Middle Falls at Gooseberry Falls State Park
Recently Dad, J and I spent a few days hiking around what we Minnesotans call the North Shore. I dug out my camera and was excited to experiment with my shutter speed settings as I photographed waterfalls. If done well, slowing the shutter speed captures the flow of the water while keeping a crisp surrounding landscape.
This image taken at Gooseberry Falls seems peaceful and quiet, like I might be the only person there.
But, I was not. There were swarms, like every other time we failed to get there really early in the morning. Continue reading
I had a few spare moments to hike with my camera this morning, and here’s a few of my favorite snaps from the trip. Pasque flowers are still my new favorite this year.
Happy Spring, everyone!
In spite of the snow in Minnesota this morning, the crocus, iris and pasque flowers are opening up! I was thrilled to get outside with my camera, even if I got snowed on before I was done with my adventure. I’m a bit obsessed with pasque flowers right now. I love their fluffy fuzziness that glows in the light!
Here’s a few of my favorite photos from this morning.
American flag at sunset
For the first time I can remember, I feel anxious about the current political situation in the United States. Instead of wringing my hands about the whole deal, I decided I’m going to take my civic responsibilities seriously.
So, this year, I’m trying out precinct caucusing here in Minnesota. I feel like I’m experiencing a rite of passage, like I’m charting some previously unexplored part of adulthood.
For those of you in Minnesota, I encourage you to consider heading to your precinct caucus, too.
I can crochet.
About a month or so ago, I never would have imagined I could say those words.