023

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Michigan, August 2023

 

 

 

 

 

Mecan River as it flows south, Marquette Cty Wisconsin

♥  A river is more than an amenity, it is a treasure.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

 

 

 

Quickly passing storm, Marquette Cty, Aug 2023

♥ Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm.
∼ Barbara E. West

 

 

 

 

Barn with flowers, Marquette Cty, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

Glacier National Park, from a trip Ann and I took several years ago

 

 

 

 

 

Paradise Pines, July 2023

♥ If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.
∼ Anatole France

 

 

 

 

 

Sandhill cranes, White River Marsh Wisconsin, July 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Muir Wildlife area, Wisconsin July 2023

♥ In this silent, serene wilderness the weary can gain a heart-bath in perfect peace.
∼ John Muir

 

 

 

 

White River Marsh, July 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butterfly in June

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mid June 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morning Kenosha sky, June 2023

 

 

 

 

 

Our harbor, late spring

 

 

 

 

 

♥ The flowering fields and meadows arrive on a fare spring breeze.
∼ Joe

 

 

 

 

 

Brisk spring day on Lake Michigan

♥ Be the sun breaking through the clouds.
∼ A.D. Posey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring has arrived in the Germania Marsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pike River, late winter as it flows through Southeast Wisconsin. Photo by JoAnn Campolo

 

 

 

 

 

The Pike river, mid-winter

 

 

 

 

 

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug with a white quilt; and perhaps it says ‘Go to sleep darlings, till the summer comes again.'” ~Lewis Carrol

 

 

 

 

 

Kenosha Light House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bright sky on a cold winter day

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Michigan on an overcast winter day

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kenosha beach, Lake Michigan, on a brisk winter day

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kenosha lighthouse on a cold winter day

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn gives way to winter..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An old fishing trailer along the Fox River in Central Wisconsin. The stories it could tell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pike river, as it travels through S.E. Wisconsin in autumn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo taken near Cedarburg, Wisconsin by Bill Campolo

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Michigan on a brisk autumn day

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kenosha, Wisconsin lighthouse in autumn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall in S.E. Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As autumn deepens in S.E. Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall arrives in Southeast Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early autumn, Lake Michigan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red sky at night..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geese forming up under a gray sky, early autumn 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver Lake, Wisconsin on a foggy morning

 

Fishing is the chance to wash one’s soul with pure air. It brings meekness and inspiration, reduces our egoism, soothes our troubles, and shames our wickedness. It is a discipline in the equality of men–for all men are equal before fish. —Herbert Hoover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver Lake, Wisconsin, September morning

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunset, Marquette County, Wisconsin 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another sunset at the Germania Marsh, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

Germania Marsh, late summer 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evening comes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunrise from our patio, Aug 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Mama duck and family

 

 

 

 

 

Mid August sunrise, SE Wisconson

 

 

 

 

 

Patio inside, looking out, mid-Aug 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patio outside looking in, mid-August bloom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wisconsin River, as it flows through the Wisconsin Dells

 

 

 

 

 

Wisconsin River, flowing through the Wisconsin Dells area

 

 

 

 

 

Wisconsin River as it flows near the Wisconsin Dells

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another view of the Pike River in Southeast Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunset near Lake Puckaway, Wisconsin, July 2022

 

 

 

 

 

The Pike River in Southeast Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandhill crane family, Central Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

Germania Marsh Wisconsin, mid-summer 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southeastern Wisconsin in mid-summer bloom

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mid summer beauty

 

 

 

 

 

Amber waves of grain

 

 

 

 

 

June morning in Kenosha

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuttle Lake, Wisconsin, June 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Michigan, early morning, June 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A brook which passes behind our trailer in Central Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Germania Marsh, Wisconsin early summer

 

 

 

 

 

From an early morning fishing trip on Lake Michigan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Late spring, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Golden Temple, Kyoto, Japan, from a business trip in 1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

Germania Marsh, Wisconsin, Spring 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plum Lake, after a thunderstorm

 

 

Plum Lake, Wisconsin, Spring 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love old trees. I pass this one often on my bike rides in Kenosha. It is home to many critters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Though a spring photo, cardinals stay with us year round

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kenosha lighthouse, Spring 2022, photo by JoAnn Campolo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Late summer, Germania Marsh, Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arches National Park, Utah, from a trip some years ago

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Springtime at Lake Michigan, photo by JoAnn Campolo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Springtime Scilla, bloom, Kemper Ctr, Kenosha, Wi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Near our happy place in Central Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Spirit Lake, Northwest Ontario

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gulls in flight; Lake Michigan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storm over Lake Puckaway, Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marquette County Wisconsin on a foggy morning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Convoy duty, Binh Dinh Province, South Vietnam, 1970. Rice paddies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our busy friends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Michigan in winter by JoAnn Campolo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pikes Peak, McGregor, Iowa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Grand Tetons, from a trip Ann and I took, several years back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birch tree honor guard, near our trailer in Central Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Amish farmer plowing near Dalton, Wisconsin, while his dog keeps watch. (He granted permission to photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Michigan pounding the shore line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Near our trailer in Central Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Germania Marsh, Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Near our trailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our “long long trailer” we once owned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A trip to Yellowstone that Ann and I took some years back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glacier National Park, from a trip Ann and I took several years ago

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our happy place in Central Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Michigan Lighthouse, Kenosha, Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Michigan, Kenosha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just behind our condo, Kenosha, Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early morning by our condo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Michigan in winter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Michigan on a pretty day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A very old trailer along the Fox River in Central Wisconsin. The stories linger with it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Near our old mobile home by Lake Puckaway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From a fishing trip on North Spirit Lake, Northwest Ontario

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Puckaway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Michigan on an angry day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Michigan on a pretty day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Busy bee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thousand year old oak tree, Rockport, Texas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turkey buzzards, Rockport, Texas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gull under a stormy sky, Rockport, Texas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring burning scrub off farmland, near Rockport, Texas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horicon Marsh, Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over Kenosha, heading south..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn near our trailer

Observatory Hill, Marquette County, Wisconsin

Mt St. Helens Lava path. A trip with Ann to see our friends in Washington state a few years ago

Hummingbird filling up at our condo in Kenosha

Evening sky by our trailer