Autumn color and winter snow merge together as one season shifts to the next.
Category Archives: autumn
A Bit of Yellow, A Bit of Green
It’s that time of year in northern MInnesota when the tamaracks turn yellow making it obvious which pines are not evergreens.
American Larch aka: Tamarack
The American Larch, also known as the Tamarack, is an abundant tree in northern Minnesota. In the fall it adds it’s brilliant yellow color as it mixes in with the now barren trees of late autumn.
Skyline Parkway is a scenic drive through the hills above Duluth Minnesota. It is a 28 mile route that was begun in 1889 and a must drive for visitors to the area. The route has many scenic overlooks and passes by the Enger Tower park where you can climb to the top for an even more spectacular view of the city of Duluth and Lake Superior. In the summer, the gardens are in full bloom.
Ready For A Close-up
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One of my remaining lenses for my Canon cameras is a Canon 100mm 2.8 macro. The first image I chose to allow a bit of background bokeh and the other I used focus stacking.
A dry summer has kept most local streams to just a trickle. But, with a background such as this, the trickle is a minor part of the composition.
At the base of small waterfall is a pond which serves as a collection place for the leaves as they fall from the trees. Should we get more rain than we’ve been getting, the leaves will be flushed from this pond and make their way to Lake Superior.
Walk with me…no need to hurry, take your time and savor the day.
Over there, off to one side, another tree. Two trees, each watching the other, keeping the other company. One obviously older, having seen more, able to share with the other knowledge of the past. They both watch, as the man on the side of the road takes pictures before vanishing down the October Road.
This one tree, standing alone, bare, receiving the morning sun on it’s bark and branches. It catches the eye of a passing motorist who stops his journey on the October Road and captures a moment.