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 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

    1. 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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  1. Cheryl Howland

    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!)

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  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!

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      1. Up over the hill and inland is still much colder — guess I should also be grateful for “warmer by the Lake” today … although once you’re this cold, not sure you even notice the difference between -20 and -27! Cheers!

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