Lanesboro, Minnesota on a quiet afternoon, with the main activity being the Amish basket market. Lanesboro is located in southeast Minnesota, is home to many Amish families, is a hub for recreational activities along the Root River, has a great theater company and some wonderful B&Bs.
Water. It’s life giving, a retreat, a place to float under the sun, a place to fish and so much more. And, at times, it can be a mirror to reflect land and sky. Most of my life has been spent living on the shore of a lake, near a creek or river or close enough to be impacted by its presence. I have seen water in its various forms throughout the seasons. I am at home near water. When the surface of water is calm, it gives the viewer a chance to look down into the sky, rather than up, it’s like a trip through the looking glass.
Last year was not a good year for the blueberry patch near our home in Duluth and we are hoping this year will be better. Now that spring is in full swing, we took a hike to the patch to have a look and see if the plants were in bloom yet. We were happy to see that the patch is doing quite well compared to last year and we are excited about the potential yield for this year’s picking. Every little white blossom you see wants to grow up to be a delicious blueberry.
On a recent night when I expected to see the aurora lighting up the skies over Duluth, I got a surprise. Rather than seeing the northern lights, I captured this unique image, for which I have no explanation. I took many shots that night, but only this one has what appears to be lights in the sky over the Blatnik Bridge and the harbor. Other than cropping the image, doing a bit of sharpening and noise reduction, I’ve done no other editing.
I have shot my last game for the spring season and now it’s time to head back to Duluth and home for an extended stay. As much as I have enjoyed the work of photographing high school sports, the long weeks away from home take their toll after awhile. I look forward to sleeping in my own bed, being close to Lake Superior, working at the bridge and assisting my wife with her upcoming, very busy summer. It’s going to be her turn to be on the road and away from home. I also look forward to catching up on all the projects around the house and spending time by the lake and in the forest.
The scenic route home, Highway 23, also known as the Evergreen Memorial Highway.