One of the often overlooked rewards of photography is the opportunity to view historic locations, walk in the footsteps of our forefathers and to imagine. It usually starts with just going to a location to capture a landscape or particular wildlife species. But then you notice the worn trail, a sunken foundation or an old relic. Curiosity is thus spurred and the quest to learn more begins. Todays featured photo was captured while looking westward across Eng Lake towards Solem Lutheran Church & Cemetery. About one mile east of the church is Kensington Runestone Park and the restored home of the Olaf Ohman family. You may or may not be aware that he was the one that discovered the Kensington Runestone on his farm. Today, that mystery continues to be debated while Ohman and his family lies in peace at the Solem Cemetery. And so it was during this sunset moment that I stood where Olaf may have once paused. Here along the shore of these peaceful waters I could almost feel his presence with me as I took a moment to reflect on the past. Sleep well Mr. Ohman.
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