Sunday, May 6, 2012

You Say Potato......... I say Crick

After a week or so of on and off rain, everywhere you look it's a glorious green.   I went down my Minnehaha Creek, where it used to flow into Lake Nokomis, while also flowing along through Minnehaha Golf Course and Lake Hiawatha, on it's way to Minnehaha Falls and the mighty Mississippi.   Geography lesson aside, it was absolutely stunning this morning. 
It's still very overcast today, and coolish, but the colors!  And the noise.  I wish I could do audio.  The sound of the water running, the trees rustling and the birds!   I thought about not going, because of the gloom, but I'm so glad I did.

I can't help but smile when I look at this.  You can see the water flowing, can you hear it?  Listen for the birds.  There were cardinals and robins signing, and sparrows chirping.  

I had such a hard time editing out pictures today.  I had almost 80 shots when I got home! 

You can see where the old dam used to be.  There's still a little bit of a rapids there.

I didn't say they were BIG rapids.  A babbling brook maybe?  They sound mightier than they look.

I do call the creek a crick every once in awhile.  I think a lot of us who grew up around here did.   When I use it's formal name I tend to say creek, but other times I'll say something like, "she lives over by the crick." 

With all the rain, new "lakes" have formed along Cedar Avenue on the lagoon side.

These Wood Ducks were enjoying the new pond.  There were geese and other ducks around it as well.

I don't think this little stream has a name - it's the outlet off of the lagoon that flows back toward the 5-8 Club, and Mother's Lake.    
It's sometimes hard to remember you're in the city, until you turn around and see the traffic.....

As I was walking to my car I saw this....
I laughed out loud.  It was so totally unexpected!   This tree definitely needs a name!


  1. as for the tree looking for a name, it looks like something out of "the wizzaed or OZ". one of the trees that come to life ! or maybe a bad dream i had. David Storgaard

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