I am the mayor of Harriet Island on Foursquare. I often ride my bike through the park and sometimes I take my dog down to the park for a walk. One of the many reasons I like going there are the giant ancient cotton wood trees and the noise they make when there is a breeze. It sounds like a waterfall.
I took this on Memorial day. In this part of the country cold and rain on the Memorial day holiday are more common than sunshine and warm weather.
I think rust and buildings photograph better when it is cloudy which is a good think because it was cloudy most of the time over the Memorial day weekend.
Not much to shoot this time of year with out freezing to death so I photograph downtown workers during rush hour in one of my favorite downtown parks.
They look better covered with snow than they do without but I wish they were not there at all obstructing my view of Mears Park.
This is one of those shots that everyone takes and that I mostly avoid. The Mississippi river likes to flood the St. Paul parks but Minneapolis is North and the parks remain high and dry. The water is a little high but it isn’t a flood.