Posts tagged “ice

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early spring, patient geese

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february. ice houses. lake minnetonka.

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ice island, minnehaha creek

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at the end of the st. paul winter carnival: ice sculpture devastation

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iceberg, minnehaha creek

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makin’ tracks

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why don’t you try landing on an icy lake, if you think it’s so easy…

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whoops!

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a seagull with better things to do

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attempting a flanking maneuver.

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the magnificent seven

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minnehaha falls, february, 2015

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the patient duck

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Minnehaha Falls, January

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ice formation, minnehaha falls

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a good view of the freezing falls

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top o’ the falls, the minnehaha in december

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surprised

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ducks moving up stream on the minnehaha

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the end of the ice age, 2014

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ice parrot

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Another one from January of 2013; I’ve gotta get out and take some pictures sometime.
Every winter Saint Paul has a Winter Carnival, and professional ice sculptors carve amazing things out of large blocks of ice in Rice Park. Typically it seems to work like this:
Day 1: temperature is 15 degrees, and ice blocks are placed in park
Day 2: sculptors at work; temperature shoots up to about 45 degrees.
Day 3: crowds rush to the park to see the ice sculptures; temperature is anywhere between 40 and 45.
Day 4: crowds diminish. Temperatures hover around 36 or 37.
Day 5: ice carvings destroyed, the temperature drops to -10.

As my friend Ghost says, the ice carvings are the most exciting 20 minutes of the winter!

Last year this parrot was one of my favorites.


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one from the archives: Jan 2013; showshoe hare?

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Beaver Street

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ice drops, 14 april

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