Sometimes, well, lots of times, it’s fun to look at the world a bit differently.
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Once again I chose to skip the mayhem of Black Friday shopping and join the many who prefer to spend time outdoors rather than in lines at the mall. This year I was accompanied by family and friends at Jay Cooke State Park, which, like all Minnesota state Parks, was open to the public for free admission on Black Friday.
Here are a few of the images from the day.
Trees that grow on rocky ground twist and wind their way to find places to anchor themselves. Also, being alongside a river makes it important to be able to hold on during high water.
Along the shore of the Gooseberry River at Gooseberry Falls State Park.
From a late September outing to Amnicon State Park in northern Wisconsin.
If not for the swarms of vicious mosquitos, this would have been a very enjoyable location to sit and relax for awhile.
The weather is finally warming and various signs of spring are showing up in nature, including insects.
While making one last visit to see the pelicans I spotted this fly warming itself on an information plaque.
It was a chilly morning for late April and no puddle went unfrozen.
Caught on a warm spring day just before it melted away to nothingness.