There’s a little gremlin who lives in my studio. He moves the paintbrushes and hides the pencils when I’m not looking. I think he’s responsible for the disappearing erasers, too.
Alright. So ducks and seagulls aren’t the most interesting birds in Minnesota, but they were the ones I saw, and I like the pictures I took of them. The loons were a lot more interesting, though they tended to be somewhat elusive when I had a camera in my hands. Loons calling to each other at sunset is a weird, awesome sound. Everyone should hear it once in their life.
I like wolves. And despite the fact that for a long time there was a wolf exhibit at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, I’d never seen a live wolf until this summer (the wolves were hardly ever out at the Omaha Zoo. Not when I was there, anyway). So I was pretty happy to go to the International Wolf Center in Ely, MN, when we were up in Minnesota last week.
It’s a really great little center. They have several wolves you can see, plus all sorts of educational videos and exhibits about wolves. There was even a werewolf show going on when we were there (art, stories, and whatnot).
If you ever happen to be in Ely, Minnesota getting outfitted for a canoe trip, I’d recommend a quick run over to the Wolf Center.