Sunday, September 25, 2016

A delicate balance.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Dark Shores on St. Alban's (9 pm)

Dark shores - St. Albans Bay

on another note:

Minnehaha Creek Watershed District

"High Water Update:

As expected, Wednesday’s rain boosted water levels on Minnehaha Creek and Lake Minnetonka, causing localized flooding in some places. On Monday, we lowered the discharge of water into the creek to make room for the rain and runoff. As the creek recedes, we have increased the dam discharge to continue drawing down the lake before winter. High creek flows are expected for the rest of the season."

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Apple Days 5K 2016

After watching the start of the Apple Days 5k on Water Street, I proceeded to the finish line. It is located on the Lake Minnetonka trail- just short of Water street. The last 200 yards are clay trail enid on a paved surface.I did not catch the winning time. but it was a lone, unchallenged runner finishing around 16 minutes.

The first photo is of him as he flew by me.....

Monday, September 05, 2016

Summer rains, strains before Autumn claims

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wood Duck houses along the trail

 I stopped by the trail in daylight to see what I miss while running at 4:30am.  A pond I pass, usually lit by moonlight, had these little structures. I crawled down the edge of the trail to take this shot, only to scare away all the ducks. However mosquitos greeted me heartily.

From Ducks Unlimited:

"In precolonial times, the wood duck was likely the most abundant waterfowl species in eastern North America. Unfortunately, their distribution within densely settled regions made them readily accessible to market hunters throughout the year. Overharvesting, coupled with the destruction of bottomland habitats, drove these colorful birds to the brink of extinction by the early 20th century. The dramatic rebound of wood duck populations since that time can be largely attributed to protection provided by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. However, the recovery of the wood duck was also assisted by the advent of artificial nesting structures, or wood duck boxes."

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Gullible on Minnetonka

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Boys of Summer Are Gone - Excelsior Commons Field

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Chanhassen Cross Country Alumni Meet - Saturday

I happened upon this very friendly, and inside-Cross Country run. It was raining and cool. I only had time to spot the girls race and then had to make tracks to another event.

This young woman (following shot) was the winner.   I do not know whether she was an alumnus, or a current team member.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Minnehaha Creek in August

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Intersection Old Log Way