Spring In St.Cloud

      A view in St.Cloud today of the city through sprouting leaf buds. Note details like Lake George, 5th Ave Live!, SCSU, St.Benedict Center, the St.Cloud Reformatory…, and even further distant, the Sherburne County powerplant on the horizon 20 miles distant. Small towns and communities dot the horizon with their water towers visible in this crystal clear sky.

Mississippi Ice Photos

 

As seen on www.WJON.com. These photographs were taken around 5pm on March 17.  By midnight that evening the ice sheet, which was about a half-mile long,  had slipped past the bridge footings. (Update: The truth is, this was a fairly dangerous photo-shoot. I was in the midst of these icy waters and perched on this ice ledge when I realized that if the ice were to snap forward through the bridge footings, all of the pressure of a half-mile long ice flow could spring  forward at a speed that might overcome my kayak…