October Gift

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We don’t often get temps above seventy in October but, when we do, it behooves us to get outside and enjoy it. I choose to spend a few hours at Jay Cooke State Park enjoying the sound of the St. Louis River and waiting for the sunset.

Mayflies and Mosquitoes

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Thompson Reservoir, Carlton, MN

It would have been a much more peaceful evening if the mayflies hadn’t been in the middle of a major hatch and the mosquitoes hadn’t been so thick.  But, that’s northern Minnesota for you.

This will be my last post from Minnesota this month as I am headed to Oregon later this week for an extended photo trip.  I will be beginning with a sunset composition along the coast and then be driving back through the mountains, visiting Yellowstone and, I hope, Devil’s Tower.  I am also planning to shoot some prairie homesteads and wide open spaces in the Dakotas.

A Little Fresh Air

I’ve been cooped up a bit too long between staying home and my time working at our local food co-op, time to go outside and hug a tree.  And grab a photo or two.

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Sunset colors above the St. Louis River as it flows through jay Cooke State Park.