Today we have Annie Marie from the gorgeous Annie Marie Photography chatting with us on the blog! Sometimes, Minnesotans remember Excelsior only for how wonderful it is in the sunny summer months (and it is indeed incredible!) However, Annie Marie shares why Excelsior in the winter is just as worthwhile a destination.
"As a photographer and a creative
"As a photographer and a creative being, I love and appreciate all the aesthetic changes that the changes in seasons brings. It gives us a renewed vision of what is around us. Even though Excelsior is a
As a photographer and creative being, I love and appreciate all the aesthetic changes that the changes in seasons brings. It gives us a renewed vision of what is around us. Even though Excelsior is a fabulous little town in the summer, I feel it is just as wonderful in the winter months. The town is decorated with snow covered streets and holiday lights to make it glow in the evenings. You feel like you are walking in to a Norman Rockwell painting. The stores lit up welcoming any visitors to come in, warm up and shop a spell. The shops are open all winter and with such a huge variety of them, it is always a treat to find what you need and what you didn't expect. Another one of my favorite things about Excelsior in the winter is getting the chance to slow down a bit and snuggling into one of their many restaurants with family or friends for a hot cup of coffee or delicious meal. You can go to the Excelsior Chamber website to find some of the great restaurant choices at http://www.excelsior-lakeminnetonkachamber.com
Since I spend most of the summer months outdoors photographing seniors and families, I especially love going outdoors around town in the winter to get a new perspective. There is nothing more beautiful than the trail with snow lined trees, or the vastness of the white lake. On a "balmy" day in the winter, it is such a treat to put on the boots, bundle up and take a walk on the trail. You would be surprised that not all of nature sleeps in the winter! Or if you are feeling adventurous, grab a fishing pole, cut a hole in the ice, and catch your dinner!
Excelsior definitely does not hibernate in the winter... come and visit us!
Annie Marie Photography