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ozarkpaddler
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02/01/2019 12:05AM
How about this for a February photo, here's to hoping this little fella does NOT see his shadow on Groundhog Day!

 
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hobbydog
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02/01/2019 09:30AM
Dunstan Lake WCPP. One of those days you want to never end.

 
MHS67
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02/01/2019 12:59PM
 
ozarkpaddler
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02/01/2019 03:30PM
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NICE! My wife saw one the other day. It was chasing a rabbit in our yard and saw her and stopped, turned tail and vamoosed! At first she thought it was a really big house cat, then she saw the big whiskers and tiny tail.
 
SaganagaJoe
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02/02/2019 03:15PM
hobbydog: "Dunstan Lake WCPP. One of those days you want to never end.

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I bet you didn't want that day to end!
 
SaganagaJoe
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02/02/2019 03:15PM


The farm where my great-grandma grew up in Milaca, MN
 
lindylair
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02/02/2019 08:15PM




Don't know these folks, just stumbled upon it and thought it was a cool setting and reflection







Don't know these folks either, thought this was a nice view and a little slice of paradise
 
MHS67
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02/02/2019 10:51PM

This is a nice time of the year here. Everything is green not brown.
 
Mocha
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02/03/2019 07:51PM
finally got that woodpecker from about 50 yards +/-.... used a lot of zoom

 
lindylair
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02/03/2019 09:58PM








 
Banksiana
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02/05/2019 08:11PM

Today's ski.
 
hobbydog
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02/05/2019 09:28PM
 
lindylair
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02/05/2019 09:30PM
Banksiana, great shot, incredibly peaceful scene



 
hobbydog
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02/07/2019 09:03AM
Evening on the Gammon River. The chores are done, the sun is setting, the falls are playing my song....... time to take it all in.

 
ozarkpaddler
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02/09/2019 10:06AM
Mocha: "finally got that woodpecker from about 50 yards +/-.... used a lot of zoom


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NICE! Only time I can get close to a Pileated is when I DON'T have a camera (LOL)! I have some old video that I need to have transferred into digital of a couple Pileated woodpeckers up around Honeymoon Bluff.

Hmmm, tried again and I STILL cannot add photos?
 
lindylair
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02/09/2019 06:20PM
After two strong months of posting we are slowing down a bit. I'll throw out a few random topics to see if it generates any follow ups...






The famous Humpbacked Seagull?







Fore and Aft







Pinecone Still Life







Redstart







St. Croix Sunrise







Peek a boo Grouse







Leaf/Water Mosaic







Fourtown Island
 
ozarkpaddler
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02/09/2019 07:25PM
Well, I've tried! Try another now, from today. Alley Spring:
 
lindylair
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02/09/2019 08:37PM
ozark, great shot and looks like a nice spot. Weather looks good too,,,we keep getting alternating -20 degrees and 6 inches of snow every couple days. The ozarks are looking pretty dang good right now.
 
hobbydog
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02/09/2019 08:43PM
A nice wide spot along the Bloodvein. I passed up on the nice grassy island campsite in the middle of this picture as I wanted to go another hour or two. Then it got late and I settled for a crappy little spot later on. When I looked back on the pictures I realize I might have passed up one of the nicer sites on the two week trip.

 
lindylair
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02/09/2019 09:22PM
hobbydog, gorgeous shot. you passed that up? I can imagine an epic evening camping in that incredible spot. Live and learn:)
 
ozarkpaddler
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02/10/2019 12:34AM
lindylair: "ozark, great shot and looks like a nice spot. Weather looks good too,,,we keep getting alternating -20 degrees and 6 inches of snow every couple days. The ozarks are looking pretty dang good right now."

Love Alley Spring, it empties into the Jack's Fork River. Here's Rocky Falls, which runs into the Current.

It got up in the 30's today. Unfortunately rivers running high and murky with all the rain and melted snow runoff. Unfortunately my work schedule and weather have conspired to keep me off the river the last 2 weeks!

Hobbydog, LOVE that pic of the Bloodvein! A good friend of mine paddled it with his son on a guided trip a couple decades ago. He said they had some gnarly rapids that they made it through but he was pretty certain they were going to DIE paddling Lake Winnipeg. He said that was the only time he ever feared for his life paddling!

