The view into Rice Park, located in downtown St Paul.
I awoke yesterday morning to a great winter treat. During the middle of the night, a thick frost or fog rolled into my area and frosted the smaller tree branches, giving them a "fuzzy" look. It was quite a sight to see. I didn't snap as many photos as I would have liked as I was on my way into work. Lucky for me I took the photos when I did, as I made my way closer to work, the sun broke through the clouds and the frost disappeared.
If you look closely at this photo, on the left side of the hallway, above the store entrance is the Apple logo. This store has all of the latest ipod's, iphone's, mac books and everything else related to Apples product line. During the first week in November of 2010, right across the hallway, the competition moved in. The logo above the store on the right side of the hallway belongs to Microsoft. They of course have their xbox, Windows Phone, Zune's, and the rest of their product line. I do have to hand it to Microsoft for moving into Apple's neighborhood. I wonder if they were offered a house warming gift?
This contribution photo shows a robin who stayed behind for the winter months in Minnesota. Unfortunately, this robin was here for the blizzard weather we received last weekend. The photo shows a heated bird bath outside the home of SWC, which the robin, I believe was enjoying, despite the frigged weather.
From my comment section from yesterday's photo, St Paul blogger, Kate [welcome back], mentioned my sitting bench with a delicate snow pattern was definitely not from our recent blizzard that made the national news. She was absolutely correct stating if it was from the blizzard, the bench would have been covered. Here is the proof!
Now this is what I need to clear my driveway of snow. It would be much faster than my current method. This plow drove by my window, just as I was taking photos of the snow falling. Yep, it does look like he is on his cell phone....haha!
This business has changed hands since I last visited the building. It's been 25 plus years at least. From my childhood days, this was the laundromat that my mother and I went too when our home machine was broken?. I remember playing with the laundry carts that were there for use. Plus I remember opening and closing all of the unused machines. What it is today, looks like a picture frame shop, but I didn't get much closer than this photo.