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October Flowers

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It’s All Hallow’s Eve and we have still got some flowers blooming. Who’da thunk it?

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Today is the 25th anniversary of a blizzard that hit the Twin Cities in 1991. One of my memories of that event is of our next-door neighbor trying to navigate his car through the mess of deep snow and ice on the road and his not being able to get into his uncleared driveway. There was still a MN Twins flag attached to his car, a remnant of the 2nd World Series championship the team had just accomplished days before.

It seemed so surreal to me. Baseball. Halloween. Blizzard. It was rather odd.

It was actually morning of the next day and I was standing in our driveway, almost finished with shoveling the 2-feet of snow we had received. We mutually agreed he should park his car in our driveway until he got his cleared.

That storm now serves as a benchmark for me to always be aware that winter could arrive all at once, in one big storm that changes from a warm fall afternoon to snow that lasts a season, all in a matter of a few days. And it could happen in October.

Which is similar to the benchmark I now use for spring snowstorms. The first year we lived here, in May of 2013, we received 18 inches of snow. Who’da thunk it?

It could happen.

But it doesn’t look like we will have any worries of snow in October this year. More likely, we’ll have November flowers.

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Written by johnwhays

October 31, 2016 at 6:00 am

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