Sunday, June 19, 2016

On the Shores of Lake Superior

I am finally getting around to editing my pictures from almost a month ago! (Slacking, again)

Over Memorial Day weekend we ventured to the Porcupine Mountains,  for a weekend of camping. We watched the weather for MONTHS, knowing it would change often. The very first time we checked it it said rain... which I did not want to deal with for 2 nights/3 days of camping. We kept an eye on it, it changed a number of times , even changes during the same week. It was nice, no rain and sun, back to some rain, on it went . It even changed the NIGHT BEFORE. Luckily, I grabbed more clothes for the kids before we left town (you never know in the U.P) because it ended up raining. The very 1st forecast back in March was right after all.  We were wet and chilly for 1/2 a day and a night. IT sucked. I was about ready to throw in the towel on camping all together. Did I mention we didn't have any extra shoes? Fun stuff having to wear wet shoes the next day.  So you live and you learn, right? The rest of the weekend was beautiful.  I no feel hatred toward tenting it. 
I snapped a bunch of pictures so I will have a few blog entries!  Lake Superior is up first because that was MY highlight of the trip.

Gloomy 1st day


Early Sunset


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Spring 2016

Ahh, Spring.
Much awaited Spring. Then, still, a wait
for consistently nice days.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Spring at Trempealau Wildlife Refuge

A couple weeks back we took a much needed road-trip to explore. It was the perfect opportunity to snap some shots. We've been to the Wildlife Refuge before, a couple times, but there's always something neat to see. This time we saw tons of  egrets, turtles and pelicans. We even saw flocks of pelicans coming in with their lunch! I wasn't prepared to snap one of those pictures. If I were a super awesome, serious wildlife photographer it'd be a great place to hang out around sunset.
Like I said in one of my previous posts, I'm a tad rusty....
I do want to enter another photo contest this year, so if you see a photo you think would be good to enter, let me know. I'm open to ideas. :D 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Cardinals in the Spring

Every year so far that I've been back in the Midwest is a reminder of just how LONG it takes for Spring and continuous nice weather to arrive. It is so aggravating. 
A couple weeks back, a beautiful cardinal pair was flying around my yard and landing on objects, making me think, "I should really get back into taking pictures."So I took out the camera for the 1st time in months (other than for Easter pics) to snap some photos. They aren't great, but I did it.

This one I was playing a little more than usual with editing.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Back from Hiatus

I took an unintentional, very long break. I wish I could say that I was working on some big photography project, entering contests,  or bettering my skills. Heck, I wish I could say I even took some photographs in the 4 months that I wasn't updating this blog. But, I can't say any of those things. I took a few pictures here and there, but nothing artistic, at least nothing special. Life took over, winter crept up. I didn't do much of anything to feed my soul. After some recent, not so great life events (personal and family things),  I've decided to dust of my camera since it is 1 thing that feeds my soul. I hope to truly get back into taking more pictures and to grow my skills as a photographer.
I hope my loyal followers will return to support my adventures!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Jay Cooke State Park, Minnesota

Another stop on our Duluth trip over the summer was to Jay Cooke State Park. I am so glad my Aunt brought us to it, it was beautiful! I hope to some day return and venture farther than the bridge.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Childhood Joy

 I love having children and seeing things through their eyes and watching them having fun. I  love to watch the pure joy on my children's faces when we are having a good time. It's so innocent and liberating. If only we could be this way as adults.
If they see a puddle, they want to run through it and enjoy it.  That's just what I let my son do on our trip to Duluth a couple months back.