On a trip to Duluth yesterday, Karla and I found this great gray owl alongside Scenic Hwy 61 near the Stoney Point Road.
In the Grand Marais harbor, the same wind created ice sculptures that look a lot like alien monsters.
The owl irruption continues. Now is the time, if you haven’t got a chance to drive the shore and see some of these owls. This week I found this saw-whet owl in Two Harbors.
Snow Drifts 001
For the past two weeks we have had plenty of snow on the ground for winter activities. Earlier this week, strong northwest winds caused some of the frenzied snow to pile up on the ridge tops.
Snow Drifts 002
I was out snowshoeing today and found some drifts as high as 15 feet. A lot of the bluffs overlooking Lake Superior have huge sculptured drifts that are fun to snowshoe.
Snow Drifts 003
These drifts were just below our house. I followed tracks of wolf, coyote, fox and pine marten over the tops of the drifts.