almost all of these shells come from one of two beaches: north captiva island in florida on the gulf of mexico, or the long beach between marseillan plage and sète on the mediterranean coast of france. happy places.
from beside the back door to my mom’s house, saint paul, minnesota
our temperatures have been hovering right around the freezing point, which is perfect for icicle making. the icicles hanging from the eaves of most houses right now are spectacular in both size and shape. this one, about 2 feet long, came from the eave in front of my sliding glass door.
saint paul, minnesota
for weeks it seems all i could see were twigs and stems. now suddenly, all i see are buds. buds everywhere waiting for the first warm days. here in the north country, they will be waiting for several weeks yet.
rice creek regional trail, saint paul, minnesota