Making Tracks

By Richard Hamilton Smith - September 19th, 2000

An affinity for winter is a necessary requirement for living in northern Minnesota. The saga of the season demands attention and captivates the imagination. During this time of frost, snow, wind, and cold, skis and snowshoes are vehicles for traversing winter’s white landscape and discovering the trails left by those venturing before.

Each morning opens a new showcase of the season’s artistry. Throughout the day, an ever-changing palette of light illuminates the frozen abstractions in every possible blush and hue of white. And the comings and goings of elusive artists are etched into an icy canvass that lasts in this frigid gallery only until the next wind or snowfall.


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