Showing posts with label winter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label winter. Show all posts

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Winter's End

Winter's End
Late afternoon dusting on weathered moose skull
Lynx wanders through the courtyard at Jim's north woods home called Ravenwood;  
photo was shot through the window. 

It has been an exceptionally long cold winter with many record breaking low temperatures and snow depths here in the Northwoods.  But we live in Minnesota and we, as most northern states, claim the saying, 
"if you don't like the weather just wait a minute."

A week ago, I made the two-hour drive down to Stoney Point on the north shore of Lake Superior.  This time of the year, during our last days of winter, ice chunks are pushed into the shoreline creating small Arctic type ridges of glistening chunks of ice of all sizes.  The scene brings back fond memories of my time living with the Inuit on Bathurst Inlet in the Canadian Arctic in 1970 and working with the white wolves on Ellesmere Island while covering the Steger North Pole Expedition for National Geographic Magazine in 1986.

On this particular day, it was in the mid 50's.  The crunching, grinding sounds of shifting ice, and the suns radiant spring light melting the blue ice sheets made us feel that we are finally getting close to the end of winter.   But within a few days, winter came back to remind us that it's not done with us yet. Within a two week period the temperature recently ranged 80ยบ F -30 to +50.

Jim on ice ridge - photo by Anthony Brandenburg

Stoney Point I

Stoney Point II

Stoney Point III

Monday, November 15, 2010

First Snowfall in Minnesota

Snowy Geese
Willows in Snowfall
Ducks and Geese Flying in Snow
White-tailed Deer

Winter has finally arrived in Minnesota!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones! Thank you for visiting our blog. We will see you in the new year!