We in the Western U.P. my get our first decent snow tonight. The ground was covered when I arrived home from a workout at about 6:30 P.M. and the wind is howling. The outdoor wood boiler and indoor pellet stove are both doing their thing to keep Rauhallinen Farm a cozy stone farmhouse. One thing about living in an old home with two foot thick stone walls is the surprise of the weather when you look outdoors, as inside you don't hear much. A car can pull in the driveway and if it were not for Benny barking, I would not know. While most people everywhere there is a winter like to complain about the adversity to some extent (here included-where there is true adversity) people who choose to live in the Upper Peninsula tend to enjoy the fourth season and all its requisite challenges. I am in fact anticipating winter adventures, especially my getting out to make my art. A certainty is there will be a "Winter River II" videography project posted here by the end of the season, as well as a winter backpacking adventure.
"I realize there's something incredibly honest about trees in the winter, how they're experts at letting things go." Jeffrey McDaniel