While the world was feed up with the news of the Fagradalsfjall volcano eruption near Reykjavik, I remembered a tranquil fairytale word I saw around Akureyri, the capital city of Northern Iceland. The fairytale word is hidden behind a private house, which makes it hard to be noticed. But if you find it, you would … Continue reading Iceland Trip #5 Fairytale at Backyard
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?
Iceland Trip #4 Many, Many Waterfalls
Before I went to Iceland I knew I would see many waterfalls. But I had never expected to see so many waterfalls. The Gullfoss ("Golden Falls") on the Hvítá river was the first one I saw. I was so excited that I snapped as many as possible photos even under strong windy and rainy weather. … Continue reading Iceland Trip #4 Many, Many Waterfalls
Iceland Trip #3 The Ocean of Purple￼
Soon after we landed at Reykjavík, I was surprised by a large field of lupine in front of airport. Back at home we usually drive for couple of hours to see such a big lupine field, but at Reykjavík and its surroundings the purple flowers are everywhere! In the following days we saw them at … Continue reading Iceland Trip #3 The Ocean of Purple￼
Iceland Trip #2 Lovely Animals
It surprised me that Icelandic animals have been remaining peace with each other, that is said there are no predators and preys! Those wolfs, bears, polar bears or other carnivores can not survive at Iceland. The only beings who can kill others are human beings who use beaf, lamb, fishes and horses as their supplies … Continue reading Iceland Trip #2 Lovely Animals
Beautiful autumn at Northern Michigan
Couple of friends and me took a road trip along northern Michigan to conclude 2021 autumn photo exploration. Our first stop was at the Lake of Clouds surrounded by Porcupine Mountain located in Ontonagon County in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The lake is situated in a valley between two ridges in the Porcupine Mountains. … Continue reading Beautiful autumn at Northern Michigan
Be Prepared, Be Safe!
During last couple weeks a doe with her two fawns have been visiting my yard on the daily basis. The two fawns are tiny and often follow their mom closely. They were walking around nibbling on grass or mom stopped occasionally to nurse her babies. I wasn't sure whether those two babies could run on … Continue reading Be Prepared, Be Safe!
Walking in Countryside
Park Falls is a small town located at Northern Wisconsin and surrounded by endless fields. It is more like a countryside, instead of a city. With much less population density and pollutions caused by disappearing local industries, people can enjoy view over great farmlands during the daytime and magnificent galaxies at night. For me driving … Continue reading Walking in Countryside
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
Fall is Here!
One of the advantages by living at Minnesota is that there are four distinct seasons! But the length of the season are different, four months for summer, six months for winter, and only one month each for spring and fall. As a result I consider fall is the most valuable season among four, not only … Continue reading Fall is Here!