Day 8 #lovemnwinter 2016: A Photo Essay

By : Anneka · February 8, 2016

I #lovemnwinter! Today I love winter in photos.

 

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After one of the first snowfalls of the season, someone in Loring Park left a love letter to winter, squirrels, and all the park walkers and bikers. 

 

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I look forward to bicycling over the Mississippi River in winter - the dance of ice, water and sun is so beautiful!

 

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After a week of frigid temperatures, the Minnehaha Creek waterfall was finally frozen enough to capture the colors of the minerals that normally tumble over the rocks too quickly to be glimpsed.

 

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Another warm stretch and the creek was again a haven for ducks seeking open water. Their tracks crowded the snowy Minnehaha banks.

 

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If you're going to live in a cold place, it's fun to have a variety of boot choices!

 

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The Art Shanties have become a well-loved tradition winter. I finally got a chance to pedal the Polar Bear and get a close-up look out its maw.

 

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Even though it wasn't too cold the day I visited the Art Shanties, a spot of tea at the Botanical ShanTea was a terrific way to warm my insides.

 

Winter is a part of my little home making its yearly trek through the vastness of the universe to circle the sun. Thanks for sharing this month of lovingMNwinter together and I hope that you too are building a trove of beloved winter moments!

 

 

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The author on White Bear Lake enjoying some MN winter fun. Photo credit: Linda Pate

 

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Yes - totally building my aersenole of #lovemnwinter... and loving that shot inside the bear!!!!
Posted by Holly on
Beautiful photos!  I'm jealous you got to go to the Shantys with LP!!
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