Robin at the Horicon Marsh

“I am grateful for what I am and have.

My thanksgiving is perpetual.”

Henry David Thoreau


I suppose it seems odd to be thankful for a marsh.  The birds of the Horicon Marsh have been a source of joy,

Killdeer at the Horicon Marsh


and laughter,

Great Blue Heron at the Horicon Marsh


and amazement.

Trumpeter Swans at the Horicon Marsh

There are moments when I have said, “Awwwww,”

Goslings at the Horicon Marsh

or “Seriously?”

Great Blue Heron at the Horicon Marsh

or “Glorious!”

Goldfinch at the Horicon Marsh

out loud to myself when I looked through the viewfinder of my camera and was treated to incredible facets of nature.  The Marsh has been a refuge where I have relaxed, discovered, and explored.

I am thankful for you, my readers.  You both know who you are.  I appreciate your encouragement and support.

This blog is a fun, creative outlet where I have the opportunity to share the wonder of nature at the Horicon Marsh.  I have much for which to be thankful.

Sunset at the Horicon Marsh


Note:  The date of the post is usually the date the photos were taken.  I think it is important to know when you might see certain things at the Marsh.  Today’s photos are some of my favorites taken over the past couple of years on excursions to the Marsh.


  1. Reply
    Jerry November 24, 2016

    You bring up a great point. What a national treasure the Horicon Marsh is. For those of us who grew up around there, we probably took it for granted.

    • Reply
      Lisa November 28, 2016

      You are right, Jerry. I took it for granted while growing up. Now I’m learning that it is an international treasure.

  2. Reply
    Sarah November 29, 2016

    Water, birds and nature, all things that I love!

    • Reply
      Lisa November 30, 2016

      Thanks for stopping by my blog, Sarah! I love them, too! I never tire of spending time at the Horicon Marsh.

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