Pettman’s Photographic Memories (Ian Pettman) has really been throwing down the fall color shots in my neck of the woods lately. He says he has been interested in photography for 30 years, but only recently did it turn into a passion and that he loves sunsets, playing with macro shots, wildlife & bird photography, and also taking pictures of the local lighthouses. This dune bluff once really looked like a bear (source: Fred Dickinson Collection), and Ian retells the popular Legend of the Sleeping Bear:
Long ago, along the Wisconsin shoreline, a mother bear and her two cubs were driven into Lake Michigan by a raging forest fire. The bears swam for many hours, but eventually the cubs tired and lagged behind. Mother bear reached the shore and climbed to the top of a high bluff to watch and wait for her cubs. Too tired to continue, the cubs drowned within sight of the shore. The Great Spirit Manitou created two islands to mark the spot where the cubs disappeared and then created a solitary dune to represent the faithful mother bear.
Dive into his Flickriver.