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The "Dells" Is Back

Journal Entry: Fri May 29, 2009, 5:45 PM
About a year ago the Wisconsin Dells made the national news as millions watched the flooded Lake Delton overpower its banks, wash out a highway and break apart homes as it drained into the Wisconsin River. There was no more lake... just a creek running through mud flats. “Rain or Shine” as the Tommy Bartlett "Ski, Sky and Stage" show exclaimed on its billboard and somehow they were able to put on a show throughout last summer... even without water.
Through a massive undertaking the breach in the lake has been repaired; the lake has been dredged, cleaned up and refilled. Now the “Dells” is open for business [at least those merchants who have been able to hang on financially through the devastation of the flood and last year's resulting “non-tourist season”]. Here’s to the valiant effort of all who worked so hard for the past year to restore the Wisconsin Dells… I hope you have a GREAT season!!!



Here are some of my favorites from several talented photographers on dA… please stop by their galleries and sample the unique talent that each one brings!!!




































































































Some of my own photos:
     
  Clothed in White by papatheo   Lion Sized Hug by papatheo
   Dancing Duck by papatheo   Let Sleeping Wolves Lie by papatheo
   Tree of Gold by papatheo   Misty Morning on the Peshtigo by papatheo
   Day's End by papatheo One More Sunflower by papatheo Change of Weather by papatheo                                 
   Lions in Winter by papatheo Dockside Flowers by papatheo                                                                                   
    The Intensity of a Cat by papatheo  :thumb61291981:  We're Not Dogs by papatheo
Yellow Exotic by papatheo Land of Long Views by papatheo
The Infinity Room by papatheo "I Can't Bear It" by papatheo
Snuggling In by papatheo Spoon Petaled Daisies by papatheo Shoreline Walk by papatheo


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tfavretto Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
Great selections, and thank you for the feature, it's an honor to have my work displayed next so such incredible photos.
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papatheo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
You are welcome my friend!!! :nod:
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dreami Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
such a wonderful features and I'm among them! thank you so much! :glomp:
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papatheo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Professional Photographer
:D Absolutely my pleasure my friend!!! :nod: :hug:
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In-the-picture Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful collection - have just added to my faves:hug:
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papatheo Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
:) I'm glad... it sure is fun to share work that really knocks your socks off!!!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Thanks so much :-)
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papatheo Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
:D Absolutely my pleasure... exquisite work!!! :nod:
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justeline Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
Stunning selection as usual Richard!
Thanks a million for including me once again! :hug:
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papatheo Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
:D Absolutely my pleasure!!! :nod: :hug:
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