Where Beauty & Nature intersect

December 2010, Take time to smell the hot chocolate

December 2010 Take time to smell the hot chocolate Mother Nature decorated the countryside with snow before Thanksgiving, and up north that means the white-frosted ground and trees will stay beautiful all winter. A few more inches of the white stuff will give snowmobilers, cross-country skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts the Christmas gift they want […]

Quiet descends on the north woods. November 2010

November 2010 Quiet descends on the north woods Crisp morning air and smoke curling from chimneys signal the change of seasons. The architecture of bare branches dominates the landscape, but after the leaves drop, hidden vistas of lakes and forests emerge. For many of those fortunate enough to live here year round, the days ahead […]

October 2010 Carve Out Some Time to Relax

October 2010 Carve out some time to relax “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like falling leaves.” – John Muir No mountains here, but […]

September in Lake Country

September 2010 Bring on September If you polled area residents and asked “What’s your favorite time of the year?”, most would say “fall.” The pace of life slows a bit, the scenery is spectacular and the mosquitoes are gone. Because rain was plentiful in August, the trees and landscape are still green and fresh as […]

May in the Land of Lakes, Loons and Legends

May brings fishing opener and so much more Heading west into Park Rapids, a patch of golden flowers – marsh marigolds, also known as cowslips – thrives on the side of a hill sloping down to Mud Lake. Every spring, as the snow melts, anyone driving on State Highway 34 can watch the slope turn […]

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