Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Last Pine Standing

This tree really caught my eye while I was out exploring the backroads of Ontario, Canada last week.  

Saturday, November 16, 2019

November, Mt. Josephine Summit

Supremely beautiful view, even in the gray month of November.  One of my absolute favorite places on this Earth.  Grand Portage, MN.  

Friday, November 8, 2019

Early Winter on the Gunflint Hills

Earlier this week I did some exploring on the Ontario backroads and found my way to the north side of Gunflint Lake.  In May of 2007 the Ham Lake Fire ravaged through this area, ultimately burning 75,000 acres of forest. Now, 12 years later, the forest is in full recovery mode but this time of year as winter sets you can still very clearly see how the fire changed the landscape. 

Log Abstract

Sometimes you find beautiful things in some pretty unexpected places.  Like this collection of logs with really intriguing cross sections I came across recently while scouting Canadian logging areas for good aurora shooting locations.  

Friday, November 1, 2019

The gray season is here

The gray month is officially here.  Most years it seems we see very little of the sun in November.  The days are dominated by gray skies and precipitation which varies between rain and snow.  This month does have a beauty all its own though.  And some of that beauty was revealed to me today.

Good Morning from Grand Portage

October sunrise at the Spirit Tree in Grand Portage, MN. 

Note: Access to the Spirit Tree is only available to Grand Portage tribal/community members.