In case you haven't heard, we've been in the midst of a major winter storm now for the past two days. We've received at least a foot of snow already, with possibly another foot of accumulation before the storm is done. The snowfall is accompanied by some pretty strong winds and Lake Superior's mood is furious, sending huge waves crashing into the shore all day today. This afternoon I went down to Hollow Rock to photograph the waves. The waves were coming in at just the right direction to slam powerfully into the east side of the rock. Spray from the waves is doing a very thorough job of covering everything on the rock in a thick coat of ice. It's been a long time since we've had a storm of this magnitude so early in the winter and I for one am glad to see it!