Small Town America: Central Minnesota

"... there's nowhere else on earth that I would rather be"
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Meanwhile, here's a morning moment:)


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Click for Sauk Centre, Minnesota ForecastFrom the heart of darkest Minnesota: my view of small town America.

This may be the first 'on-the-street' webcam in Sauk Centre. (The closest ones I found were in Morris and Sartel.)

And, since the morning of April 24, 2008 (about 10:50), this is also the first hummercam in Sauk Centre. They don't stay long, but a hummingbird or three come several times a day.

The idea was to show what I see when I look out the window here. It's a nice neighborhood: quiet, apart from the occasional semi trailer, hordes of high schoolers revving by around 8:00 and 3:00, and snowmobiles after heavy snowfalls. Then there's traffic before and after school events.

Before January 12, 2008, all you'd see after sunset was a whole lot of dark. My first "webcam," an old digital camera, wasn't particularly good for night photography. Why I chose the season with fewer than eight hours of daylight to work with, I don't know.

Small Town Morning, Minnesota

Just after sunset.  

 

  Taken about 8:27 p.m., July 4, 2013.
     
  Since July 1, 2009: 
live streaming video.
When it's working.
Taken about 9:15 p.m., May 11, 2013.  

 

     
If the picture looks funny, it's probably ice on the window:
This is Minnesota, after all!
 
   

Taken about 1:00 p.m., December 24, 2012.

     
   

Taken 12:31, December 15, 2012.

   
     

Coming Attractions

  • Spring: Green grass, leafy trees, and dandelions will be a welcome change from winter: after the inevitable wet and muddy interval of melting snow and slush.
  • Summer: That grass needs mowing, but it looks nice and keeps the dust down. A hummingbird or three may come to the feeder. Or, not.
  • Fall: This season's display of color will depend on how much rain we get during the summer, autumn weather: among other things.
  • Winter: Snow, ice on the road, bitter cold: but there aren't any mosquitoes, so it could be worse. Actually, I rather like winter. Providing I don't have to shovel.
 
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