Photographer's Note

October Reflection in Boulder Lake
Boulder Lake
North of Duluth, Minnesota

Shot at the same location as my previous post ... aimed at a right angle to the last shot .. and three months later. A typical Northern Minnesota scene .... thick wild forest sprinkled with a seemingly endless number of lakes.

An illustration of our strange October this year ... where most of the hard woods changed very early due to our cool summer .. and the aspen and birch didn't start in until very late (and then most of the leaves were knocked down by weather before they could get underway).

This particular place on the shoreline has become one of my favorites .. Unfortunately this spot on the shoreline is on a bend of a narrow back road .. someday I am going to get taken out by a joy riding teenager while shooting here.

Boulder Lake is a partially man made lake. In 1919 a dam on Otter Creek merged three existing smaller lakes into Boulder Lake. The lake contains 27 miles of shoreline 98% of which is undeveloped. The area is protected by the Boulder Land Management Area (BLMA) and contains a great variety of wildlife including moose, wolves, eagles, and osprey. The shoreline also hosts the Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center which hosts a large number of programs throughout the year.


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