7-day nature photography challenge: day 5

My blogging friend Lois at On Pets and Prisoners has invited me to participate the 7-Day Nature Photography Challenge. Lois is a wonderful blogger. Please stop by her blog and say hi 😉

The mission is to post a nature photograph for 7 days (can be more than one, right? 😉 and to nominate a fellow blogger each day. Since many bloggers have done this challenge already, I would like to invite anyone who is interested in this challenge to participate. It is fun!

We visited Sakatah State Park this afternoon. It was 50+ degrees. 😉

Sakatah Lake State Park is an 842-acre (341 ha) state park of Minnesota, USA, on a natural widening of the Cannon River near the town of Waterville. The Dakota native to the area called it “Sakatah” which means “singing hills”. — Wikipedia

We had some warm days in between the cold days, so I thought trees should start turning a little green now. To our disappointment, this was what we saw.


Looking hard, I did find some new leaves.


Minutes later, we saw a so-so lake. Just as we were ready to quit, we noticed a beautiful island that has many white trees (probably birch tress) and lots of birds. Park ranger told us we can canoe to the island in summer. “If you like to take photos, you will love there,” he said. Then he added, “But I have to tell you that it doesn’t smell good there.”

In the following picture, you will see the island in the middle, but you probably can’t see any bird. Now I have a good reason to buy a new lens.


Today happened to be the control-burn day in this park.


We asked one of those guys what his job is. He said he is a naturalist.
“Close enough,” I said and I took a photo of him.



Thanks for visiting my blog.


About Helen C

A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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8 Responses to 7-day nature photography challenge: day 5

  1. Becky B says:

    This made me smile 😊

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  2. loisajay says:

    Haha! It looks like you are holding the flowers, Helen. You are so clever! This was a great set of photos.

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  3. A beautifully inviting and informative post, Helen. Thank you.

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