Friday, April 11, 2008

Today, I'm glad I don't live in Duluth

Duluth Minnesota is one of my favorite places on earth. In fact the whole North Shore ranks right up there. But today, I'm happy with our cold April rain and high winds. Northern Minnesota/Duluth is having a major blizzard with 50mph winds driving over a foot of snow with more snow on the way. A gale warning is posted for Lake Superior where waves up to 16 feet are expected. Thousands are without power.

HOWEVER, I'd really, really like to be holed up in a cabin with wood heat and hot coffee, and just sit and watch Mother Nature and powerful Lake Superior in action. That lake just speaks the language of my soul and I can't wait to go back. It must be in top form today.

Addendum at 9:30pm: it's snowing here too. Drat.
Addendum #2: this morning everything was coated with cold snow and the gray wind is harsh. For obvious reasons the pretty spring birds are hiding and the only ones visiting our trees are the scary crows and blackbirds. This Spring is starting to feel like a Steven King novel.


Cheesecake Maven said...

Yep, we've got a bunch of snow coming down right now. It is still pretty, and I know the 50-60 degree weather is just a couple of days away! YEAH!!!!!!!! I'm currently reading "In Defense of Food", great book on a cold day with my hot coffee next to me.

Mnmom said...

70's by Thursday?? Can it really be true???? Will this horrid weather truly give way to sunshine and twittering birds and tulips???

Joe said...


I used to tell myself that midwestern weather built character. Seriously, I bragged to my southern relatives about how the hot humid mosquito and black fly-ridden summers, and long gray winters, made us hardy.

Not any more. This year, every time I see some hopeful sign of spring, it just gets followed up with another winter storm. It snowed a little today, but nothing stuck fortunately.

Christopher Tassava said...

The tulips are temporary; heavy snow is expected in 6-8 months.

I utterly concur on Duluth and points beyond: fantastic places, wonderful to visit, but oh my god to they have some bad weather. Then again, my hometown gets more snow, earlier and later, than Duluth...

Missy said...

I heard even the postal service stayed home in Duluth last week! The Postal Service!!