Spring 101


That’s a loon on Lake Calhoun this morning, taken by MPR producer Jayne Solinger. It’s a very lonely loon, but a loon nonetheless. Its arrival, of course, is another sign that spring has taken hold in flyover country.

In other news, several inches of snow are expected this weekend.

  • Jim Shapiro

    Bob – I miss spring, and even the risk of unseasonal snow.

    Perhaps the grass is always greener/the snow always whiter with distance.

    (sorry about the misplaced comment. pushed the wrong button 🙁

  • http://www.skyseastone.net/jvstin/ Paul (@princejvstin)

    To quote your own promo on MPR:

    “We’re snowblind this morning when we should be celebrating spring”

  • Jamie

    Cool. I didn’t know that Lake Calhoun had loons. I thought loons just lived in northern MN. But then, I don’t know much.

  • Jim Shapiro

    Dear Jamie –

    Here’s something that’s kinda cool too:

    “The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.”

    -Benjamin Franklin


  • Bonnie

    Don’t they just migrate through here and spend most of the summer farther north? Time to check out Larry’s loon cam…

  • Josh

    St. Paul Loon sighting: I saw one on Lake Como while out running last night.

    Some may say there are plenty of loons around the state capitol as well.

  • Joane Tarrance

    great shots!! very creative.