My intention with View Finder is to find visually interesting places, events and people and use my camera to share them with you.
I’ve been doing a personal blog for a year and a half, and I’ve experienced something very nice as a result of it. People occasionally comment about how a post relates to them or they send me ideas for other subjects to feature or places to visit. That is the strength of this format — connecting with someone from anywhere in the world on a personal level around something that resonates with both of us.
I stopped for a couple of hours at the Monarch Butterfly Festival at Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis last weekend and shot some pictures. This wonderful, family-oriented, Latino-flavored festival has been around for 3 years. Several thousand people attended and did art projects, ate tasty food, took in some good music and dance, learned a lot about monarch butterflies, and generally had a great time.
The kids enjoyed releasing tagged monarchs into the Lake Nokomis wildflower garden, to help the Mariposas Monarcas begin their almost comically impossible 2,300-mile journey to Mexico.
They fly from Minneapolis to Mexico. Think about that for a moment.
I look forward to this new adventure.
Here’s to improbable journeys.