The Beauty of the Little Spirit Cedar Tree
On a very cold morning I trekked out to the Little Spirit Cedar Tree in Grand Portage and took this photograph. I left my sacred offering - like many Native people do by the overlook landing - before I took the photograph to say "Miigwech" (thank you) to the Creator for the beauty of that day, for my family, and my surroundings. The sky and Lake Superior were a perfect backdrop to this ancient and powerful tree on this particular day.
Just Another Bumble Bee on a Flower Photograph
I was lucky enough to capture this bumble bee on this bright pink flower up in Enger Park in Duluth, MN.
Green on Black
I found this weed in my front yard and decided to take a photo of it with my macro lens. I like the abstract feel of this photograph.
A view from George Earth's, a White Earth Ojibwe tribal member, back seat of his van. Looking through his eagle feather dance bustle, you can see George in the front seat wearing his cowboy hat as he is waiting for the rain to stop at the Onigum Powwow.
The Power of Water
I took this photograph of the Cross River as I was driving back from Grand Marais to Duluth. The river was very beautiful, powerful, and loud that day.
Manidoo Bezhig - One Spirit
We all are individual manidoog, spirits, but together we are one spirit. The blue sky with the clouds injects a deeper meaning - spirits connected to the Sky World.
**Manidoo Bezhig is the Ojibwe translation for One Spirit.
The photograph features (starting from top left and going clockwise): Robert DesJarlait (Red Lake Band of Ojibwe), Shane Mitchell (Lake Superior Ojibwe, Lac du Flambeau in Wisconsin), Dennis Gilbert (Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe), Carl Chalepah (Apache), and Alex Chargin' Horse Copenace (Whitefish Bay First Nation). I took this photograph at the 2nd Annual Powwow For Hope Celebration.
Lake Superior's Icy Shore
I took this photograph at Brighton Beach in Duluth, MN.
White on Red
A light dusting of snow on sumac.
Icy "Fingers" Reaching For The Sun
I took this photo on New Year's Day 2014 at Brighton Beach in Duluth, MN.
Lake Superior on a Frigid Day
I took this photograph from the parking lot of the Coppertop Church while I was attending the Twin Ports Hmong New Year Celebration. The temperatures that morning were below zero.