Birds at the Frozen Shore

A male wood duck walks through the snow.

Story and photos by Scot Stewart

“When you go out in a boat you don’t want to get that sinking feeling.” — Anthony T.Hincks

It is not a great feeling walking across the ice of Lake Superior either. But the best things in life often come with risks, right? Sometimes the risks are greater than other times. Some of those times have to do with water—crazy water.

The allure of water is most demanding for nearly all living things. Plants, animals, fungi, it doesn’t matter—every living thing needs its quenching power at some point. And for humans, a 60-foot waterfall or the glistening waters off a white sand beach, the attraction is off the charts. The sound of lapping waves, the smell of a thunderstorm, the sparkle of the sun dancing around the new, pure white blossoms of a water lily on a small pond all have an enormous pull. They all demand attention…

To read the full story, please pick up a copy of this months Marquette Monthly at one of our distribution outlets.

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