Photography of Duluth and the Western Lake Superior Region

Daily Photo for September 30

Crossing into October

Crossing into October

September 30 - Crossing into October
With Autumn colors in full display now, September is coming to an end in all its wonderful tapestry of color.

The wooden bridge in this image crosses the St. Croix River at St. Croix State Park as the road heads into the multi-colored forest.

The leaves will soon be resting on the ground, ready to fertilize the new growth next spring with the seasons moving on.

The Peace of Christ
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6

Septemeber Gallery

  • Federal Katsura

    September 1st - Saltie Arrival

  • Twin Falls

    September 2 - Twin Falls - Twin Falls, located near Port Wing, Wisconsin, on Highway 13. It is one of those hidden places you can usually go to, and no one is there. Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me. Psalm 42:7

  • Clouds in the water

    September 3 - Heavy Thunderstorms swept south of Caribou Lake leaving a beautiful sunset in it's path.

  • Amnicon Falls Bowstring Bridge

    Sept 4 - Bowstring Bridge - The Bowstring Bridge across the Amnicon River graces the beauty of this beautiful park located near Superior, Wisconsin. Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your waves have gone over me. Psalm 42:7

  • Lake Superior Rocks

    September 5 - Lake Superior Rocks - Sunlight reflecting through Lake Superior's clear crystal clear waters make endless designs on the rock below. This hidden beach on the North Shore is a perfect place to rest and reflect on the goodness of God. I hope you can do the same right now as you view the reflecting light beams. The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2

  • Moonrise watchers

    September 6 - Moonrise watchers - a September Full Moonrise catches people's attention as they view it from the North Pier Lighthouse in Duluth. Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars! Psalm 148:3

  • Northern Lights

    September 7 - Northern Lights - September brings increasing hours of darkness and the ability to view the northern lights when they have been switched on by the hand of God. These colorful lights in the sky have always been a point of mystery throughout time. Northern Lights are called auroras, and they are visible at both the north and southern shafts. In the Northern Half of the globe, they are known as the aurora borealis, named by the space expert Galileo Galilei. The lights dance their way over the night sky, capture our attention and display God's Glory. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Psalm 19:1

  • Echinacea-Autumn's Last Bloom

    September 10th - America’s grasslands are home to a brilliant array of flowers, and echinacea, or the purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), is one of the best.

  • Autumn Shores

    September 9th - Autumn Shores The golden colors of autumn bathe the North Shore of Lake Superior in color. The orange lichen is a fungus found all across North America and worldwide and is actually two organisms functioning as a single plant. Lichens comprise a fungus living in a symbiotic relationship with an alga. Trust in the Lord forever, For in God the Lord, we have an everlasting Rock. Isaiah 26:4

  • Vastness

    September 11 - Vastness

  • Big Boats & Lighthouses

    September 12th - A breaking dawn on the waterfront.

  • Colored Bayfront

    September 13th - Colored Bayfront

  • Deep Forest Red

    September 14th - Deep Forest Red - Autumn in the Northland comes early with the first leaves beginning to change by late August. The landscape is in full autumn beauty by late September and colors peak by early October. There is no season so beautiful in the Northland as when the blazing colors of Autumn cover the hillsides and reflect into the streams and lakes.

  • Balloon Fest

    September 15th - Balloon Fest

  • Sunbeams through the Keyhole

    September 16 - Sunbeams through the Keyhole - Tettegouche is one of Minnesota's most beautiful state parks. It features a mile of Lake Superior coast, including the Baptism River mouth, cascades, and falls; four inland lakes; rugged semi-mountainous reliefs; and an undisturbed northern hardwood forest. While this structure has long since collapsed into the lake, its memory remains for many photographers. God's Glory "Have you commanded the morning since your days began and caused the dawn to know its place... Job 38:12

  • September Skies

    September 17 - September Skies - The Milky Way shines over the North Shore of Lake Superior with the lights of Two Harbors in the background. The Milky Way Galaxy is an incredible work of creation and is home to our earth. The galaxy is 150,000 light-years in diameter. Our Solar System resides roughly 27,000 light-years away from the Galactic Center, on the inner edge of one of the spiral-shaped concentrations of gas and dust particles called the Orion Arm. When I look up into the nighttime September skies, the work of God's creation is apparent and humbling. God's Glory: The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day, they pour forth speech; night after night, they reveal knowledge. They have no speech; they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. (Ps. 19:1-4)

  • Cascade River Falls

    September 18 - Cascade River Falls - One of the most accessible and scenic waterfalls on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Cascade State Park is just a few minutes from Lutsen, MN. The Faithfulness of God “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” Revelation 4:11

  • Shoreline Boulders

    September 19 - Shoreline Boulders - Wave action along the shores of Lake Superior rounds off shoreline rocks like a giant rock tumbler. The Power of God The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2

