Happy New Year everybody! Here is an image to celebrate this VERY cold first day of January 2014! This photo is of Francis Island, one of the islands of the Susie Islands archipelago in Grand Portage, MN. It was taken yesterday after the majority of the sea smoke cleared at the height of the day. Early in the morning you could barely see the island as it was almost completely shrouded in steam. In this picture you can see the result of that inundation of steam. Every branch of every tree on the island is covered in frosty ice, creating a wintry wonderland that I decided to call "Frosted Francis". Enjoy!