as it meanders along the way

Photos

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!


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


Still Waters 2012

Silver Lake Park, 3 River District | MN 2012

Still reflection
broken by the glided movement
of two paired green heads

Hipsamatic | John S lens | Kodot XGrizzeled film | Dreampop flash


Hiker 2010

Banning State Park | Sandstone, MN 2010

What is it the Hiker seeks
remains of another lifetime
a window into the past
or into the future
framing the life now lived

FinePix S8000fd | focal 9 | f-stop 3.5 | exposure 1/125


Birth of a Fern 2010

Banning State Park | Sandstone, MN 2010

The birth of a newly formed fern
can be heard as it
rolls from its downy cocoon
tossing up its arms wide
to break free

FinePix S8000fd | focal 9.8 | f-stop 3.5 | exposure 1/240


White Flower Bud 2010

Banning State Park| Sandstone, MN 2010

Life bursts all at once
last of the frost has melted away
while the river moves with fierce intent
there is a symphony of sights, sounds and smells

FinePix S8000fd |focal 9.8 | f-stop 3.5 | exposure 1/160


Green Leaf 2010

Green Leaf 2010

Banning State Park | Sandstone, MN 2010

Spring brings a sense of renewal
the smell of the earth
a core of a leaf just as it starts to unfurl
the rush of a misted breeze

FinePix S8000fd | focal 9.8 | f-stop 3.5 | exposure 1/60


Hinge 2012

Hinge 2012

Silver Lake Park, 3 Rivers District | MN 2012

As I moved along the path
the tall prairie grass reached out toward me
like a lover looking for its last hug
before the hinge is let loose

Hipsamatic | John S lens | Kodot XGrizzeled film | Dreampop flash


Shift 2012

Silver Lake Park, 3 Rivers District | MN 2012

The season has twisted
there is a definite shift
right of center
then soon
back again

Hipsamatic | John S lens | Kodot XGrizzeled film | Dreampop flash


Dancing Oak 2012

Dancing Oak

Silver Lake Park, 3 Rivers District | MN 2012

Centuries past pagan tune
plays to the old oak
as it tips and sways
in the last remaining rays
of the failing spring sun

Hipsamatic | John S lens | Kodot XGrizzeled film | Dreampop flash


Green 2012

Silver Lake Park, 3 Rivers District | MN 2012

When living in the land of ice and snow, or in the case of this winter…
brown and gray
Green is always a welcome color, now just waiting for the smell of fresh cut grass and earth


Reflection 2012

Silver Lake Park, 3 Rivers District | MN 2012

Warm reflections surface of a season now past
Knowing this too will evaporate into a memory

FinePix S8000fd | focal 9.4 | f-stop 4.5 | exposure 1/300


Whispers in the Wind 2012

Silver Lake Park, 3 Rivers District |MN 2012

The wind whispers ~ Spring
as the bite of winter is exhaled on its breath

FinePix S8000fd | focal 84.2 | f-stop 5.6 | exposure 1/550


Red Squirrel Totem 2012

Red Raven Retreat | Willow River, MN 2012

One of a family of seven. The woods were moving with curious red tails all afternoon.
The chatter and whistles of 6 babies old enough to run as momma looked on from above.

FinePix S8000fd | focal 84.2 | f-stop 4.5 | exposure 1/480


Flame Art 2012

Red Raven Retreat | Willow River, MN 2012

Ribbons of flame curl the once green 3-inch pine needles
Nature sculpts her own Flame Art

FinePix S8000fd | focal 61.2 | f-stop 4.5 | exposure 1/600


New Fallen 2012

Red Raven Retreat | Willow River, MN 2012

Crystal kaleidoscope gathered
Perched atop the small bud
Patterns drawn in my mind

FinePix S8000fd | focal 9.8 | f-stop 4 | exposure 1/180


Frosty Reminder 2012

Silver Lake Park, 3 Rivers District | MN 2012

Dangling above and zoning out as I peered over the rail into the frozen lake
Embedded in the solid moisture is a reminder of another season

FinePix S8000fd | focal 44.3 | f-stop 4.5 | exposure 1/400


Promise of Summer 2012

Title: Promise of Summer 2012
Location: Red Raven Retreat, Willow River, MN
Setup: FinePix S8000fd | Focal Length 9.8 | F-stop 3.5 | Exposure 1/120


Rising in the Land of 10,000 Lakes

Title: Rising in the Land of 10,000 Lakes
Location: Lake Superior, Cascade, MN 2010
Setup: FinePix S8000fd | Focal Length 4.7 | F-stop 2.8 | Exposure 1/75