This is the first show to hang at the new cafe in Middleton, WI. It features 16 of Middleton resident Annette Knapstein's intimate nature and landscape photographs.

Optimistic by Nature

Chocolaterian Cafe - Middleton
6637 University Avenue
Middleton, Wi 53562-1161
January 1 - March 31, 2018
Spending time in nature has always been one of my favorite activities. It has a way of calming my spirit and rekindling my sense of joy and wonder. It’s a great reminder that there are reasons to be optimistic, even when the world seems complicated.
As a photographer it is a gift to witness, capture and share the amazing parenting skills of sandhill cranes caring for their colt, the beauty of a tree in four different seasons or the simple shadows of plants in the snow. And the best part is there is always a reason to return to nature because it is never the same place twice.
I hope these photographs -- many which were made right here in Middleton or other parts of Wisconsin -- make you smile, help you relax a little, or give you a brief escape into nature.