Late October seems too soon for fall to transition into winter. Nevertheless, this is what 2020 has brought to north-central Minnesota. Beautiful, but couldn’t it have waited for a month?
This post is simply to share fall scenery that we have been enjoying this year in north-central Minnesota. Its title, “Autumn Leaves” might seem familiar, it is a popular song from 1945 that has been covered by 100’s of artists and is considered a jazz standard. For anyone wanting to hear it, I’ve included a […]
We are fortunate to live beside a lake with very clear water. Effectively capturing its clarity in a photo is difficult. Real estate ads for properties on lakes in the area with clear water commonly include photos like this, taken looking down on the water from our dock. Plants on the lake bottom, under about […]
Maple Leaves Asters Strange Mushrooms
In early September the oncoming fall season is already evident in Northern Minnesota. In addition to clear crisp days there have been hazy days lately, reportedly caused by smoke from the terrible fires in the far west. Remarkable that the fires have such dramatic effects over 1000 miles away.
A beautiful sunset on this chilly August 31 evening is a good marker for the end of summer.
Earlier this week a line of thunderstorms passed us right around sunset. Dramatic skies resulted…
Sunrise Scenes Sunset
Gorgeous sunrise in Louisiana this January morning.
The tamarack is unusual because it is the only conifer native to Minnesota that is not evergreen. The photos below show how local tamaracks have changed color from September to October prior to dropping all their needles. A disadvantage for deciduous trees is that they must expend considerable resources to make new leaves each year. […]