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Lives have been lost here

Posted Monday, June 29th, 2020 12:21 am GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 12:21 AM

Cross River, Schroeder, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on June 29, 2020 at 12:21 am

Nature is amazing

Posted Thursday, June 25th, 2020 01:37 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 1:37 PM

Pretty awesome for a “weed”

Originally published by DK on June 25, 2020 at 1:37 pm

Rollin’ down the river

Posted Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 08:07 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature at 8:07 PM

Today’s bike ride sight: the Anson Northrup

Originally published by DK on June 10, 2020 at 8:07 pm

Another new hike

Posted Monday, June 8th, 2020 08:07 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 8:07 PM

Devil’s Track River, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on June 8, 2020 at 8:07 pm

The tombolo known as Artist Point

Posted Sunday, June 7th, 2020 01:17 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 1:17 PM

Just learned what “tombolo” means this trip too

Originally published by DK on June 7, 2020 at 1:17 pm

A bench with a view

Posted Saturday, May 30th, 2020 06:34 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature at 6:34 PM

Mississippi River, Saint Paul

Originally published by DK on May 30, 2020 at 6:34 pm

Nature finds a way

Posted Thursday, May 21st, 2020 11:19 am GMT -5 in Nature at 11:19 AM

My favorite part of spring

Originally published by DK on May 21, 2020 at 11:19 am

COVID zombie tennis

Posted Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 09:18 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Sports at 9:18 PM

I don’t think that is in the brochure

Originally published by DK on May 19, 2020 at 9:18 pm

Springtime in the A.V.

Posted Friday, May 15th, 2020 06:36 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature at 6:36 PM

Valleywood #8, Apple Valley, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on May 15, 2020 at 6:36 pm

The Forests of Lowertown

Posted Thursday, May 14th, 2020 03:54 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 3:54 PM

My city is awesome

Originally published by DK on May 14, 2020 at 3:54 pm

Springtime in Saint Paul

Posted Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 12:12 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 12:12 PM

Morning walkies around Lowertown

Originally published by DK on May 13, 2020 at 12:12 pm

Five pars in a row

Posted Saturday, May 9th, 2020 04:12 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 4:12 PM

The Dahlgreen cows were impressed

Originally published by DK on May 9, 2020 at 4:12 pm

Cool trees and clouds

Posted Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 03:37 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature at 3:37 PM

Cannon Golf Club, Cannon Falls, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on May 6, 2020 at 3:37 pm

Today’s pandemic walkabout

Posted Friday, April 10th, 2020 04:50 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature,Personal at 4:50 PM

Highway 52 bridge over the Mississippi, Saint Paul

Originally published by DK on April 10, 2020 at 4:50 pm

Backyard walkies

Posted Sunday, April 5th, 2020 04:16 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature,Personal at 4:16 PM

Not many choo-choos these days

Originally published by DK on April 5, 2020 at 4:16 pm

Buffalo Tap Creek

Posted Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 09:46 pm GMT -5 in Food,Nature at 9:46 PM

The root beer boots are back!

Originally published by DK on February 4, 2020 at 9:46 pm

‘‘Tis the season

Posted Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 10:28 am GMT -5 in Holidays,Nature at 10:28 AM

Hello again, Union Depot Christmas tree

Originally published by DK on December 10, 2019 at 10:28 am

Maui Ocean Center

Posted Friday, November 1st, 2019 10:12 pm GMT -5 in Museums,Nature,Travel at 10:12 PM

Fun stop on the way to the airport

Originally published by DK on November 1, 2019 at 10:12 pm

TRUTH

Posted Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 06:28 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Pets,Travel at 6:28 PM

RC Burger Shack

Originally published by DK on October 30, 2019 at 6:28 pm

Mars or Earth?

Posted Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 02:42 am GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 2:42 AM

Haleakala National Park

Originally published by DK on October 29, 2019 at 2:42 am

Heed the nene crossing

Posted Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 02:28 am GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 2:28 AM

Cows too on the road to the summit

Originally published by DK on October 29, 2019 at 2:28 am

Only place on Earth

Posted Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 02:25 am GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 2:25 AM

The silversword of Haleakala

Originally published by DK on October 29, 2019 at 2:25 am

The Chicken and the Banyan Tree

Posted Sunday, October 27th, 2019 10:06 pm GMT -5 in History,Nature,Travel at 10:06 PM

Sounds like a lost Wilbury song

Originally published by DK on October 27, 2019 at 10:06 pm

Good morning, Maui

Posted Saturday, October 26th, 2019 02:07 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 2:07 PM

Day one on the beach

Originally published by DK on October 26, 2019 at 2:07 pm

Melt, damn you, melt

Posted Sunday, October 20th, 2019 08:57 am GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 8:57 AM

Not what I wanted to see before the first tee time of the day

Originally published by DK on October 20, 2019 at 8:57 am

Fall on the Mississippi

Posted Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 03:46 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 3:46 PM

