Author Archives: karenlschulz

About karenlschulz

Writer and photographer

Trumpeter Swans in Minnesota for the winter

Some Trumpeter Swans spend the winter near the St. Croix River. They are one of the largest Minnesota birds with a wing span of almost eight feet. Their long graceful neck and snow white plumage make them easy to identify. … Continue reading

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An Ice Castle Winter

Stillwater’s riverfront is turning into a winter wonderland. They turned on the water a few days ago when the weather turned cold. A magical castle is slowly appearing next to the gazebo at Lowell Park. This castle isn’t build with … Continue reading

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A Pair of Eagles

Yesterday, I went for a walk by the St. Croix River around sunset. Low clouds had covered the sky, making for a gray day. Eagles called and chatted. I searched the trees looking for them. They sounded close. Then I … Continue reading

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November Snow and NaNoWriMo

The first winter storm of the season is howling outside. We’ve had mostly rain and maybe an inch of snow. Strong winds are blowing the trees and whipping up waves on the river. A good night to be by the … Continue reading

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Photo walk made the news

Mary Divine is a reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, covering Washington County and the St. Croix River Valley. She wrote an article about the Pictures of Stillwater group photo walk at Arcola Mills. A picture she took of … Continue reading

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Photo walk at Arcola Mills

I spent last Saturday at Arcola Mills at a Pictures of Stillwater FB group photo walk. What a great way to meet other photographers from the area. The blue skies and slightly warmer temperatures were perfect for hiking in the … Continue reading

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Call of the Sand Cranes

When I started walking up the road away from the river this evening, Sand Hill Cranes called in the distance. I waited, but they stayed away. Just teased me with their calls.

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Migratory bird celebration

Now is the time of year for migratory birds to be flying to their summer homes. Many stay in Minnesota. Tropical Wings has migratory bird celebration activities scheduled over the next couple of days. I submitted a poem to the … Continue reading

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Waiting for Spring

The ground was covered in a white blanket of snow this morning. Spring is struggling to overcome winter. Last Saturday I visited the Dallas Arboretum. Spring flowers bloomed everywhere. Helped me forget about the cold weather up north.

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Winter has arrived

Today is the first really cold day of winter with sub-freezing wind chills. Woodpeckers, black-capped chickadees, red and white-breasted nuthatch, dark-eyed junco and others have been visiting the feeders.

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