You might recognize these horses, as they are owned by Deb Lee Carson. I had the privilege to photograph them this summer.
Deb is hosting an event called "Celebrate the Horse" on October 11th and 12th that might be of interest to many of you. Many of Deb's amazing images will be on display there.
It is located at:
Flower Valley Vineyard and Winery
29212 Orchard Rd, Red Wing, Minnesota
Taken during a recent "barn hunting" trip.
A Capitol Affair
Perhaps the only happy byproduct of all the rain was this event.
We A The Red
Does that title makes sense to anyone?
As in "weathered". :-)
Time to Celebrate
Happy New Year everyone!
The construction of a round barn was popular in Minnesota generally from 1880 to 1920. The design reduced labor by taking advantage of distributing hay from the loft above to the stables below through the use of gravity. It was especially efficient when the silo was built inside the center of the barn, as seen here.
Lighthouse of the Greatest Lake
The Split Rock Lighthouse was built in response to the great loss of ships during a storm of 1905, in which 29 ships were lost on Lake Superior. At the time of its construction, there were no roads to the area and all building materials and supplies arrived by water and lifted to the top of the cliff by crane. The light was first lit on July 31,1910 with an incandescent oil vapor lamp that burned kerosene. It was converted to electricity with a 1000 watt electric bulb in 1940. The light was retired in 1969 by the U.S. Coast Guard. The lighthouse is now part of the Split Rock Lighthouse State Park and is operated by the Minnesota Historical Society.
Twas the Night Before
One of the many beautiful homes ready for Christmas. This one is found on Mount Curve Avenue.
Peaceful is the Night
The Basilica of St. Mary's.
Christmas in the City
A quiet, peaceful evening in Rice Park.