Monday, April 7, 2014

The Snowbank Song

This is the song I sing to the snowbanks everyday:

Drip.  Drip.  Drip.
Drain.  Drain.  Drain.
Go back to the lake
from where you came!

Like it?  You can sing it too.  Any tune you see fitting will work just fine, I promise.

People don't seem to believe how much snow we really still have here.  Sometimes I don't believe it myself.  Here are some pictures for proof.

Good thing the Berry Patch opens in June!

Would you want to go to those places?

"Dude.  Where's my truck?"

So that was on a sunny day.  The next day was rainy, so I got out between raindrops.  Back to gray skies!

This town cleared out fast!

"Excuse me.  I'm looking for Fort Wilkins..."

If you recognize that last sign, you know that it's a huge sign that says "Fort Wilkins State Park."  If you didn't know that sign, you'd be lost.

Which day was it?  Thursday night through Friday we had another blizzard.  I figured we got 13 inches here in the Harbor by the amount I shoveled.  It was pretty comical seeing all us harborites out shoveling in April -- twice that day.  Cursing or trying to make light of it all.

Luckily we also have a few good men who travel around in their snowblower, tractor, plow, etc. helping out the folks who are majorly snowed in.  Bless your heart.  You know who you are.

So the waterfalls should be amazing in a few weeks.  Or a couple.  I just checked out Jacob's Falls on M-26 by Eagle River the other day.  It's quite snow covered, but it's starting to run underneath!

That day I also got to watch the sun sink into frozen Lake Superior near Great Sand Bay.  That was magic in itself.  I realized that I haven't seen the sun set over the lake in months!  It truly is a treat.    

If you live in a warm(ish) area with actual grass and maybe some daffodils, keep us in your thoughts.  Send us some sunshine.  And even sing the snowbank song!

1 comment:

  1. I can really sense that urgency to get rid of Winter and then welcome Spring. Mother Nature can't be held back forever . . hang in there . . :) Great pictures, and stories . . thanks again for keeping us up to date on the happenings. Manganese Falls will be boiling for your next post!! Can't send warmth to you either as daffodils haven't emerged, but singin' the song . . John