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.
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.
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.
Sunset colors above the St. Louis River as it flows through jay Cooke State Park.
The sun is setting behind the fading storm clouds as they move over Alpine Lake in the BWCAW.
Walk with me down a sunlit path leading to Graham Lake which is located along Highway 23 south of Duluth.
How to end a glorious day in the BWCAW in northern Minnesota.
Wonderful shades and colors from the setting sun with Whitewater Lake in the foreground. Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota.
Horizontal or vertical, either way it’s a beautiful shot.
I don’t think water can be any more still than this.