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Photos: Stillness settles over Billings Park between rain showers

"The sounds of rain dripping from leaves sounded like distant packs of firecrackers going off as it interrupted the quiet and stillness in the park after a soaking rain went through," writes Jed Carlson.

A chipmunk stays dry as it takes cover in the trees off a trail in Billings Park
A chipmunk stays dry as it takes cover in the trees off a trail in Billings Park as another rain shower moved into Superior on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 17.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
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SUPERIOR — The trails around Billings Park had a different look to them Wednesday, Aug. 17, between rain showers.

The sounds of rain dripping from leaves sounded like distant packs of firecrackers going off as it interrupted the quiet and stillness in the park after a soaking rain went through.

Some animals in the park tried to keep their fur or feathers dry as others paid no attention and went about their day. For a moment, the sun peeked out from around the clouds before hiding as more rain chased it away.

A Great Blue Heron sits under a tree as rain starts to fall at Billings Park
A Great Blue Heron sits under a tree as rain starts to fall at Billings Park in Superior on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 17.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Rain drips off berries along a path near the St. Louis River at Billings Park
Rain drips off berries along a path near the St. Louis River at Billings Park on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 17.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Rain pools up on lily pads
Rain pools up on lily pads along the trail in Billings Park in Superior Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 17.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
A chipmunk guards his peanut shell off a trail in Billings Park
A chipmunk guards his peanut shell off a trail in Billings Park in Superior on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 17.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Raindrops form ripples in the water of the St. Louis River off of  Billings Park
Raindrops form ripples in the water of the St. Louis River off of Billings Park in Superior on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 17.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
A lone goose swims in the St. Louis River off of  Billings Park
A lone goose swims in the St. Louis River off of Billings Park in Superior on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 17.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
The sun reflects in the puddle of a leaf on the ground on the trail around Billings Park
The sun reflects in the puddle of a leaf on the ground on the trail around Billings Park in Superior on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 17.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
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Jed Carlson joined the Superior Telegram in February 2001 as a photographer. He grew up in Willmar, Minnesota. He graduated from Ridgewater Community College in Willmar, then from Minnesota State Moorhead with a major in mass communications with an emphasis in photojournalism.
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