above: Shalda Creek abstract – Leelanau County, Michigan
header image: new lake ice – Illinois
It’s still winter here in the Midwest. There’s snow on the ground and it’s the kind that crunches under your feet because it’s so damned cold outside. It’s March but it feels like January.
So like everyone else, I’ve been thinking a lot about spring lately.
What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.
― John Steinbeck,