Autumn in Saint Paul

The last days before the first snow mean it’s time for photography

With the first snow of the 2023-2024 winter upon us, I took the opportunity last weekend to get some autumn photos around downtown Saint Paul, Summit Avenue, and Cathedral Hill.

Every Saint Paulite probably knows where this photo was taken on the south side of the Mississippi River:

The Cathedral of Saint Paul, the Minnesota State Capitol, and part of the downtown Saint Paul skyline emerge through a tapestry of red and orange leaves

This whole “fall” thing is new for this almost-lifelong Phoenician. But that means the first snow of the winter’s upon us. Oh well.

Who’s for lightning?

A quick non-essay: A picture from midtown Phoenix of storms over the far far west Phoenix metropolitan area. Who’s for lightning?

combined lightning 31 july 2014

A quick non-essay: This picture is from last night’s storms over the far far west Phoenix metropolitan area. The mountain range you see is the White Tank Mountains, located about 27 miles (43 km) west of my flat in midtown Phoenix.

Quite the light show! And happy August!