Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Lots of wood chips!

MN Worker Series: This landscaper willingly posed as he unloaded a huge amount of woodchips. Unphotographed are worker bees that are church-going volunteers at St. Luke's parish on Summit Avenue. I didn't want to disturb their energetic work as they were spreading the chips around shrubs and bushes, preparing for winter! No snow yet!!
Today in Minnesota History: 1991-The Halloween Blizzard begins. A record snowfall of 24-26 inches blankets the area from Duluth to the Twin Cities. (It was great fun--I criss-crossed the abandoned neighborhood streets on my cross country skis. It was gorgeous!!) Will it happen again this year? I wouldn't mind, but the weatherman forecasts lowered temperatures only. (Historical information: mnhs.org)

13 comments:

  1. Mmmmm!! Mulch!! I bet that smells good.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I didn't know chips were used for that so thanks for the info. I hope you enjoy the snow soon, perhaps without breaking new snowfall records!-)This is another good series.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yes, it's time to start the mulching process here. It's always a good idea to get an inch or so on tender perennials before the first frost and then add more as the winter progresses.

    Hope you have a frightfully good day, Kate.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Bravo, j'aime beaucoup ton "Today in Minnesota History". c'est une superbe idée.


    Cheer, I like much your “Today in Minnesota History”. it is a superb idea.

    ReplyDelete
  5. As a History minor from the olden days of college, I love your "Tody in the History of.." series.
    Your photo today is very nice. What an appropriate thing to do...honor those who make our homes and cities a nice place to live.

    ReplyDelete
  6. amazing what people do to earn their bread.
    looking at your worker series i often wandered how and why one chooses their profession. he looks a happy chap.

    hopefully you'll have a couple of more sunny days =)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Mulch! I used to do work for my father (a professional lanscaper himself), and I am quite familiar with the mulching process. He seems happier about a whole truckload to spred than I would be!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Interesting history info. I'm glad there is someone willing to do the work to make the city beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Nice picture Kate, did he have mulch to comment on?

    Curly's Photoshop

    ReplyDelete
  10. THat's a lot of mulch. :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. He looks happy enough to be doing this itchy job. I'm itching just looking at the photo! I agree with the others. This is such a nice series.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love woodchips! I love to run on woodchip trails and smell their scent. That pile spilling out of the truck looks like fun.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting my blog; I appreciate it! Come back often!!