From the editorWelcome to spring in the Northland - and not a moment too soon! I’ve never been happier to see it.
By: Holly Henry, Living North Magazine
Back in December I was almost giddy over the first snowfall. I remember sitting at my computer looking out the window thinking how lucky we were to live here. The steam from my spiced tea was reminiscent of the scents of Christmas, and my dog slept peacefully in front of the fire. Ahhh, a winter wonderland. How fortunate I was to be in a nice warm house; how blessed I was to have a front row seat at Mother Nature’s opening act.
As the months of snowfall, subzero temperatures, salt-covered vehicles and shoveling dragged on, however, the once sweet tea began to smell like cheap air-freshener and the dog started to get bored with her long winter’s nap. As did I.
Eventually I cursed every snowflake and begrudged the cold that kept us from our evening walk. At one point, I will shamefully admit, I fought back tears and swear words as I scraped ice off my windshield in the now depressing, cold morning darkness.
Then finally, enter spring. Not a moment too soon! I’ve never been happier to see it. I’m giddy again, only this time with thoughts of painting the trim on the house, gardening, grilling and hitting the trails with the dogs.
Join us as we celebrate this season of renewal. In this issue of Living North learn how to plant a container garden, re-do your kitchen or cook up a fresh Louisiana-inspired brunch. We also visit an adorable Superior cottage passed down through generations.
And, since spring is time to start afresh, take some inspiration from Duluthian Barb Server who, at 48, is a competitive body builder. Also, meet Cindy Hale, a UMD research scientist who recently published Earthworms of the Great Lakes, and another couple of Northland gals who followed their dreams and started their own businesses.
And again this month, our foodie, the Meat ‘n’ Potato Man heads out in search of some not so common, common man’s food. Bowling alley burgers anyone?
Welcome to spring in the Northland! Enjoy!