Glamorous person of dirty water

Glamorous person of dirty water

Every year around this time, Lake Winnebago, presumably as annoyed with the lingering winter as the rest of us, heaves up its ice and hurls it toward shore. The resulting ice shoves, like almost everything associated with Wisconsin’s largest lake, can be both troubling and beautiful. While the name itself might be undignified, reportedly “person [...]

Isn’t it good, Northeastern (WI) wood?

Isn’t it good, Northeastern (WI) wood?

Saturday afternoon, three months after we carefully and unanimously selected her to bring her fresh, festive, pine-scented self into our cabin, we returned our sweet little Christmas tree to the woods from which we'd plucked her. Owing both to her own fortitude and to our cabin's low-set thermostat, she did not drop a single pine [...]

Ice Ice Baby

Ice Ice Baby

There's something terrifyingly beautiful about ice, which hangs in rich abundance all through Minneapolis. It swoops down from rooftops like seasonal stalactites, stills mighty rivers and turns Minnehaha Falls into Minnehaha Stops-And-Preens-for-A-While. In town for some preliminary wedding planning and, fortunately, in the company of some of the warmest people we know, we stepped carefully [...]