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Happy Spring!

Photo of rock, evergreens road and snow.
In some cultures in the Northern Hemisphere, the astronomical Vernal equinox (varying between 19 and 21 March) is taken to mark the first day of spring, and the Summer solstice (around 21 June) is taken as the first day of summer. I debated cropping off the bottom part of the photo, but I wanted you to see just how much snow we still have. Can you guess where I took this photo? This is basalt rock. Read about the Duluth Complex here.

Fog and dirty snow

Today the tempature is mild (for us northerners) but the fog can be mystifying. I heard that it was raining in Pike Lake. It’s not raining along Skyline Drive, but the fog is think over the lake. Do you see the clock tower, and the Aerial Lift Bridge? And the smoke stack? The smoke stack is from the steam plant which is used to most of downtown Duluth. This photo was taken from the parking lot of the Coppertop church. I saw many other interesting scenes, but wanted to pull off in a space that was safe.

Tree trimming in the winter

It seems that every year the tree-trimmers from Minnesota Power are in the alley cutting branches. But once of the workers assumes me it’s only once every ten years. But with the summer storms we’ve had over the years, I know it has been more. There are two workers. Are you able to see them in there chartreuse vests?

There are two workers out in this scene. Do you see them? They are wearing chartreuse vests.

Snow, wind, snow

It is April 16. These are the steps to the Coppertop Church. Someone had already shoveled them off before services. The snow just keeps coming down, the forecast is for 100% precipitation until 3 a.m. The wind has died down to 15 mph. Yesterday, the wind whipped the glasses right off the face of a friend.

Snowy streets

Today Duluth’s streets were full of snow as it snowed much of the night. The main thoroughfares were plowed, but many side streets and alleys were not. Many people were stuck in their homes or literally got their vehicles stuck. I was going to try to walk to church, but the sidewalks were not clear either. Snowshoes would have helped. I phoned a member of the church who had a 4-wheel drive and he brought me to church. (He also brought the pastor to church.)

Winter walk in fluffy snow


Winter walk
Today many people were still shoveling out from a snowstorm this weekend into Monday. The sky was blue and the temp was 24 degrees —balmy! More snow is in the forecast. I hate shoveling, but I have friends who love it, so I’m trying to channel their energy. As a dog walker I really appreciate everyone who keeps their sidewalks clear of snow.