Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Living in Minnesota Keeps You on Your Toes.

You never really know what the weather is going to do here in Minnesota. We have seen temps change 70 degrees in a 24 hour period. This year winter seems to be reluctant to release its hold on us. While the rivers are mostly open now, except for the chunks of ice that float like rafts in the current, most of the lakes are still frozen.
Last year, by this time, most of the lakes in the southern and central portions of Minnesota had already thawed out. All the snow melted so fast that many of the rivers flooded over, I found this beaver swimming in the flood waters of the Mississippi in Hok Si La park. This year even though we had much more snow it looks like the long winter will reduce some of the flooding that we will have.


5 comments:

Nikki . said...

Wonderful photos... Love the photograph of the beaver swimming... thank you for sharing...

gengen said...

Still cold..Nice shots. Happy Watery Wednesday...

J Bar said...

Great.
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Debbie Smith said...

Brrrrrr! I hope it warms up real soon!
Great shots!
Have a fabulous day
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Judy said...

At least the slow melt helps to prevent flooding! I am amazed you could get this close to a beaver! And I love the herons in the next post, too!!