Winter whiteness along Pokegama’s shore, Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Last week brought me up to Grand Rapids in northern Minnesota to spend time with family. But this is lake country, so it seemed appropriate to get out and spend at least a little time exploring the wintery shore of Pokegama Lake.

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When the sun is shining and the wind is calm, it isn’t too bad outside on even the coldest of days. And, even in a landscape dominated by white, there are plenty of interesting details to photograph.

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It’s a bit hard to believe this will all be green trees and blue water under blue skies again in a few months, but I know that is true.

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5 thoughts on “Winter whiteness along Pokegama’s shore, Grand Rapids, Minnesota”

  1. Beautiful! People tend to think I’m nuts for liking winter. I find it beautiful. Also being a born and bred city kid I feel like winter is the one time the air will smell the cleanest. The brisk air. For me winter has a desolate beauty that I cherish. We just got back a week ago (we spent 9 days in Paris 3 in Iceland). Iceland was amazing. We got the last laugh since NY was colder than Iceland! People thought we were nuts going there in February but it all worked out. We saw the Aurora and avoided NYC’s cold weather. I’m still in the process of getting our Iceland pics up.

    1. Thanks! There are lots of winter lovers in Minnesota. It’s gorgeous here in the winter, but it’s still cold! Congrats on seeing the aurora while in Iceland! That’s fabulous – it’s really beautiful, isn’t it? I’ve heard that winter in Iceland is actually really great, aside from the aurora, with a lot going on in the arts community. I’ll be looking through your pictures to see what you discovered during your trip.

      1. We didn’t spend enough time in Iceland. Thanks for the tip – will check out the arts community next time around. We took a 3 day tour. We should have stayed longer. We’d like to check out more of rural America one day. It’s a bit hard. I don’t know how to drive and my husband hates it. One handicap of being NYers. A lot of us never learn to drive and a lot of the folks who do – hate it. I may have to check out Minnesota in the winter one day.

        1. Wow! You got really lucky in Iceland. A friend of mine has gone there a couple times and she always goes in the winter for the arts!

          Yeah, getting around the Midwest is hard without a car, but northern Minnnesota — particularly the North Shore — is gorgeous in winter AND sometimes you can see the aurora.

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