Yesterday evening Joan was finally able to join Cooper and me for a paddle tour on the Mississippi River and the backwaters of the adjacent Mud Lake area. There is not a single day or night as the one before and I really don’t get tired paddling the same area and looking for the light, wildlife , or what else nature presents.

A juvenile Red-winged Blackbird is not the most attractive bird in the world but if “killer light” hits the little guy between the reeds of the backwaters I can’t resist to make the click. Wildlife photography with natural light as pure as it gets...

I have met the guy on the left before in the Mud Lake area. I believe he runs a business that provides stand up board paddling during the summer. Well, I don’t think it is the worst job in the world… 😊