Beautiful “Audrey”

Time flys, with blink of eyes we are in October, which means we can say goodbye to summer, and give fall a warm welcome. One of my favorite photography topics in fall is display of various pumpkins. Starting October 01 of each year, there is a huge collection of pumpkins (I was told over 300 … Continue reading Beautiful “Audrey”

What are these Pelicans doing?

I have never stopped to be fascinated by American white pelicans soon after I saw them floating / fishing in lakes or rivers. There is a group of white pelicans gathering near a dam located at Granite Falls during summertime. They relay on fishes to survive there. It is fun to watch their daily activities, … Continue reading What are these Pelicans doing?

Portraits of Mallards

It is early winter 2020, and we are in the middle of second lockdown! This means no group outing, no parties, even no photo trips with those fellow photographers. But life is still going on and we need to find something fun ALONE! Suddenly I missed those mallards and other water birds, and decided to … Continue reading Portraits of Mallards

Jay Cooke State Park

Even though there is only half leafs / plants around Minneapolis / St. Paul areas turning colors, the northern Minnesota has already welcome the peak of fall! I spent a day at Jay Cooke State Park yesterday, enjoying the beauty of autumn on the shores of Saint Louis River. The park is located at the … Continue reading Jay Cooke State Park

Everyday’s Objects for a Hunting Family

My husband's families have been hunting on their farmland over years.  Some processed animals are used to decorate hunting cabins. These everyday's objects evidenced the happy time when families got together during holidays. The facemark on the black bear face was added by me to memorize the pandemic, COVID - 19. Thanks for visiting my … Continue reading Everyday’s Objects for a Hunting Family

Nest, Sweet Nest!

Within the last week of June, a robin couple built a nest under our roof, and laid 4 eggs there.  I believe that they brought us with something good before we were about to complete the turbulent first half of 2020. We eagerly waited for two weeks, and finally saw the eggs hatched to 4 … Continue reading Nest, Sweet Nest!

An Old Barn under Sunset

A photographer friend took me to see an old barn near her home during past weekend.  We went there on sunset time to find there are two barns standing on an empty field, big and small.  Even though we didn't know what the functions of big and small barns we still enjoyed the time near … Continue reading An Old Barn under Sunset

Spring Flowers under Macro Lens

As part of plan for Memorial Weekend, I practiced shooting spring flowers using macro lens. The objects under macro lens become very sensitive, which can turn to blurring with any tiny instability.  Often times I have to hold my breath just before press the shutter, it becomes difficult while wearing protective face mask during COVID … Continue reading Spring Flowers under Macro Lens

Those Yellow Soft “Pom Pom”

Nothing can stop mother nature move along her path. Pandemic, quarantine, COVID - 19, etc., none of these matters for Canada geese.  They still produce beautiful new offsprings in the middle of May, as they did in previous years. By just looking at those yellow soft "pom pom", aka, goslings, my heart was melt and … Continue reading Those Yellow Soft “Pom Pom”

Hell’s Kitchen

I would have never believed that a person turned to a billionaire just by cooking, until my daughter told me a name - Gorden Ramsay. In order to experience his outstanding cooking skills, my daughter and I flew to Las Vegas to have an early Chinese New Year dinner at Hell's Kitchen.  The Kitchen is … Continue reading Hell’s Kitchen