Gifts from the Universe

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Photography teaches me many life lessons and brings me gifts from the universe each day. Yesterday evening I was sitting working at my computer when I noticed how beautiful the flowers on the hydrangea tree outside my window looked in the near-sunset light. I grabbed my camera and headed outside to photograph the hydrangea tree. Then I looked up at the sky The photo at the top of this post is what I saw! All …

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Summer’s End

Sunset at Medicine Lake

I can’t help but feel a little sad as the day length shortens, weather begins to cool, and Minnesotans begin their fall rituals and routines. It has been a beautiful open window weather week and I have enjoyed the fresh air and breezes blowing through the house. Soon, as the days cool, I will need to close the windows at night. Summer’s End The Minnesota State Fair, which ends on Labor Day, marks the end …

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A Walk in the Woods

Towering Sugar Maple Tree

There is a remnant of the Big Woods that once covered much of western Wisconsin and south-central Minnesota, not too far from where I live. It is a small Scientific and Natural Area managed by the Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources. It’s name is Wolsfeld Woods and it is one of my favorite places to hike. Populated with huge sugar maples, oaks, basswood, and elms, I love these woods for the majesty of the trees …

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