09.21.13 in the presence of greatness

We may not have an ocean here in Minnesota but, we do have Lake Superior. A force of beauty that never fails to fill my sense of awe to overflowing. And that, I think, is not too shabby.

blog_parkpointduluth264/365: park point beach, duluth, mn

09.20.13 something fishy

I’m not going to lie: the 365 project has kind of fallen apart over the past few weeks. No excuses, no regrets, just life. I’ve still been taking pictures, but not every day. So, what I plan to do with the blog is get this baby caught up so at least I’ve shared a photo 365 days of the year AND I’m rededicating myself to finishing out 2013 with a photo a day.

And now, apropos of nothing, here’s a cool pic of a lionfish I snapped at the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth recently. Happy Friday!

blog_lionfish263/365: lion fish

big water

There is something about Lake Superior that feels like home to me. An unexplainable feeling of belonging on this shore.

This day, a storm was approaching – fast and dark – cloaking the city of Duluth in shadows as it blew in from the west like a big, black ghost. The seagulls hovered in the air and swirled overhead, caught between the coming tempest above and the promise of popcorn below.

gulls in flight

wave patterns in sand, park point beach

boat in the distance, lake superior

extreme driftwood

gulls in flight

The Native American name for Lake Superior is Gichigami: Big Water.