While winter in the Northwoods in my favorite time to be making photographs, the last few weeks have given us too much snow to allow for access, even with snowshoes. The plows have built up 12 foot banks on the sides of all roads that are near vertical, combined with the fact that many architectural subjects are just buried. I received word yesterday that the ice road is open to Madeline Island in Lake Superior, so I will give that area a try this weekend if it remains open. They often open and close the road many times during a season, depending on the safety of the ice. The above exposure was made last weekend, between Ontonagon and the Porcupine Mountain’s Wilderness, where I had the beach to myself, other than two ice fisherman jigging for trout.
“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet