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On a recent hike on the Red Cedar State Trail we found some leaves that had frozen into the ice along the trail.

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Photographing leaves embedded in the ice is a favorite subject in the winter time. Here are a few examples from recent visits to Devil’s Punchbowl.

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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.

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We walked a different section of the Red Cedar Trail this week and found some different flowers and other objects to photograph.

Black-eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susan

Blue Vervain

Blue Vervain

Bumble Bee

Bumble Bee

Canada Hawkweed

Canada Hawkweed

Dame's Rocket

Dame’s Rocket

Grape Leaf

Grape Leaf

Here are a few more flower photos from the Red Cedar Trail.

Columbine

Columbine

Dame's Rocket

Dame’s Rocket

Canada Anemone

Canada Anemone

A shot of the lichen on one of the bridges fount on the Red Cedar Trail.

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Nothing is too mundane to take a photo of. Just some leaves I found along the trail. I liked the color and pattern.

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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.

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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.

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Walking around Hoffman Hill we encountered a Muskrat in one of the ponds. This is the first one we have seen in a number of years.

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The DNR did a controlled burn this spring and now the grass is emerging through the black burn area.

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The leaves are starting to form around the wetlands area.

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A walk along the Red Cedar State Trail revealed a number of things. These are the remains of last year’s milkweed crop.

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What little water there is in the ditches along the trail is already starting to grow over with slime.

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The Skunk Cabbage is growing well in various locations along the trail.

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About a month ago my wife and I took a walk along the Red Cedar Trail. A cold spell had just ended and is was a beautiful sunny day. For some reason I had not looked at the photos from our walk. My two favorite subjects from this section of the trail are leaves in the snow and Dunnville Sandstone.

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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.

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Hepatica

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

Hidden Falls

Hidden Falls was flowing although I expected more water during the spring melt.

Leaf on Platteville Limestone

Leaf on Platteville Limestone

More photos of Nerstrand Big Woods State Park can be found on my website.