I had more than one reader ask about the foggy morning that I wrote about last weekend.  Each person said they wanted to see one of the photos that had gotten me so very excited about the early morning time that I was on the St. Croix River at Wild River State Park.  I’m pleased to say that I had a difficult time choosing which photo to post for my response as I had more than one “favorite” image for that chance morning.  But I narrowed it down to this image “Single tree island, early autumn” because it seems to sum up the whole morning.  The fog is hanging in the air and over the river; the water is still so as to show the perfect reflection; the tree and the opposite hillside are glowing with the colors of fall, and the sun is just burning through the fog providing some blue sky and some beautiful lighting on the tree and the island.  Within two minutes the scene changed — the sunlight was harsh and the fog had disappeared for that morning.  I realized how fortunate I was to be at this place at this time on this morning.  (And on another note…my lost cellphone was turned in by an alert hiker who found it along the trail near this very spot.  Perhaps I was too caught up in my excitement over these perfect photographic conditions that I was unaware of other things such as cellphones.)

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