Sunday, April 11, 2021

Consumed by the forest


 









A fallen birch log slowly getting swallowed by the forest floor...

Friday, April 9, 2021

Spring Evening at High Falls


 









Grand Portage State Park, MN

This evening all of the fog that was blanketing the landscape in the morning was gone leaving a completely different view of High Falls.  The sky was awesome so I arranged my composition to show more of it than I normally would.  

Foggy Morning at High Falls


 









Grand Portage State Park, MN

It was just a little bit foggy this morning (High Falls always looks cool in the fog) and after getting a decent amount of rain over the past couple of days I figured the falls would be flowing nicely.  The water level rose about 3 feet from the rain.  A few days ago there wasn't any water flowing down on the right side of the falls but today it was gushing. So much fun to photograph when its like this!  



Thursday, April 8, 2021

Spring Labrador Tea


 









I always love seeing labrador tea when I'm out in the woods but always struggle when it comes to photographing it.  Unlike most of the photos I've taken of it over the years, I rather like how this one turned out. 

Monday, April 5, 2021

Early spring lightning storm


 









We just had one heck of a lightning show roll across Lake Superior in Grand Portage!  The thunder and lightning went on for well over an hour and for a long time there was no rain with it which is unusual. At times the lightning flashes were almost a constant flickering throughout the entire sky.  Our house was seemingly surrounded by it. I shot these photos through my office window which overlooks Grand Portage Bay and Pete's Island. What an awesome night!




Friday, April 2, 2021

A sure sign of spring


 


A welcome sight for many and a sure sign that spring will soon be in full swing, pussy willows sure are beautiful and the way they capture and reflect the sunlight is mesmerizing. 



Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Otter Tracks, Superior National Forest


 









Our Sunday drive this past weekend brought us deep into Superior National Forest.  It had snowed several inches Saturday night so the forest was incredibly beautiful.  One of the highlights of the day was seeing these relatively fresh otter tracks traversing this small pond.  Otters are one of my favorite animals and I always enjoy coming across their tracks.