March blue moon

Did you seen the blue moon in January? Did you know there will also be one March 31st?

Although this is not the blue moon nor during the ‘blue hour‘, the very blue scene is the moon rising over an island just off the shore of Lake Superior a little north of Grand Marais, MN. I was fortunate to attend an Outdoor Photography class with Bryan Hansel in early February. Bryan kindly shared some of his incredible knowledge of photography and some of his favourite locations along the north shore. We were thrilled to have a clear night sky for this outing.

I still have much to learn and know better for future shots to lower my ISO in order to have a less grainy image.

I could also upgrade the quality of my equipment…

Misty morning colour

I’m always fascinated by shades of purple that appear in a mist being chased by the rising sun and enjoy watching the islands and far shore being uncloaked.

Alternate resolutions of the calendar are available from the Free Calendar tab of the menu. Enjoy.

April 2017 – ice out

Typically ice leaves the lake in front of our place some time between late April and early May. We eagerly await this change.

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May 2016

The ice left our lake April 24th which is just a bit early in the range of normal.

It was unspectacular.

Some years, we are treated to delicate ice crystals dancing up on our shore line, some years winds push chunks of ice up as if there was a bulldozer on the other side of the lake. No matter how long it takes or how it looks and sounds in the process, the end result – beautiful blue – is one of my favourite views.

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Summer solitude

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There’s nothing quite like the quiet of a calm, isolated island or lake; so much more enjoyable on a warm summer day. We haven’t had many days of warmth here yet, but I’m certain we’ll get a few before fall…

Different screen resolutions are available on the June 2015 page of the Free Calendar drop down list. Happy summer!

Up, up and away

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As I post the calendar for the upcoming months, the ice is breaking up on our lake. Within a week we should be treated to the sights and sounds of the float planes in the air again. The Cessna 206 featured in this shot taken last year, was called on quite a bit while our Otter was off line for extended periods of time. It will be nice to have our whole fleet up and running for the 2015 fishing season.