Wednesday, June 03, 2009

corner view wisconsin:: beach


This weeks Corner View is Beach. While we do have beaches here in Madison, Wisconsin, they are of the small lake variety! We are surrounded by lakes, and so do often visit beaches - mostly in fall, winter and spring, though, as we like the cooler weather and no crowds.


In the summer if we head to a beach we like the spring fed lake variety outside of the city - the cool water and clean beaches are lovely. A few things we watch out for in our inland beaches is bacterial counts, algae blooms, swimmers itch...we read the beach reports before visiting to be sure it is safe for swimming! There are many great swimming lakes within an hour or two of us...we could visit a new beach every week all year and not make it through the list!


About 80 miles away is Lake Michigan. I lived in Chicago for many years right on the lake front, and miss that never ending horizon of water. 

The Great Lakes -- Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario -- and their connecting channels form the largest fresh surface water system on earth.


They are a treasure, and we love to visit.

I will admit that none of these photos are from this week - but from my iPhoto archives. We have had a week of cool cloudy days and wind - but perhaps next week we will be back to the beach, throwing rocks, digging with sticks, and looking for fish!

To visit the other corner views (full of lovely beaches!!!!) visit:

jane, ladybug-zen, ian, bonnie, esti, sophie, cele, modsquad,caitlin, joyce, ani, couturecoucou, kim, a day that is dessert, natsumi, epe, kaylovesvintage,trinsch, c.t.,jeannette, outi, schanett, ritva, dongdong, francesca, state of bliss, jennifer, dana,denise, cabrizette, bohemia girl, ruth, dianna, isabelle, amber, a girl in the yellow shoes, mister e,janis, kari, jgy, jenna, skymring, elizabeth, audrey, allison, lise, cate, mon, victoria, crescent moon, erin, otli, amy, ida, caroline, lisa, dorte, kimmie, la lune dans le ciel, nicola, malo, vanessa,britta, virgina, april, rebecca, b, kyndale, desiree, di, travelingmama, aimee, sunnymamaamanda, ali, jenell, guusje, britta, juanita, pamela, inna, daan, myrtille, cris, samantha, karen, kristina, angelina, dorit, goldensunfamily, sophie, janet, nicki, ruth, mcgillicutty,

15 comments:

Di said...

I love your photos and I love that this project has reminded me that beaches can be found not just at the seaside! It's my first week in the Corner View Project and I am excited by all these beautiful beaches I see.

Tonight I met my friend who just returned from 6 days in Madison for a conference - she enjoyed it apart from having caught a cold on the aeroplane!

Jessica said...

I live about a mile from lake ontario and love the beach, but like you I go often in autumn and spring. In the summer it is so crowded!

caitlin said...

So much fun! I love these, they really capture the fun you have at the beach.

gardenmama said...

Like you, we are surrounded by lakes and enjoy going in the Spring, Winter and Fall when we have them to ourselves!! : )

Crescent Moon said...

I really like that first picture. You captured the motion of the water so perfectly!

Amy said...

Oh, I am so jealous. I'm in Iowa with nothing close by. Went to Two Rivers last year for vacation. Love Lake Michigan!

Francesca said...

We don't have many lake beaches over here. Yours look wonderful, and ... no waves!

Jenell said...

Your pictures always have so much movement and life in them. I love seeing where other people live and hearing their love for the land.

I did the corner view, too this week and am wondering, how did you get all the links at the bottom? There's got to be a better way than going one-by-one.... Advice?!

Daan said...

Great places. lot's of fun and a nice, quiet beach.

Bonnie said...

lovely !

giddygoat said...

Our beach just got the Blue Wave Certification again! Come check out North Beach this summer.

http://news.racinepost.com/2009/06/north-beach-again-wins-blue-wave.html

Joy said...

Gorgeous shots. I've been to Chicago only twice, but thought the view was fabulous as well...this coming from a SC beach-dweller by birth.

Jodi Anderson :: so NOT cool said...

Second photo: South shore, Devil's Lake?! :)

denise said...

Jodi - yep! Our favorite off season beach to visit!

jane said...

wow! the second picture is impressive. i have to admit i´m a tad jealous. you are so lucky that you have so much nature close by! happy weekend denise!