The View FROM THE DECK

Lake Superior Deck View

FALL COLORS FROM THE DECK

Autumn 2012 brought vivid colors to the North Shore of Lake Superior.  While the peak colors lasted only 2-3 days, it was a spectacular display.

VISITING THE DAISY

Visiting the Daisy

Visiting the Daisy

A  hardworking bee visits this late-blooming daisy along the Lake Superior cliff top near Little Marias MN.

 

 

 

SPARKLING WAVES

Cliffs at Crystal Bay

Cliffs at Crystal Bay

 

The winter cliffs at Tettegouche State Park sparkle as the big waves from Lake Superior roll in on this cold December day.

COUNTRY ROAD

 

COUNTRY ROAD

 

COUNTRY ROAD

The hills high above Lake Superior always attract the tourists as the foliage puts its Fall colors on display.   The Autumn of 2011 was the most spectacular in many years.   We were treated to brilliant colors which came upon us quickly and, just as quickly, the winds came to blow them away.   My camera captured this view along the Cramer road, not far from Schroeder, along the North Shore.

 

SIGNS OF EARLY FALL AT THE TETTEGOUCHE CLIFFS

Big Waves at the Tettegouche Cliffs

The big waves from a fall storm at the cliffs of Tettegouche State Park

EARLY FALL BRINGS CHANGES TO THE SHORE OF LAKE SUPERIOR

The first hints of fall along the lake do not happen quickly.   The huge lake moderates the cooling temperatures along the shore and the birch and aspen trees are slow to follow the changes in color that are already evident in the highlands to the north.

One sign of the approaching winter, however, is not easy to miss:   the beginning of the season for the huge storms the locals call   “Nor’easters.”   The Cliffs at Crystal Bay in Tettegouche State Park frequently catch the waves from these storms, as this photo shows.   From a vantage point along the cliffs, I often photograph the storms.   It is an invigorating experience, always cold and wet, but very exciting to watch as the 40 foot waves and the shoreline cliffs collide to put on one of nature’s greatest displays.


 

BIG WAVE AT TETTEGOUCHE

BIG WAVE AT TETTEGOUCHE

This was an unusual September day at the mouth of the Baptism River in Tettegouche State Park.  The beautiful foliage along the North Shore of Lake Superior was just beginning its annual display; the leaves were still tightly anchored to the trees and the big rollers were pounding the cliffs with a vengeance. This photo was taken from a perilous perch atop the cliffs while dodging the over-spray from the waves.   Another adventure in search of a SIGNATURE photo!