The previous day bathed us in winter light
as the sea sang us to sleep.

Today we slowly become wet snow-people
as the storms take over the landscape

and we marvel at the beauty everywhere.

Lake Superior fog
rolls north across
the open waters
and in another time
these were the first
settlers of the new land.

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Early spring and the trails are still covered with snow and ice. The sun finally visits and provides warmth for the rest of the journey.

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Daily observations from Lutsen, MN


#1
Rocky shoreline, we walked
with Leroy following closely
behind, grows when the sun
sets and the superior water
becomes frozen and black.

#2
Across the blackness there
is space, inhabited,
desolate, empty – except
today when I see each
stone and each snowflake.

#3
Starlight from galaxies
is ancient, yet strong, flickers
across black ice, across
my child’s eye.

#4
Away from the city we
revel in stars and constellations
we only see in textbooks and
through other’s eyes.

A few photos from a recent trip to Lutsen on Lake Superior.  Basked in cold light the shoreline glowed with radiant heat from the sun transitioning from Winter to Spring.

Lutsen, Lake Superior, and a sunrise.

follow the Twisted Root

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Lake Superior Lutsen,MN 2013 | Drom Hytte

She no longer sleeps
With an exhale
Across the sheet of lake

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It has been busy around here getting back to work, and working on the upcoming issue of Stone Path Review.  Lutsen was good for the writing and I have been working on a few pieces, and started back on a collection of zen related essays.

Here are a few photos of sunrises from Lutsen.