In July, I met two friends for a weekend on Lake Superior’s north shore. Highlights included: Taking a picnic lunch out on the lake’s massive, smooth rocks for an afternoon of drawing next to the water. Lots of smoked fish. A key to the woodshed, which resulted in endless fires in the field stone fireplace. … Read More
A few days at a remarkably well-preserved 1920s lodge on the north shore of Lake Superior.
This huge piece of lakeshore property has been in the family since the 1920s.
AKA the Scandinavian Riviera.
Camping on the shore of Lake Superior.
She came running full speed out of the woods and down the hill—and made straight for us.
We find a pink pebble beach on Lake Superior and dig into the site’s past as a mom-and-pop resort owned by Finnish immigrants.
This tiny island in Lake Superior is home to an artist residency and research station.
Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes. Its cold waters are deep and clear. The summer air at the lake is cool and fresh and smells like the boreal forest that borders its shoreline. While the air alone is worth the trip, an excursion north also offers quiet rocky beaches, bonfires on the … Read More
A search for images of Lake Superior led to this beautiful and ongoing project by Mary Jo Hoffman that documents things gathered during daily excursions. I love it that she lists the original location of each item—the harbor in Grand Marais, the side of a highway, the beach in the Bretagne, trails in Saint Paul, … Read More
Yesterday I was listening to The Last Quiet Places, an interview with the acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton on the radio show On Being. So good—defining silence as a presence and the absence of noise instead of the absence of sound. This interview resonated so much with me, a person who seeks daily refuge from city noises … Read More