To Catch A Fish
Outward bound on a fishing expedition. This outdoors man was alone with his thoughts and surrounded by the sights of a beautifully calm expanse.
I always gravitate to this tree. I have taken many photos in various seasons of this tree. I just love the vista that it resides in and the symmetry of the tree. .
Great Blue Heron Hunter
Caught this guy the other day hunting for his snack in a flooded out area of a local park. I took the photo from my truck. I drove by saw him about 50 yards off in the distance and I stopped and turned the engine off and waited until he worked his way up close..I got a lot of shots off, but this was my best result. I was surprised he was so accommodating and tolerant of my presence because he seemed to be curious about me and checked me out with furtive glances as he slowly approached. . .
La Crosse Omnium Criterium 2019
Watched this event for a couple hours on Sunday last... Impressive riding skills by these gals as they made turn two. If you're interested here's a link of a gopro video of a rider in one of the mens races... It really captures the speed and intensity of this event.
Signs of Spring
Tender and fresh spring growth on the trees and brush are a pleasant sight after a long winter.
Found this mural last evening. I thought it was well done and like the glow the setting sun cast on the wall.
High Waters - 2
Another photo documenting the Mississippi flooding in LaCrosse. Fortunately the river crested at just below major flood stage and was classified as moderate flooding this season. But I suspect communities further South along the Mississippi are really reeling from the high volume of water this year. Here at this sight the boat houses are usually accessed by foot and people park their vehicles past the submerged posts. The normal flow of the river is at 8ft +/- . The river crested at just under 15 ft. The volume of water here is best understood by the idea that there is practically another river of near equal volume flowing on top of normal levels.
Almost Stealth Mode
The sleek wing span and tail feathers with the cloudy back drop and the pov made this gull enter the Almost Stealth Mode realm...
I don't have a long reach zoom lens, but this gull was flying so close to shore I was able to get off some pretty decent shots with an 18-55 lens. Ideally it would have been better if the bird was flying towards me but I like this pov because it really shows the sleek wing and tail feather designs.
The Mississippi is running over flood stage. Projected to peak at 3 ft over flood stage in La Crosse early next week at 15 feet..If true it would be on the cutting edge of a major flood which is begins at 15.5 feet. The waters are already flooding into the local camp grounds at Goose Island...
I thought , despite the potential damage to the camping area, this photo in b/w showed some pretty reflections and was an interesting photo. I have frequented this park quite regularly over the years and it is not uncommon for spring waters to reach this level.. But if we get some significant rain in the near future the flooding could cause some significant damage to low lying areas in the LaCrosse area.
Below is a National Weather Service link showing the river level projections through April 5th.
Another day different mood
A common sight in La Crosse, and a photo I have taken before, but this one has it's own uniqueness...