Partially Frozen Rocky Falls:
 
lindylair
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02/10/2019 06:24AM
I spent two days and a night paddling and camping on the Current River many years ago. I really don't remember much about it other than being mightily impressed by the beauty.

If i recollect properly, it was one of the first to be designated a National Wild and Scenic River, similar to our St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers up here.

 
ozarkpaddler
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02/10/2019 12:27PM
lindylair: "I spent two days and a night paddling and camping on the Current River many years ago. I really don't remember much about it other than being mightily impressed by the beauty.
If i recollect properly, it was one of the first to be designated a National Wild and Scenic River, similar to our St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers up here.
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I typed up a lengthy reply and unfortunately it was LOST when I couldn't get Firefox to upload my pictures! SOoooooo, since I'm a slow typist, here's a link to Ozark National Scenic Riverways. It was "Legislated" in 1964, but not "Designated" until 1971, so the Eleven Point actually ended up our first "National River" in 1968 when the USFS started the "Wild and Scenic River" designation. Had politicians, the NPS, and the USFS not fought over ONSR, it would have been "First."

Anyway, I chose my name "Ozarkpaddler" because I'm on the river a day or two most weeks of the year. So here's a few winter pics of the Current and Jack's Fork:
 
ozarkpaddler
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02/10/2019 12:48PM
Forgot the link, here you go. You may see a few of my pics here also:


Ozark National Scenic Riverways
 
lindylair
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02/10/2019 05:56PM
Thanks ozark, cool site. i looked at the map of the Current River in hopes of something jogging my memory as to where we camped but no luck. Looks like a gorgeous area.

Doesn't that tick you off when you write out a long post, make one wrong move and it disappears???

BTW, have you considered getting a new thermos? Ha, ha, just kidding. That one looks like it has served you very well. :)
 
ozarkpaddler
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02/10/2019 06:59PM
lindylair: "
BTW, have you considered getting a new thermos? Ha, ha, just kidding. That one looks like it has served you very well. :)"


Only if I LOSE it (LOL)!
 
hobbydog
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02/10/2019 09:06PM
lindylair: "hobbydog, gorgeous shot. you passed that up? I can imagine an epic evening camping in that incredible spot. Live and learn:)" How many times do you have to learn the same lesson? :-) SLOW DOWN!

I got a late start that day, forgot my portage yoke at my camp on Artery Lake so had to backtrack and lost 3 hours. I thought I needed to try make that up. I didn't really realize what I had passed up until I looked at the pictures when I got home. For reference, it is the last portage before Bushey lake. I made it across Bushey and not much further. Here is the camp from that night. Nice view but that was about it.

 
lindylair
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02/10/2019 09:43PM
hd, that one doesn't look so bad, maybe a little short on level ground. Nice view. But the first one looked like a 6 star site. oh well, now you have a reason to go back.
 
lindylair
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02/11/2019 05:35AM




Wolf Creek Falls, just above its confluence with the Kettle River







The Kettle River, part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers program
 
hobbydog
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02/11/2019 09:54PM
Layover day and a cool summer evening on Artery Lake.

 
02/13/2019 08:10AM
Image from yesterday morning after rain, then freezing temps, then a brief thaw.
 
02/13/2019 11:18AM
Ausable: "Image from yesterday morning after rain, then freezing temps, then a brief thaw.
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Beautiful shot, you nailed it!
 
hobbydog
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02/15/2019 02:52PM

5 AM on the Bird River. Rise and shine!
 
hobbydog
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02/16/2019 04:43PM
I love mornings. Some are better than others. This one on the Gammon River was better than most.

 
02/16/2019 05:44PM
I love mornings as well...morning on Ahsub Lake...
 
Mocha
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02/16/2019 05:56PM


me too! november 21 of many years ago, the day before thanksgiving. Loon Lake on the gunflint trail. beautiful 40 degrees that day. next day... LOTS of snow. that was the last paddle of that season
 
lindylair
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02/16/2019 08:00PM
Pre dawn coffee and shooting the sunrise on a calm clear morning is probably my favorite experience in canoe country. Bonus for fog dancing on the water or a few clouds to enhance the colors.

mocha, Gary and hobbydog, Beautiful shots, each of them.









