Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The snow is gone

Almost all the snow in this part of the state has melted - ten days above 75 usually will do that, even in March. I was able to find just a trace of snowy ice over by Minnehaha Falls this afternoon. If you look closely to the left of the water falls there is a patch of lonely looking snow.

I like to take a walk in the middle of the day, and today, after a hard rain overnight, it seemed like a good idea to see how much water was falling off the edge of the falls. It was quite a torrent, and quite a bit more than last time I was there when it was nearly dry. I walked all the way down to the Mississippi and back to watch the creek as it flowed inside its banks. The big river is dirty this time of year. It seems to pick up muck and garbage as it flows because of the higher water caused by the melting snow. The greening of the vegetation is beginning, but it's a long ways from the raging greens of May.

 The creek on the way to the Mississippi River.

More tennis tomorrow. My three days of rest are nearly done.


BDE said...

Nice photo of the creek. Weird warm weather, eh?

Santini said...

It's nice to see a little bit of green grass. And liquid water. An unusual March, to be sure.