A Lighthouse in the Fog

When I traveled to Minnesota’s North Shore in September, I was hoping to catch the Split Rock Lighthouse in some nice fall colors. But with the absence of good fall colors, I managed to catch the famous landmark in some dense fog and mist. In fact, it rained all day! Early in the pre-sunrise, this […]

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Being Watched

While photographing black bears from a treestand in north-central Minnesota last month, during one of the slow times this squirrel stopped across from me and “people watched” for a little while: Photo Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon 100 mm-400 mm f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens (at 390 mm) Handheld from a treestand ISO 3200 (image made […]

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Fun Friday: Looking for a Handout

During last month’s visit to Minnesota’s North Shore, this little guy followed me around the Grand Marais harbor, looking for a handout: I can report that he had no luck with me.  First, I had no food items with me. But more importantly, even if I had, I would not have fed him. Cute … […]

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The Cascades

My last post featured the wonderful Cascade Waterfall at Cascade State Park, along Minnesota’s North Shore. Today’s post features the same river, just upstream of where the Cascade Falls are located. Although not much drop in height, the water rushes so quickly among the rocks that this type of water feature makes some wonderful photography, […]

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Cascade Falls

While visiting Minnesota’s North Shore area, one of the stops was at Cascade State Park, which is conveniently located right along the highway that follows Lake Superior up the coast. Cascade State Park has several falls along Cascade River. This post features the highest falls, Cascade Falls. A short walk from the highway is all […]

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Fun Friday: Rainbow Over Duluth

“You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.” Charlie Chaplin (1889 – 1977) During a short visit to Duluth’s Canal Park, a rainbow appeared over the horizon.    

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Bearly What I Expected!

I mentioned in a previous post that my bid to get some fall color photos along Minnesota’s North Shore was trumped by bad weather and an incorrect prediction of peak colors. But, as the saying goes, “When God closes one door, He opens another” certainly held true for me! After the North Shore portion of […]

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Butter-And-Eggs … Yummm

During my recent Minnesota trip, I found a new wildflower for me, the “Butter-and-Eggs” (Linaria vulgaris): This beauty is in the Figwort family, and also known as Toadflax. It grows 1-3 feet high and the flowers are 3/4″ to 1″ long, and gets it’s common name of Butter-and-Eggs from it’s uncanny resemblance to just that […]

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Colorful Caterpillar

I just returned home last night, from a 10-day trip to Minnesota. A lot of interesting experiences, as well as visiting with relatives on my wife’s side. One of the areas I photographed was the North Shore area, along Lake Superior. At Grand Marais, I stopped to photograph the lighthouse in the harbor. While walking […]

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Surfing the Webs

Yesterday morning, I photographed at Sherburne NWR, in east-central Minnesota. This location is one of my favorite when visiting this area. Yesterday was extremely foggy and I grabbed some wildlife shots in the fog … those will be shared later. Today’s images are some of the many spider webs I found in the early morning […]

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