Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

The temperatures had already started their downward trend, -8°F with a –28°F wind chill when this photo was taken mid-afternoon from Duluth’s Brighton Beach, as the sea smoke rose from Lake Superior.  The beginning of the far-reaching cold snap had arrived.

Lake Superior's Brighton Beach

Minnesotans may be hardy stock, but this impending deep freeze has even prompted the Governor to close all public schools in the State tomorrow.  A wind chill warning is in effect through noon on Tuesday, with potential wind chills of -50°F.

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
~ John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

Ciao! ~ Kat

This post was in response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge.  ”Beginning” was this week’s theme.  Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge; further details on how to participate and links to others’ responses are found here.

19 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning”

  1. The image made my jaw drop. Looks like something you would see on a nature documentary about the arctic! You guys take good care of yourselves now.


  2. We woke up to -22 this morning. I’m so grateful there is no school and my husband can work from home. Hopefully, businesses and organizations will use common sense today (and possibly tomorrow). It’s a perfect day to bake bread and hunker down. Stay warm and safe, Kat!


  3. Nature always shows us her beauty if we are willing to look and here is to you for doing so! Me, think I will wait for it to warm to -16 before I attempt the car ride to work (-23 at the moment!)


  4. I cannot begin to imagine temperatures like that! Would love to witness sea smoke though. Stay as warm as you possibly can 🙂


    • The lake was partially iced over, and then the wind blew it out again, so back to sea smoke as that bitterly cold air hits the “warm” water. Currently outside our door at 10 PM, the thermometer says -17, without the wind chill!


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