No one wants to be delayed on a long trip home. My family and I were on a 765-mile return trip to Ohio after visiting family in Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula. Less than a half hour into the marathon, my wife, Diana, gasped when she realized what I had spotted — she knew what was coming. The sun was just starting to rise over Keweenaw Bay, an expansive body of water connected to Lake Superior. I pulled the car over to document what I witnessed. This rugged northern area is known for its harsh winters in which snowfall has been known to surpass 300 inches each season. Yet, despite the winter hardship local residents endure, this scene is an example of the beauty they are blessed with once the storms pass.