Holy Hill Scenic Tower: Fall colors, Hubertus, Wisconsin

Holy Hill Scenic Tower: Fall colors, Hubertus, Wisconsin

Hubertus, Wisconsin — A view of Wisconsin's fall colors from the scenic tower at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill.Footage of our visit is included in the video above, shot for Amy's...

Gast & Sons power equipment, Caledonia, Wisconsin

Gast & Sons power equipment, Caledonia, Wisconsin

Caledonia, Wisconsin — Gast & Sons power equipment shop at 111 6 Mile Rd., with the setting sun reflecting off a window. Gast & Sons offers sales and service of Gravely and Simplicity tractors and mowers, plus...

Racine Art Museum: Free First Fridays

Racine Art Museum: Free First Fridays

Racine, Wisconsin — Visitors investigate the Racine Art Museum during Free First Fridays hours on an August evening. First Fridays is a monthly event in downtown Racine, during which admission to the art museum is free of...

Wind Point from North Beach Park, Racine, Wisconsin

Wind Point from North Beach Park, Racine, Wisconsin

Racine, Wisconsin — Wind Point, with its white Wind Point Lighthouse at far right, as seen looking north in the morning light from the Lake Michigan Pathway at the north end of North Beach Park, near Michigan Blvd. and Yout...

Beachside Oasis mural ‘Fiesta,’ Racine, Wisconsin

Beachside Oasis mural ‘Fiesta,’ Racine, Wisconsin

Racine, Wisconsin — West facade of Beachside Oasis (formerly North Beach Oasis) at 100 Kewaunee St. in Racine's North Beach Park on the Lake Michigan shore, featuring a Latino-themed mural entitled "Fiesta." The mural was...

Tiger Swallowtail on Butterfly Bush, Racine, Wisconsin

Tiger Swallowtail on Butterfly Bush, Racine, Wisconsin

Racine, Wisconsin — An Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio glaucus) nectars on the flower of a Pink Delight Butterfly Bush (Buddleja davidii). Butterfly bushes have been very effective in attracting several types of...

Wisconsin capitol building, Madison: East gallery

Wisconsin capitol building, Madison: East gallery

Madison, Wisconsin — East gallery of the Wisconsin State Capitol building, viewed from across the rotunda. A bust of Robert M. La Follette stands in front of the gallery, and a sculpture of a badger is perched atop the...

Abandoned Haunted House Complex, I-94, Racine County

Abandoned Haunted House Complex, I-94, Racine County

Sturtevant, Wisconsin — The former Vance's Bar along I-94/U.S. Route 41 at 2825 SE Frontage Road, which John D. Vance started as an auto repair garage after buying the land in 1948. An addition opened as a beer joint called...

Historic house: Joshua Pierce House, Racine, Wisconsin

Historic house: Joshua Pierce House, Racine, Wisconsin

Racine, Wisconsin — The Joshua Pierce House at 2800 Taylor Ave. Built in 1860-1861 in what was then Mount Pleasant, this "large and beautiful home” is where Pierce, a "thrifty farmer" and Mount Pleasant's road commissioner,...

White-tailed deer at Mitchell School, Racine Wisconsin

White-tailed deer at Mitchell School, Racine Wisconsin

Racine, Wisconsin — A pair of white-tailed deer stands at the corner of Webster Street and Drexel Avenue in front of Mitchell School. They came east from Taylor Avenue, wandered around a few backyards on Webster Street and...

White-tailed deer crossing Racine, Wisconsin street

White-tailed deer crossing Racine, Wisconsin street

Racine, Wisconsin — A pair of white-tailed deer cross the 2800 block of Webster Street on a Saturday morning. They came east from Taylor Avenue, wandered around Mitchell School for a while, and eventually headed back west...

Joseph and Mary in melting snow, Racine, Wisconsin

Joseph and Mary in melting snow, Racine, Wisconsin

Racine, Wisconsin — The heads and shoulders of Joseph and Mary emerge as snow melts around a plastic outdoor nativity set in front of a house on Pierce Boulevard on the eve of Valentine's Day — two weeks after the "Blizzard...

Blizzard of 2011 vs. snowblower, Racine, Wisconsin

Blizzard of 2011 vs. snowblower, Racine, Wisconsin

Racine, Wisconsin — Using a snow thrower to cut paths to nearby houses, our neighbor Tim begins to plow through the record snowfall that piled up during the Blizzard of 2011, just one snowstorm in our cold and snowy...

Pumpkins for sale, Racine County, Wisconsin

Pumpkins for sale, Racine County, Wisconsin

Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin — Pumpkins, fresh from the pumpkin patch, for sale a week before Halloween at the roadside stand of Piper Farms, LLC, 4615 Lathrop Ave. in Racine County.

Organic produce: Piper Farms roadside stand, Wisconsin

Organic produce: Piper Farms roadside stand, Wisconsin

Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin — Organically grown produce for sale in Racine County at Piper Farms, LLC, 4615 Lathrop Ave. Pumpkins, squash, fingerling potatoes, and sweet potatoes are available at this roadside stand.

Kenosha County Bike Trail over Pike River in Wisconsin

Kenosha County Bike Trail over Pike River in Wisconsin

Kenosha County, Wisconsin — A bridge on the Kenosha County Bike Trail (formerly the North Shore Railroad tracks) crosses over the Pike River, near 666 13th Ave. Through the bridge, the golf course of the Kenosha Country Club...