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The Event

We all attended a banquet at the Blue Mound Banquet center and then the “Authors of Siouxland” program. The formal event was at the Palace Theater. It featured authors Freya Manfred, Thomas Pope, John Rezmerski, Joe Paddock, Nancy Paddock, Jim Heynen, Scott King, with Fred Manfred Jr. as the host.           […]

The Reunion

It was a great weekend in Luverne MN. We (more about that in a minute) ventured to Luverne to join the celebration of the 100th anniversary of my Uncle’s birthday. Frederick Feikema Manfred was my Dad’s oldest brother. There were six brothers. An entertaining recapt of their childhood can be found in the Green Earth (ISBN: […]

Feeding time for the Red-tailed Hawk

Spring is arriving early in Lake Elmo. The critters (rodents) emerged from their winter hideouts and that seems to have attracted their predators sooner than normal. This is half of our local nesting pair. They were both on this branch, but by the time I returned with the camera, only one remained. They are quite […]

February Escape (Part II)

This time we were able to venture off the property and do some touring. We took a day trip (8AM to 6PM) to Chichen Itza. This is the Temple of Kukulkan, usually called El Castillo. One used to be able to walk to the top but now it is closed. Perhaps a tourist had too […]

February Escape (Part I)

We were able to escape to Mexico recently. It was a awesome 11 days of doing very little. At least doing very little that required effort. We went back to our favorite spot El Dorado Casitas. Here are two views from our balcony. This one is looking down at the swim-up casitas and; this one […]

Trumpeter Swans

I read an article recently about the annual arrival of Trumpeter Swans in Monticello. There is a lot of information about it here. They usually arrive in December but with the unusually warm winter, they are just starting to arrive. I ventured out there today and grabbed a few shots. They come for two reasons. […]

Moon over Lake Elmo

Two weeks ago we spotted the full moon shimmering across the snowless ice of Downs Lake. It was one of those, “quick – go grab the camera” moments.

The Eagle Landed

November was slow. I even resorted to posting one of last years Sandies from our trip to the Bosque. Today, driving along the Lake Elmo, Mary spotted our local pair of Bald Eagles. We were only a couple of miles from home so I was able to gear up and catch a couple of nice […]

The Bosque in 2010

Last year in December we went to the Bosque Del Apache for the annual Sandhill Crane and Snow Geese migrations. It was amazing and we’ll never forget. Here is a shot at dawn. I think that it captures the mood and feeling of the day

Migrations

Still getting the hang of the new body and the new autofocus system. I love it but it does take awhile to get the hang of it. In mass takeoffs like this its 45 points come in handy. Geese on Downs Lake. This trumpeter decided to stop in for the weekend. There were a few […]