Quintessential Minnesota

September 4, 2016

These things mean "Minnesota" to me.

These things are emblematic of “Minnesota” to me:

  • Stands of white-trunked birch trees
  • The haunting calls of loons on the lakes
  • The whine of mosquitos in my ears
  • The raised welts on my skin from mosquito and other bug bites
  • The humidity
  • The sound of wavelets lapping on the dock
  • The sustained low rumble of thunder, like God’s stomach growling
  • The play of clouds across spacious skies
  • Rusty cars (even though there are far fewer rusty carts now compared to when I was growing up there)
Rusty cars

Rusty truck