Sunday, May 31, 2015


Sunday, May 31, 2015. Another week, and I don't have much to show, apart from these photos. The lilacs are almost through blooming.

Not many lilac blossoms left. (May 31, 2015)

The spirea is pretty close to its peak. (May 31, 2015)

I don't know what they're called, but they come back every spring. (May 31, 2015)

Next week I may have more: or less.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend

Sunday, May 24, 2015. Memorial Day Weekend. Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer's vacation season. It's also a time to remember folks who died while serving in this country's military.

The weekend has been overcast and damp so far. These photos are from Wednesday.

The "house with no 'front yard' " is on Sauk Centre's north side, near the water tower. It sits behind two newer one-story houses, with only a driveway connecting it to the street. There's a story behind that: but I don't know what it is.

A house with no 'front yard.' (May 20, 2015)

Lilacs. Again. (May 20, 2015)

That's it for another week. I'll be back next Sunday, most likely.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Summer: Pollen and a Tornado Watch

Sunday, May 17, 2015. We had a tornado watch yesterday evening, so I'll call this the start of summer. I've heard that pollen levels have been unusually high lately - which would explain the way I've been feeling.

On the other hand, all those blossoming trees and bushes sure look nice: and photograph well.

Trees in bloom near St. Paul's. (May 13, 2015)

These folks have a fine flower garden each year. (May 13, 2015)

Lilacs: after one of today's showers. (May 17, 2015)

That's it for this week. Next week there'll be more. Probably.

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Day After Mother's Day

Monday, May 11, 2015. Mother's Day was yesterday: a grey, rainy day. Today, around noon, the street is still wet here at the corner of South 9th and Ash: damp, anyway. Wednesday, in sharp contrast, was picture-postcard weather.

Sauk Lake and the Rotary Club display. (May 5, 2015)

Sunshine, a brightly-colored umbrella, and clear skies at the lakeside park in Sauk Centre. (May 5, 2015)

I'm pretty sure something's happened over the last week. If it's interesting, and I hear about it, I'll mention it next week.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Finally: Spring!

Sunday, May 3, 2015. Finally: rain, sunshine, warmth. Trees are beginning to leaf out, lawns are turning green.

This is what spring is supposed to be like. (April 29, 2015)

A breezy spring afternoon. (May 3, 2015)

This is what spring is supposed to look like.