April 19, 2013


[This would have been beautiful during Christmas week . . .]


[This is not Christmas week . . .]


[This is our way down to the lake . . .]


[We have had no reason to go down to the lake . . .]


[This is approaching late April . . .]


[It’s not unusual to have snow in April; in fact, the fishing opener in the second week of May more often than not seems to involve snow flurries . . .]


[The difference this year is that there has been no let up . . .]


[Dangerous Dan called us last night from Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale, where we usually spend date night.  He said he was the only one there . . .]


[The Minneapolis StarTribune editorialized today, requesting we all take a pledge: “I will refrain from discussing the stinking weather with anyone until the thermometer hits 60 somewhere in Minnesota.” . . .]


[We got at least 8 inches again last night . . .]


[I drove out to get the newspaper at oh-dark-thirty – I wanted to be able to get back . . .]


[We have to take down the dead elm, but we don’t want the tree guys to get stuck . . .]


[Jo and Arnie call every 4 or 5 days or so wondering when they can come home . . .]


[The high school sports spring schedules are in a permanent stage of postponement . . .]


[High school baseball teams in the metro area have been making reservations to play their games in the Metrodome, the Twins old ball park . . .]


[The games that were scheduled yesterday were postponed – the teams couldn’t get there because of the snow . . .]




[Uffda, part two!]


[The Beckers just returned home from some place south.  Merry Christmas to them . . .]


[Dangerous Dan, are you OK down there? . . .]


[I was going to do another award-winning video from the street.  Though it was snow free, it was too slippery . . .]


[I would swear this is Vermont.  🙂  . . .]


[And a horse is out – they love the snow . . .]


[Turning around and heading for home using the old person slide step on the ice . . .]


[The supervisor is taking advantage of the fine weather to shampoo rugs . . .]


[Get the snow covered tree before the daily melt begins . . .]


[9 days ago this driveway was snow and ice free.  We have had several snow episodes since then . . .]


[Not because of warm weather, but we had a week of sunshine then that did produce serious melt, and we could even see grass in some locations . . .]


[The blue spruce guardian to our driveway . . .]


[The supervisor’s moose still wishing greetings of the season . . .]

The pictures are beautiful.  I love snow.  It makes me homesick for Michigan.  ~  The Nanner

You should consider going into the Christmas Card business with these snow photos… they are great..not that I want your drive way or the road.. but some of them would be great.  Thanks for sharing… JIM

The trees are beautiful (from here)….  Fran (in Alabama)

Wellllll, as much as you guys are all sick of it — these are some picture postcards!  What are the tracks from going down to the lake in first few frames?  [Bunny] ~ Gretch

About tomobert63

The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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