We asked people "What inspires you about Wisconsin?" Clearly Wisconsin has a legacy of rich forests, rolling hills, unique land formations left behind by glaciers...many beautiful and economically, socially, and environmentally important places. But we wanted to see the artistic result of that inspiration -- the photos, poems, and essays that you've produced as a result of your love of Wisconsin. The following slides are what you shared with us. Photo by Paul Schwarz.
This poem was the overall winner in our "What Inspires You?" contest. For full poem visit http://www.wisconsinlandtrusts.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Keo-Gathman1.pdf Photo by B. Clay Shannon.
This photo was the runner-up in our photo category. Photo from Peninsula State Park in FIsh Creek, WI taken by Heather Wiederhold.
This essay was the runner-up in our essay category. For full essay visit: http://www.wisconsinlandtrusts.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Damian-Vraniak.website.pdf Photo by Gil Grib.
Photo taken on the shores of Lake Michigan by Heather Wiederhold.
Photo taken on South Shore Road at Devil's Lake State Park in Baraboo, WI by Heather Wiederhold.
"This photo represents the return of geese to the river, signifying the promise of Spring returning as well." Photo and caption by Kelly Nechuta.
Photo of Namekagon River near Cable, WI taken by Kelly Nechuta.
Photo taken at Devil's Lake State Park in Baraboo, WI by Heather Wiederhold.
Photo of Namekagon River near Seeley, WI taken by Kelly Nechuta.
Photo of oak savannah at the old Badger Ammunition Plant south of Baraboo, WI taken by Mimi Wuest.
For full poem visit: http://www.wisconsinlandtrusts.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Robin-Chapman.pdf. Photo by B. Clay Shannon.
Photo taken from a small side road off of Highway 69 near Monroe, WI taken by Paul Christianson.
Photo overlooking Lake Mendota in Madison, WI taken by Robin Schmidt.
Photo of Magnolia Bluff County Park in Rock County, WI taken by Paul Christianson.