Wednesday, January 11, 2012

What a difference a day makes!

What a gray (or grey)dismal day.   A few snow flurries, some rain, a bit of sleet, temperature drop of about 35 degrees.  Is winter finally coming?   I really don't think we're going to see the normal 10 to 20 below days that generally come in mid January, but maybe we'll gravitate toward the single digits.  You could see the difference in people today.   Yesterday everyone was happy, smiling, upbeat.  Today there was a lot of yawning, sleepy people ready to hibernate.   I still find it amazing how weather affects people.  I do really miss the sun on days like these.   I've always said that I'd rather endure sunny below zero days in the winter vs. 30 degrees, gray, snowy, yucky days.   The sun makes me happy!   Blue sky makes me smile.  Of course, I'd rather have the sun and blue sky with 80 degrees and maybe a beautiful beach and clear water.

I only had time for a very quick two shots today.   My afternoon appointment ran late, and  I was on my way to my Wednesday night knitting group I had very little light left.  
This is the lagoon side of the lake, looking at the Cedar Avenue bridge.  The pond in the front is one of the three storm water run-off ponds, built to help control pollution into the lake. 

Catman had called me this morning on his way to work.  He spotted a flock (don't know if that's what they're called) of wild turkeys across from the lake, near Fat Lorenzo's, a restaurant across from the lake.  We've seen some turkeys near Minnehaha Falls over the last few years, but have never noticed them around here.   I did a quick look this afternoon,  but didn't see any, but will be on the lookout.  


  1. This is my favorite part of the lake :)

  2. "The Earth sleeps... awaiting that moment when it will once again revive an SPRING back from it Winter slumber"... just as we humans do as well.