Photograph: Favorite Places

Photograph Taken: October 11th, 2015
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

This is one of my favorite places to be at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. It’s hidden to those who don’t know it there. It’s off the beaten path a bit. But if you venture off the main paths and around the grounds you can find it nestled in a nook, shaded from the sun, and cool in the heat. It’s an awesome place to sit and contemplate, experiment with camera settings, and relax.

Photograph: Dancing in the Sun

Dancing in the Sun
Photograph Taken: 03/17/2015
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Photograph: Remnants of Year’s Past

Photograph Taken: 03/12/2015
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Oak Leaves

Photograph: Mischief Managed

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Mischief Managed
Photograph Taken: 01/20/2015
Minneapolis, MN

So this is Mischief. She’s a small kitten, but she’s larger than this photograph. She’s still growing.

Mischief is RARELY if at all Managed. The only time she isn’t moving or getting into Mischief, is when she’s sleeping. As a nature photographer, I rarely go out in the winter. Which is kinda sad, but it’s warm inside. Especially in MN. Mischief provides plenty of opportunities to snap pictures.

So hello World, this Mischief, and hopefully I’ll have plenty of pictures of Mischief being Mischievous.

Or maybe when she’s sleeping.

Photograph: Come Sit Under the Weeping Tree


Come Sit Under the Weeping Tree
Photograph Taken: 10/25/2014
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3 Mile Drive: Weeping Tree Section

Photograph: Welcome to Autumn


Welcome to Autumn
Photograph Taken: 10/20/2011
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Photograph: Bolt of Lightning


Bolt of Lightning
I’ve always wanted to get a shot of lightning, but I was never in the a place with a camera that could do it. This shot is from my cell phone, on minimal power (almost out it). You have no idea how giddy I was with this and another shot.

Photograph Taken: 08/24/2014
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie, MN

Photograph: I’m a Butterfly

I’m a Butterfly
PHotograph Taken: 08/09/2014
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Photograph: Mardi Gras Rose


Mardi Gras Rose
Rose Garden
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Photograph: Lavender Sunblaze Miniature Rose


Lavender Sunblaze Miniature Rose
Rose Garden
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Photograph Taken: 07/08/2014

Photograph: Plumed Cockscomb


Plumbed Cockscomb
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Photograph Taken: 07/08/2014

Photograph: Day Breaker Rose


Day Breaker Rose
Photograph Taken: 10/1/2011
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Rose Garden

Photograph: Cherry Parfait Rose


Cherry Parfait Rose
Photograph Taken: 10/06/2011
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Rose Garden

Photograph: Memorial Day Rose


Memorial Day Rose
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Rose Garden
Photograph Taken: 10/12/2011

Photograph: Pink Promise Rose


Pink Promise Rose
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Rose Garden
Photograph Taken 07/08/2014

Invasive Species, Anyone?

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Photographs taken: 07/08/2014
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Rose Garden
Japanese Beetles

I’m not a fan of Japanese Beetles.   I was kinda hoping the harsh winter would have been taken care of some of the problem.  But as one can see they are alive and well.  These are two flowers at the Arboretum.  The beetles are munching away.  The second flower is the St. Patrick Rose.  It’s one of my favorites to photograph.  Both of the blossoms look like this.

Invasive species anyone?

Photograph: LuLu


Gooseberry Falls State Park
Two Harbors, MN
Ann and I went to Duluth and the North Shore last year, and stayed with Lulu. LuLu was our Couchsurfing host in Duluth, it was her first time to Gooseberry. I don’t believe we will be traveling in that direction this year, but thought it would be a good photograph for today.

Photograph: Remember When?


A Winter Wonderland
Photograph Taken: 12/20/2011
Chaska, MN
We just had our first 90 degree high day. Remember when it was -40ish wind chill?
PS: This photograph was from Sunday’s Photograph of the Day, but I didn’t get a chance to post it here.

Photograph: Bouquet Purple Sweet William


Sweet William: Bouquet Purple
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Photograph Taken: 07/01/2014

Photograph: Rheinland Astilbe


Rheinland Astilbe
Photograph Taken: 07/01/2014
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum


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