Saturday, February 17, 2018

It won't be long...

To the music
Of soft breezes
By their Six-month-Sentence

Friday, February 16, 2018

Six Weeks?

Just saw on an old email that magnolia trees could blossom in about six weeks!

That brought out the bluebird in me!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Exploring Ice Shanties at Dawn

It finally warmed up and was a full 20 degrees this morning as Teddy and I headed for the lake.  The shared path looked less than inviting so we headed for the lake itself for our run.  The sun was just barely making its way to the horizon.

But the camera let in more light as Teddy looked south, hoping to see other dogs.

We then spotted the shanties and the light and sculpture display in the distance.

The ice sculptures had candles and must look pretty in the evening and at dawn they sparkled a bit as well.

The path to the bandshell looked perfect for running.

I made it to the bandshell with Teddy at my heels and we turned around for a better look at the sculptures and the shanties.

The Butterfly Shanty looked colorful and welcoming.

The Silo Shanty looked very Minnesotan.

The Whale Shanty was a stand out!

As we headed up Beards Plaisance Hill for home,

I saw Teddy had lost a boot somewhere on the lake.

So I had to carry him over the salty sidewalks home.  It was a good exercise morning!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Watch em Grow

Every year Bachman's has such a lovely selection of planted bulbs to invoke a taste of spring in February.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Waiting in the Right Spot

often you try
you try again
but nothing happens
and so
sometimes you go
to a spot
and simply wait
and you find
quietly poised
and you merely
as they move
your hands

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

-8 windchill run

I saw that the temp was above zero when I set out on the run, but I couldn't seem to warm up.  When I got home I discovered the windchill was -8, well below my intended cut off for runs which is 0.  I must say that it wasn't too bad all in all, although my hair froze and so did my phone.  It allowed one photo and then it was gone.  So much for an emergency back up plan!