October morning in Ephraim

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Comments (15)

Marilyn Whiteley on August 6, 2007

Syl, it's been hazy and not good for new photos of the nearest bluff, but I realized I had one I hadn't posted. So here it is, for you, to show how the Niagara dolomite cliffs of the Door Peninsula in Wisconsin correspond to those of the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario. I'll try to get some other views of the peninsula's rock formations, too.

Syl de Canada on August 7, 2007

Hello Marilyn Thank you for the post, it is really similar, this is a nice picture with a nice reflection in the water, a good place to relax and read. I saw on your panoramio a new photo, and you know what? I took almost the same one! Have a good day, thanks again, Syl

AlexMatos on August 7, 2007

Hello Marilyn, what a beautifull photo, would love to have a drink on those tables!!



Ryan Calhoun on August 7, 2007

I just love the light on the pier, and the touch of early Autumn color.

©junebug on August 8, 2007

Lovely shot, Marilyn! Cheers, Anne

Sigmund Rise on August 8, 2007

Very nice Marilyn!



Marilyn Whiteley on August 14, 2007

I'm sorry I haven't thanked you all before this. Yes, it was a beautiful, idyllic morning, with just a touch of mist on the lake.


Syl de Canada on August 14, 2007

If the coffee is ready and waiting for us we won't say anything Marilyn :) Syl and I am sure the others agree with me.

Marilyn Whiteley on August 14, 2007

Wouldn't it be lovely to meet over coffee in that spot--cameras in hand, of course!

Ian Stehbens on July 9, 2008

Not having been with you last year, I didn't realise what or even where "Door County" (no wonder you like taking Door Photos - it's in your genes!) was but now I do, and I look forward to more exploration and wonderful images to add to this 2007 collection, Marilyn. Have a wonderful holiday.


Marilyn Whiteley on July 9, 2008

I'm glad you found this one, Ian. As for the "Door" connection ...

I gave you part of the geography/geology lesson the other day. Here's the sequel. The Niagara Escarpment comes down from Upper Michigan through a chain of islands and then the Door peninsula. Why "Door"?

Before a canal was dug creating a short-cut between Chicago and the ports along Green Bay, the sailing route went between the tip of the peninsula and a cluster of islands just to the north, Washington Island being the largest of them. That passage is Death's Door, or the Door of Death. The name may well have come from the history of Native Americans in the area, but its appropriateness has frequently been reinforced by the treacherous waters that have claimed many ships during storms. Hence "Door County"

I hope you don't mind another little "backgrounder," Ian! Marilyn

joyfotos on May 26, 2010

Hi Marilyn! I am perusing your photos on GE again. We were just in Door county so have to check out the GE photos before posting. I will try to get some up soon. I had to have a closer look at this one as I have one from near the same spot....at least the background with the Eagle Tower in the state park.

joyfotos on July 2, 2010

Hi Marilyn! I was excited to see that you had been by for a visit. Your photos of Door County reminded me of a spot I had not been to for awhile and was part of the reason we went this spring. Our trip was planned for the peak of the cherry/apple bloom but nature played a trick on us and we barely caught the end. But no mind it was beautiful still. Lucky you to be able to spend 3 months there. I am answering you here vs. on my photos as I am abysmally far behind on my site. I am just back from taking my Mom to NC to visit and so far have almost no time for Pano. But I just had to hop on a moment and say thanks for stopping by:) I will be thinking of you enjoying the beauty of Door county these next months & look for more lovely photos!

Marilyn Whiteley on July 3, 2010

Hi, JF. I'm sorry I didn't reply to your May comment. It came a few days after we got back from China and the day before we headed to Ottawa and Montreal to meetings. Since then we've been to Vancouver (another meeting for my husband) with three days in Alaska. You can't be as far behind responding to comments as I am!

I'm so glad you made the trip, even if you only caught the end of blossom time. My grandparents bought property in Ephraim in 1927 and came up summers and put in a cherry orchard, though they didn't move there from Chicago until 1942. So I started visiting earlier than I can remember. We've had a house there since 1984, after my father died. It's impractical - we live too far away! But we love it and will keep coming as long as we can. We'll get there this Monday evening, and I'm eager!

Of course right now it seems to me that I must have already photographed the peninsula from every available angle, but of course that's not true, and no doubt there will be some more Door County photos.

joyfotos on July 4, 2010

Hi Marilyn! How lucky you are to have a home in Ephraim. I see by looking through your gallery that you have indeed been busy both traveling and getting all the photos up. I will have to come back for a longer visit soon. I am sure you will have more Door County photos as there is always different lighting and new things every day! I'd better run or I will be late for church...but knew I'd better come back and answer this before I missed it. I was online a bit last night and saw it go by when I was in the middle of a tour of someone else's gallery. Have a wonderful Door County summer!

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  • Uploaded on August 6, 2007
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
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