I’m back at the lake, and so happy to be here again! I drove up with Limo yesterday,
one of astoundingly few motorists, considering that Memorial Day weekend starts
today. I watched my speed very carefully, of course, and had no difficulties except for a major detour just south of Worthington, MN, where they are widening the highway—and in the process de-commisioning our favorite rest-and-exercise stop along the way. Once here, a little before six pm, I had gorgeous weather and enough daylight to unload the car and replace most of the storm windows with screens. As I prowled about, checking on any new windfalls (only one minor one), I could hear the new crop of hungry mosquitoes having a caucus in and around the upper levels of the trees, sounding like a distant buzz-saw. Makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up and take notice. But we have a more-than-ample supply of various repellents here, and they did their work admirably. I had time for only a few photos—one of the voracious young predators in the treetops and another set of the lovely sunset across the lake as the light faded.
Today dawned overcast and chilly. Frost warnings were in effect for the night, but it didn’t get that cold here. I cleared fallen wood for most of the morning, then drove to Park Rapids to deliver some papers and do grocery shopping. It started to rain while I was there and it still hasn’t stopped as I write this account at 10:40 pm. A slight case of cabin fever drove me out into the drizzle for an hour to share some of the rain-spattered spring flowers with you, then I came in, put on dry pants, socks, and shoes, and made a great big pot of chili, which will last me for most of the rest of my week here. It sure is nice to be back up here again!