Monday, September 15, 2014

July Photos

Some of my best photos during July 2014

Belly deep in peas (2) July

A deer belly deep in a pea field.

Deer July

Another deer…we have plenty in this area of Minnesota.

Desoto July

A old Desoto a 1953 I think.

Fireweed July


Stormy skies in bemidji July 4

Stormy skies on the Midway in Bemidji Minnesota.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Photos for a Calendar

I need some help picking some photos to enter into a contest that our local electrical coop is having for their 2015 calendar.

Since it is an electrical coop calendar I have included quite a few shots of power lines.  The contest rules are a horizontal photo with no people and the photo must be taken within their service area.

Please leave me a comment with your choices to help me narrow it down.

I would like to enter ten photos for sure…there is no limit to the number of photos you can submit.

#1 Cornfield Fawn

Corn Field Fawn (3)

#2  Five Deer

Deer in the field five (2)

#3 Early spring trees budding out at sunset

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#4 Power Pole

Power pole (2)

#5 The road home

The Road home (2)

#6 Double Rainbow

Double Rainbow (2)

#7 Double Rainbow and the road

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#8 Sunset on the prairie in winter

Sunset on the prairie April 9 (2)

#9 Turkeys in the snow

Turkeys in the snow October 20 2013 (2)

#10 Power Poles along the road home

April 2013

#11 Chance on a frosty morning

Chance and a Frosty Morning February (2)

#12 Mississippi Headwaters

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#13 Snow Drifts

Snow bank (2)

#14 Turkeys in the corn

Turkeys in the corn three (2)

#15 Great Blue Heron on Fish Hook Lake

Great Blue heron on Fish Hook Lake (2)

#16 Dock on Bad medicine

Dock on Bad Medicine (3)

#17 Colorful Chairs

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#18 Fall Color

Fall colors on hwy 34 (2)

#19 Green Valley Fire

Green Valley Fire May 14 2013

#20 Turkeys in the hayfield

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#21 Red Barn and Twin Silos

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#22 Road Home sunset colors

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#23 Sunset

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#24 Sunflower Field

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#25 Sunflowers and Sky

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#26 Early spring field


#27 Sunset on Shell River

Sunset on Shell River in May

#28 Geese on Long Lake

Long Lake Fog March 17 (2)

#29 Showy Lady Slippers

Lady Slippers and Peeking Bug (2)

#30 Smoky Hills

Smoky Hills September 18 (2)

Ack that is a bunch of photos.  I will have a hard time deciding…help me please.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sunday Stills: Brown

The Sunday Stills Challenge this week was brown.


Friends?  Maybe they sure were curious about each other.

I missed a few challenges so here are my catchup photos.

The Letter L for a leaf and the snow which is slow leaving.



Black and White Barns

Barn at the farm

This is the barn at the farmstead where I grew up.   I learned how to milk a cow by hand in this barn.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Sunday Stills: Cows or Bulls

The Sunday Stills challenge this week was cows or bulls.

I went to the September 2013 archives for this challenge.

Cows and fence (2)

Neighbors calf in SEptember


These are all photos taken just down the road at our neighbors.  Have a great week everyone.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sunday Stills Graffiti or Murals

The Sunday Stills Challenge was Graffiti or Murals.


This is a mural located in Fosston Minnesota.  It depicts life in that area in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.


The mural is named “Thirteen Towns 1884” I took this photo last fall when there was no snow on the ground.

Have a good week everyone!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Sunday Stills: Things we take for granted

The Sunday Stills Challenge this week was “Things we take for granted.”
The road home will be drivable at least one lane
Roads…and that at least one lane will be clear of snow.
That a church door will always be open and the walk will be swept clear of snow.

Sunset January 4 2013
After the sun sets it will be back to start a new day.
Those a just a few of the things I take for granted everyday.  How about you?

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sunday Stills: Bad Weather

The Sunday Stills Challenge this week was bad weather.   I have some of that!  Here in Minnesota it is cold and snowy.

White out

This is a ground blizzard.  Snow is picked up by the wind and causes white out conditions.  I took this photo at the end of our driveway.

Can you see the driveway

Here is our driveway..can’t see where it is can you?  Good thing we have another driveway we can use.

Blowing Snow

Here are some more photos of blowing snow.  I took these from inside the car as we were driving to town.  The wind chills were about –30 F that day.Ground Blizzard

I wish Spring would hurry on it’s way.  Have a good week!