Winter is finally over and Spring is here in the Northland. This is a beautiful time of the year, as greens emerge from Winter's whites and greys, and nature is truly reborn. The image above is from the Nerstrand Big Woods in southeast Minnesota - Hidden Falls is a lovely short drop cascade with a great stair-step feature in its broad fall. Here the Spring greens are just coming into view, and promising another season of warmth and growth.
Back from Death Valley
Death Valley National Park is the deepest spot in North America, and the hottest. But Winter is a great time to visit the Park—it's cool and pleasant and the number of visitors is very low. I had several good says in the Park this January, and I've found the weather and shoorting good into March. The main image above is from this year's trip, and I've posted a selection of my favorite images from that and earlier trips here.
Winter Is Good Shooting…
Minnesotans were blessed with a late-starting Winter in November and the first week of December, but reality set in at that point: cold and snow arrived, and we entered that white deep-freeze of normal Winter.
I spent a snowy day at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in December, and I've posted several more images from that outing in Recent Work. Only six more months…
Shooting at Como
When the Minnesota winter gets to be too much grey for too long, my refuge is the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park in St. Paul. Even when it's cold and dreary outside, I can remind myself of summer in the lush and warm gardens in the Conservatory. I've been teaching at Como for several weekends, and have put up a couple of images from the Conservatory in the Flora gallery. You can have a great private lesson with me at the Conservatory—just send me an email and we will schedule you in!