It's April and it seems like there are more family birthdays this month than any other.
Just thirty-three years ago Unky Herb was born in a Minneapolis hospital. I have quite a few photos of the boy from 1980 and this is one of my favorites. There was a snow "event" the day he came home from the hospital, and today seems to be very similar. There were flurries yesterday and today is cloudy and dripping but it is probably too warm for a snow dump, but April is a cruel month. Perhaps the cruelest.
Another photo from 1980 when Unky Herb was a mere infant. That youngish looking guy was me, Tennis Tousan, now an elder, perhaps a geezer.
We had a little cake for lunch, and we're planning a birthday dinner next week.
It has been a long slow slog towards spring, but it looks like we're going to have flowers and grass and leaves on the trees again soon. I've had a few walks over by Como Lake and the trail around it has been clear of snow and ice for a few days. Soon the crab apple trees will begin sending out blossoms and color will return to Minnesota.