On a recent hike on the Red Cedar State Trail we found some leaves that had frozen into the ice along the trail.
The streams flowing through Devil’s Punchbowl has more water than normal flowing. The result has been a lot of ice and fall leaves encased in the ice. More photos from Devil’s Punchbowl can be found on my website.
We walked a different section of the Red Cedar Trail this week and found some different flowers and other objects to photograph.
A few weeks ago we made our fall trip down to Baraboo, Wisconsin to visit friends and check out the fall colors. Our first stop was Pewits Nest. Unfortunately the colors were gone and most of the leaves were on the ground. The good news is they enlarged the parking lot so more than 4 or 5 cars can park at any given time. In past years we sometimes had to skip the visit because the parking lot was full.
When you find yourself in a situation where the subject you came to shoot is not what you expected you then start looking for alternative subjects. On this day I concentrated on photographing close up photos of leaves in the water.
Several weeks ago I was reading an issue of Outside Magazine and noticed a small blurb about Nerstrand Big Woods State Park. I checked out the park website later in the day and concluded that it was worth a trip over to the park. Last Friday was a beautiful day and probably the last nice day we are going to have for the next week so my wife and I decided to drive over to the park and check it out.
The Hepatica were just starting to bloom but it will be a couple of weeks before the flowers really start to bloom. The park is noted for its abundance of Trout Lilies particularly the Dwarf Trout Lily which is a rare species found in only three Minnesota counties.
Hidden Falls was flowing although I expected more water during the spring melt.
More photos of Nerstrand Big Woods State Park can be found on my website.