It is tradition in Minnesota that on this particular holiday, you drive north. If you own a cabin (and a surprising number of people I’ve met do), this is the weekend you turn on the water, get the boat in the water, maybe do some fishing. If you don’t own a cabin (and a surprising number of people I’ve met don’t), you pitch the camping supplies in the truck and go to the North Shore.
And nearly every year, without fail–or so I’ve been told–the weather is shitty. People return home cranky, cold, and more often than not, wet.
Take a look at the forecast, which starts with today.
Have you ever seen anything so depressing in your life?
Where the hell is the sun? Where’s the heat? Where is summer?
This photo was not taken this year. This photo was taken the last time we had summer. The place is Mankato, MN, and this is the historic Red River railroad trestle. It’s a two-pic panorama, juiced with Topaz Adjust. Noise removal courtesy of Topaz DeNoise.
With luck, good weather is still on the way! I’m itching to get out with the camera and take some damn photos. *growl* Summer is too short here anyway, and this year, it’s been delayed over and over.
Yes, it’s making me grumpy. But I am getting a lot of work done. I’ve spent the weekend editing Safeword. AJ has been very good about not pestering me every few minutes to ask what I think or when I will be done.
“Patience, grasshopper. It’ll be worth the wait.”