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.
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.