Winter camping/ski trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northern Minnesota

Here are a few photos from a winter camping and cross country ski trip with a friend to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area near Ely, MN. We had some lovely weather aside from every lake having a layer of slush to ski through and it was a unique experience for me as my first trip the the BWCA. Luckily we had a packed trail from dog sled teams to carry us over the slush for most of the skiing.

Road Trip through England and Scotland

I recently had the opportunity to road trip around England and Scotland with my English friend James and his wonderful, and convenient, driving and tour-guiding. We managed to drive around the United Kingdom; visiting London, Canterbury, Winchester, Oxford, Stonehenge, The Cotswolds, Birmingham, The Lake District, Hadrian’s wall, Edinburgh, Glencoe, the Isle of Skye, John o’ Groats, Inverness, Loch Ness, Lindisfarne, York, Sutton Hoo, Canewdon, and Southend on Sea, as well as many, many stops along the way. This was a wonderful journey with great history, architecture, landscapes, and natural beauty to photograph along the way.

Switzerland, Germany, France, and the Netherlands – Traveling the Rhine

I recently was invited on a cruise of the Rhine River with my parents, aunt, and grandparents. The trip began in Lucerne, Switzerland before boarding a riverboat in  Basel, Switzerland and sailing up the Rhine River. The trip stopped in a number of locations along and near the Rhine including Breisach, Germany; the Black Forest; Colmar, France; Strasbourg, France; Heidelberg, Germany; Rudesheim, Germany; Koblenz, Germany; Marksburg Castle, Germany; Cologne, Germany; Bruhl, Germany; Kinderdijk, Netherlands; and Amsterdam, Netherlands. The trip included many castles, palaces, cathedrals, and windmills; some of which are included in this gallery.

Shenandoah National Park

Lake Superior Rock and Resin Tables and Wood-Burns

In preparation for upcoming Art Shows which I will be attending this month (in Little Falls September 9-10 and Crosslake September 30th), I have just finished two additional Lake Superior Rock and Agate Resin Coffee/End Tables, one with Black Walnut wood and the other, most likely, with Cottonwood. In this post, I have also included photos of some of my fan wood-burns from LoTR and GoT inspired Minnesota.

Iceland Revisited

Straight River in Winter

Great Falls and Shenandoah National Parks in Virginia