Bob Upton, one of the Plein Air painters who’s work I photograph, will be having a gallery opening of his work from Italy.
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I set my alarm for 2am, but fell back asleep. I woke up again at 3:30am and scurried out with the big lens just in time to catch the moon as it was leaving the umbra and passing into the penumbra. Which I think is more impressive because you can see it half in full […]
A tight view of the Coon Rapids Dam from downstream. The dam bridge is still closed, no crossing over from the free lot on the west side.
The Blue Jays have returned as well. Welcome back to Minnesota little one. From Wikipedia: The Blue Jay can be beneficial to other bird species, as it may chase predatory birds, such as hawks and owls, and will scream if it sees a predator within its territory. It has also been known to sound an […]
Adventures from the Bass Ponds continue; I saw a Northern Shoveler for the first time years ago in Lake of the Isles, I thought my eyes were playing tricks with me, such a large beak on a duck! That sighting got me into birding and looking for these less common feathered critters. It ended up […]
The eagles are returning to the cities! He must have seen me because he flew right towards me and showed off his under feathers. I’m still not sure if he is a first, second or third year. If you can figure it out, please comment and let me know. Thanks to Crystal for taking me […]
On my way to have Ph’o Soup for lunch with my friend Sheila, we discovered that the snow that day stuck to the lettering on the awning! Cool effect on a snow day.
A beautiful morning on Lake of the Isles, from off shore of Raspberry Island.
It’s good to get away and enjoy some humidity and sunshine. Luckily I only have to cross the Mighty Mississippi and venture to the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park in St. Paul.
After setting up a shot of this mooring chain and the barges behind it, I was set upon by this pushboat and it’s crew. I had no idea they were coming, just one of those joyful coincidences of a daily photographer.