Hands held, warm delight. A kiss at first dawning bright. Gentle boughs, mother.
In order to “protect” our canopy of trees from the emerald ash borer, the city of Minneapolis tends to remove … More
Last winter, I lost a very dear friend to cancer. She was in her 98th year, of Norwegian ancestry, a … More
On November 01, 2018, our DNR announced through Tom Landwehr, commissioner, approval of ten crucial permits that Polymet, a Swiss-based … More
It was a few years ago that my good friend and I traveled to Bemidji State Park. It was here … More
Information on comments and the process for Polymet’s NorthMet mining permits is located at the MPCA and DNR links below: … More
Our steps take us many places in our short, fairly eventful lives. We brave the elements and the various courses … More
If we were to search the entire globe for a place that would result in more devastation to the natural … More
Sigurd F Olson believed that beauty could be destroyed by a sound or a thought. He spent his life … More
Over a century’s toll of mining iron ore in the uplands of the Laurentian Divide: For the sake of our … More
In light of the ongoing process to permit the Polymet to mine copper in Babbitt with a processing center in Hoyt … More
I had long ago decided to be happy … but got distracted along the way by so many things … More
One can view this house on the way to Silver Lake by bus. The tree on its east, now gone, … More
Paper Birch, like a litmus test, react to their surroundings, as pollution from the coal-fired plant in Silver Bay has … More
As of this past week the Forest Service of the United States has issued a decision agreeing to the land exchanges … More
Seven photos taken at various times on walks around Lake Calhoun.
It was believed by the Native Americans that eagles served as messengers between humans and the Creator, a spiritual messenger … More
The pictured overlook stands on the bluffs above a cave that the Indians named wakon-teebe, known by various names as … More
The state of Minnesota made a mistake in the late 1800’s by permitting a mine at the Hill of Three … More
We can all agree that the advent of fossil fuel extraction and use has changed our world. What does this … More
We walked along the shore looking out over the Pacific Ocean, wandering around giant cedars that had drifted up along … More
To take a trip to look at the leaves, observe and enjoy the changing season perhaps might seem a distant … More
It was a few fall seasons ago when I took a trip to Bemidji. The walk took us through a … More
It was a new experience to see Perrot State Park. A beautiful place along the Mississippi River. And yet we … More
This tree is almost thirty years old, planted in 1988; and even though a white oak can live for centuries, a slow grower, it … More
It was beautiful today. Monarch butterflies were gathering around the blooms on my walk, and particularly in the gardens surrounding … More
In forest ecology, a canopy defined by the upper layer of all forests is a habitat zone formed by mature … More
On my walk this morning through a neighborhood of old trees, some over a hundred years old, I headed through … More
Lutsen, Minnesota 1972
Indigenous cultures understood that man was part of nature. How far we have wandered from that understanding … to evolve … More
remembering autumn leaves and the warmth of Indian summer.
The river bluffs in Perrot State Park overlooking the Mississippi River and spotting a Turkey Vulture overhead.
Do we have a responsibility to protect the trees that give us shade, provide shelter to so many species and sustain an environment … More
As Minnesotans we stand as stewards at the source of one of the world’s greatest resources for fresh water. What … More
April 25, 2015 Dear President Obama, Concerning the offshore oil leases and the leasing of public lands to the fossil … More
This was the final version … though I much prefer the original with more vibrant sky.
According to figures established by the International Wolf Center in Ely, Mn with data provided by USDA – Wildlife Services, … More
One of the most beautiful wild areas in the world, with some of the last remaining original wolves … the … More
Heavy-handed, plied to will, Poisons mixed to kill, Spread, intent to shape for show, The natural will not grow. We … More
It was beautiful this past Sunday even as wintry breath chilled the morning air, and brisk breezes stirred what was … More