A box of diamonds

Posted on March 3, 2010


Katy Newman said that on Tuesday morning, she woke up in a box of diamonds.  The view from her window was full of glittering trees in every direction.  Sun sparkled on the hoarfrost; Torch Lake and the Bay gleamed turquoise.  I did not see all this splendor, as I was buried in the woods, feeling sorry for myself because I had to go to the dentist. 

Fortunately, the dentist is in Elk Rapids, which meant that I had to get out of the house and drive down US 31 through 17 miles of astonishing beauty.  I did not have time to stop for even one photo.  I was, um, running late.  But my self-discipline was rewarded.  I got to Elk Rapids with a few minutes to spare, and managed to get these.

I’m positive that some of you got some better photos, and I hope you’ll send them. The hoarfrost melted while I was in the dentist’s chair, but the afternoon was lovely anyway.