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Winter Thaw

By Renee Bergstrom and John Weiss, February 16, 2024

Sandhill Cranes along the Root River near Whalan. (Photo by Renee Bergstrom)

Winter Thaw


Wild Turkeys looking for food in a Houston County field. (Photo by John Weiss)


A cardinal perched in a frost-covered thicket. (Photo by Renee Bergstrom)


This Houston County stream, like many of the creeks feeding the Root River, is flowing with little or no ice–an indication that it’s fed by springs that almost always feed 48-degree water into it. (Photo by John Weiss)



Weaver, watercolor artist and photographer A. Renée Bergstrom of rural Lanesboro lives each day with a sense of awe and has her phone camera handy to capture the natural beauty of Bluff Country and its people.



John Weiss was a full-time reporter for the Rochester Post-Bulletin for 41 years and wrote the Back Roads column for more than 10 years. His passions include hunting, fishing, birding, nature photography, hiking and just kicking around.



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