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It's been half a week since Picturesque went up, and we've gotten over 30 submissions in the meantime.
A few things that are coming across in the photos:
- Even in the winter, Grand Rapidians feel a strong connection to the lake. When I tell folks I like going to the lake in the winter, I'm usually greeted with surprise. But apparently, we're all crazies who enjoy a good romp in sand and snow. (Below: Tom Bamborough, Nate Umstead, Roberta King)
- Winter is what makes the rest of the seasons worthwhile. Someone once told me that in perpetual warm weather, there's no sense of time or aging. Rapidians don't take seasons for granted, and while there are clearly little pockets of winter to appreciate, it also means there's always something to look forward to. (Below: Sara Schneider, Tom Bamborough)
We're entering the thick of the holiday season, so I'll keep this short. The Rapidian wishes you a warm holiday/festivus season, safe journey for ye merry travelers and a happy rest-of-2010 in the twilight of the first decade of the 21st century. And while you're out enjoying the season's cheer, don't forget to share what you most enjoy about the wintery cheer on Picturesque.
Former citizen journalism coordinator for The Rapidian. Bicycle commuter, experimental cook, aspiring athlete, wannabe programmer, infrequent pianist, language lover, tupperware fanatic and tea junkie. A proud Midtownie but a West Coast girl at heart.
Reports on: Tech, Midtown neighborhood, anything that catches my fancy, &c.