Saturday, January 8, 2011

Big Trees

Well, winter has finally hit Grand Marais with a major storm. In the last 48 hours we have received around a foot of snow. The snow is dry and fluffy, so it is blowing around quite a bit. The winter storm warning goes until tomorrow, so we'll see how much more snow we receive.

We went on a snowshoe yesterday east of Sable Falls. We walked the bluff, or at least as close as we could get to it, and then walked up a river-carved ravine. Throughout the snowshoe, there were trees that were either BIG, or they had artistic accumulations of snow. I was amazed to see so many HUGE trees less than a mile from town. I wonder who owned that property 100 years ago. It certainly was someone who wouldn't let the loggers cut those trees.

First, documentation of how snow is removed from my driveway when we are hit with the larger amounts of snow.

I have posted a picture of this tee pee a couple of times -- but from beach level. It was cool to see it from the bluff.

As you can see, the ice is starting to build up on the beach.

Now the tree shots. The first one shows Wendy under an archway of snow-covered branches.

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