Thursday, March 01, 2007

Presidents Day

I unexpectedly had Presidents Day off and it was a lovely day, so I took a stroll around the lake.








It really was a pretty day--and I always love how the types of trees change as one circles the lake.

Of course, Minnesotans are sure that they know all about lakes and ice, no matter what signs are posted:



Those two guys were ice fishing--and about to drill some more holes:


Many other people were also ice fishing, but they wimped out and brought shelters:





People also had other things to do on the frozen lake:


(This guy was essentially snowboarding with a kite pulling him along.)

I saw an old friend:


Here's a closer look:


It looks like someone *started* to make an ice house:



but as far as I have seen, nothing has been done with these snow bricks.


And, as always, I stopped two-thirds of the way around the lake for a few moments and sat on this bench:


looking out at this view:



I love this sort of memorial. I would love to be remembered in this way, giving people somewhere to rest and enjoy a beautiful view.

On the way back home I *may* have poked my head in the LYS and picked up this Colinette 40% off:


It is destined to be a slip-stitch scarf.


It was a good day.

9 comments:

Tori said...

Wow, gorgeous pictures. Hey, you've got to give bicycle guy credit for keeping up with it through the winter-I haven't gottn my lazy butt out to run since before Christmas. We have an 8k race in two weeks, so now I have to play catchup...

Tori said...

Oh, and yeah, that sort of memorial is pretty awesome.

Whit said...

Bicycle guy rocks...

mary said...

MAY have poked your head in? you walk right by there on your way home! but, each to their own justification...

Grendel said...

"I love the smell of fresh yarn in the morning, that, woolen, sheepy smell. . . Smells. . . like victory."

:)

Knitting is bloody hard by the way. . .

Whit said...

Grendel knits????

Grendel said...

Have to get a new arm somehow. . .

More like Grendel is trying to knit. . .

Whit said...

Wow...I'm really impressed!

Grendel said...

Yeah, but I've never ridden a bicycle across a lake in the middle of winter. . .