Saturday, January 9, 2010

Man-powered Snowblower

One of the nice things about living in the land of ice and snow is that it provides many opportunities for exercise in the fresh air, especially when your car is stuck in deep snow.

Friday, January 8, 2010


Water, sun, sky. Only, the water is solid! Sunrise this morning, with a lemon yellow sun above a band of lavender clouds, and snow covered trees.

After a big snowstorm yesterday there is a promise of dazzling sunlight on the snow today. It's not even too cold (19F, -7C.) I was outside, that was my reaction. I can't believe I am thinking that it's not too cold!

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Bit of the Past

Spotted stuck and abandoned in a marsh along the Portage River, this ancient example of horse-drawn farm machinery reminds us of when agriculture extended to well inside the Three Rivers city limits.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Cat Basket

If you want to play poker, play with me -- I never win anything. Knowing this, I bought a raffle ticket for an ARF fundraiser, and, since I'm not that fond of cats, I thought I would be extra supportive by buying a ticket for the cat basket.

Ahhhgghghgh!!! I won! I won the cat basket! How can that be??

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Local fun

The hill next to the old hospital has been a sledding hill for generations of Three Rivers folks, and children continue the tradition today. Off Millard Street, taken from across the river - a pretty good zoom!

(After I uploaded this post, I discovered that the River Country Journal had an article about the other prime sledding location, the tubing hills at Meyer Broadway Park -"No tubing like snow tubing at Meyer Broadway Park" click to view..!)

Monday, January 4, 2010


Children will not be sliding down the slide today.

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

2 Much Snow 2 Paddle

This is one of my favorite local signs, for a canoe outfitter. But today if you look closely - the canoe is full of snow!

(The outfitter's name is good too - "Liquid Therapy.")