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

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Strawberry Thief


















The little chipmunk that likes to raid our strawberry bed :-)

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Biking under an August moon


























Glorious ride in the moonlight last night!  

Grand Portage, MN

Friday, August 4, 2017

In awe of the storm


























I was digging through my archives again last night and came across another photo from June 2015 that I wanted to share.  This aurora event was by far one of the best I've ever seen.  The lights were everywhere in the sky that night.  This photo was taken at Hollow Rock Resort in Grand Portage, MN looking East over Lake Superior. According to www.spaceweather.com there is an 80% chance of geomagnetic storming today, August 4th, due to a solar wind stream that is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field.  High latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras as night arrives on August 4th!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The sight of the stars makes me dream


















Grand Portage, MN

Summer views of the Milky Way are the best!  There are many reasons why I look forward to summer each year but the ability to see the galactic core of the Milky Way is right at the top of the list.  Few things inspire as much awe and wonder as a clear view of the galaxy we call home.