Category Archives: Minnesota

Finding Spring

It’s been a long, hard winter here in Minnesota. I long to move freely without slogging through snow. We’re almost there, and I needed to get out and away from the city today, so I went to a park to … Continue reading

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Snowy Owl Irruption

There is an irruption of Snowy Owls across much of the country this year, including in Minnesota. What is an irruption, you ask? About once a decade, an unusual number of Snowy Owls push south into the US from their … Continue reading

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International Wolf Center, Part II

I used to post my vacation pictures over a series of weeks, thinking it would be nice to provide regular content. However, it’s clear that what actually happens is the pictures never get posted or processed. So now I’ll post … Continue reading

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International Wolf Center, Part I

I just returned home from a trip to Northern Minnesota. I had a great time, but came home a day early. I’m just too wiped out from all the hiking I did! Plus, I was itching to process the pictures … Continue reading

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Caponi Art Park

Not that long ago, I came across a link to Caponi Art Park and added it to my mental list of “places to check out someday.” Today was the day, and I’m glad I went. If you look at the … Continue reading

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New Hunting Grounds

I recently found a location that looked promising for some bird photography. Went there this evening, even though I was running out of light for the type of pictures I wanted to shoot. Given that this is my first crack … Continue reading

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Pussy Willows, Cattails…

I went to one of my favorite photography spots this morning. Although it’s mid-March in Minnesota, we’re experiencing record highs in the 70s, and it seems more like spring than Minnesota ever feels in March. Why not enjoy it? My … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

It was 42 degrees F and sunny here in Minneapolis today, with no snow on the ground. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Christmas like this one. Nobody hesitated to take advantage of the pleasant weather, however, so many … Continue reading

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A Trip to the Zoo

I spent the morning at the Minnesota Zoo a week ago, and came back with several shots I liked. I’m glad I went–there were migrating birds coming through, as well as the last of the fall leaves. I’ve been too … Continue reading

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A Close Encounter

I’m dipping into the archives tonight. This week slid by fast, and I don’t have a post ready. Too busy with a week off getting stuff done around the house and yard to work on anything artistic! I’ve been meaning … Continue reading

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