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The Last Morning Glory

Autumn has settled in comfortably. Its signature colors of red, yellow, and brown blanket the land. One day the sky is a dazzling blue and the next a dull pewter grey. A few flowers hang on, weathering the chilly nights … Continue reading

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Photography, Dragonflies, and Healing

  Dragonfly, Wood Lake Nature Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2012 Update: First image had unacceptable color shift and lack of sharpness. This turned out to be the result of the conversion software used to upload file. I tried a different approach. … Continue reading

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Staghorn Cholla – HDR Experiment

     Staghorn Cholla with Palo Verde Thomas Edison said about his experiments leading to the light bulb, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Keeping Edison in mind, I find that every experiment is a … Continue reading

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Saguaro

    Saguaro Sentinel The Saguaro cactus is an amazing plant. The largest cactus in the U.S., it is found only in the Sonora Desert that spreads from northern Mexico into Arizona. A fully mature Saguaro can grow to about 80 … Continue reading

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Oblivion

     Oblivion I tried rendering this image as both color and black and white. I think that black and white does the best of capturing the atmosphere of the moment. Perhaps it is a subconscious salute to all those science … Continue reading

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Barrel Cactus: Order from Chaos

     Barrel Cactus    12/03/2011 Often, Nature provides a wealth of subjects to photograph. The problem is that they are arranged according to Nature’s rules and may not readily fit into a human composition. This photo is an example of such … Continue reading

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Autumn Light in the Canyon

My wife and I recently spent a few days with friends, outside of Tucson, in a house next to the Saguaro National Forest. It was an opportunity for Becky and I to rest and decompress. It was temporary respite from … Continue reading

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Honey Bee and Hosta

On the same evening that I photographed the dragonflies I also found this honey bee investigating the late blooms on one of my neighbor’s Hosta plants.  The light was rapidly fading and I waited to catch the last warm rays … Continue reading

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Late Summer Dragonflies

This is a Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens, tentative id) that graced my backyard last evening. Up here in Minnesota, the last days of summer are already beginning to look like early fall. The recent dry weather has stressed many of … Continue reading

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Day Lily – In Search of Beauty

Day lilies are a common ornamental in Minnesota. They’re a hardy plant that can, left on their own, take over a yard or forgotten patch in an alley. They’re derisively called ditch lilies because they’re often found growing abundantly along … Continue reading

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