Sunset fishing 70667_StaatsOur Minnesota landscape has become much more winter-like.  Temperatures have remained below freezing for the past 10 days, allowing the lakes to freeze.  And with that the ice houses have started to go up and people are active once again around the lakes.  As I drove past this lake the other night, there was a very fine snow that was falling.  It was so delicate as to cause the sun to glow as it was starting to set below the cloudbank to the west.  In its own way it seemed to be announcing that all was right with the winter world in Minnesota.

Wherever you are as the calendar turns into the new year, I wish you joy and wonder, happiness and health in 2013.  Thanks to all of you that have been following my blog, and I hope you will continue to share in my weekly writings, photographs, and adventures.  Happy new year!

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