Spring will be melting away the remnants of icy beauty and replacing it with the sun sparkled waves of her season.
Spring Tease: the time of year when Winter and Spring are in a tug of war.
Winter isn’t quite ready to give up but knows its time to step back for a bit. Spring is more than ready to display her charms but seems slow to give Winter that final pull to win the match.
Patches of snow are melting quickly on the North Shore of Minnesota. During this seasonal changeover, Lake Superior continues to offer breathtaking beauty and a changing beach decor.
Wicked waves with beautiful white edges create a flatter beach but provide bigger rocks for the choosing.
It is amazing to see the beach with fine sand and swept clean one time and then stair stepped pebbled another time.
Spring will be melting away the remnants of icy beauty and replacing it with the sun sparkled waves of her season. Hopefully sooner rather than later! Aren’t we all rooting for her to make that final pull to win this tug of war?
Whatever the weather brings she turns to her advantage, like a true beauty! She always looks beautiful and never disappoints.
In our neck of the north woods in Cook CountyMinnesota, the Lake Superior shoreline is ever changing her look. We never know what fashion whims she will plan to sport. Sometimes it is the trendy Winter White look and other times she adorns herself with ice jewels.
Large, lazy waves to barely there white caps coming ashore — she always looks beautiful and never disappoints.
Her natural elegance is strategically framed by the skyline and evergreens on the shore. Whatever the weather brings she turns to her advantage, like a true beauty!
What do you find charming about this glamorous Great Lakes gem?
Look for the beauty and grace of nature — even in Winter!
More beautiful pictures celebrating Winter up north.
Featuring pictures from Cook County Minnesota’s Gunflint Trail.
While the weather was quite brisk with a -13 inland, the beauty was worth bundling up to brave the cold.
Tracks across a lake up the Gunflint Trail. Ice fishing tent on the frozen lake.
The evergreens in the foreground are actually on an island.
This old growth pine forest is a favorite spot of mine as you drive up the Gunflint. Majestic trees in any season!
A snow covered marshy area.
Know matter what Winter delivers in your part of the world, look for the beauty and grace of nature.
What do you like about Winter?
Celebrate winter by checking out Lake Superior’s beautiful waves and ice formations. You can choose to do it from a warm distance or up close and personal.
Here’s to celebrating Winter and all her beauty!
As Winter works, beautiful waves and ice formations adorn both the Lake and her beaches.
View of the Grand Marais, MN harbor and Lake Superior from the Pincushion Mountain overlook. The sea fog makes it look even more cloudy.
Harbor pictures a bit closer.
Want more winter? Try checking out these webcams in Cook County Minnesota. How do you like to enjoy winter?
Good food and solid service with reasonable prices. You can relax and enjoy the atmosphere at this small town café.
When you wonder what kind of food South of the Border Café serves, keep in mind which border it is near. It is a true Grand Marais, MN local haunt that you will want to definitely experience.
Venue: A small town café that is open 5:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. everyday. Booth seating encompasses the main dining area as well as the back room.
Atmosphere: Casual and often very busy.
Food Fare: Breakfast or lunch items served all day. Fresh breaded, fried herring when in season. Great hamburgers as well as omelets.
Recommendations: Order the herring if in season. Bring cash as they don’t accept credit cards. Check out any specials on the white board above the coffee pot area.
Service: Always good, solid service. One of the reasons we love SOB is because Peg, one of the waitresses, adds to the experience of dining here.
She self-defined as the snarkiest waitress in town. She is friendly but will definitely tell you how it is in her honest, flavorful manner.
Return Rating: Definitely. Prices are reasonable, food is good, and we feel at home.
It was mid-April, and you never know what Northshore weather will bring. The rhubarb had already shown its red heads above ground and the lilac bushes had budded.
It was in the mid-forties when we arrived at the little stone house outside of Grand Marais, Minnesota and the sun was shining. Heating up the sauna was not such a chore as with the below zero temperatures of January. It was mid-April, and you never know what North Shore weather will bring. Eight days later, we learned that winter was not ready to lose its grip. It was 26 degrees, roads were slick, and trees looked beautiful with their ice sheen. Thin ice sheets gave up their purchase on the roof and made their slow decent towards the final plunge to the ground. Heavy sigh.
The crashing waves of Lake Superior have been beautiful to hear and see. Their steady, heavy pounding has brought sand to our beach area.
Lake Superior Waves — link to beautiful video
The winter storm advisory became a reality that brought a dusting of snow and the closing of schools due to hazardous roads. Our little stone house sits in the middle of this winter bluster awaiting spring. The rhubarb had already shown its red heads above ground and the lilac bushes had budded. The huge mulch pile was useable even though there were still ice crystals in the upper part. The woodstove is fired and we have three windows partially open to manage the temperature in the house. We have temporarily halted the outdoor projects we had gotten an early start on, and are finding indoor projects to work on. Hopefully winter is soon ready to let go and allow spring to quite teasing and finally take hold. Here’s looking forward to lilac blooms and an up north rhubarb harvest. What are you looking forward to with the arrival of spring?