Minnesota River Valley Silence

Minnesota River Valley Silence

The calm quiet of snow settles on the misty plains of the Northern Forest that is my home. The eagle drifts silently by, heading for open water — eyes fixed on the small rivulets. Close observation reveals the occasional rabbit or squirrel bounding through the drifts. The subdued colors of the sumac trace the shorelines, giving dimension to the dark and brooding burr oaks. Will this idyllic nightmare ever end? It’s at least two months until something green pops up. That’s 60 posts. Stay tuned, if I crack, you’ll see it here first!

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  1. Strangetastes
    Strangetastes says:

    You won’t crack! You grew up in Wisconsin and live in Minnesota. This is just a fact of life up there. We are likely to get 6 to 9 inches of snow in the next 18 hours and everyone is in a tizzy.

    Your picture has lots of winter peacefulness. We don’t get that much snow but I love the quiet it imposes when it happens, muffling the cars and dogs. A pessimist might say that this simply represents being frozen to death but, hey, spring comes eventually.

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  2. sodavy ek
    sodavy ek says:

    are you from minnesota? i am a student @metropolitan state university & i am working on a project with the pollution control agency about the minnesota river and the kind of art/creativity it has produced… these pictures of the minnesota river you have taken are beautiful. are they yours? i would like to inquire with you further, i have left my e-mail address. thanks!

    ~sodavy ek

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