landscape

January: The Dog Course

Song of the day: Bruce Cockburn, High Winds, White Sky

Today’s Phenology: Temperature hovering around freezing for the last several days, leading to minor snow melt and some ice in places. Sun is neglecting us. Landscape is varying shades of white. Foxes and/or coyotes spotted on neighborhood security cameras. Many bunny tracks in the yard. Eagle spotted riding the winds over the river, looking for dinner. Crows dominate the bare trees. A damp cold that creeps into your bones. Sunday evening always feels like sunday evening, a school night, the end of control over time. The clock is ticking.


yet another north shore sunrise

Song of the day, Bruce Cockburn, Wondering Where the Lions Are


sunny start

Song of the day, Sly and the Family Stone, Everybody is a Star

Phenology note: dark these days. And cold. This time of year, water will freeze solid if left outdoors unattended.


A superior sunrise – september

Life is good on the North Shore.

Song of the day, Ravi Shankar & Yehudi Menuhin, Prabhati


Lake Street Bridge

 

Song of the day, Brian Eno, Music for Airports


tettegouche, where the river meets the lake

Song of the day: Warrior Meditation, Shakuhachi and the Sea


north woods, september, near finland, mn

Song of the day: Grieg, In the Hall of the Mountain King


Lake Superior, Grand Marais

 

Song of the day: The Arcs, Lake Superior


foggy morning, baptism river

Song of the day: James Taylor, Something in the way she moves


Grand Marais

Song of the day: Beach Boys, Sloop John B.


west branch, baptism river, after the big rain

Song of the day: Cowboy Junkies, Blue Guitar


Tettegouche State Park, on the hike to Shovel Point, on a pretty nice day

Song of the day: Stranger Than Fiction, Wreckless Eric, Whole Wide World


on vacation

Song of the week: Talking Heads, This Must be the Place


web of morning

Song of the day: Jay Unger, Ashokan Farewell

 


early morning, walking to the dog park

Song of the day: Miyata Kohachiro, Honshirabe


Vermillion Falls, Hastings

Song of the day, Sister Rosetta Tharp, Didn’t it Rain


early morning dog park

Song of the day: Neil Young, Out On the Weekend


One from the archives, fall, 2016, minnehaha creek

Fairport Convention, Who Knows Where the Time Goes


one from the archives: golden evening, 2014

Song of the day: Pearl Jam, Masters of War


crossing the mighty minnehaha

Song of the day: Ralf Bendix, Minne Minnehaha


summer river sky

Song of the day: Penguin Cafe: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

 


Picnic Grounds of the Ancients

These mysterious structures were built millions of years ago, perhaps, by ancient suburbanites of this locale. The local legends speak of something referred to only as “weenie-roasts.” What actually took place here, what purpose these small monolithic structures served, what happened to the forgotten tribes that used them for some long lost purpose… well, we may never know the true story. We are left with conjecture and imagination. Could this be the representation of an ancient spacecraft that landed here before recorded time? Or it is an igloo precursor, hewn from stone by long-lost technology? Or some sort of communication device? Or an early sauna? Or the beehive of the gods???

Song of the day: Theme from the X Files


upcoming

Song of the Day: Pretenders, Brass in Pocket


minnehaha creek

Song of the day: Neil Young, Cripple Creek Ferry