Black and White Bench

This week’s entry for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge (CBWC) is any kind of seating.


The following photos are from a 2014 camping trip with girlfriends and hike on the Ice Age Trail in northern Wisconsin.

If you’d like to see the color version of the first photo and an accompanying poem, click HERE.

From the Ice Age Trail Alliance:

“More than 12,000 years ago, an immense flow of glacial ice sculpted a landscape of remarkable beauty across Wisconsin. As the glacier retreated, it left behind a variety of unique landscape features. These glacial remnants are now considered among the worldโ€™s finest examples of how continental glaciation sculpts our planet.

The Ice Age National Scenic Trailย is a thousand-mile footpath that highlights these landscape features as it travels through some of the stateโ€™s most beautiful natural areas. The Trail is entirely within Wisconsin and is one of only eleven National Scenic Trails.”


25 responses to Black and White Bench

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Oh I really like your photos for this week. I checked out the color. Love the pink hat. I think though the black and white is my favorite. Ask me tomorrow and my opinion may change ๐Ÿ˜€

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Lol, I understand! I had the pink hat photo processed and framed for my friend. It turned out great, so the color version is still my favorite. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Damyanti Biswas says:

    Looks like such a cozy place. Would love to take a book with me.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Take some bug spray too! We were fairly deep in the woods, where mosquitos love to live. But it was a nice, quiet place to be.

  3. Dan Antion says:

    I remember the Pink Hat Lady, I liked that post/photo. The black and white version evokes a totally different feeling. Maybe we need a black and white poem ???

  4. LB says:

    The Ice Age Trail! How very cool.
    Greg and I will be driving to Delavan, Wisconsin for a wedding next May, and after googling, found that the trail is @ 30 minutes away from where we will be (I think). I wonder if we can fit it in???
    Love the photos!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      If you can fit in a walk on the trail, Laurie, I say go for it. I don’t know what that section of the trail is like, but I imagine it to be just as pretty as the section I was on. Have a fun and safe trip!

      • LB says:

        If you are nearby Delavan and Madison, maybe we can meet for a cold one!

      • bikerchick57 says:

        I’m about 90 minutes from Madison and at least 2 hours from Delavan. Are you staying in Madison or near Delavan?

      • LB says:

        We will probably stay in Delavan but Greg went to UW so we will be in Madison, too. After the wedding, we are heading to Minnesota for a bit. I’ll touch base in the spring about this and see if we can meet up somewhere. You can email me at lbucky60@gmail.com and let me know where you are if you’d like

  5. Marsha says:

    Such an interesting story to connect to this picture, Mary. I agree with Dan, it needs a poem of its own.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks Marsha. I am working on a black and white poem, but with different subject matter. It’s a thought though to come up with a different poem for this photo. Perhaps I will…

      • Marsha says:

        A black and white photo? I haven’t done that with my B&W challenge entries, but you inspire me. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Marsha says:

        Yes, indeed, Mary. I don’t know you well, and I’m going to have to spend some time on your blog, but “bikerchick?” My son’s girlfriend has “ebikergirl” as her license plate. We are thinking of getting ebikes now that we have moved to Prescott, AZ. I’d need an ebike with all the hills here.

      • bikerchick57 says:

        BikerChick came from my days as a Harley rider and driver. Those days are gone, but now I ride my two-wheeled pedal bike. I have friends who just bought ebikes and they love them. My brother keeps challenging me to climb more hills, but I prefer to challenge myself in distance rather than seeing how badly my legs can hurt the next day. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Marsha says:

        LOL We sold our bikes when we left CA because we never rode them. There were no safe places to ride – hilly, curvy highways with no bike lanes. Vince wouldn’t ride with me and none of my friends rode bikes. So they sat in the garage like new. My neighbor bought them. She and her sister rode around today, so maybe they will get some use. In Prescott the hills are steeper than they were in the foothills where we lived, so ebikes are essential if either of us is going to use them. Good for you to keep on trekking, Mary. Don’t let your brother sway you unless you switch to ebikes. ๐Ÿ™‚

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