Sunday, August 31, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Earlier in the week the Victory-Robins 4H club gathered and donated 74 pounds of vegetables to the PRISM foodshelf. Thus far 222 pounds have been collected for PRISM, with much more on the way! What a great service these young people and their parents are providing for those in need within our community.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
|Youthful drummer at the |
Minnesota State Fair parade
1. To have wealth: create value for others
2. To obtain freedom: adopt discipline
3. To gain tomorrow: sacrifice today
4. To be secure: take risks
5. To lead: serve
6. To get up: lift another
7. To get revenge: forgive
8. To win: find the lessons in every loss
9. To fly: fall often
10. To change the world: change yourself
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
While visiting the campus of Luther College we were surprised to discover a doe and her two fawns resting nearby the physical education facility. They seemed fearless. What a friendly campus!
Friday, August 22, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The loon, pictured above, was seemly unafraid of the kayak that I used to take pictures from.
Pictured right is a roadside field of sunflowers that we discovered on the way up to the north woods cabin.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
One of the reasons I like shooting Great Blue Herons is that they aren't easily bothered by a photographer when they are fishing for their meal.
This picture was taken close to the shore of the pond at Bassett Creek Park.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014
If you are depressed,
you are living in the past.
If you are anxious,
you are living in the future.
If you are at peace,
you are living in the present.
- Lao Tzu
The first to apologize is the bravest.
The first to forgive is the strongest.
And the first to forget is the happiest.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
I took a little time shooting pictures of the monarch enjoying the swamp milkweed in our front yard, hoping to get a good action shot. Thankfully, with digital photography, it allows one to snap away. I don't think that I would have even tried this years ago with a film camera.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Ducklings enjoyed an evening swim with mama mallard. There numbers are down from seven to five. It could be those large snapping turtles or possibly the fox have been reducing their numbers. Survival really isn't all that easy in the wild.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
I happened to notice this female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - black form butterfly pass by while mowing the front yard. Thanks to some flowers we planted, it decided to stop and pay a visit.
These swallowtails are often yellow in color, but as shown above, also have a dark morphed variation, making them a dimorphic species.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Sunday, August 3, 2014
(left and right of guy in center)
I discovered some super large ragweed along the shores of Bassett Creek Park yesterday.
Another article about the Ebola virus noted how we still haven't figured out a medical treatment for this deadly disease.
So it seems nature is still evolving and picking up a few wins against our best efforts to foil her.