SUPERIOR WINTER 04475
"The frozen tundra of northeast Minnesota?"
It's not very often the view over the bay looks like this! But, this was the case on February 11, 2015, the day after a snow storm dropped about 7 inches of new snow on us. The wind picked up as the snowfall was ending and it stayed very windy throughout the entire day. The blue sky, gusting winds and blowing snow made for an uncommon scene over Grand Portage Bay. It conjured up images in my mind of what it must be like on the tundra when the wind is blowing hard and snow is being picked up by the wind and thrown everywhere. It's hard to tell in the web-size version of this photo, but when you view the original photo at 100%, you can see snow all over in the sky. So, what did we do on this blustery day? We went cross-country skiing of course! Once we got up in the woods the wind wasn't that bad. Well, it was still bad, but we couldn't feel it too much at ground level. It seemed to be gusting in the tree tops and higher, but on the ground we were pretty protected. It was another beautiful winter day to be outside!