Awareness

On September 16th and 17th, the Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth was lit in blue for Ovarian Cancer Awareness.  The full moon also got in to the act, rising up over Lake Superior and adding it’s warm glow to the surface of the lake.  And, for good measure, you have to have a ship coming under the bridge.

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The Root of the Matter

My latest post from Monochromia…

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I discovered the composition along the shore of the St. Louis River in Jay Cooke State Park, which is near Duluth, Minnesota.  The Medusa like root tendrils seeking a foothold among the rocks seem alive as they reach out new places to get a grip on the land.

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Breakfast With Ravens

On a recent early morning hike in the hills above my home, I found myself in the company of four ravens enjoying the air currents rising from below.  While standing on the rock outcropping watching their graceful flight, I was surprised when they started making close passes to where I was standing, often coming within about thirty feet of me.  In case you don’t know, ravens are several times larger than crows and are graceful in the sky.  Having one of these magnificent birds make a close pass is amazing and inspiring.  In Native and Shamanic circles, ravens can signal several things.  Here is an excerpt from one website:

It’s time for you to make changes within yourself. Embrace your true potential and become who you really are.
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If Raven comes to you:

If Raven has come visiting you it can mean any number of things. Most powerful of all is the synchronicity that Raven assures you is pending. He is a master of bending and folding time and space so that you are exactly in the right moment at the right time. As a messenger you are reminded that those around you are reflecting back at you the things you most have to learn about yourself.

Know that when Raven appears that magic is imminent. Raven is about rebirth, recovery, renewal recycling and certainly reflection and healing. He signifies moving through transitions smoothly by casting light into the darkness.

The 2016 Minnesota State Fair, Pt. 4

An Experience In Four Parts.

Part Four: The Midway

Welcome to the fourth and final, vertigo inducing, state fair post.  The highlight of any visit to the fair is nighttime in the midway with its rides and games.  It’s a place of bright colors, excessive motion and a cacophony of sounds.  On the night I was there, the artificial lights were supplemented by an impending thunderstorm approaching from the north, lighting the sky with frequent lightning displays.  That was my cue to call it a night and try to make it back to my car, parked about a half mile away.  Happy to say, I made without getting wet.

 

The 2016 Minnesota State Fair, Pt. 3

An Experience In Four Parts.

Part Three: Kiddie Land, amusement rides for the kids.

A place to bring your children after they have eaten some of the more exotic fair foods. Once they’ve had their fill, put them on a rapidly spinning ride…what could go wrong?

The 2016 Minnesota State Fair, Pt. 2

An Experience In Four Parts.

Part Two: Food and Beverage

The are over 300 food and beverage options at the fair, you can search the possibilities here.  And every year new items are added to the list, check the 2016 list.  There’s everything from a pork chop on a stick to beer on a stick, and everything in between.