Photo of the Day 13 October 2007

Tracks Crossing Snowfield, Minnesota, 2000
Photograph by Richard Olsenius
Snowshoe tracks (left) and footprints diverge in the middle of a wintry central Minnesota field. Wrote Garrison Keillor of this region, on which he modeled his famous fictional Lake Wobegon: "The eastern approach ... is a four-mile [6.4-kilometer] strip of free enterprise in full riot. ... And then the cosmos peters out and you emerge from hell and come into paradise, rural Minnesota."