small town

Grand Marais

Song of the day: Leon Redbone and Zooey Deschanal, Baby it’s Cold Outside


Grand Marais

Song of the day: Beach Boys, Sloop John B.


Vermillion Falls, Hastings

Song of the day, Sister Rosetta Tharp, Didn’t it Rain


Maiden Rock, Wi

Yesterday’s Phenology: I heard on the radio that this is typically the warmest week of the year. (Yup, sure is.) I think Saturday is the start of the big cool down.

Song of the day: Lyle Lovett, Summer Wind

 


Angel from Maiden Rock

Yesterday’s Phenology: Summer continues. Sunny. 91. Not so enjoyable. Very dry.

Song of the day: Bonnie Raitt, Angel from Montgomery


redwing, and barn bluff

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Yesterday’s phenology: a damp cold. A damp gray cold. A damp gray rainy cold. Sparrows and geese and a single flashing blue jay that swooped by on our way to the dog park.

Song of the day: Carole King – (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman


1160, Redwing

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Yesterday’s Phenology: Another grey day hovering just over the ice line, 33, 34 degrees, mixed precipitation. This is suitably November-like weather. High of 35, 2 degrees below normal.

Song of the day: Aretha Franklin, (You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman


leaf, redwing

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Yesterday’s Phenology: a good day to be in-doors, even if at work. What they call “a wintery mix.” Rain, sleet, freezing rain, snow fell in varying degrees all day long, while the temperature hovered at about 33 degrees. A bit of slushy accumulation, slippery spots in the roads. Mostly people drove sensibly. (Though more sensible to not go anywhere.) Tonight they are predicting more of the same, though perhaps a bit more on the snow end of the spectrum. Where’s the shovel?

Song of the day: Aretha Franklin, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman


N524

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Yesterday’s Phenology. A November day. Chilly early on, sunny and not so bad in the afternoon, sunset as I got off work, dark and getting colder when I got home.

Song of the day: Aretha Franklin, I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You


closed

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Yesterday’s Phenology: A cold brrreeezy day, with a 28 degree temp that stayed there all day. Cloudy in the morning, sunny in the afternoon. Noted a hawk riding the winds over south minneapolis. Must be cold up there!

Song of the day: The Who, Baba O’Riley


a Morgan 3 sighting, Maidenrock

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Yesterday’s Phenology: a grey breezy day in the mid 50s again. Not a lotta sunshine today. There are rumors of rain and perhaps a slush storm, but today wasn’t bad.

Song of the day: Steve Miller Band, Livin’ in the USA


The Bard of Redwing

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This Shakespere  fellow is up on the outside of the Sheldon Theater in Redwing. It kind of looks like he’s doing time up there.

Yesterday’s Phenology: A beautiful October day; sunny and in the mid 50s. Seemed a little bit breezy in the later afternoon. Needed to scrape ice of the car windows in the morning, which is never fun in the pre-dawn dark. Or ever, really. I’ve been looking extra hard for phenology the last couple days, but there’s not much to report. We are getting the last raspberries out of our garden, and they are very good. Same with the kale. Have we finished putting the winter storm windows up? No, we haven’t.

Song of the day: Joe Cocker, With a Little Help from my Friends


Ehlers, Redwing

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Yesterday’s Phenology: Frost on the pumpkin in the morning. A sunny clear October day, with a high in the 50s. 58, say? The leaves have fallen off our maple tree, at last, and were raked up today. Still a few more fall chores to be done. Winter is coming, they say. But they don’t say when.

Song of the day: the Doors, Light My Fire


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Nick, on the right, with pal, 1937

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mom and skippy

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14, 24, 34

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maiden rock wisconsin

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Maiden Rock, Wisconsin

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the blue bike project is for gamblers

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wall of mystery, redwing. Ticket windows? Pet doors? random openings?

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the old ball yard, Redwing, Mn

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one from the archives, grand marais garage, october 2008

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One from the archives: Stillwater, 2011

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delvic hotel, hibbing, 2007

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