Serene Sunsets (30 Days of Gratitude: Day 17)

Minnesota’s 10,000+ lakes create a special space … one where peace and serenity reign as the loon’s haunting call floats across the water. When the sun dips below the horizon, the sky may take on a golden hue, or brilliant pinks and oranges and reds … or sometimes it just quietly shifts to soothing blues and purples, fading seamlessly into the dark of night.

Serene Sunset on one of Minnesota's 10,000 Lakes

~ Kat

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Reverse) Symmetry

With this week’s photo challenge theme in mind, I headed out to the ice … the colder temperatures of February have created icebergs on Lake Superior and a solid pile of ice slowly building out from shore.  It was 5 degrees Fahrenheit (-15 Celsius) as I parked the car late afternoon yesterday.  By the time I left over an hour later, my gloved fingers were starting to go numb and the sun was setting.  The beautiful changing light of the sun playing across the ice is always hard to leave (check back later this week for more from this afternoon excursion onto the ice).

For now, though, this is my take on “Symmetry” – the crystal ball’s image of the ice shards pushed up by the force of the continually moving water under the ice-covered shores of the Lake, reflecting an exact symmetrical view but on a totally different scale — a reminder that the raw beauty of Mother Nature is rarely even and orderly.

Ice of Lake Superior through the crystal ball

Ciao! ~ Kat

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