Saturday, February 22, 2014

Beautiful Snow

In my February 20 blog I complained about yet more snow. Today was my first trip out since that snow arrived. The driving is probably characterized as fair, certainly not good driving conditions. One had to be careful about where to stop on an incline so there was a chance for moving again, for example, after the light turned from red to green. The streets are bumpy too with compacted snow, although the snow plow services have been valiant. However, there is only so much one can do in 24 hours after 10 inches of wet, wet snow.

But oh my! Did it ever create beauty. Trees, fences and buildings are covered with snow.

My first destination was a meeting at my church. Once inside I was intrigued about how the windows in the meeting room framed the outside views.

 This is a side view of the front entrance to the church.

The window over the book stall framed more views of the beautiful trees.

Hope you enjoy these views of winter, especially if you live in a place where snow is novel.

And speaking of beauty, here's a view of the Crashed Ice area.

This picture comes from the web site for the Pioneer Press but there is not credit for the photographer. The course winds in front of the St. Paul Cathedral and then heads down a long hill towards the business area. The course is about 400 meters long. Please see the posting below about Crashed Ice if you have not already done so.

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