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.

Half-Frozen Mississippi

Half Frozen Mississippi

Well, it may be the middle of winter, but a warm spell has lasted long enough now to melt the Mississippi, even from my photo taken last week. I am playing around a bit with image sizes, trying to see what can be an effective variation on the normal size and what is too over the top. This cuts out a lot of the unnecessary sky and hillside, but keeps the shape of the bending river. But, it can be a bit annoying to view.