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Where Beauty & Nature intersect

Wrap up a family gift and head north

At a loss for what to give the family this Christmas? A week or a weekend in Park Rapids and Itasca State Park will not disappoint and make memories for years to come. Some snow blankets the ground and woods, not enough yet for snowmobiling and cross country skiing, but it’s sure to come. Ice […]

‘Tis the season to count our blessings

Fall weather has proven to be atypical – snow on golden leaves still clinging to aspen and birches – rain and more rain. While some days earned complaints, the moisture means even small ponds attract ducks, geese and swans still gathering to head south. We look forward to the upcoming holidays with gratitude for the […]

November 2011

November 2011 Pleasures change with the seasons Fall has crept across the landscape this year with uncommonly warm days and frost free nights. Clear blue skies heighten the brilliance of gold tamarack needles and colorful leaves linger. Some wildflowers bloomed again, confused by the mild conditions. For many of those fortunate enough to live here […]

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 […]

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