Friday, July 29, 2016

Fireweed Shoreline

















A beautiful patch of fireweed along the Lake Superior near Five Mile Rock just north of Grand Marais, MN

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Summer on 61

















Construction Season on Highway 61 :-)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Summer Clouds over Five Mile Rock


















Yesterday there were some really clouds out over the horizon of Lake Superior.  As I drove towards Grand Marais I kept glancing at the clouds and eventually I had to stop and make some photographs of them.  I knew it would make for a more interesting shot with Five Mile Rock in the foreground, so that's where I decided to stop and make this photo.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sunset over the lakes of Grand Portage


















A beautiful sunset over Speckled Trout Lake and Swamp Lake from a couple of nights ago.  One of my favorite views on this Earth :-)

Monday, July 25, 2016

Moonlight on Middle Falls


















A recent moonlit night at Middle Falls on the Pigeon River, taken from the Ontario, Canada side of the river.  The waterfall was beautiful in the moonlight and the trails of foam made for an interesting foreground.  

Friday, July 22, 2016

Lily Honey Bee


















The hummingbirds love our lilies... so glad to see that our honey bees love them too :-)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

A Beautiful Day in Grand Marais!


















Boy, it sure was a nice day yesterday!  As luck would have it I found myself in Grand Marais with a few hours to kill so for part of that time I sat on the shoreline of the harbor and watched the summer activity.  Boats and kayaks came and went, as did a large variety of people over at the lighthouse.  When I first sat down along the shoreline the sailing schooner Hjordis was just setting out onto the lake.  I made some photos of it as it passed the lighthouse but I wasn't really happy with the way they turned out.  So, I decided to wait for it to come back into the harbor to try again.  

Over an hour later the boat finally returned and I got a shot that I'm much happier with.  As the boat was passing by the lighthouse a group of kids was taking turns jumping off the breakwall into the lake.  They paused from their swim antics to watch as the Hjordis sailed past.  It was the kind of summer day that everyone dreams about and there certainly were a lot of people out taking advantage of it!