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October 22nd 2007
Published: October 22nd 2007
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with j. lukewith j. lukewith j. luke

we're actually whitewater rafting in this picture
I'm trying out a new camera that Tom got for free at work. There was some difficulty in acquiring a charger, but that mission has been accomplished. These pictures are acting as a test run for my upcoming trip to Portland this week. I went on a quick camping jaunt this weekend with a fellow forester-in-the-making. The goal was twofold. First, I am trying to get some information on a certain species of grass that is considered invasive in the area. It has been widely planted for years as a way to prevent erosion, but it tends to take over and do as any other invasive would. Secondly, I wanted to see the lake and woods one more time before winter hits, or at least before all of the leaves fall. It was a fantastic weekend, with a short break in the clouds from all the grey weather that I have been enjoying. The tamarack was in full display and the beach was not windy. Let's see what the fuss is about regarding this camera.


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wetlandwetland
wetland

cloquet forestry center land
reflectionreflection
reflection

it was nice to see the sun
nastynasty
nasty

Phalaris arundinacea looking mean
cfccfc
cfc

grows a good mushroom
anotheranother
another

shot of the scenery
here is the beachhere is the beach
here is the beach

and a view of duluth, of course
dunes of park pointdunes of park point
dunes of park point

watch out for the p.i. ........ magnum?
here lieshere lies
here lies

one good napping log
same logsame log
same log

not the sector i napped against
overhead planesoverhead planes
overhead planes

doing their thing
park point from skyline drivepark point from skyline drive
park point from skyline drive

i failed at capturing its niceness
the same vistathe same vista
the same vista

that i've been looking at every fall for years
the colors were nicethe colors were nice
the colors were nice

and somewhat muted by the greyish skies
but look at this!but look at this!
but look at this!

here's something new
one night i half dreamtone night i half dreamt
one night i half dreamt

that the river was coming to get me while i slept
blurry waterblurry water
blurry water

sloshing over its constraints


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