Yes, it can be harsh and cold, but winter here is unlike winter anywhere else.

Here's five reminders of what makes winter beautiful in Michigan.

We'll start with this drone footage from the channel in Grand Haven from FOX-17.

How about the hypnotic rolling of ice balls in Good Harbor? Mesmerizing.

And this ice formation along the walkway at Holland State Park.

  Sometimes just a flat swath of farmland looks pretty in the winter sun.

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We'll conclude with this West Michigan sunset from Hamilton.