The Night of the Weird Clouds! *

*  Or How ‘Bout a Pontoon Ride Through a Space-Time Vortex?

‘Twas the last day of spring, June 20, 2015.  Six brave souls ventured out onto the biggest lake on the chain, Carlos, for a late evening (3-hour?) tour.  The sky was ominous from the beginning . . .

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We left the “garage” and boated to the north end of the lake to smell the camp fires.  Carlos State Park appeared to be SRO with regard to campers.  On the way back home, we were treated to a lovely rendition of heat lightning from somewhere over . . .  Lowry (?), and a crescent moon forming a perfect triangle with Venus and Jupiter.  Just a spectacular evening in Vacationland USA!  (Thanks again to our hosts!)

Well, since we seem to have extra space, our first boat ride on our lake, beautiful Lake Darling, in over a year on June 9th . . .

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The Super’s gardens are coming into full bloom and the trees we planted nearly 14 years ago are started to provide total privacy from the road . . .

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Friday night coming home from a Bug-A-Boo performance by Professor Miltich, the sky was ominous leading to overnight thunderstorms (almost 2 inches of hard rain) that rendered the Super’s peonies downcast . . .

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Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can’t sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can’t sleep with the window open.  ~  George Bernard Shaw

Up next:  Whatever happens next?  BTW, this is the 700th blog posting, yet another milestone!  🙂

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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3 Responses to The Night of the Weird Clouds! *

  1. Gretchen says:

    Gosh your trees of have gotten really big in those 14 years!!!

  2. jamig4 says:

    That first photo seems like you’re drifting from calm to mysterious waters… Nice shots!

  3. tomobert63 says:

    A poem from Marcus:

    Never had the ghost of the Moby Obie,
    As the lighting danced across the five Lakes,
    Seemed so real.

    The peonies dropped and wept at the thought
    Of their ole pontoon buddy.
    But knew it would not return, even on the Solstice .

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