Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sunrise, May 26

Only a few wispy clouds trailed above the horizon when the sun rose at 5:17 a.m.  It's still cool in the morning at 39 degrees.

My favorite from the morning

Memorial Day seems to be the unofficial start of summer, and tourist season.  Several tents were on the beach, their occupants all asleep this early in the morning.

Thursday, May 23, 2013


The sun is finally shining today, but the rest of the week has been rainy.  Combined with strong winds on Monday, and Lake Superior was wild!  Barry and I went over there on Monday afternoon to check out the waves.  Seeing photos does not do it justice--being there, feeling the spray of the waves and the force of the wind is quite an experience!

Sunrise, May 19

Sunrise isn't really an appropriate title, as dense fog obscured any view of the sun.  It was 43 degrees, and the sun rose behind the fog at 5:24 a.m.

Usually I can see the island behind this rock

Looks kinda eerie

This tree was stuck in the lake the previous week; at some point it washed up on the shore


Saturday, May 18, 2013


I had fun bird watching during the May 12 sunrise.  First I watched a couple of seagulls.

Before I got too close, they flew away

Sunrise, May 12

The sun rose at 5:33 a.m., and it was 30 degrees with a brisk wind.  It was mostly cloudy with a strip of clearing at the horizon.

The sun had just enough space to shine through

Barry elected to get up early with me


I'm pretty sure we won't be doing this for awhile!

Jackson wins the Lake Superior School District spelling bee

Monkey Bread made with Grands Biscuits

Ollie and Jolly the snowman

Raina tries on some Giant St. Patrick's Day sunglasses

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Stoney Point/Gooseberry Falls

Barry and I stopped at a couple scenic areas on our way home from Duluth a few days ago.  Stoney Point is north of Duluth.   You can see Canal Park and the Aerial Life Bridge in the distance.  The weather couldn't make up its mind, as it was snowing and windy, then sunny, then rainy throughout the day.

Do you see Duluth in the distance?

A couple of fishermen look for the perfect fishing hole

You can see where the weather is changing by looking at the clouds

Monday, May 13, 2013

Cascade River Falls

It's a great time of year for hiking.  The snow has (mostly) melted, the ground is drying, and the temperatures are comfortable without being hot and steamy like during the summer.  Last week, Barry, Ollie and I took off to view the Cascade River Falls.  An instant gratification hike, the Falls are only a short walk from the roadside.

Hiker in training

First falls

Second falls

Friday, May 10, 2013


The spring run-off has brought lots of driftwood to the beach--all sorts of shapes, sizes and types.

This could make a nice seat

Scattered all along the beach




Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sunrise, May 5

This was the first Sunday morning I've been out this year that's been above freezing--34 degrees!  It was cloudy and foggy, so I didn't see the sun rise at 5:45 a.m.  Earlier in the week, the sunset lit up the clouds:

Quite a contrast to the gray, misty morning:

The water flowing to the lake has slowed down a bit.  A log in just the right place allowed me to walk across instead of walking around on the road.

I briefly considered jumping across to this rock, but visions of landing in the water stopped me