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Door County

Standing with my toes in the warm sand, I watched my four-year-old daughter Violet coax out string on a small, orange kite.

Sturgeon Bay artists Jeremy Popelka and Stephanie Trenchard transform molten glass into sometimes practical, sometimes whimsical works of art. Photo by Mike Roemer/roemerphoto.com.

Sturgeon Bay artists Jeremy Popelka and Stephanie Trenchard transform molten glass into sometimes practical, sometimes whimsical works of art.

Roy Lukes in his element at the Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor, Door County (photo by Len Villano). Photographs taken by Lukes and published in his regular Peninsula Pulse nature column bring the plants and animals of Door County to life.

The life and times of a true "nature boy," Roy Lukes.

“Door County is such an amazingly beautiful place, and, for all the faults, there’s a kindness and a caring in the people scraping out a life there. ... It’s much more than fish boils, cherries, and goats.”

Blei on his own turf in Ellison Bay, Door County, standing in front of a sign welcoming—or, considering the coyote, possibly warning away—visitors to his converted chicken coop writer’s studio. Photo Credit: John Nelson

Storied Door County writer Norb Blei and his pursuit of the writer’s life.

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