The day after our birding trip into the Sax Zim bog, we (the Troutbirders and Gary&Rosie), decided on a trip from Duluth up along Minnesota's fabled "North Shore". This is what we Minnesotans call our inland sea coast along Lake Superior. Amazingly, considering all the summer camping outings and drives to the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness, I had taken over the years, I had never visited in winter before. And winter it was. Well below zero. Unfortunately in our otherwise (except for this weekend) unusually mild winter there was little or no snow left in the area. Regardless, the rocky shore line was still spectacular.
We stepped outside a warming shelter to take a few pictures. Beyond Gary and Rosie an ice covered shoreline stands waiting for spring. Inside, the shelter a group of young and intrepid "ice climbers" had started a small fire to warm themselves and fix lunch. The Troutbirders take the opportunity to warm their backsides. :)
Baby, it's cold outside....
It's surprising how little snow there is. It does look cold, but everybody is having a great time, it seems.ReplyDelete
We don't have much snow here either this winter. Craziest weather anymore! Looks like you're enjoying yourselves.ReplyDelete
I wouldn't wish snow on anyone, but I know it's necessary to keep your water table steady. Sure don't want it to wobble. Our rainy season has come in the winter this year, and everything seems to be blooming a lot earlier. Weird weather for sure.ReplyDelete
love that rock wall and fireplace! nice!ReplyDelete
Looks like a good trip..except for the cold temperatures. I love the North Shore..one of the truly beautiful places in Minnesota:)ReplyDelete
Brrr! It really looks COLD! Glad you enjoyed the trip.ReplyDelete
I've heard that the 'North Shore' is beautiful, but I think I'll wait to enjoy it in warmer weather.ReplyDelete
Cold but truly appealing!ReplyDelete
Burrrr, so glad ya'll found a place to warm up the old buns! Heeehehehe!ReplyDelete
Great pics sweetie.
God bless and have an amazin' day!!! :o)
What a gorgeous but chilly landscape!ReplyDelete
I'll advise the birds to move on up north to you -- and I did see robins later that day! :)ReplyDelete
Gosh! That is a big fire place ~ love the stone work. Hope you have a warm weekend my friend!ReplyDelete
There's nothing nicer than a fire on a cold day. What a cute photo of you and Mrs. Troutbirder.ReplyDelete
Baby, it's not cold outside here.... 80 degrees today..... snow last weekend, summer this weekend.... hope you are well!!ReplyDelete
Not much snow here...but it's cold outside today.ReplyDelete
Love the pictures...
The ice falls along the shoreline are so pretty in the background! It sure does look cold. Nice, I imagine, to have a bun(s)warmer so conveniently located! :)ReplyDelete
Fine picture of the couple on the North Shore. Course, I am biased.ReplyDelete
I'm so impressed...you have turned into a "blogger" and computer person. Great pix! What fun.ReplyDelete