Entries by philblock@yahoo.com

Anderson Japanese Garden

Anderson Japanese Garden is a great place to visit in Rockford, Illinois. It is a real treat for photographers! The photos in the filmstrip above were taken on an early-fall outing of the Milwaukee Photo Pictorialists, my local camera club. To see more, visit my Anderson Japanese Garden gallery.

Slim Jims

Photographers I know call photos like these Slim Jims. I took these pictures hoping to be able to use them as banners on my camera club’s home page, but I couldn’t make the aspect ratio work with the pixels I had. I still enjoyed taking these shots, though. So, I decided to use them in […]

Lion’s Den Gorge Walk

Taking advantage of a nice late summer day, I visited Lion’s Den Gorge, on the Lake Michigan shoreline just south of Port Washington, Wisconsin. The last flowers of summer were in bloom, but a few leaves were already starting to turn red, a harbinger of the imminent change of seasons, as fall approaches.

Old Stone Building

This rustic fieldstone building graces a county road in rural Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. The flag, flowers, and milk can added nice touches to the rugged textures of the barnwood and rough stone masonry. To see larger images, visit the Old Stone Building gallery.

Chopper Jimmy Memorial

Chopper Jimmy survived a hitch in the Marine Corps, but lost his life on a county road in Wisconsin. Apparently Jim enjoyed hitting the bars, from the looks of this monument. Maybe he had one too many before heading out on the twisty road where his friends placed this monument. These photos appear in the […]

Beware of Frog

While visiting a rural church cemetery today, the last thing I expected to see was a whimsical collection of metal frog sculptures residing in a small memory garden! View gallery of larger images.

Pioneer Village Bluegrass Festival 2015

On August 9, 2015 the Ozaukee County Historical Society presented its annual Bluegrass at the Village Festival, and yours truly was there. This year’s festival featured five local Bluegrass bands, and plenty of comfort food and drink to keep the ample crowd well-fed and happy. A nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Wisconsin’s […]

Ontonagon County Fair 2015

Ontonagon is in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This is an area of small towns but wonderful, friendly people. View photos from the 2015 county fair, which also featured an antique tractor and power equipment show.