Far from peak, but starting to show in the metro

Originally published by DK on October 8, 2019 at 3:46 pm

They still got it

Posted Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 08:27 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature at 8:27 PM

Rush Creek is still first class

Originally published by DK on October 3, 2019 at 8:27 pm

Butterfly release #2

Posted Sunday, September 15th, 2019 04:38 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature at 4:38 PM

SK with Chrysanthemum in Mears Park

Originally published by DK on September 15, 2019 at 4:38 pm

MK’s friend in the wild

Posted Saturday, September 14th, 2019 03:36 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature at 3:36 PM

Felicity came home from the fair in a cocoon

Originally published by DK on September 14, 2019 at 3:36 pm

Make your own caption

Posted Thursday, August 29th, 2019 12:45 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 12:45 PM

Go, sheep, go

Originally published by DK on August 29, 2019 at 12:45 pm

Spot the bunny

Posted Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 04:37 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature at 4:37 PM

Miss the bunnies per mile ratios

Originally published by DK on July 9, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Everything I knew was a lie

Posted Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 10:05 am GMT -5 in Golf,Nature at 10:05 AM

We love you now, Goldenrod

Originally published by DK on June 22, 2019 at 10:05 am

Seagulls like donuts

Posted Saturday, June 15th, 2019 12:37 pm GMT -5 in Art,Nature,Travel at 12:37 PM

New(ish?) mural downtown

Originally published by DK on June 15, 2019 at 12:37 pm

All the gnats in Chaska

Posted Saturday, June 8th, 2019 01:49 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Nature at 1:49 PM

It was so, so awful

Originally published by DK on June 8, 2019 at 1:49 pm

Looking good, Brooklyn Park

Posted Saturday, June 8th, 2019 06:36 am GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Nature at 6:36 AM

Nice to see Mr. Berry too

Originally published by DK on June 8, 2019 at 6:36 am

Better weather here

Posted Saturday, May 25th, 2019 12:52 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 12:52 PM

Just in time for the big grad party too

Originally published by DK on May 25, 2019 at 12:52 pm

Awesome week so far

Posted Thursday, May 16th, 2019 01:54 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 1:54 PM

If you ever wanted to visit Minnesota, weeks like this are the time to do it

Originally published by DK on May 16, 2019 at 1:54 pm

St. Paul does have a few blooms

Posted Sunday, May 12th, 2019 03:13 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 3:13 PM

…but most everything is late this year

Originally published by DK on May 12, 2019 at 3:13 pm

The Oak Ridge Boys

Posted Thursday, April 18th, 2019 11:06 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Concerts,Music,Nature,Quotes at 11:06 PM

Don’t wanna be buried in debt or in sin, so we pray to Jesus and we play the lotto…

Originally published by DK on April 18, 2019 at 11:06 pm

2019 Spring Floods

Posted Saturday, March 30th, 2019 05:00 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 5:00 PM

Worst one since we moved to Lowertown

Originally published by DK on March 30, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Oooo, that smell

Posted Thursday, March 21st, 2019 08:34 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 8:34 PM

…can’t you smell that smell…

Originally published by DK on March 21, 2019 at 8:34 pm

Escape from the cold

Posted Sunday, February 17th, 2019 05:31 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 5:31 PM

The Como conservatory has always kicked ass

Originally published by DK on February 17, 2019 at 5:31 pm

Hipster Uptown birds

Posted Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 05:31 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 5:31 PM

Half had already flown away too

Originally published by DK on February 6, 2019 at 5:31 pm

Shot on iPhone, but…

Posted Friday, October 5th, 2018 02:21 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Photography,Technology at 2:21 PM

…how many times does it get compressed or down-sampled?

Originally published by DK on October 5, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Cruisin’ up the river with a Padle(ford)

Posted Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 07:25 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 7:25 PM

Hurry before it freezes

Originally published by DK on September 25, 2018 at 7:25 pm

Beware, creatures of the forest

Posted Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 07:23 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Sports at 7:23 PM

The huntin’ time has arrived…

Originally published by DK on September 25, 2018 at 7:23 pm

Fall is coming

Posted Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 01:53 am GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Nature,Travel at 1:53 AM

Wide range of weather at The Wilderness

Originally published by DK on September 22, 2018 at 1:53 am

Senior Pix on the North Shore

Posted Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 04:31 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature,Photography,Schools at 4:31 PM

Last weekend we did a very quick jaunt up to Grand Marais to shoot senior pictures for kid two. Sites included Jay Cooke State Park, Grand Portage National Monument, Naniboujou Lodge, Croftville Road, Grand Marais lighthouse and Gooseberry State Park. Not the greatest weather (and light), but we ended up with a bunch of good ones (full gallery after the jump).

Side note: a photographer friend of ours recommended West Photo in Minneapolis for gear rental. I priced out renting a Nikon D750 with a nice portrait lens for the weekend and found the $150 fee to be reasonable, but then they asked for a “first-time renter” deposit of $4200. Ah, nope.

