They haven't cleared all the walking surfaces at Como Park yet. The snow is still making walking there a little difficult, but I did a little of it this afternoon. After all the sun was shining and the temperature was nearly πº C. That's somewhere between 37º F. and 38º F., a fairly nice day in December in Minnesota. Not enough to turn the water on the lake back into its liquid form, but who's complaining.
I trudged around for a while on my seven decade old lower limbs, noticing that the geese have gone away. I think they like at least a little open water for take offs and landings. I noticed, in the deep snow along the lake, bicycle tracks. Thick winter tired bike tracks where even trudging was difficult. Some guy must have been in need of extra exercise, because that path is on no one's path to work. Or maybe he was just showing off. I wish I had a photo of his passing by, but he was gone. And the trail itself doesn't make for much of a photo. Instead I took a picture of these two benches, sitting side by side by the lake, one of which hasn't been used since at least last Saturday.
A white Christmas is nearly assured in the Saintly City this year.
I found an interesting site on the internet, where one can spend endless hours in the interest of science. It allows people with a little extra time to look at photos taken in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania with cameras that are triggered by motion detectors. All you have to do is recognize the animals in the photos and report their number on the site. It's called Snapshot Serengeti. Lots of zebras and gazelles with an occasional lioness or elephant.