A Few More Trillium Photos

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One last visit to find a few trillium still blooming. It won’t be long before they are gone for the year and we will have to wait another year to enjoy their presence.

Little Blue Flowers

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I was so busy taking multiple photos for a focus stack of this plant that I did not notice that I was kneeling in a patch of poison ivy. Fortunately, I was not affected and got the shot with no ill effects.

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

I love finding one of the more unique plants of the woods. Although listed as common, I have not come across very many of them in my explorations of the north woods. You can learn more about this plant here.

Trillium Bloom

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May is when many wildflowers bloom in the northern woods where I live and I always look forward to exploring to find them.

Break Time Is Over!

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For the last month I have taken a break from blogging and tended to other business. I also squeezed in a week long trip to south Texas near Corpus Christi. However, during the last month, my cameras were not gathering dust.

We’ve had a very cold winter here in northern Minnesota which has allowed Lake Superior to freeze. The western end of the lake by Duluth has ice thick enough to walk on, which is being used by skaters, ice anglers and anyone wanting to take advantage of this rare opportunity to walk on the “Big Lake.”

Because the lake is never totally still, the ice sheet is always in motion to some degree. This creates cracks and fissures in the ice. During the full moon in February I ventured to the lake to view the moon rise and capture it along with a bit of abstract art created by the cracked ice.

Nothing Lasts Forever

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Tettegouche State Park lies along the north shore of Lake Superior and is known for its hiking, camping and the arch. I visited the park in 2006 and paddled my kayak under the arch. Sadly, in 2010, the arch portion … Continue reading

After A Cold Day

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After a cold day on the road, it’s nice to find a warm place to rest. Spotting the motel sign advertising hot water heat sounded perfect! Sadly, the motel no longer exists and I had to move on.