The dazzling sunset last night came as a result of the raging fires in Colorado. The ash and smoke travel on the jet stream to Minnesota and beyond producing a more defined sun as it lowers down the horizon beyond the tree line.
The southwest shore of Lake Superior looks very different today. The flooding has raised the lake level significantly turning the entire western bay into a chocolate milk color and loading the beaches with wood debris from the dozens of raging rivers flowing into the big lake. It will be a while before things get back to what we think of as normal.
This male rose breasted grosbeak arrived about a month ago and regularly takes a peak through our living room window to see what his neighbors are doing.
Our smaller red pines are no match for the power of a Pileated Woodpecker, the largest woodpecker in North America. I just hope he found what he was looking for…must have been a monster grub!
Laetiporus aka the chicken of the woods mushroom can be several pounds in size. Cooked up many think it tastes like chicken. I’ll try some tonight on the grill and let you know. UPDATE: grilled nicely very tasty!