Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wednesday: Shorter Days Ahead

Wednesday, September 9, 2009. Labor Day's been called the unofficial end of summer. There's something to that.

It's still warm, but between school being in session and rapidly-shortening days: it's time to put the boat away, make sure the furnace is in good shape, and get ready for the season of snowmobiles and shoveling.

After Labor Day, summer's pretty much over. September
7, 2009.

Sauk Centre's school year started yesterday, so there's a sort of rush hour around 8:00 and 3:00, as kids on foot, on bikes and in cars go through their weekday migration. My
webcam catches the action - along with the more sedate hours when you're more likely to see a
hummingbird, someone taking a walk or folks driving by on south 9th Street near Ash.

I see that zebra mussels are in a half-dozen Alexandria-area lakes. (More at the
Echo Press and DNR.) It'd be nice if everybody who moved boats and equipment from one lake
to another would check their equipment - although it looks like the mollusks
aren't all that easy to spot.

On a happier note, we got rain last night - and may get more this weekend. I understand we're a bit short on soil moisture. Still, it could be worse.

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