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Graffiti-Boxcar-TCW

Graffiti Boxcar Twin Cities & Western

The Twin Cities and Western engines quietly pull their freight through the woods along the Kenilworth Trail in Minneapolis. This is the site of the proposed Southwest Light Rail train. It’s a beautiful trail that is used by commuters and recreational bikers, including me. One of the great perks of living in an otherwise crowded Uptown.

Lake of the Isles Infrared Sunrise

Lake of the Isles Infrared Sunrise

This week of the 100 Post Challenge, I will be sharing one of my favorite alternative views of reality, Infrared. This was taken from the dock, just down hill and to the west of Saturday’s photo. Infrared is the light just beyond our vision of the red scale. Many animals can see it, including birds. Trees reflect it and the sky, being blue, shows up as black. It’s a beautiful, other-worldly look to me.
Yes, it’s a special camera.

West High School Fallen Trees

West High School Fallen Trees

Kenwood Isles residence is on the site of the old West High School at the corner of Hennepin and 28th. I’ve always admired the stately old trees at the corner surrounding the sign on the corner that I don’t think many people notice. Saturday morning while I was out exploring the damage from the storm, I found this sight, sorry to see them go.

Wintery Lake of the Isles

Wintery Lake of the Isles

April snowstorm in Minneapolis

Beautiful View of Lake of the Isles

Beautiful View of Lake of the Isles

I love this image, the snow-covered world, open water, droopy trees, laden with the late season snowfall.

NOT Black and White

NOT Black and White

This is not a Black & White image, I did not desaturate it, in fact, I added saturation. See the signs on the left? The overcast sky, the wet tree trunks and the really white snow conspire to create a colorless world…

Winter Willow

Winter Willow

Willow tree at the northern edge of the Lake of the Isles, with spring buds starting to appear. The wrinkly trunk reminds me of the Womping Willow from Harry Potter.

Snow-covered Trees, Late April, Minneapolis

Snow-covered Trees, Late April, Minneapolis

Minnesota Commercial Engines

Minnesota Commercial Engines

The fine red engines of Minnesota Commercial.

Willlow Tree from Below

Willlow Tree from Below

The days of green and blue are numbered, enjoy them while they last…