Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Heron wading in the leaves

This Great Blue Heron was wading in the water, which was blanketed with autumn leaves yesterday morning.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Getting off the beaten path

While on a road trip in southern Minnesota we decided to take the back roads, instead of the freeway.  It wasn't long before we were on a gravel road and discovered some tents and tepees that looked interesting, so we pulled over to explore.  Turns out it was a rendezvous; people spending the weekend camping like others might have lived in the late 1700's or early 1800's in this country.  They were practicing archery, fire starting, mussel loading, and hatchet throwing. We would have never happened upon this interesting encounter with these delightful people had we not gotten of the expressway, and took a slower route through the country.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fall Fliers

This is a panned shot of a few Canada Geese in Flight over the pond at Bassett Creek Park.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Impressionism at the park

I think the reflective fall colors in the pond at Bassett Creek Park provide an impressionistic appearance.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Season's Greetings

I happened to catch a shot of this maple tree by the pond just as a gull was passing by.  It reminded me of a variation on a Christmas tree, with a maple instead of a pine and a gull filling in for a dove or angel. This also serves as a symbol of transition; from fall to winter; and life to death. It is dedicated to my Godfather, George Austin, who is now in hospice care.