January 29, 2012 Butterfly Diary Team

Photo of the Day: A Walk in Rib Mountain State Park, Wausau, Wisconsin

Today’s photo of the day is of Wausau, Wisconsin, a place I never thought I would visit during the winter because I’m typically shy of the cold and snow. A hike through Rib Mountain State Park completely changed my mind however. Birch and oak trees gently swayed with snow and ice; the landscape ?white on white?was more brilliant than I anticipated.

As I hiked through one of the oldest geological formations on Earth, I could hear the silence. Simon and Garfunkle’s song, “The Sound of Silence” echoed in my mind. The tints of aqua and white formed an Ansel Adam-esque backdrop and it was hard not to feel close to Nature.