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Collection: Langlade County
fiber artist, teacher and writer from rural northern Wisconsin. In my collections you'll find photography, steampunk, botanical hybrids, willow, fishy things, sketchy ideas, Washington Island, Langlade County & stories behind designs
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It may not feel like spring, but when the sandhill cranes return we know it it's coming.
Langlade County's namesake community, a one-time Wolf River lumber town, is now a handful of houses, three taverns, the volunteer fire department station, and a gas station where news of the day is exchanged: Know who had a bear on their deck? Heard any grouse drumming yet? Are the loons back? Skunk smell is the surest sign of spring, but not as celebrated as the arrival of killdeer and their large cousins, sandhill cranes. When you hear that rusty pump handle call, it might be safe to put away the long johns. Soon.
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Posted about 4 years ago.
Thank you, Su! And in case anyone is wondering, the sandhills aren't back here yet (16 inches of snow last week) but are within 70 miles. Robins have returned, though, and skunks are waking up. Must be spring!
Posted over 4 years ago.
A very well done repeat for this beautiful design and I love the strong diagonal which adds to the feeling of water. Your charming description made me smile - coming from a small town myself I do empathise!
Thank you, Rhonda. Right now, the water is pretty "hard" but we're looking forward to spring thaw and the return of all our snowbirds -- including the sandhill cranes!
The smooth flow of the watery background pattern is in keeping with the atmosphere of serenity projected by your lovely design, Donna!
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Thanks, Karen! We see sandhill cranes from April to Octoberish, but they're not usually interested in posing for the camera. Sometimes you get lucky :)
Posted almost 5 years ago.
I love this design.
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