Our walk down America Avenue brought us in touch with several dogs, including the golden retriever above who always barks madly at us (but who Bethany gets to pet now and then).
The two dogs above also barked, but not quite as vehementaly as the golden retriever.
The dog on the left (a beagle, or maybe a beagle cross? It looks a little like my neighbor’s Jack Russell terrier/beagle cross) didn’t bark at us. It just stood there very alertly and watched as we passed by. I think he was staring at Bethany, who was ahead of me, while I took this photo.
But conspicuously absent was the friendliest dog of all, a black lab who usually follows us for several blocks.
But we did hear someone calling out "Shadow!" so we figured that must be our canine pal’s name.
Which makes plenty of sense, since he "shadows" us for blocks.
"This really blows," Bethany said as we embarked on this section of sidewalk.
(But we agreed later that we get a better walkout when we have to trudge though snow.")
Actually, what really blows is a snowblower, which I imagine was used for this stretch sidewalk:
"Why can’t all the sidewalks be like this," Bethany said.
Maybe because everyone doesn’t have snowblowers.
The sidewalk beyond had some snow on it, but just a light dusting of it. No trudging, at least!
When I was trudging through snow, my first thought was that if I owned a house, I’d almost rather live somewhere without a sidewalk so I wouldn’t have to try to keep up with all the snow. Then again, I could live somewhere without snow.
I haven’t seen this contraption before. It was going along a sidewalk in the campus of Beltrami County buildings, and the guy actually moved out of our way. Little did he know that I wanted him to keep coming right at us so I could get a photo of him on the sidewalk, but I settled for this one.
We don’t just complain about the snow. We also notice pretty pictures, like this one of three bushes that reminded me of the Three Bears. The one on the left has too little snow, the one on the right has too much, and the one in the middle is just right!
We ran across this fence today. Someone really must like this song! ("Live Out Loud" by Steven Curtis Chapman"
I took the photo below just because we agreed it’s a beautiful stained-glass window, but later I decided to see if people know just where it is.
Yesterday’s mystery photo was of the plaque tucked in the young trees planted a few years ago on the trail along Paul Bunyan Drive. The plaque, from Bemidji Green Up, Bemidji Rotary Club and Bemidji Leads! honors the Neilsen Foundation.
We are crossing our fingers for good weather Saturday as we head to Minneapolis to see "Rent." If we have to drive slow in snowy weather, hopefully we get there in time to get a good place in line.
Have a great weekend! Check out Logging Days if you can make it!