I recently had the honor and pleasure of updating the website for Farms Not Factories, a citizens group dedicated to protecting our local legacy for the coming generations: our water, our air, our land, and our plants and animals. We are all one.
I've just finished a new website for Dr. Ryan Glynn, a chiropractor in Libertyville IL. I'm very proud of this design, and Dr. Ryan is such a very talented chiropractor!
Click here to check it out: http://www.glynnchiropractic.com
I just completed a new website for Jeff Sowl's Superior Properties real estate business on Madeline Island! Please take a look at all the great properties he has for sale!!
I recently completed a website for Lake Superior Greenhouses, the new venture of Marty Curry and Beth Paap on Madeline Island!
I had the profound pleasure of creating a new website for Gennifer Reed of Bayfield, WI, who when she is not helping someone find their dream property near the south shore of Lake Superior, takes very lucky people on personalized safaris to Africa.
Sorting through all those marvelous photographs of previous safaris, trying to narrow the choice down to those which would be shown on the website, sure made me want to go!!
Spend some time wandering through www.gensafaris.com and see if you don't agree. Race you to the phone!!
I had the pleasure of designing a website for my daughter Alexa Keegan DDS, who is a dentist in Libertyville, IL. http://www.alexakeegandds.com
She received her DDS at Northwestern Dental School, was a General Practice Resident at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, and is a Fellow of the California Implant Institute and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Needless to say, mom is very proud!
Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve just released a new website, which I was privileged to design. The Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve is a non-profit land trust dedicated to the protection and preservation of natural areas on Madeline Island. The extensive lands preserved contain trails on the south and north ends of the island that are open to the public for hiking and skiing. Be sure to take advantage when you are on the island!
Madeline Island is adjacent to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on the South Shore of Lake Superior in Wisconsin, and is the only one of the Apostle Islands with lands open to private ownership. The MIWP was formed in 1987 and is one of the oldest and most successful land trusts in the State of Wisconsin.
MIWP is dedicated to education and advocacy, and in addition to their preservation projects, they sponsors wonderful hikes and events during the "season" on Madeline Island. Check out their calendar and events listings! And be sure to watch for their entry in the 4th of July parade on Madeline Island, one of the best hometown parades in the country!
Kelly Kirchner and I have just released a new website for her boutique in Bayfield! Now you will be able to keep up with all her new offerings (and her special events and sales)!!
It was my great pleasure to work with Vicki Graff to create a website for her salon in Bayfield, WI—a natural and organic hair salon.
She is a true artist in hair design, and the products she uses are amazing! Make an appointment now!!
Museum Friends Website
Now live for viewing: Madeline Island Museum Friends the new Blog and Events Calendar for Madeline Island Museum, which is located in the town of La Pointe, WI on Madeline Island, one of the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior.
Click on the Friends blog "Did You Know?" to savor tidbits of Madeline Island lore, to learn about Madeline Island Museum collections and exhibits, and to discover island and museum esoterica and ephemera.
View the calendar to find out about all the fun museum events that take place throughout the season.
And be sure to sign up as a Museum Friend!
(The main museum website was recently updated to include events, etc. so this website became redundant, but it was well used while live!)
It's THE thing to do this winter. People are coming to the Apostle Islands from all over the country - in fact, from all over the world - to see the Ice Caves. Ah, the power of the media… and nature, too, I suppose…
So when there was finally a warm, sunny day mid-week - I really don't like crowds - I decided it was time to go myself. It is the first time since I moved here that the lake was frozen enough to be able to see the caves, so I figured I'd better take advantage of the opportunity. I hiked the three or four miles total required for the trip - counting getting to the car, which was parked a fair distance away from the steps down to the lake. I survived, got some good photos and my grandchildren were impressed with my pictures and my stamina.
My hiking partner Elizabeth and I were starving afterwards. We felt we had earned a good meal, so we went to Maggie's for some Northern Mex. Then we went to the Bayfield Rec Center and sat in the hot tub!!
I can't help thinking a solitary visit to the caves would be etherial. Perhaps a late night visit, like the one Jeff Rennicke made when he got to photograph the caves and the northern lights?
Or… wouldn't it be something to visit the caves on Devil's Island???
It's always fun when the ice road to Madeline Island opens.
However before attempting the crossing it's always a good thing to know where the road actually is. Conditions change out on the lake. The ice road route changes with conditions.
This year there was a big crack straight across the usual path. So the ice road went way to the left before making its way back to the Christmas trees.
This driver didn't see the snow banks that mark the true path!
This was posted to Musings from my iPhone using a special app designed by my favorite website CMS!
When I talk with friends who have never been to Madeline Island in winter, they inevitably comment on the snow and the cold and the isolation of living in the far north.
They eventually ask what they really want to know: What in the world do you do on Madeline Island in the winter?
My answer: Lots!
First of all, the landscape in winter is gorgeous! Just being in this place feeds the eyes and the spirit. I stare out my windows - luckily my house in the woods has lots of big ones. I stare out my friends' windows - some have beautiful beach views. I walk in the woods. I walk on the beach.
A ride on the ferry through a river of ice, then a trip on the bumpy, noisy wind sled, and finally negotiating the ice road in your own car - these are adventures not to be missed!
Besides snowmobiling, dog-sledding, cross-country skiing, ice fishing and snowshoeing, we can play Big Ice Golf, participate in the Polar Plunge or the Run On Water. Or we can make angels in the snow, watch the turquoise ice form in Big Bay, or enjoy the snow falling on the evergreen trees.
Then there's the huge bonfire - the starting woodpile is as big as a two-story, four-bedroom house! And of course Packer games at the Beach Club. We also have the Literary Society, the Opera Society, the Knitting Club, various church functions, and lots of get-togethers and parties at the homes of the 250 or so year-round residents. One of my friends has a Japanese style firewood-heated hot tub outside her cabin in the woods - fun!