Sumac

Sumac

I took this photo of some sumac at a small park in Andover, Minnesota. Sumac grows all over the place in the summer, and I have always liked it because it has a unique structure. The wavy tangle of branches is very distinctive. I hadn’t been taking many photos for awhile, so I decided to take my camera with and make sure I took one of something. After looking around, this seemed to be a good choice.

Rum River at Martin’s Meadows

rum river at martins meadows

Martin’s Meadows is an open-spaces park in Andover, Minnesota. It is quite scenic and even has some hills to add elevation and a feeling of isolation. The trails aren’t too extensive, but there is a lot of space particularly along the Rum River. Some of the coolest places are off the beaten path. I had been following the river off road for about ten minutes before taking this photo. This was in the evening though, so if I went back again, I would have been wearing a long sleeve shirt and pants. Mosquitoes were starting to appear by the end and I had to swat many away.