Spring in Minnesota is Not a Smooth Path

I don’t mind that spring has fits and starts here. Last week, it looked like this around here:

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A fine coating of spring snow last Tuesday

And today there is this:

emerging lilies
Lilies pushing through soil


And over the weekend, there was this:

mallard on the roof in the rain
A mallard soaking up the rain on our neighbor’s roof


Yes, Minnesota is a land of unpredictability and that is one of the things I love about living here. Back in March, we had our first tornado warnings and a week later I drove through a snowstorm. This back-and-forth between cold weather and warm weather, snow and rain, keeps me from becoming too complacent, too comfortable.

Just like life in general. Don’t get too comfortable. Be ready for change at any moment.

Happy Monday! What’s new in your neighborhood?

sidewalk chalk drawings
Easter Sunday art by my granddaughter


All photos by kcmickelson 2017.



  1. We missed that snowfall you had last week. Today I listened to the trill of a cardinal through windows flung open. I pulled sun-dried clothes from the line to a backdrop of blue sky and greening lawn. I delight in these first days of spring.


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