Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

Many Minnesotans would suggest the stark icy landscape of Lake Superior this winter is the epitome of abandoned — all warm temperatures have made themselves scarce this season, as we “celebrate” our 65th day of sub-zero temperatures in Duluth today.  (Weather Underground has been kind enough to do a daily sub-zero tally update for those cities in the Midwestern region of the United States who are part of the “Abandoned by Humane Temperatures” club.)  For more photos of this stark, but beautiful, frozen landscape, stop by yesterday’s  “Put On Your Big Girl Mukluks and Enjoy Winter’s Beauty” post, and last week’s photo challenge, “Threes.”

Frozen Lake Superior as March approaches

Exploring the frozen Lake Superior landscape

However, to be honest, the ruins of the Abbey of San Galgano immediately came to mind when this week’s challenge theme was announced.  In an earlier post, I shared with you many views from and the history behind this fascinating site near Siena, in the Tuscany region of Italy, but thought I would share one more in response to this week’s “Abandoned” theme.

The Ruins of the Abbey of San Galgano

Ciao! ~ Kat

This post was in response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge.  ”Abandoned” 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.

25 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned”

  1. Duluth is such a lovely town! I cannot imagine it SO COLD for so long! Beautiful crisp portrayal Kat, keep warm!

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  2. Beautiful pic of Lake Superior, Kat. Today they said that 80% of the Great Lakes are frozen, up from 70% last week. On the plus side, they think this may help the system’s water levels to rise a bit due to less being loss to evaporation. Talk about making lemonade out of lemons! 🙂

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    • I think Lake Superior was nearly at 100% this year, which is truly amazing when you consider its surface area. And I think this week we hit Day 70 of days with sub-zero temps for the winter season…

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  3. Quite a contrast between the first two and the last one. 🙂 It’s been a unusually cold winter in Chicago as well but not as cold as where you are. I like winter, but I’m looking forward to spring, too.

    janet

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