Sunday, August 20, 2017

Farm Field Cranes


















I was pretty excited to come across this pair of Sandhill Cranes recently.  It's been a while since I've seen cranes and I've missed seeing them as they are one of my favorite birds.  I spotted them in a farm field near Grand Marais, Minnesota. 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Escaping Common Reality

























Last night I took the new Surly ECR out for a nice 20 mile ride after work, it's first "proper" ride on a wide variety of surface types, which is kind of what it's made for.  It's basically made to cover almost any type of terrain and do so comfortably. I would say that it easily succeeds!  I already love it and can't wait to put more miles on it.  This photo was made along Old Highway 61 in Grand Portage, MN.  The sunset was pretty cool with these interesting lines of clouds.  Of course it was begging for a shot with the bike!  

Monday, August 14, 2017

Night Ride with Frogs and Toads


















Last night I went for a bike ride of which the majority of the time was after dark.  Once darkness descended upon the forest I started seeing lots of frogs and toads coming out onto the gravel road.  I used my bike light to illuminate a few of them so I could take their picture.  





































Saturday, August 12, 2017

Nocturnal Northwoods Paradise


















A little hint of Aurora Borealis meets with the Milky Way over Esther Lake in Grand Portage State Forest, Minnesota.  We are so fortunate to have such magnificent views of the night sky in the northeast corner of the state.  

Friday, August 11, 2017

Horseshoe Bay Aurora


















I'm still working on photos from the night of June 22, 2015!  I just keep finding more and more images that I want to edit and upload to my website.  This one is the view looking south from the public boat ramp on Horseshoe Bay of Lake Superior in Hovland, MN.  

Monday, August 7, 2017

August at High Falls


















Grand Portage State Park, MN - Minnesota's tallest waterfall never disappoints, no matter what time of year or what the water level is.  It's always an impressive sight!

Dropping in to Till-Ta-Whirl


















This is gonna be fun :-)

Pincushion Mountain - Grand Marais, MN