Category Archives: Lake Superior

Fall Leaf

fall-leaf

Dear Friends, do you see the tiny spider on this fall leaf? Just a hint, he is orange.  I love when you can see the individual cells in a leaf.  Saw this up on Lake Superior shore.  til Tomorrow MJ

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Nature Challenge Day 7

black swallowtail1Dear Friends,  ran out of butterfly images so i ran up to Lake Superior to find what i could find.  Found this black swallowtail, a little smaller than the one in Crex, he posed so nicely on this yellow flower head. til Tomorrow MJ

The Bohemian

the bohemianDear Friends, two very gracious friends took me to Duluth yesterday, thanks you two, we spent the morning with brown creepers, golden crowned kinglets and these bohemian waxwings.  Also cedar waxwings but this was my best Bohemian, til Tomorrow MJ

Great Gray in Flight

great gray owl flightDear Friends, this photo is the first of the nature Challenge issued by Melissa Anderson, from my archive but hope to see some this winter, this owl flew right at me and landed in the snow about ten feet from me, i think he thought i had a mouse for him, but nothing in my pockets, til Tomorrow MJ

Mourning Summer

0804mjsDear Friends, i am in mourning, i love summer and all the colors that our warm weather brings, now the fall is gone, winter and the blues of ice and snow are pending.  Christmas is coming so i am momentarily distracted by family activities and all that is good, but when the cold sets in and the temps reach the minus range, i hate going outside, but i force myself and bundle up my body to fight the cold, i can stay out until my camera freezes, then i am out of luck, so til Tomorrow MJ

Do you have your jacket?

Dear Friends, this is a typical uniform for me when taking nature photographs in Crex or other places, from sturdy boots to sunglasses at all times.  These items are necessary to stay warm and dry, the missing items in this image are a tripod and cap.  On colder days a hooded sweatshirt and jeans, on warmer days i lose the sweatshirt, My father always said before we left the house, ” do you have your jacket”, lesson learned.  Now if i could only teach my husband to bring a jacket because the weather can change so quickly and drastically especially in the spring.  So do you have your jacket? til Tomorrow MJMarge April2,2015

Golden Eye

golden eye12psdDear Friends, this golden eye duck was in the Canal at Duluth Minnesota, they are diving ducks and probably are after mussels similar to the Eider.  I love the standing wave in front of him shows that he was swimming very fast and his water drip says he just came up from a dive into the waters of the canal . The water is icy so I am glad to stand on the ground, til Tomorrow MJ

Another Snowy

sweet morning snowie

Dear Friends, been out chasing the birdies that have stayed this winter or have arrived from the north, NW Wisconsin and Northern Minnesota  is their south for the winter.  This Snowy Owl is perched on a light stand near the Walmart in Superior but one of my friends, doesn’t like owls on a post, so i edited it out 🙂 .  I love the eyes. til Tomrrow MJ

Eider eider eider

eider female

Dear Friends, this Eider duck (female) is hanging out with the mallards, pintails and gulls in the shipping canal of Duluth harbor.  What is she doing here, she doesn’t eat french fries, cheetos or bread that people are throwing out on the water, she eats mussels, swallowing them whole and sitting out while her crop crushes the shells and digests the contents.  Maybe the influx of zebra mussels into Lake Superior is attracting the mussel eaters, cause the golden eyed ducks are also active at this site. til Tomorrow MJ

Pintail on Ice

pintail on ice

Dear Friends, this northern pintail duck (male) was hidden in among many mallards in the canal of Duluth on Wednesday, lots of broken ice was also floating through the canal and i made this image.  I love his detailed feathers on the side. til Tomorrow MJ

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