Did You Just Call Me "Bug Eyes"?
A Painted Lady soaking up some late fall sun.
Our Bohemian Friends Came To Visit
A small flock of Bohemian Waxwings flew into our flowering crab tree this spring and partially stripped the berries. About two weeks later we came home to find that the tree had been completely stripped of it's fruit. We are not sure who the little thieves were!
A Girl In Red
A young gal was having a photo-shoot done on this bridge over Tischer Creek at the Glensheen Mansion. I normally don't like people in my photos such as this, but I thought that the red added a splash of color.
We were just leaving town when I noticed the sky developing. We really had to scramble to get a few shots before it was gone!
At 120 feet high the High Falls at Grand Portage is the highest waterfall in the state, but we share it with our great neighbors to the north.
This old farm site sees another sunset.
Fall River Falls
In a normal year the water level is not very high in the fall, but with the fall rains this year this waterfall was flowing pretty good.
Top Of The State
We drove down Otter Lake road north of Hovland until we got to this overlook. Down below is the Pigeon River which is the border between Canada and the U.S. This is pretty rugged country and is heavily forested. A fairly large area has been cleared of trees at the overlook site and is used as a helicopter landing area for emergencies.
Most people would look at this butterfly and identify it as a Monarch, and I would have done the same until recently. This is actually a Viceroy butterfly that looks almost identical to the Monarch. They visit the same flowers and hang around with the Monarchs, but they do not migrate like the Monarchs do. The best identifier of the Viceroy, for those of you that don't know, is the U-shaped line that runs horizontally and intersects the vertical lines on the lower portion of the part of the wings closest to the body of the insect.
There's nobody home to enjoy the rising sun.