I Love It Here!
Sauk Centre This Season
June 5. A beautiful summer day. I don't have much to say, so here's the view from my webcam:
I'm still getting over this cold-or-whatever: but I'm getting over it, so I'm a comparatively happy camper.
Sunday, May 29. Memorial Day weekend: the unofficial first day of summer vacations, and something more serious. I've talked about that before. (This Season: Memorial Day)
The other big deal this weekend, for folks at the two Catholic parishes, is the Corpus Christi procession from Our Lady of the Angels to St. Paul's.
That's all I had the energy for this week. The family is (slowly) getting over whatever this bug is, and I'll end on that 'up' note.
Sunday, May 22. On the whole, I'd prefer that this 'summer cold' cease and desist. Maybe next week - - -. Meanwhile, the lilacs out front have pretty much peaked.
Next week will be different: better, I hope.
Sunday, May 15. The 'summer cold' is still with me, but I took pictures of some lilacs.
We had a freeze warning: Saturday, I think that was. Aside from that, it's been pleasant enough: except when it wasn't. I am sincerely looking forward to not having this cold.
Sunday, May 8. Mother's Day. I hope you had a good one.
I'm feeling better today than I have for most of the week: nothing serious, just what I call a 'summer cold.' But I figure I'll just touch base here to let you know that I'm hoping to have something new next week.
We've been having lovely weather, by the way, apart from smoke from various wildfires: and that's another topic.
Sunday, May 1. Finally, another entry in the Sauk Centre Journal. The last one, December 27, 2015, ended with "I plan to be back next week.
"Next week" turned out to to be about four months later. Sorry about that. I've got a few photos to show, besides the two I took this afternoon: but those will wait until later. Next week, I hope: but that's what I said last December. We'll see.
Bright blue skies, sunshine, and similarly-pleasant conditions got me outside this week: and enjoying the experience.
That's all for today. Next week: I'm hopeful I'll have more.
Sunday, December 27, 2015. Epiphany Sunday. I took a few more photos. There's a larger version of that first one in one of my blog posts: "Jesus, the Magi, and Me," (A Catholic Citizen in America)
There's no question about it. Winter is here. I plan to be back next week, probably with equally-obvious observations.
Sunday, December 27, 2015. Merry Christmas!
That's all I've got for this week. I hope you had, and are having, a good holiday season.
Sauk Centre Journal Blog
A copy of these weekly updates, plus the occasional bonus photo and observation.
Through One Dad's Eye
Raising a family and writing blogs in small town America
A webcam on Sauk Centre's south side
Starting a Small Business Without Losing My Mind
The continuing adventure of publishing online....
Or, getting laid off for fun and profit.
Behind Every Website, There's a Webmaster
Another War-on-Terror Blog
(As if we needed another one.)
Corpus Christi Procession, Sauk Centre, Minnesota, June 14, 2009
(Another part of small-town life.)
Sunday, December 20, 2015. We got snow on Wednesday: the perfect-for-snowballs-and-snowmen variety.
It's not quite as picturesque now: quite a bit of the snow has fallen from branches. But we'll almost certainly have a white Christmas.
Sunday, December 13, 2015. It's beginning to look a lot like: Easter, actually. The week's rain melted our snow, and it's been unusually warm: nothing record-breaking, but above freezing on occasion.
We may get more snow Wednesday: or not. Either way, Christmas is about two weeks away.
Sunday, December 6, 2015. We had some clear days this week: but I decided to put off picture-taking until later in the week. That, in retrospect, wasn't the smartest thing I've ever done.
We've also had fog now and then, and snow. That, I got photos of. The spider web was a great deal prettier in person. Each snowflake had a bit of the web to itself. I've never seen that happen.
Sunday, November 29, 2015. It's the first Sunday of Advent, and I haven't taken any pictures this week. I did, however, to a holiday-themed picture for Apathetic Lemming of the North, one of my blogs.
The first winter storm of the season should be here Monday and Tuesday. My webcam will give you a look at Sauk Centre, near the corner of Ash and South 9th: assuming there aren't technical issues, of course.
The three Catholic parishes around here, St. Alexius, Our Lady of the Angels, and St. Paul's, did something new this year: 'stewardship fliers' for each household, letting us check off or fill in what we could do for the parish and community.
More than 20% of the households in each parish turned in fliers: more than 32% in St. Alexius. That's a remarkably good response, I think.
Neighbors east and northwest of us had their Christmas yard displays out, and lit, by the end of this weekend. Those will look nice, with the coming snowfall.
Sunday, November 22, 2015. Thanksgiving nearly snuck up on me again this year. It's coming next week. Some folks have their Christmas yard decorations out already: including our neighbors across the corner, northwest of us.
I didn't get a photo of their display, yet, but did catch results of the season's first snowfall. The image is what my webcam showed at 10:40 a.m. last Thursday.
I went out this afternoon to get a photo of the first radar speed sign I've seen here on Ash Street.
It faced southbound traffic, I'm not sure exactly why it's there: apart from the obvious reminder of the speed limit, and what I see as a convenient opportunity to check my speedometer. It's spot-on accurate, by the way.
Sunday, November 15, 2015. Yesterday and today were the good sort of autumn days: clear skies, sunshine, highs around 60. Coming next: about three days in the mid-40s, with rain.
It could be worse. There was the 1991 Halloween blizzard, and the Armistice Day Blizzard in 1940. I don't remember that one, but my folks talked about it: and the big one in 1888. More recently, we've had November winter storms or blizzards in 1975, 1981, and 1988, and the 1991 Halloween blizzard lasted until November 3. (MN DNR)
A few days of rain doesn't look so bad now.
I thought I'd have more to say, and show, but Friday's attacks in Paris distracted me. That was a very sad situation.
Here in Sauk Centre, though, life goes on. Maybe next week I'll have my ducks in a row: or at least near each other.
Sunday, November 8, 2015. This is the last 'fall colors' photo I had:
The day's been bright: blue sky, nice autumnal temperatures, 'typical' weather. Not like the gray overcast drizzling 'typical' weather we had a few days back.
Construction at St. Paul's church is coming along: but I keep forgetting to take a camera along. Maybe next week.
Earlier Sauk Centre Journal entries are in the Sauk Centre Journal Archive.
The idea, when I started this page, was to have a little journal, where I recorded events as they happen here in Sauk Centre.
Above, you'll find this Sauk Centre journal. I update it twice a week.
Brian H. Gill, Webmaster, Brendan's Island
I Love It Here! | This Season | Walking to
Work | A House of Our Own
|You can reach me by
you can send me a message on the
Brendan's Island home page
Lots and lots of folks have read this page.
This page last updated June 05, 2016