The weather is almost always a talking point in Minnesota in the five months or so when it's winter. Today is no exception. It wasn't so cold, but the snow began to fall this morning and made the roads slippery and not much fun to drive on. The sidewalks weren't any better. They're shoveled now, at least by my house, but the snow'll be blowing around and I'll probably shovel again before the day is completely done.
I took a few photos just to show how hard the snow was coming down.
It's snowing when facing north, too. It was an all day snowfall which is just now giving up and changing over to a brisk wind. Notice that the orange bladed shovel remains at the ready. Eli, the wooden headed giraffe, is in the window, but indiscernible through the flakes.
Besides the shoveling, I managed a walk to Grand Avenue with NCW, and later on I'm planning to smack some tennis balls at Wooddale Tennis. I broke a racket string last Saturday and I'm getting the racket back, restrung, tonight. It's an old racket - at least 12 year old technology - but one of the pros at Wooddale keeps telling me that it's one of the best models ever made. I'll be glad to have it back. I played with my back-up racket yesterday and it just didn't feel the same. The results were okay, but there is a certain aesthetic that must be attained.
January must be endured.