The Driftless Oak

June 7, 2010 § Leave a comment

Photo by Kirk Tonga

We’ve had a series of thunderstorms in the last couple of days here in the South-Western Wisconsin (which also means that a certain load of laundry got soaked not once but a whooping five times in one day). But the good thing about that weather is that it cools the air way down, provides us with the greenery that this area is known for, and offers some splendid photographic opportunities.

The photo above wasn’t taken by me – our friend Kirk took this photo outside of La Farge, a town down the road, and it is used here with his permission. To me this picture is just such an essence of what this region is all about – green hills, picturesque valleys, clear trout streams, and glorious oaks with a distinctive rounded shape. You see one of those just about anywhere you drive around here, and for me it is very much the symbol of the Driftless Region – the true Promised Land.

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