The lower wing on this little guy just almost looks like it had a run in with some glitter, but it isn’t sparkly. It is so rare that I manage to get photos of any winged being, I was thrilled to get this one even though it isn’t perfect.
Though missing part of its wing, this little butterfly (moth, not sure which) was still flying around and doing its thing. It is a reminder I think I need every once in a while.
These were all taken from the boat launch spot we found for our first night of star viewing. It is one of the very few spots we found that didn’t already have at least a half a dozen people hanging out, but it is obvious that others had been there before us.
We really found this spot at a perfect time. The sun was just beginning to set on the other side of the bit of land that juts out to the side. It created some really pretty effects on the water. And yes, I spent a stupid amount of time taking pictures of the water and the splashes and the little bitty waves that were coming on shore.
The boat launch was in this good sized slightly enclosed bay on the very northern edge of the Door County Peninsula. It was surrounded by private homes and properties, so it was quiet. Granted, nearly the entire northern tip of the peninsula was on the quiet side and one of the the things I liked the most about where we ended up staying.
This entire section was a rock beach. It kind of blew my mind how the different areas we visited had different types of beaches, all so close together. Someone had found a butterfly in the rocks and built this little memorial around it.
We had mainly been looking for a place to look at stars that first night, but we found a really beautiful place and spent a little more time there than I expected. The kids acted like little kids, getting all excited about this rock or that. It became a thing for them to get a small rock or two from every shoreline we visited. This place made it really hard for them to only choose that one or two.