Breathtaking Sunset

Breathtaking Sunset

In the eight years since starting my scenic photography business, I have never seen such a gorgeous sunset. I really couldn’t think of another name for this photograph because it was truly breathtaking. If you look closely, you can literally see the sun’s flames….amazing! While I was taking the photograph, it appeared that the sun’s shape distorted a little as it was going down behind the cloud. I thought it was an optical illusion, but it wasn’t.

I am very thankful to God for allowing me to capture this amazing and gorgeous sunset last night! God’s beauty is truly amazing and such a blessing in our stressful world.

http://www.captureminnesota.com/photos/1194065

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Pileated Woodpeckers

I’ve been trying to capture a Pileated Woodpecker over the past year.  They are very hard to capture on camera because they are so shy of people and fly away at the slightest sound.

This morning my fiancee, Steve, came in from outside and told me that there were two of them in a nearby tree.  I was finally able to capture not one, but two Pileated Woodpeckers!

I am always amazed at the huge holes they leave in trees.  I was able to capture one of these two with its head inside the hole it had just made.

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Alpacas in Sogn Valley

I met the owners of Sogn Valley Alpacas & Crafts during last weekend’s Little Log Pioneer Village Days in Hastings, Minnesota. I just wanted to share this awesome blog regarding them written by Audrey Kletscher Helbling.

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I DREW MY HAND across the scarves, stroking the silky, kitten-soft spun fiber of the alpacas.

Hats. Scarves. Prayer shawls. Afghans. Rugs. Clothing. Some tucked inside the small-scale barn shed that mimics the real barn a stone’s throw away. Other merchandise is draped across tables and clothes-drying racks outside, near the penned camel-hued alpaca that chose to ignore me for the most part.

Welcome to Sogn Valley Alpacas & Crafts along Goodhue County 14 Boulevard, rural Cannon Falls, a spur-of-the-moment stop on a recent drive to view the fall colors.

My husband and I missed the fleece demo at 1 p.m., the spinning wheel demo inside and the alpaca farm tour, unless, of course, it was self-guided.

We, in fact, missed any human contact. Not a soul was to be seen except for alpacas and chickens scratching and flapping too close for my fear-of-chickens comfort.

I checked out the merchandise…

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