Hollow Rock 001
At sunrise I drove to Hollow Rock just south of Grand Portage.
Hollow Rock 002
As the sunlight hit the icicles in the rock they had a beautiful early morning glow that reflected in the calm waters of Lake Superior.
Hollow Rock 003
Frost covered everything on the point.
Hollow Rock 004
The water vapor crystallized into ice that covered every branch and twig. This winter phenomenon, also called hoarfrost, doesn’t occur very often.
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But when it does it is beautiful.
Hollow Rock 006
On the north side of the point hoarfrost covered not only the trees but also the edges of the pancake ice below.
Moonrise Over Grand Marais Harbor 001
That night the moon rose over the Grand Marais Harbor where the swells moved the pancake ice back and forth.
Moonrise Over Grand Marais Harbor 002
The moon had a small ring around it for a short time.
Beaver enjoying the Ice Cold Waters Of Lake Superior
The entire time I watched the moonrise, the resident beaver swam between the ice chunks. Their fur must provide great insulation, as the water is very cold.
Sawtooth Mountains 001
The week ended with onshore winds creating impressive waves along the shoreline.
Sawtooth Mountains 003
Colors changed as the sun got higher.