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The Bridge to Cedar Lake in Winter

The Bridge to Cedar Lake in Winter

This bridge is on the western side of Lake of the Isles and signals the entrance to the long channel to Cedar Lake.

Winter Respit

Winter Respite

I found this little scene upstream from the  Minnehaha Falls. There’s something about park benches…

This is part of a series that I took along the Mississippi River during the beginnings of a snowstorm. The first post is King Boreas Returns.

Down by the River

Down from the Falls

Everybody stands here. It’s the overlook above Minnehaha Falls, but I chose to look the other way. Go figure.

This is part of a series that I took along the Mississippi River during the beginnings of a snowstorm. The first post is King Boreas Returns.

Winter Roots

Winter Roots

Roots laid bare by the spring runoff. Yes, those are my footprints; they make a lovely compositional element to establish the flat plain of the shoreline. Not often I get to establish a line in a photo — something I miss from landscape oil painting. Not much else though.

This is part of a series that I took along the Mississippi River during the beginnings of a snowstorm. The first post is King Boreas Returns.

River Walk Reflections

River Walk Reflections

Look closely, there’s someone walking into the frame on the right. I love the peace and quiet of a snowstorm. A good time to reflect.

This is part of a series that I took along the Mississippi River during the beginnings of a snowstorm. The first post is King Boreas Returns.

Snow on the River

Snow on the River

This longshot of the next bend in the river reveals the airborne snow, the whitish haze on the right is not snow on the lens, it’s all the snow in the atmosphere. The sharper trees on the left are the inside of the bend on the other side of the river.

This is part of a series that I took along the Mississippi River during the beginnings of a snowstorm. The first post is King Boreas Returns.

Quiet River Bend

Quiet River Bend

The shoreline I’m standing on is deep under a shelf of ice, but across the river on the outside of the bend, years of torrent have washed the roots of the trees clean. This little stretch of the river is accessible from the Dog Park between Fort Snelling and The Minnehaha Falls.

This is part of a series that I took along the Mississippi River during the beginnings of a snowstorm. The first post is King Boreas Returns.

King Boreas Returns

King Boreas Returns

A few March days of 70° weather in the Great North Country is a fanciful dream, appreciated by the natives, but always borrowed time. Mid last week, the forecast for the weekend was chilly, but clear — then Saturday my weather app lit up, ‘Winter Storm Alert’ it cried! The dream is over! Awake! And with only one day notice King Boreas returns to his throne.

Vietnamese Noodle Shop Covered in Snow

Vietnamese Noodle Shop Covered in Snow

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.

Morning on Lake of the Isles

Morning on Lake of the Isles

A beautiful morning on Lake of the Isles, from off shore of Raspberry Island.