I am from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While i live about 20 minutes from Lake Michigan and do not spend a lot of time at the lakeshore, I consider it our great treasure. I was a School Counselor and now that I am retired, I have turned my interests to nature and the environment. I help out at a Nature Center near my home. Learning about wildflowers is one of my current challenges (there are so many varieties). I also like music, reading and travel.