There is still so much snow, with more on the way. But…

Summer is coming, I can’t wait.

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Winter Tree

I was driving to a job a little south of the metro area when I passed this tree. I shot it with a 35mm rangefinder as I headed south. As I returned, I had my Nikon DSLR ready and shot it again. This is the digital image. I love subjects isolated from the background. In this increasingly visually cluttered world, it’s nice to find a simple tree.

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A Porcupine!

When is a woodpile also a home? When a porcupine takes up residence during the day! We were up in Crosslake, MN for the President’s Day holiday weekend, and a winter cabin demands a winter fire. As we cleared away some snow to open the shed to get some wood, a shadowy creature stirred… Slowly. It was a porcupine! I’ve never been so close to a porcupine. In fact, I’ve only seen one other in my life and that was way up a tree. This one barely moved away from us, and very slowly. On day two, I took this shot with my iPhone. Cute little guy, or, girl maybe?

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Spring is springing, melting and flooding.

It was a wonderful day in Minnesota today. Warm weather and sunshine. It won’t be long now before it’s above freezing almost every day ūüôā

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Snowshoeing today

We went snowshoeing ¬†today in a local park called¬†Mississippi Gorge Regional Park. It was just beautiful with a temperature in the 30’s F, sunshine and some fun snow climbing up the sides of the gorge to the river road. It feels like summer!

We have hiked here several times in the summer but never in the winter. It’s a gem of an area and very close by.

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Soon to be published in Lumina

Three of my photographs will be in the next volume of a literary journal called Lumina,¬†the annual literary¬†journal¬†of the Sarah Lawrence College graduate program in writing. Two black and white photographs and one color were selected. I’m happy to have them published.

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Out and about in Minneapolis

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Colorado 2010 Highlights

Here is a little gallery of the highlights from our trip to Colorado in August to climb Mount Massive. I will be filling in the trip report soon.

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Mexico, December 2010

Here are some photos from a recent trip to the Playa del Carmen area of Mexico. Most of these shots were taken in Akumal, a small town and beach community separated by a highway. The old town on one side, the tourist beach area on the other.

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Happy 2011!

I’ll be posting some photos soon and configuring Colorbox. I like the layout for galleries. Here’s a recent shot from Mexico in December, 2010.

Rocks and Sea

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