Archive for January, 2010

Reading about Idaho

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

I just finished a book that Doug and Kathy gave me for Christmasm “Boise, Idaho 1882-1910: Prosperity in Isolation” by Carol Lynn MacGregor. Despite having lived in Boise for a number of years, this book added dramatically to my knowledge of the area. Among the things I picked up from this book: The Native Americans […]

Adjustable Weather

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

In December and early January, we had been having, on balance, a rather cold winter. Temperatures had been mostly below normal, and we had nights where the low had been -15, -20 and -21. Then, on January 12 my brother came to town. Doug lives in Boise these days, and Boise’s winter weather tends to […]

Pond Hockey

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

On Friday morning I was down at Lake Nokomis for the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships. This was the fifth year for the tournament, and the first time the weather truly didn’t cooperate. True, in past years, the temperatures have been -10 to -15, but that just added to the charm of the event. On Friday, […]

Ski Jumping

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

This afternoon I was over at the St. Paul Ski Club to photograph ski jumping for the first time in well over a year. The meet they had today was part of a ski jumping weekend, in conjunction with the Minneapolis ski club, which had a major competition on Saturday. The meet today used all […]

Pre-Loppet

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

This morning I went over to the Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis to photograph the Pre-Loppet. It was 17 below when I got up, but Hana and I still got in a one-hour hike before I set off to play photographer. Better shots from today are on the web here.

Semi Cold

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Yesterday, when I got up it was 19 below zero. But, while I was eating breakfast, the temperature dipped to -20. This morning, when I got up it was 20 below zero. But, during breakfast, the temperature fell to -21. We may not have a night for the next week where the low is above […]

Cross Country Skiing

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

Today I was over at the Battle Creek Park for the first day of the Twin Cities Championships, a 10km classic race. The start of the race was pushed back two hours, since brutal weather had been forecast. True, it was 20 below last night, but the sun was shining and the predicted wind did […]