as it meanders along the way

Archive for April, 2012


Silver Lake Park, 3 Rivers District | MN 2012

The same owl, stretching
She stretched both wings
before moving back into the hallow of the oak

Amazing to think that when this large
winged creature is in flight she will
emit no sound, just a swoop right before you see her


Silver Lake Park, 3 Rivers District | MN 2012

A family of Owls has taken up residence in the local park.
At dawn and the last hour of the day
You can watch as the keen eyes peer out
from the hallows of the great oak tree

The ravens drew us near
as they screech and dive the mate
far from the nest of young’uns


Silver Lake Park, 3 Rivers District | MN 2012

As I walk around the park, with my furry companion
We pass the trees that have new blooms
I wish I knew the name of the trees
The blooms are so fragrant
I am drawn to the nearest branch
where Spring fills the senses

Rock of Ages

Spring Lake Park, 3 Rivers District | MN 2012

Rock On!


Spring Lake Park, 3 Rivers District | MN 2012

Present paths built on past designs.

Sticking it Out

Spring Lake Park, 3Rivers District | MN 2012

Last season sticking in out, trying to hold tough onto the green blades of spring.

Fence Posts

Spring Lake Park, 3 Rivers District | MN 2012

The shadows always catch my attention as I come to this bend in the path.
Stately trees, casting long reminders of the passing day.

This Bud’s for You

Sliver Lake Park, 3 Rivers District | MN 2012

The trees are blooming
Senses are filled
Warm fragrance drifts along
With a fresh spring breeze
Welcome Spring!

Thaw 2012

Lake Christine | Lutsen, Mn 2012

“A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature.
It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden

FinePix S800fd | focal 4.7 | f-stop 4.5 | exposure 1/250

Misted Path 2012

Snowmobile Trail | Lutsen, MN 2012

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.” ~ Albert Einstein

Canon PowerShot ELPH 100HS | focal 5| f-stop 2.8 | exposure 1/500 | fisheye

Rock Hunter 2012

Lake Superior | Lutsen, MN 2012

My grandmother taught me how to hunt rocks
she showed me how to study and
delicately view each stone
to examine the qualities
texture, color, shape
when I feel the weight of a stone in my hand
there is a vibration, a connection
as if I am holding the hand of my grandmother

Nikon D5100 | lens Nikkor 18-55 mm | focal 24 | f-stop 11 | exposure 1/3

Weathered 2012

Old Shed | Lutsen, MN 2012

She sits atop the hill
Looking out onto the big lake
Her flanks seasoned with the weather

FinePix S8000fd | focal 5 | f-stop 4 | exposure 1/50

Willows 2012

Pussy Willow | Tofte, MN 2012

Spring first shows her soft side
Even a late spring snow cannot dampen the spirit of renewal

FinePix S8000fd | focal 9.8 | f-stop 3.5 | exposure 1/105

Day Breaking 2012

Lake Superior | Lutsen, MN 2012

The shores of the Big Lake can feel like an ocean
High tide breaks the morning shoreline
Stinging wind rolls across frigid water
Colors of the rising day cast erie shadows across the surface
Swells heave and drive the rocks into each other with a crack
Receding to build again

Nikon D5100 | Nikkor 18-55 mm lens | focal 18 | F-stop 13 | exposure 1.3