Sunday, May 26, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend, and a Huge - Shower Curtain?

Sunday, May 25, 2013. Memorial Day Weekend. Apart from going to church this morning, I plan to stay home this Memorial Day weekend. It's been a rather damp, dreary day today, anyway.

On a more upbeat note, I set out the hummingbird feeder today: in its usual spot near the webcam. Not that you'll usually be able to see much than a darkish blur when they stop by.

One of my daughters said the Sauk Centre water tower's tent looks like a shower curtain. May 19, 2013.

Minnesota's four seasons: fall, winter, spring, and street work. May 24, 2013.

Pi in the sky? May 24, 2013.

A small, but colorful, yard. May 24, 2013.

That's all I have this week. Next week there may be more. Then again, maybe not.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Fresh Paint on the Water Towewr

Sunday, May 19, 2013. The grass is green, the day was damp, and the tornado watch fizzled. I'm not at all disappointed about that last item: and hope that 'no news is good news.'

On the other hand, I stayed up Friday night - Saturday morning, actually - to see if the something besides half-dollar-size hail was in a line of storms.

By the time it reached Sauk Centre, the line had split. The first wave came with a satisfactorily house-shaking front edge, both had hail, but nothing out of the ordinary. Again, I wasn't disappointed. A little more about that, in my personal blog:
Looks like Sauk Centre's water tower is getting a new coat of paint. I don't know if they'll replace the most recent artwork, use a simple coat of white paint, or - hey, this would makes us stand out: decorate it with red and white stripes, like a candy stick.

The curtain's up for a while on Sauk Centre's water tower. May 19, 2013.

The water tower, in one of the afternoon's handful of sunny moments. May 19, 2013.

Gas prices. Enough said. May 19, 2013.

On a more serious note: Gas prices were, ah, not particularly low this week. I'm sincerely glad that most of my 'traveling' can be done on the Internet.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day, Summer, and Street Work

Sunday, May 12, 2013. Mother's Day. I still haven't set out the hummingbird feeder: maybe tomorrow, or the day after. Or sometime.

It finally looks and feels like summer: complete with green grass.

The water tower, wrap makes it an even more prominent landmark. May 7, 2013.

Same thing, seen from the north: more or less. May 7, 2013.

Street work, west of Main now. May 10, 2013.

Street work, looking toward the public library and St. Paul's. May 10, 2013.

I hope the street and (sewer? storm drain?) work wasn't put too far behind schedule by this year's 'spring' weather.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

May, and No Snow!

Sunday, May 5, 2013. Last Sunday looked like spring, except for the huge piles of snow here and there. These photos, from last week's entry, show what I mean.

Sunday: Most of the snow is gone. There's a bit left below this picture, near the north side of the house. April 28, 2013.

Friday: A closer look at the same pile. April 25, 2013.

That was then, this is now. I haven't checked everywhere, but if there's any snow left it won't be around for long. It's been above freezing all night: and the grass is more sincerely green.

Around sunset: and no snow!. May 5, 2013.

Tomorrow I plan to get the hummingbird feeder out.