EARLY FALL BRINGS CHANGES TO THE SHORE OF LAKE SUPERIOR
The first hints of fall along the lake do not happen quickly. The huge lake moderates the cooling temperatures along the shore and the birch and aspen trees are slow to follow the changes in color that are already evident in the highlands to the north.
One sign of the approaching winter, however, is not easy to miss: the beginning of the season for the huge storms the locals call “Nor’easters.” The Cliffs at Crystal Bay in Tettegouche State Park frequently catch the waves from these storms, as this photo shows. From a vantage point along the cliffs, I often photograph the storms. It is an invigorating experience, always cold and wet, but very exciting to watch as the 40 foot waves and the shoreline cliffs collide to put on one of nature’s greatest displays.