Saturday, October 26, 2013

Superior report

Today's posting will bee s brief one. We've been traveling up the North Shore most of the day and we're kind of worn out. The first picture shows a strange cloud formation that looked like the Lake was smoking. The second is of Split Rock Light House. Tomorrow it's off to Grand Marais and, probably, Grand Portage.

photo of Lake Superior "Smoke"
Lake Superior "Smoke"       © harrington

photo of Split Rock Light House
Split Rock Light House        © harrington


We got a few flakes of snow or sleet this afternoon and the roadsides north of Two Harbors were full of Snow Buntings. This poem by Barton Sutter of Duluth fits the region and the upcoming season.

A Little Shiver

By Barton Sutter

After the news, the forecaster crowed
With excitement about his bad tidings:
Eighteen inches of snow! Take cover!
A little shiver ran through the community.
Children abandoned their homework.
Who cared about the hypotenuse now?
The snowplow driver laid out his long johns.
The old couple, who’d barked at each other
At supper, smiled shyly, turned off the TV,
And climbed the stairs to their queen-size bed
Heaped high with blankets and quilts.
And the aging husky they failed to hear
Scratch the back door, turned around twice
In the yard, settled herself in the snow,
And covered her nose with her tail.

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