devils-lake1Figure it’s time to add a little personal touch. I took this pic of my lovely lady at Devil’s Lake State Park, just outside my hometown of Baraboo, WI. It was my first return to the place of my birth in 15 years, and the whole three-day swing was nothing short of magic.

It’s hard to translate onto pixels the beauty of a place like Devil’s Lake. Like much of Wisconsin, the earth here was carved by retreating glaciers at the end of the last ice age. The landscape is desolate, rugged, striking in much the same way I think an arid, semi-desert plain is beautiful: full of soul and unforgiving.