"Dusk at the Park"
Today was the warmest day we have experienced in 2018, almost hitting 50 degrees! Everyone in the neighborhood took advantage of being outside all day even as the sun started to set and temps dropped.
“The -6° Messenger”
E. 37th St. & 14th Ave. S.
Amanda Hillman delivers our goods. She loves that everyone is from somewhere and going somewhere. She admits that her brain does whacky things with numbers after a while. Ten-hour days of mail and addresses wreak havoc. Thank you letter carriers!
"Shine and sled"
The Powe family, Shanti, 9, left, Rebecca and Drake spent the afternoon of the first day of 2018 sledding down a hill at Powderhorn Park. The temperature at the time was around 0 degrees but the Powe's said the sunshine made the air feel warmer.
"Flakes a flying"
Minneapolis Public Schools custodian Dennis Neumeier used a snow blower to clear off a few inches of fallen powder on the sidewalks and doorways around the Wilder Complex at the corner of 34th Street and Chicago Avenue. The temperature at the time was 7 degrees, which was warm compared to the sub-zero temperatures that started off the final week in December.
For the last 17 years there has been a Féile Bríd and Imbolc Celebration in Powderhorn. Organized by the Tree and the Well, people gather to honor the season and the goddess and saint Brigid. There was a beautiful snow labyrinth, richly-woven song, a luminous fire performance, and a community spiral dance.
This was one of the many amazing homemade sleds to ride the Art Sled Rally slope today, and only a small fraction of the enthusiastic onlookers who gathered to cheer on the sledders. The weather was warm for January, with just a light bit of rain falling on the snow, making it perfect for the other sledding and snowball fights going on in the rest of the park.