Etching in Ice

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Once again I have gone in search of patterns in the ice along the lake shore.  Conditions have not be favorable this year for the kind of patterns I’ve found in past years, but I did manage to find a couple to play with.

Welcome to the Future

2020…it sounds very futuristic.  In many ways, compared to what I’ve grown up with, it is the future, just not quite the one I was expecting.  I raised myself on a steady diet of science fiction books and films, so I thought I would have a flying car by now.  Sure, we have computers for home use that are amazing, smart phones, smart watches and even Artificial Intelligence, but where is my flying car?  We can video chat with anyone around the world, we can travel long distances in short amounts of time, (if you don’t count going through security) but no flying car!
Oh well, here’s to the future as it is and a toast to what the future will look like for us photographers.  And leading off the new year, here’s an image that caught my attention while hiking along the rocky beach in Split Rock State Park in northern Minnesota.

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I’m guessing that the log was flipped by wave action which reoriented the icicles.

On A Path Less Traveled

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Aimless, no destination in mind, a path to follow, mysteries in nature.

Making Tracks to the Outdoors

Today is Black Friday and once again I have chosen to #OptOutside.  Minnesota State parks were open to the public with free admission today and I visited Jay Cooke State Park.  It looks like I wasn’t the only one making tracks to the outdoors.

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Rising From the Bog

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Shapes rise from the watery bog.  There is light and there is movement.  Who knows what lies beneath the water, beneath the light, what is hiding, waiting to surprise us?  These are the big questions along the October road.

Two Shot Stop

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A closer view of the reflections in the water.  I find it myself mesmerized as I fall into the patterns.  Just another wonderful stop on the October Road.

Not Sure what’s up; or what’s Down?

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A good reflection can go either way.