as it meanders along the way

Spring

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

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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


Yellow flower 2011

Yellow flower 2011

Banning State Park | Sandstone, MN 2011

The river bottom is lush
even in an early spring hike
Blooms appear brighter
greens appear calmer

FinePix S8000fd | focal 9.8 | f-stop 3.5 | exposure 1/75


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