Another beautiful day on the North Shore.
Sunny temps in the 50's, very little wind.... so lovely!
It's hard to believe that it's already November 9th,
we really have stretched this mild fall out to the max!
Rick and I decided to take a drive this morning after Breakfast.
We really didn't know where we were going, just wanted to soak up
the beauty of the forest, lakes and anything else we happened upon.
So many pine trees, here looking up toward the dark blue sky....
and here looking straight into the forest, either way I love them!
Twice we were surprised by huge fallen branches in the middle of these remote roads
Just glad our car wasn't driving under these trees when the branches gave way.
We drove for what seemed like forever, the road was narrow and
climbed up into the higher altitudes of the Saw-tooth Mountains
(Minnesota mountains...but still mountains)
rarely did we see any clues of human existence.
my eye captured snow on the side of the hills.
I was a little giddy and made Rick stop so I could get out and see it up close.
As we drove we saw a sign that said, "White Pine Lake" 5 miles.
We were right on it....
There is a sweet little campground for hikers, right before you get to the lake.
The Superior trail crosses here.
As we got closer the water got bluer (no filter)
The thing that I was most taken back by was the "silence"
I can not remember the last time I stood somewhere and heard nothing.
I just couldn't stop talking about it..... it was almost spooky.
Set the camera up on the deck ledge and snapped a selfie
We stayed a bit and gazed at the flawless lake, not a ripple... not a sound!
We eventually made it back to our place to have lunch and a little rest.
The rest of the afternoon involved a 4 mile power-walk for Rick,
then some hiking for the both of us at Temperance River State Park.
We did some rock picking, and rock skipping here,
this is such a fun little area to hangout and walk along the beach.
Earlier, while Rick was on his walk,
I hung out down on the big rocks below our place
I could sit here for hours, it's very mesmerizing!!!
Back to this morning and the start of our day....
The view from our window.... God's artwork in the sky :)