Waiting a Week in Siouxland, Beresford and Little Sioux

2 Jun

There are many places like Siouxland where locals will tell you that if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes. I heard that refrain in Louisiana, growing up in Illinois and now in Iowa. And in some respects it’s true. Weather can change in a moment some times. Recently what everyone thought was spring was still a late blooming winter refrain.

Dressed for the weather on a cold, rainy and snowy spring day during an outing of the Lifelong Learning Photo Safari class in Beresford, SD Saturday, April 27, 2019. (Jerry L Mennenga©)

The Photo Safari classes I teach through a Lifelong Learning program at a local community college are done on Saturdays. It gives myself and the students a chance to get to places, spend some time photographing and learning more about a place as well as practicing the art of photography. But within a week much can happen. On the trip to Beresford we encountered snow flakes getting there and temps in the 30’s and eventually 40’s.

A different kind of doorway is found along with a spring’s dusting of snow during an outing of the Lifelong Learning Photo Safari class in Beresford, SD Saturday, April 27, 2019. (Jerry L Mennenga©)

Brrrrrrrrr. Then a week later, spring seems like it finally arrived, blessing the class with some sunshine and warmer temps and a chance to walk about without feeling a chill. Summer is almost here and the weather around Siouxland is still acting a bit crazy, vacillating between cold overnights, some hit days and cold rain. But the snowflakes seemed to have gone into hibernation for the year, which I find to be a nice thing, and a chance to get out and explore more of this area.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

Students enjoying a spring day during a Spring Photo Safari outing in Little Sioux , Iowa, Saturday May 4, 2019. (Jerry L Mennenga©)

2 Responses to “Waiting a Week in Siouxland, Beresford and Little Sioux”

  1. Washe Koda June 2, 2019 at 8:08 am #

    Refreshing Wx report when is 90° again in N.E. Tennessee 😉

  2. the #1 Itinerary June 2, 2019 at 8:43 am #

    Great post 🙂

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