It was a busy weekend, so we left Gracie in charge for a few hours. She surveyed her kingdom from her throne on the bread maker.
Saturday afternoon we drove down to Hayward. It was to have been the weekend for the [American Birkebeiner Cross Country Ski Race], one of the largest in the country, but unseasonably warm weather forced it to cancel due to lack of snow. (in retrospect, if we had known about the race we wouldn't have gone because of traffic concerns, but there weren't any because of the cancellation). No pictures to share ... this time. I'm sure we will be going back down other times in the spring and summer.
This is a house we drive past on the way to/from church on Sundays. They have almost a full wall of windows on the front of their house.
This is the view they look out over from those front windows. I'm sure their perspective is much better, and that it can be just gorgeous throughout the year.
Yesterday on the way to brunch after church we drove through a snow storm. Twenty minutes after this video, the snow had stopped and the sun came out. You never would have known it had been almost blinding less than an hour before.
This is a beautiful bent wood heart wall art at the local hospital.
Detail of the wood.
Glass art of the iron ore dock in Ashland. No longer standing, they plan to rebuild it within the next few years as a tourist and fishing attraction.
Update on one of Gracie's kittens: Queen Sheba and her king, Tigger. They are besties.