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Prelude to Summer

By Craig Johnson and Renee Bergstrom, May 21, 2024

High School baseball is in full force during May. In this picture, the batter makes contact with the baseball while the catcher is still poised to receive the pitch. (Photo by Craig Johnson)

Prelude to Summer


In May foragers take to the woods in search of the illusive Morel mushroom. Often found by decaying Elm trees, the fungi is considered a delicacy by many. (Photo by Renee Bergstrom)


These three Tom turkeys might not know it is turkey hunting season as they fan for the ladies. (Photo by Craig Johnson)


This Snapping turtle suns on a log while surveying its surroundings. (Photo by Renee Bergstrom)



Renee Bergstrom is a photographer, painter, and weaver.  She lives in rural Lanesboro.







Craig Johnson lives in Rushford; when not otherwise drumming with area musicians or assisting customers at Rushford’s Ace Hardware, his photographer’s eye is focused on the region’s picturesque scenery or area sports teams for area news publications.




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