Jokes about the slow-to-arrive spring weather, with not everyone laughing, have been tossed in among our conversations. Finally, the second week of May has arrived, the grass is greening up and the sun is shining full on our efforts to welcome Spring in Minnesota lake country! In lake country, the heart knows it is spring when your arm reaches back and snaps a fishing rod forward. The catchy whirr of a reel sending the line out into the cold open water brings on the smile you’ve been holding back all winter long. What a natural high!
Mushy ice still hanging on in places along the headwaters of the Minnesota River, the largest snow piles still in the process of melting away. With no time to waste it appears that winter and spring are doing a tag-team hand off. It’s so good to see people out enjoying the open water once again.
One special little boy begged his grandpa to take him fishing today. . .after his kindergarten graduation. Cute; fishing in his little black suit pants, vest and tie. The family on the end of the pier is taking time to fish before they head over to the high school baseball game.