MELT WATER AT GOOSEBERRY FALLS

Meltwater at Gooseberry Falls

Gooseberry Falls roars with the waters of early spring

The early days of spring bring a special treat to my regular visits to the rivers of the North Shore.   At Gooseberry Falls, the melting snow adds a new dimension to the spectacular falls.   The result is a photo waiting to be taken and another opportunity to enjoy a place where the land meets Lake Superior.

LAKE SUPERIOR FURY

Lake Superior Fury

An icy storm at the entrance to the Grand Marias harbor

LAKE SUPERIOR FURY

Taking photos during a Lake Superior storm is always challenging.  Especially in February!

The storm had been raging for some time when I found my way to the vantage point near the Grand Marias harbor entrance.   The rocks along the shore were coated with ice and footing was treacherous.   Frequent “snow-bursts” would obscure the subject and a fine mist from the breaking waves encouraged me to “get on with it.”   The photos from that day are among my favorites because they bring me back to the moment so completely and remind me again of the Fury of Lake Superior.