All’s quiet on the northern front

We just returned from our first check on everything at the cabin in northern Minnesota, and I’m very happy to report that everything is ship-shape. No trees have fallen onto any critical structures, no critters have found their way into the cabin, there’s no sign of any vandalism or other trespassing, and there was so little remaining snow that we were able to hike the trail that I’ve made all the way back to the big wetland (I’ll do another post about that hike). Signs of spring up there are way behind those down here in Nebraska, of course. In fact, the lake is still mostly frozen, but the ice is melting rapidly and will soon disappear so the water can begin to warm.

Early spring sunset 9664I made this photo quite late in the day at the end of our drive on Friday, and was able to take advantage of the gentle sunset to give it some color and warmth. We’ll be going back up again in a couple of weeks…


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18 Responses to All’s quiet on the northern front

  1. lauramacky says:

    What a gorgeous photo! You caught the perfect light with the colors reflecting. Wonderful!

  2. Wow! A terrific image and what beautiful scenery. As Laura said, you caught the perfect light :)

    • krikitarts says:

      Thanks for the Wow, Lisa! I shot this from one of my favorite places to sit and contemplate the varying moods of the lake, and from which we launch our canoe.

  3. I’m so glad that everything is ok at the cabin :). This winter has left a lot of damage in its wake, so you are very fortunate. My hubby’s company builds Florida rooms, add on rooms mostly for trailers, and they keep getting call after call about roofs that have caved in from the horrendous amount of snow this year. Their roofs have a really good snow load rating, but the snow this year was ridiculous! Love the photo by the way :).

    • krikitarts says:

      We didn’t have as much snow as we usually do–much less, I think, than you had up in your area–and we’re hoping for spring rains to make up for the moisture level being below normal. How much snow do you still have?

  4. Vicki says:

    Great photo. You did well to catch the setting sun in the melted section of water.
    I wouldn’t have been surprised to hear of some damage at the cabin. As Cindy says, your winter this year was ridiculous.

  5. Winnie says:

    Beautiful. So serene. I can just imagine how good it feels to return to such a place. Your colors always hook me.

    • krikitarts says:

      What a nice compliment! I do so enjoy the finer nuances of color, especially with my new, cataract-free lenses. It’s very good to hear that you’re enjoying them, too.

  6. Meanderer says:

    It looks beautiful. What a lovely place.

    • krikitarts says:

      I’d love to say that it’s always lovely at this time of day, but the moods of Minnesota are myriad. It’s very fortunate to be able to coincide with an evening such as this when there’s only a one-day window. My mom used to recite a rhyme: “I knew a little girl who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead / And when she was good, she was very, very good, but when she was bad, she was horrid.” Minnesota’s kind of like that–when it’s good, it’s very, very good!

  7. Meanderer says:

    My parents used to recite that rhyme to me too. I can’t think why :-)

  8. Adrian Lewis says:

    Yes, beautiful photo, Gary – the combination of the blues and the orangey browns is just wonderful, and the near letterbox format, and those fringing trees, are perfect. Adrian

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