 
Mocha
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02/17/2019 09:23AM
That 3rd photo is so wonderful. i think i could look at that all day.
 
lindylair
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02/17/2019 09:44AM
Thanks mocha...a couple more shots of the same scene







the same morning







the next morning when it was quite a bit foggier



BTW, these were taken with that camera I told you about:)
 
02/17/2019 05:01PM
Lindy, beautiful foggy morning shots! I love having little islands in front of camp... really enhances the photo potential.
 
lindylair
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02/17/2019 05:55PM
Thanks Gary...that Ahsub lake shot is stunning. Haven't been there that I can recollect. The vantage point appears to be somewhat high off the water and the fire grate is positioned perfectly. And of course, you nailed the composition and exposure. Classic BWCA shot.
 
lindylair
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02/17/2019 07:39PM
Gary, trying to email you with no luck. Can't get the envelope to work. Is there a different email?
 
02/17/2019 08:24PM
lindylair: "Gary, trying to email you with no luck. Can't get the envelope to work. Is there a different email?"
Yep, that email should work... I just clicked on it and sent myself a test email.
You could also try going to my website and follow that email link under the contact link: Gary's website
 
hobbydog
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02/17/2019 09:01PM
The fire stops here. Wanipigow River, Atikaki

 
mooseplums
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02/19/2019 02:03PM
The Fog lifting on a Mountain Lake morning
 
Mocha
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02/19/2019 04:23PM

somewhere in the BW fall 2016
 
lindylair
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02/19/2019 06:27PM




Authentic Minnesota Cactus
 
lindylair
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02/19/2019 06:30PM




Authentic creepy MN spider...this thing was huge!
 
hobbydog
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02/19/2019 08:07PM
I've been laying pretty low this winter. Got the dogs out for a good run and some snowshoeing. My tongue was hanging out too.

 
MHS67
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02/20/2019 10:47AM
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Authentic creepy MN spider...this thing was huge!"

Not a big fan of spiders!! Is that a Garden spider? I remember those when I lived in Wis.
This is about a 3 inch Tarantula.
 
mooseplums
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02/21/2019 08:50AM
Swamper ~ Gunflint Trail
 
hobbydog
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02/21/2019 09:27PM
 
mooseplums
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02/22/2019 07:43AM
A secret Lake
 
Mocha
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02/22/2019 10:34AM
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this reminds me of a book by Helen Hoover titles The Long Shadowed Forest.
 
lindylair
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02/22/2019 06:46PM
mooseplums, the Swamper Lake shot is beautiful and the snow tinged lake is very nice, something I have yet to see. hobbydog your shot of winter trees and shadows is really cool, a scene that i suspect many people might not even notice but you nailed it. Getting awful hard to keep up with you folks, love it.














 
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02/23/2019 02:12PM
 
Banksiana
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02/23/2019 03:22PM
 
lindylair
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02/24/2019 04:39PM
Banksiana, interesting shot. Rocks like that at the front of a campsite are nice to have and makes me want to see the rest of the campsite(if that's what it is). Also over analyzing it and wondering if it is better with the stick or would be better without it??? Too much time on my hands, haha.








 
Banksiana
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02/24/2019 06:23PM
Not a campsite but a bit of shoreline on an unnamed lake. Shot might be better without the stick, but the stick was there. Not even sure what attracted my eye- the play between the texture of rock and the reflection and roil of the water; something about it says "Quetico" and resonates. I take way too many exposures of resonant nothingness.
 
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02/24/2019 07:30PM
 
02/25/2019 08:53AM
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Great shot... looks like they are having a blast!

I built a snow hill in the back yard by walking in circles and blowing the snow inward with the snowblower... it is up to about 8 ft high now. The grandkids and I have been having a ball :-)
 
02/25/2019 03:34PM
Here are a couple foggy morning shots from camp on Ester Lake a few years back... breakfast was later that morning :-)

 
Mocha
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02/26/2019 08:06PM

these two are so cute, they are actually part of triplet fawns.
 
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02/26/2019 10:22PM
Mountain bluebird
I photographed this at the Fetterman Battlefield site near Story, Wyoming.
 
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02/27/2019 09:07AM








Eastern Bluebird
 
Mocha
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