Ten Great Minnesota Winter Moments


With winter officially underway in Minnesota, I have been thinking about all of the things I’d like to do this season. I decided to look back at last winter for inspiration, here are some of my favorite moments:

The beauty of magical snowstorms:
snowy trees

Exploring frozen waterfalls, Minnehaha Falls changes completely during winter and you have the park to yourself:
minnehaha falls

Searching for Snowy Owls in Minnesota’s frozen tundra:
snowy owl

Braving the elements for photography sessions with The Husband:
winter landscape

Finding wildlife at Woodlake Nature Preserve:

Celebrating a Swedish Christmas at the American Swedish Institute’s Julmarknad event:
Julmarknad musicians

The Wedding of the Year. There will never be another wedding like this one, but thank goodness you can buy Buttercream Cakes for no reason!

The best Christmas gift ever: The Griddler. There were so many delicious sandwiches eaten last winter and so many more to come:

Christmas Cookie Bake-off with The Best-Good Friend. I must come up with a reason to do this more than once a year:
christmas cookies


Spending the day at the Minnesota Raptor Center learning about these stunning birds:
great horned owl

What is your favorite thing to do during the winter?

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