as it meanders along the way

Archive for April, 2012

Stretch

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

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Raptor


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


Scents

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!


Cobblestone

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