Acres of Diamonds in the Northwoods!!

Real Estate Agent with Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities #1 in Forest Land Mgmt

Acres of Diamonds in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, Upper Michigan, and Minnesota!Wisconsin Forests

Everyday as I turn on my computer Microsoft Windows is kind enough to gift me a beautiful nature or cultural site from some exotic, or nearby land from around the world.

I love these scenes and always check the info box to see where each brilliant photo is coming from.

So many of these come from very exotic lands like Southeast Asia where we see huge rock formations with vibrant and ancient growths of trees and other vegetation clinging to every surface.

Some locations from around the world show beautiful mountains, including one referred to as the Southern Alps, a scene from New Zealand featured in today’s flash screen.

Wisconsin ForestsSometimes it is a lush and beautiful Boreal Forest like we see so much of in the Midwest, Northeast, and Canadian regions.

Often, I make a mental, or written, note to find an opportunity to go visit many of these locations and I am sure that someday I will visit most of them.

In my business, I have been blessed with the opportunity to actually visit many of these places, mostly for business. 

Not just visiting, but spending some quality time, doing a project, tramping through the forests, finding the hidden gems that most will never see.

I have always told my son to appreciate the moments when we get to these places, take a break from your project to notice the beauty around you, and realize that thousands of tourists spend big bucks to come to these places, and most do not get as spectacular view as you do when you get into the inner forests as we do.Wisconsin Forests

Sometimes I will have a camera with me to get a shot to share, most times I have not, since most of my serious woods work was before we had digital cameras on every phone.

Yet, the enjoyment was there, thinking about how this was just like the most amazing postcard in the local tourist store.  Which often led to me wondering why tourists did not just same some money and look at these scenes from a postcard or from a magazine like National Geographic.

Of course, there are other senses besides the visual that are stimulated, we feel the heat, the extreme cold, the mosquitoes, the wet, the dry.

We smell the clean air, the dry air, the moist air, the pollens, the fungal spores, the smell that fresh water gives off, and the many other smells of nature.Wisconsin Forests

Yet so many times I will sit by some amazing waterfall, some amazing mountain view, or other spectacular view and wonder if this was worth the trip or if I could have saved some time and looked at photos from home.

Other times I have looked at this amazing scene and thought, this looks so close to a particular scene I have witnessed back in Wisconsin, Michigan or Minnesota. 

So close that if I did not know better I would have thought I was back home in my Northwoods stomping grounds.

Kind of reminds me of Russell Cornwell’s story about “Acres of Diamonds”, where the young man sells his inheritance and goes around the world searching for his fortune only to return home broke and discouraged, to find that the person who bought his lands had discovered a diamond mine in his fields.Michigan Forests

So many treasures so close to home, something that I see every time I travel across the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

So many spectacular views, millions of lakes, rivers, forests, wildlife, and so many more views that people pay money for, yet we can see so close to home.

Of course, this does not stop me from seeking out far off projects that will yield more exotic and breathtaking experiences, but it does help me to appreciate those diamonds that populate our Northwoods of Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and Minnesota.

Tonight, as I write this, I challenge you to plan a trip to Wisconsin to witness our beauty and take a little time to get out and look for the diamonds that God has placed in the land near you.

 Wisconsin Forests


Btw, if you find you really love this land, and who wouldn’t, and you want to move here, please give me a call.

I know where the diamonds are hidden and can help you find your Northwoods Paradise!





Disclaimer:  We may not actually have diamonds in this part of the country.  Our Forests, Lakes, Rivers, and Natural Beauty are our actual Gems, give me a call, I will be delighted to show you a few of these.


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CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren

I do get the pop ups and have checked out a couple myself. Beautiful.
Have a great day!
Lauren Selinsky

Mar 29, 2020 11:43 PM #1
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Bob.

Mother Nature has a soothing effect on almost everyone.  I know, she does her work well.

Mar 30, 2020 02:40 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Bob. You have had the opportunity to view sights the rest of us can only dream of! Enjoy your day!

Mar 30, 2020 04:18 AM #3
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Many of us who are staying at home would rather be taking a walk through the woods.

Mar 30, 2020 06:54 AM #4
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Looks absolutely gorgeous and I love the bridge picture.  Now is a wonderful time to enjoy some fresh air and all the beauty the world has to offer!

Mar 30, 2020 07:55 AM #5
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bob, you do live in a beautiful area.  We don't have anywhere near that many trees.

Mar 30, 2020 04:39 PM #6
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob yes the photos alone tell us what a magnificent country we live in and you are lucky  to be able to see it day in and day out. Someone like me I have been an Urban Dweller all my life and seldom do I get out to see the beauty of nature, Endre

Mar 30, 2020 09:47 PM #7
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Bob:

You have really captured our attention with your thoughtful discussion of Mother Nature and your interface there in your business, and for personal enjoyment. Your photos are wonderful. It reminds me a bit of New England, but is so very different from where I live now in SoCal!

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the area you live in, and visit often, for this challenge.


Apr 01, 2020 02:53 PM #8
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Love how you incorporated your passion of nature and your beautiful area, Bob. Fantastic shots you shared - makes me understand why you love it there!

Thank you so much for your participation in March's challenge.

Apr 01, 2020 11:05 PM #9
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Beautiful country it is so true that many do not realize what is just a hop skip and a jump away right in their back yard.

May 01, 2020 03:37 AM #10
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