From Winter to Worms
Dog Walk Discoveries (January to March, 2016)
These pics were all taken in my small hometown of Mountain Lake.
(I lived there with my mom from July 2015 to April 2016.)
A dazzling sky early in the morning.
The water tower near my mom's house, swallowed up by a cold, dense fog.
Train tracks in the early evening (February 16) and in the early morning (February 26).
Here is a leaf that would not let go of its color, all the way through winter.
Something about the color and glow of that narrow strip of meltwater
captured my attention. It seemed like a rift, a portal into someplace Other.
Sky and metal, color and geometry
I have a walking buddy when my son, Louis, is home on breaks from college. The next few pictures were taken on the path around Mountain Lake. (The lake, not the town.)
What caused the snow to melt in a perfect circle like this?
I like how the blue sky and brown grass set off the lovely variations of green
in the trees. (By March we Minnesotans are pretty hungry for color.)
Curtains of water by the old dam.
A frozen oil or gas spill. Kind of cool how the colors separated out.
Just for fun I enlarged the image and upped the saturation. Pretty.
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