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My home town is Rice Lake, a small town in northern Wisconsin. I own Red House Wool Studio~ an in-home wool and rug hooking business. I enjoy collecting and decorating with antiques and primitives. Orange Sink Blog is a journal of my interests and ramblings about life. Cathy Greschner

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Autumn in Bayfield, Wisconsin

Dave and I with the two pooches in tote are in Bayfield, WI for a much needed little break from our daily work and routine. We are being blessed with perfect weather as we walk the hilly streets in this quaint village on Lake Superior's Chequamegon Bay. 
My favorite thing to do is check out the residents' backyard gardens and the local architecture of the old houses.  This charming whale weathervane caught my eye this morning as did a garden of dahlias. Or are those zinnias?  I couldn't remember which but they were gorgeous and worthy of a snapshot!

The sumac are the the first to show their firey red color here on the south shore of beautiful Lake Superior.

Yes... there were vacancies here at the Seagull Bay Motel this morning but by early afternoon the neon sign switched to No!  It's still very busy with tourists here this time of year but we beat the mobs of Applefest goers who arrive next week for the town's biggest celebration!

Milkweed was the plant of choice in this frontyard garden. No doubt to attract the Monarch butterfly that is experiencing a decline in numbers.  Worthy of a snapshot and it made me smile.

Our time here is never long enough, but it sounds like I may have an opportunity to come back and teach a rug hooking class at the quilt shop here in town!  It may have to be next fall before we can get the class underway but it will be a great excuse to come back to one of our most favorite places of all.  Bayfield, Wisconsin. 
Cathy G


  1. You must have had a relaxing time, Cathy !
    The homes and cottages look so pretty and inviting. Looks like you had some nice weather, too. That yellow home with the red roof looks perfect !

  2. What a great place for a relaxing getaway!
    Love the whale weathervane. Those flowers are zinnias.
    The quaint houses and the inlet with the boats reminds me of New England.
    The doggies look like they are having a great time. Glad they could go with you.

  3. I too love Bayfield! Great pictures.

  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful time on your get away! I am gonna save the name of this place for myself! Tammy

  5. Looks so beautiful, glad you had a chance to get away. I would almost give anything to take a vacation. Greg and I have been together 14 years already and never had a vacation. Maybe next year. Thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures Cathy!!


  6. Oh such a sweet place Kathy, I love it!!! What a view and those flower gardens are beautiful..Blessings Francine.

  7. Wow a beautiful place, piece of heaven on earth!
    Fall Blessings

  8. What a beautiful place to visit and relax and always nice to go during the quiet times.


  9. Hi Cathy,
    What a lovely place!!!! The homes, gardens, views.........beautiful!!!!! I'm sure you were inspired and rejuvenated!!! The doggies are just so sweet too, and look like they would like to take up permanent residence!!! I don't blame them!!! Thank you so much for taking us along!!! I hope that rug hooking class works out for you as well!! Such a nice place to visit, again and again!!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Warm Hugs~

  10. That looks like a perfect place to unwind. I hope the rug class works out.
    Love those furbabies.
    Hugs :)

  11. Wow! What a beautiful place to visit! Love the homes and gardens/// and of course the peacefulness of the water... :-)

  12. I can see why, What a beautiful place!! I loved all of your pictures today.

  13. Cathy your pictures were so fun to see! What a wonderful place. Hugs cheri

  14. This place looks like heaven on earth--so peaceful looking, quiet and quaint--just the way I like it

  15. I haven't been to Bayfield in a few years but just loved it! I'd like to know more about your rug hooking class next fall! Now that would be a good "excuse" to get back up there!

  16. What a wonderful place to just relax...unwind... and enjoy the scenery...Have a lovely time...


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