Photographer's Note

December Snow on the North Shore

Lake Superior
Brighton Beach
Gitchi Gami Park
Duluth, Minnesota

Happy new year and my best wishes to all ..

please indulge me in a little whining ..
When I grew up in the eastern part of South Dakota it was cold in the winter .. but Duluth Minnesota was known as a place to avoid during the winter months ..
and now I have moved here .. and we will see if I make it .. not only is it humid and cold (our temperatures this month have ranged from -22º to 32º F (-30º to 0ºC) .. we have had 36.9 inches (100.6 cm) of snow in December .. we are to get more today ..

They dump tons of chemicals on the roads here to melt the ice .. the sight of cars rusting from the bottom up is common (the locals call it "Minnesota Two Tone") .. but still driving is a bit of chaos given the city sits on a series of steep hills (1,100 feet) falling down into the lake ...

still at least I don't have to try to find things to photograph in the "winter brown" of the Colorado plains ...
there is always beautiful snow .. and if you are lucky enough to be able to get out on a day when the thick snow clouds break it is silent and wonderful

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