A Few Days Away

Recently we made our way up to Door County in Wisconsin, away to celebrate my wife’s birthday. We had a lot of fun and she did some shopping and also made our way up to Washington Island. This island is just off the tip of Wisconsin in Lake Michigan; it is a gorgeous place with plenty of Fall colors to brighten up the rainy day.

The Ferry ride over

We decided to take the car over on the ferry. Normally they would have a trolley to take you around but because of the rain we took the car. It was a good decision and made it easier to see more places around the island and just explore instead of following the tour.

Fall colors

This was one of our first stops to take photos along the way, most of the roads are like this with the trees covering them and providing an amazing view.

Observation tower view
Observation tower
Stairs leading to observation tower

The pictures above are in reverse order but yes you had to take stairs up a bluff to reach the observation tower to see the amazing view. It was rainy but the view was nothing short of awe inspiring.

The Washington Island trip was simply amazing and would recommend it to anyone that gets a chance to make it to the area. We had an amazing time.

A Walk in Black & White

Took a walk for a 48 mile change that I’m doing in September for military vets to help with PTSD and suicide prevention. I have 8.48 miles in so far so I have a few to go, but not to bad for being 3 days in…I’ll keep chugging along.

Today I did 5.29 miles and did a long walk around the a big block in town, so I decided to take some photos during my walk.

Train moving along the tracks
Yes, it is pointing at me, but I’m going against the grain
Just hanging out under the bridge

I love taking black and white photos and I can walk the same path every day and find something new to take a photo of that catches my eye.

A walk to Lunch

Today I went down to Milwaukee to work for the day; and on the way to lunch I was able to stop at a bridge and take a couple shots of the Milwaukee area, that is Milwaukee Wisconsin.

In the second photo I captured a few people enjoying the beautiful day and taking kayaks out.

Milwaukee was recently voted one of the ugliest cities, so I think it is nice to show the nice side of the city.


Photo by me


Flowers beyond reach in a field surround by the city streets,

a fence guards them

Guards then from the urban sprawl

Wild they grow

Far from trampling feet

Let them grow beyond this fence

Let their beauty show

©️Chris Chonoa