So we ended up with my trusty old (like really old – 2004?) Nikon D70 and my iPhone X with portrait mode. Surprisingly, I was happiest with the majority of the iPhone shots and only a handful of the Nikon shots. Anxious to get my new silver iPhone Xs later this week, since Gruber wrote a ton about the upgraded camera features on that model. Still not taking the D850 off my wish list, but it’s surprising how the world of photography is changing.

Originally published by DK on September 18, 2018 at 4:31 pm

Get a room, trees

Posted Friday, September 14th, 2018 10:58 am GMT -5 in Golf,Nature at 10:58 AM

Just like Chan Poling saw

Originally published by DK on September 14, 2018 at 10:58 am

Still blooming in September ?

Posted Monday, September 10th, 2018 08:39 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature at 8:39 PM

Wonder how much longer I’ll get to ride home…

Originally published by DK on September 10, 2018 at 8:39 pm

Flotsam or jetsam?

Posted Monday, September 10th, 2018 02:58 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 2:58 PM

Flotsam belongs to the original owner; jetsam may be claimed by whoever discovers it…

Originally published by DK on September 10, 2018 at 2:58 pm

NotATweet: First hint of fall

Posted Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 03:38 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Tweets,Weather at 3:38 PM

I’m never prepared for the first day with a hint of fall, but I love it ?

Originally published by DK on August 28, 2018 at 3:38 pm

Minnesota train swamp

Posted Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 07:34 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 7:34 PM

Bet there are bluff snakes out there too

Originally published by DK on August 21, 2018 at 7:34 pm

Farewell, Twiggy

Posted Thursday, July 19th, 2018 05:53 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Pets at 5:53 PM

The water skiing squirrel @ X Games

Originally published by DK on July 19, 2018 at 5:53 pm

Most lupine ever

Posted Sunday, July 8th, 2018 08:30 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 8:30 PM

This one was outside the candy store

Originally published by DK on July 8, 2018 at 8:30 pm

After the storm

Posted Sunday, July 1st, 2018 01:50 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 1:50 PM

Nice recovery, Saint Paul

Originally published by DK on July 1, 2018 at 1:50 pm

Forest Lake chicken shack

Posted Monday, May 28th, 2018 08:41 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Pets at 8:41 PM

A little hot in the coop

Originally published by DK on May 28, 2018 at 8:41 pm

Not even two weeks

Posted Monday, May 28th, 2018 08:39 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 8:39 PM

Lilac season seems to get shorter and shorter every year

Originally published by DK on May 28, 2018 at 8:39 pm

That was close

Posted Friday, May 25th, 2018 12:28 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 12:28 PM

Glad I stayed in the pavilion

Originally published by DK on May 25, 2018 at 12:28 pm

They *do* still grow here

Posted Thursday, May 17th, 2018 06:32 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 6:32 PM

Very late lilac bloom season this year

Originally published by DK on May 17, 2018 at 6:32 pm

Goats at work

Posted Monday, April 30th, 2018 08:03 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 8:03 PM

First time I’ve seen them this year

Originally published by DK on April 30, 2018 at 8:03 pm

The beachcomber

Posted Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 06:31 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature,Travel at 6:31 PM

SK ❤️ seashells

Originally published by DK on April 3, 2018 at 6:31 pm

Shark Reef was A+

Posted Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 08:21 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 8:21 PM

Mandalay Bay presentation was really cool

Originally published by DK on March 28, 2018 at 8:21 pm

Lions, Tigers and Dolphins

Posted Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 08:19 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature,Travel at 8:19 PM

MK @ the Secret Garden

Originally published by DK on March 28, 2018 at 8:19 pm

Rogue doge

Posted Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 01:50 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 1:50 PM

The outside pigeon game is strong

Originally published by DK on December 3, 2017 at 1:50 pm

Happy Squirrels 

Posted Saturday, September 30th, 2017 12:19 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 12:19 PM

The giant acorns are out in Jordan

Originally published by DK on September 30, 2017 at 12:19 pm

My nature nemesis

Posted Saturday, September 9th, 2017 04:08 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 4:08 PM

That time of the year

Originally published by DK on September 9, 2017 at 4:08 pm

Welcome back, poultry

Posted Saturday, August 26th, 2017 09:22 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 9:22 PM

Closed last year because of the outbreak

Originally published by DK on August 26, 2017 at 9:22 pm

Summer in St. Paul

Posted Sunday, July 30th, 2017 11:14 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Personal,Weather at 11:14 PM

My hometown rocks

Originally published by DK on July 30, 2017 at 11:14 pm

Scenes from the lake

Posted Monday, July 3rd, 2017 02:49 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Travel,Wildlife at 2:49 PM

Daisies, loons and eagles on Vermilion

Originally published by DK on July 3, 2017 at 2:49 pm
 

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