On cold winter nights, there’s nothing I love more than a little armchair traveling. Here’s a look at some lovely moments from my home state of Minnesota.
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The photos that are credited below are from readers like you, and the rest are from me. Enjoy!
An unconventional planter in Moorhead.
This quiet summer sunset over Becker County’s Shell Lake was captured by my sweet, kind friend, Robyn Gerrells.
She is undoubtedly rolling her eyes at me this very minute for saying that.
A winter day in Thief River Falls. It was actually warm enough to comfortably sit on the bench, watch the river and do nothing at all.
The waves stand still on Big Stone Lake. This incredible capture is by the lovely Aoife O’Connor.
The sun fades over the railcars between Moorhead and Dilworth. This photo is one that I created for life_together_community on Instgram. I know that’s kind of confusing, but I usually have a lot of projects rolling at the same time.
This is a snowy day in Duluth’s Lester Park. It’s thoughtfully frozen in time by Facebook reader Sharon Schweitzer Pearson.
I’m always captivated by the colorful pan dulce at La Unica Mexican Market in Moorhead.
Aren’t they pretty?
A summer day by the Crazy Tree, located on the Concordia College campus in Moorhead.
Want to show me your favorite spots? Use the #PrairiePeople and #PrairiePlaces hashtags. It’s such a great way to connect with other readers and see a familiar landscape in a new way.
And I encourage you to follow the photographers featured here. They’re always documenting new adventures and even if a trip isn’t in your immediate future, we can always live through their photos.
This project is made possible in part by a grant from the art warriors at The Arts Partnership in Fargo.
(They don’t require me to say that or anything, but if you think the arts need to be a priority in the region, get in touch with these folks. They do great work.)