The little area of Wisconsin that is my adopted home is often called "God's Country," because of the remarkable landscape. La Crosse itself is located between a line of picturesque bluffs and the Mississippi river. Sometimes just driving in town I am startled by how lovely this area is. Catching a glimpse of the sunset on the marshes or the bluffs.
The area is also called the Driftless Region, because the glaciers missed the area and it escaped being scoured flat.
I went to a friend's house last night in a town about 25 miles from La Crosse, and decided to take a more scenic state highway in lieu of the interstate. Coming around a bend, I was greeted by a sight that made me turn the car around, park and take some photos. A little farm nestled below a bluff with the sun setting behind it. The landscape just outside of La Crosse is dotted with farms like this. I feel so fortunate to live in an area with so much natural beauty.
Hope you're enjoying your holiday weekend in your neck of the woods.