  • Tettegouche State Park

    September 20 - Tettegouche State Park - Tettegouche is one of Minnesota's most beautiful state parks. It features a mile of Lake Superior coast, including the Baptism River mouth, cascades, and falls; four inland lakes; rugged semi-mountainous reliefs; and an undisturbed northern hardwood forest. God's Creation God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:10

  • Lost Horizon

    September 21 - Lost Horizon - With mid-September now upon us, the landscapes of the Northland glow with the warm colors of autumn and sunsets that catch your attention. With the precision of an artist's brush, God splashes His creation with a master's touch. The Perfection of God From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised! Psalm 113:3

  • Cedar Falls

    September 22 - Cedar Falls - Temperance River State Park With autumn now upon us, the mix of colors and smell of damp leaves fills our senses with memories of summer days gone by and thankfulness for today. In this scene, the white cedar tree seems to frame the waterfall at Temperance River State Park on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Cedar is a precious wood and known for its long life and resistance to rot. This tree grows out of the rocky cliff with the incredible ability to gather nutrients from little earth and hang onto the rock with great strength. The Strength of God The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him. Exodus 15:2

  • Autumn Reflection

    September 23 - Autumn Reflection - With the autumnal equinox now behind us (September 23), the hours of darkness are now more than daylight and the cool nights of late September lead to rapidly changing colors and calm waters. The reflected colors of the ridges along Nine Mile Lake near the Boundary Waters also reflect the beauty of God's creation in the Northland. Thus, nature reveals God in a small way and gives us hope for what lies ahead. Hope in Christ! For now, we see in a mirror dimly but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12

  • Colored Carpet

    September 24 - Colored Carpet - Entering the last week of September, the inland forest ridges are nearing peak fall colors and are stunning to see, especially from the air. The brilliant colors have been in the leaves since they first popped out last May; however, the chlorophyll breaks down because of the loss of daylight hours and rapidly cooling temperatures, and the green color disappears. Instead, the yellow to orange colors become visible and give the leaves their fall color. The breathtaking autumn colors are the grand finale of a season of growth and help to make us aware that a season of rest will soon come upon the landscape. Seasons - A Time for Everything For everything, there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silent, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war and a time for peace. Ecclesiastes 3 The Beauty of God in Creation Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name, by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power not one is missing. Isaiah 40:26

  • Cascading through Autumn

    September 25 - Cascading through Autumn - Recent rains had swollen the rivers and streams along the North Shore of Lake Superior to create magnificent scenes such as the upper Cascade River, where this image was taken. The sound of the turbulent waters below combined with the autumn colors and sweet scent of the pines fills the senses with God's created beauty. The Provision of God And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. Isaiah 58:11

  • Lake Superior Stones

    September 26 - Lake Superior Stones - Lake Superior's waves, sand, and rocky shoreline act like a giant rock tumbler to round and polish stones of many sizes before being deposited along the coastline. These multicolored boulders grace the shore of Tettegouche State Park near Silver Bay, Minnesota. The Strength of God I love you, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18

  • Autumn Splendor

    September 27 - Autumn Splendor - The beauty of the autumn season is upon the northland, and the brilliant, crisp colors of the forest foliage are on full display. This scene of the inland tapestry around Grand Marais, Minnesota, only leads to one word - WOW! It is hard to believe that the colors will soon be gone in only a few short weeks, and a winter white blanket will cover the landscape. Autumn is a time of reflection, rest, and thankfulness. A season that reminds us that life is short and to get things in order. The Goodness of God “For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Isaiah 55:12

  • Bowstring Bridge

    September 28 - Bowstring Bridge - The 55-foot long Bowstring Bridge at Amnicon Falls State Park spans the river at the Lower Falls. This unique bridge, also called a Horton Bridge, was designed by Charles M Horton in 1898 and originally had no roof, and was a highway bridge located further upstream. The setting for this bridge makes it a unique location and filled with solitude and peace where one can escape the day's business and find a small piece of paradise. The peace of God! The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23

  • Things are Looking Up!

    September 29 - Things Are Looking Up - This time of year, a walk in the forests brings refreshment and hope to our body and soul. The blue skies and sunlight, light up the colorful leaves of every landscape in the Northland, revealing the peak colors of the year. The ability to breathe fresh, clean air while hiking down the wooded trails makes it easy to look up and thank God for such a simple pleasure. The Perfection of God I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2

  • Crossing into October

    September 30 - Crossing into October With Autumn colors in full display now, September is coming to an end in all its wonderful tapestry of color. The wooden bridge in this image crosses the St. Croix River at St. Croix State Park as the road heads into the multi-colored forest. The leaves will soon be resting on the ground, ready to fertilize the new growth next spring with the seasons moving on. The Peace of Christ Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6

Image Search

Powered by SmugMug Owner Log In