Saturday, November 14, 2015

Up North


If you're visiting Duluth and are looking for an easy trail that's just as pretty as its brethrens up north, then the Chester Creek trail is for you. Plus, it starts across the street from Burrito Union. You can't beat that. 



Alice would like the mushrooms here. 







Even cats like it.





This sparrow is thinking, "If only I was eating rice at Chipotle. Those were happy days. Woe is me."



Hawk Ridge was counting migrating birds and doing a release party of Hawks and Kestrels. At least those were the birds on the menu that day. 



"You talk'in to me?"



"Caw. That's the spot. Caw. Now I eat your fingers."





Duluth's Rose Garden in Leif Erikson Park.









And of course stacked rocks. I heart Duluth.

Do you want to take a bizarre nocturnal pilgrimage with me? Then head over to www.thechorusofthecrows.blogspot.com



20 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sharon, looks like a great day and a wonderful place. The kitty is cute and the seeing the kestrel released is cool. Wonderful collection of photos. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful set of images. Very cute cat.

Margaret Adamson said...

Sharon This is a post with a wonderful variety of your photographs.I especially liked seeing the Kestrel. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely trail shots, and kitty.

Kestrel steals the show!
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DJan said...

Wow! Love the variety of pictures, but especially those mushrooms. Alice isn't the only one who loves them. :-)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Your photos are soo beautiful!
love
tweedles

Anni said...

My goodness....a treasure of photos and beauty today. I so enjoyed it all!!! From the sparrows to the kestrel...to the beautiful sky as seen through the ironwork. Wow. Just incredible.

Thank you for sharing at I'd Rather B Birdin'!!

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) I really enjoyed seeing your varied selection of photos.Your Are you looking at me shot of the Kestral made me smile, such a fun capture,... that look, how funny! It's a beautiful patterned and coloured bird.Also love the flowers, such a sharp and pretty image.
Enjoy your Sunday!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful photos! The raptors are gorgeous birds and the cat is so cute.

Marie C said...

Gorgeous photos of a really beautiful place! Love the mushrooms! An interesting bird count. You got some great shots! Loved seeing the spread of the raptor wings.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I like those bird shots and the mushrooms!

Caren Gittleman said...

that mushroom has to be the coolest and prettiest mushroom I have ever seen!
catchatwithcarenandcody

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We stayed a few days in Duluth when we were RVing and were surprised and delighted by all it had to offer ...back then it Seems like as west coasters we'd only heard of the twin cities .... Kind of embarrassing to admit but there it is.

fredamans said...

Wonderful photos, so many beautiful things!

NC Sue said...

How cool!
Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/11/sunset-on-bay.html

mick said...

Beautiful scenery and the close-ups of the birds in the hand are exceptional. Of course - for me - that last view over the water is the best! Thanks for sharing.

Pamela Combs said...

Beautiful photos. I will definitely be looking for the trail next time we are in Duluth.

Sharon Wagner said...

Thanks Pam. I'm glad you found my blog. Visits from friends are the best!

Andrea Priebe said...

What a wonderful place ... I am going to check my map to see how far away Duluth is ... I think it may make a good day trip or even weekend trip. These are wonderful pictures from the mushrooms to the juvanile Coopers Hawk and the Kestrel. Seems to me you had a wonderful time ... Great post, Sharon.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Linda said...

Dear Sharon, this is such an idyllic place! Having had cats all my life, I think they have pretty good taste, and if cats like this place then I know you have visited and shared a gem! Your photos are beautiful!