Starry Night at Stoney Point

I read a rumor that last night had the potential for decent Northern Lights. NOAA does their best to forecast when the Aurora Borealis will be at its peak, but it’s a lot like the weather – sometimes the forecasters get it right, and sometimes what actually shows up (or doesn’t) surprises everyone. Since I…

Northern Beacon

I follow the work of a lot of photographers to get inspiration, and the ‘headlamp shining into the stars’ picture is one that has always appealed to me. A few nights ago, I left a nighttime meeting and saw that the stars were out in force. It was a cold night, it was relatively still,…

Summer’s Release

Lake Superior soaks up warm sunshine all summer long, and on days like this, she lets it go. If you head down to the lake, maybe you’ll also hear her releasing warbler songs, the laughter of kids jumping in, frog croaks, the smell of wet cedar and the taste of tart thimbleberries. It’s in there.