I am writing on a snowy Easter morning. These photos were taken last Sunday when it was clear that Minnehaha Creek was thawing. The fresh coats of wet snow that fell during the last week have not stopped the melting. Spring is coming!
Phyllis Kahn brought in hyacinths for her staff (the blooms on mine are resting on my staghorn fern) and this morning I noticed that my desert rose is blooming. After a cold winter, small signs of spring are wonderful.
When I started attending the University of Minnesota there was a wasteland between the university and downtown. Along Washington Avenue, east of 35-W, there were blocks of parking lots. Now there are condos, the Guthrie Theater, a center for the arts, restaurants, and a new park. Back in 1993 there was only Maxwells. On February 20th, with sub-zero temperatures, it went up in smoke. Ed Kohler was there.