"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." - Anne Bradstreet The last winter at Minnesota was long and brutal, the spring was delayed until the beginning of May. Since the spring was delayed for almost a … Continue reading Macro Lens to Capture Spirits of Spring
On the last day of 2022
Time has been flying, in the blink of an eye, we are on the last day of 2022! The work and life have been busy, but there are not much significant or memorable events emerging throughout this year, until the middle of December. I took a solo trip to Santa Barbara in order to temporarily … Continue reading On the last day of 2022
RIME IN WINTER
Rime is a very common part of the winter wonderland at Minnesota. It covers plants with white but textured mixture of ice and snow. Sometime it remains me of fairytale world which I had in my dream as a young child. We will soon welcome a very white Christmas season!
The Season for Jack-O-Lanterns
One of the local traditions at Minnesota is growing pumpkins. The weight of grown pumpkins can range from less than a pound to over 2,500 pounds to set a record. Sometimes a huge pumpkin (over 2,000 pounds) was lift into air by a crane and drop onto grass at a harvest fest. The people around … Continue reading The Season for Jack-O-Lanterns
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?
The summer time at Minnesota is always short and precious, the blooming time for peonies is even shorter and more precious! The blooming time for peonies is around two weeks during middle of June. I have photographed the flowers many times over the years, but I have never gotten tired of capturing their beauty. Driving … Continue reading Blooming Peonies
Three Sides of a Big Gobbler￼
We have been working hard to make our yard animal - friendly. We set couple of hummingbirds' feeds for those tiny angles, installed some small fence lines under the roof convenient for birds to build their nests, put corns and fresh water out for deers, ducks, squirrels and turkeys. since the start of this spring … Continue reading Three Sides of a Big Gobbler￼
Beauties within brutal cold
The so called "Global Warming" has never been felt here at Minnesota! The first week of 2022 the local temperature has been lingering around 20 below. While working from home the low temperature has not caused much impact on our life or career, just has prevented us from going out for any opportunities of photographing. … Continue reading Beauties within brutal cold
The last burst of autumn beauty
I have gone to several places to capture the beauty of autumn, starting from the FootHills National Forest, driving for four hours to the Northern Shore areas, then driving for nine hours to Northern Michigan. Along the way during long driving through country roads, lakes, rivers, forests, etc., nature had never stopped to amaze me. … Continue reading The last burst of autumn beauty