Today I end my series from Wisconsin. We'll be back again in summer for some island fun on Lake Michigan as we explore some of the Upper Pennisula's little gems that require a boat to cross the great waters of Michigan. During the winter, I love how the trees will dot the landscape with their bare branches against the cloudy skies. One of the reasons I moved from Wisconsin to Arizona was, in part, due to the abundance of clouds during this time of year. However, when I visit, I love it all because I know I'll be going home within days to sunny skies. The winters in Wisconsin are long and hard sometimes, but that's not what bothers me. I don't mind the cold, but I did need the sun. A person can go weeks without a ray of light. For me it caused severe depression and I knew that I had to leave at an early age for my own sanity, but I had to get through college first. That was the agreement I made with myself. My degree would also be my gift and "okay" to start a new chapter in Arizona. Everyday since has been like early retirement:) I love Wisconsin...I really do. But on our last days, I smiled at the thought of 70 degree temps, my garden, my birds, our cats and my shorts!
And at the same time, it's bittersweet because I'm saying goodbye to family and friends who I love dearly. So as I depart from this cold and cloudy winter series, I leave you with this last shot. I think it captures the love/hate people have for this brutal weather. Beautiful landscape with whipping cold temps! But as Dorothy stated a long time ago, "There's no place like home." It's good to be back home in Tucson:)