Cellpic Sunday – 7 May 2017

Breezy Point, Minnesota.

Last weekend, my Civil Air Patrol role brought me to a resort in Northern Minnesota. The resort at Breezy Point has a history going back to the 1920’s when wealthy publisher Wilfred Hamilton (“Captain Billy”) Fawcett built a home and a lodge big enough to accommodate around 700 people. You can now rent the home, and bring all your friends. It’s nine bathrooms and 11 bedrooms can support a large family gathering easily. In an upcoming feature, I will share a gallery of high dynamic range (HDR) images captured at the resort. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Nostalgia

A steam tractor getting its fill of water.


Rollag, Minnesota.

Does the sight of that 1960s era pickup bring back memories of the truck you used to drive? Maybe you listen to Satellite Radio to Y2Kountry for those classic country songs of a decade ago. This week, Jeff Golenski asks us to share images that bring out emotions of the past, memories of that location or event. You can read the entire challenge post here. Continue reading

WMSTR – The Steam Thresher’s Reunion

A team of people working in harmony to thresh wheat.

A team of people working in harmony to thresh wheat.

Rollag, Minnesota.

The end of summer is traditionally marked by Labor Day weekend in the United States. Last year, for the first time, I attended WMSTR (The Western Minnesota Steam Thresher’s Reunion). As a reminder to people in our area looking for something to do this weekend for the holiday, I thought I would re-share some of the photos from last year’s reunion. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Dance

Dance-1Dead Lake, Minnesota.

This week, Ben Huberman asks us to share photos that “capture the rhythm and motion all around us.” You can view the entire challenge post here. One of the most challenging things about flying a float plane can be handling the aircraft for docking or beaching, as in this example during a fly-in a few years ago. Continue reading

Itasca 2015 – Fall Color Trip

Itasca Pano-1

Lake Itasca State Park Minnesota

It appears my lot in life is to arrive one week before peak colors on my fall color tours. This year I had no choice but to pick the week to head into the woods. As this post is being published, we are on our way south to our winter home, a bit earlier than usual because we are doing some extra traveling in October. Continue reading