if you’ve been following me for a while you might possibly notice that these are photos from a place i’ve visited before — but last time it was mid-winter, and the swamp, creek, and waterfall were all frozen over and pristinely white. here is that photoset. we went back this weekend, in the summer, and it was barely recognizable, but no less beautiful. also of note, we saw a muskrat and very many ducks and geese and a deer and two white cranes or egrets perched in a tree and also heard a fox yelling in the woods at sunset the way foxes do.
i try to appreciate all seasons for their innumerable glorious qualities, and while i do love summer in many respects, let’s be honest, july is a pretty horrid month. july and february can both stop happening in minnesota as far as i’m concerned. so anyway, apologies for the lack of photos, here are a couple not-great ones i took last weekend before fleeing from the mosquitos.