Wednesday, May 8, 2013


You guys know, this spring in Minnesota has been pretty much miserable. I was quite surprised last week when, on May 3rd, this was the view out my window:
I was hoping to get a good picture of the huge snowflakes that were drifting down, but alas, all you can see are the water droplets on the window.
But, I suppose the snow covering the grass is proof. Bummer! If you don't live in Minnesota, you might think this is normal weather for May, but it certainly isn't!

I was all prepared to write you a nice long post about my pictures of spring snowfall - since there aren't really any pictures of shoots or buds or any of the other stuff you'd typically associate with spring. But, then yesterday afternoon, I made a quick detour.
On my way home from work, I decided to take advantage of the nice weather and take refuge from a big of a nasty traffic jam.

That's why I removed my dress shoes as I settled onto this park bench with a book and a full bottle of water!
I had company!

And then I had even more company! The male in the foreground was just coming in for a landing as I tried to get a shot of the couple closer to the wall. After a few minutes, another male flew in and the whole troop took the skies, leaving me solo again.

I just kept reading and appreciating the perfect weather along the Minnehaha Creek near Lake Nokomis! Maybe, since winter was endless, summer will be too. Keep your fingers crossed!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! I grew up in New England, and those first days of real spring were always worthy of celebration. Love the mallards! Wish we had them in Austin.