Sunday, March 25, 2012

Winnie the Pooh-less

The GFTNC is in town for the weekend and we decided on a nice spring day to take a walk in the flood plain. At this time last year there were no paths open down there by the two rivers. The water was just too high and the park was closed. This year is a much different year. The paths are open to Pike Island and they are all dry. So we circled the big island on foot - a long, but pleasant trek. Maybe three miles or so.

We walked by this tree that looks like the home of Winnie the Pooh in Three Mile Wood, but there was no bear to be seen. At one time I took a photo of the tree and it was inhabited by the Daughter of Norway. Today she was in the small town of Ås, Norway, not far from Oslo. I talked to her later in the day and she's doing fine and probably misses some of the nature sites in Minnesota.

The gift shop at Ft Snelling State Park in the flood plain is now equipped with solar panels. There seems to be quite a few installations of solar panels going up lately. I think I'll be on the lookout for the new ones as they appear.


Santini said...

I'm pretty sure that's the Hundred Acre Woods.

I like the new photo at the top of your blog. Maybe that's the 3 mile woods? Looks like Norway.

Jimi said...

Three MIle, Hundred Acre. Who can tell the difference? Apparently not me.

The new photo is a skog (forest) in Norway near Ås. Good call.