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Contrasting Seasons in Siouxland, Morningside College

7 Feb

A number of Siouxland colleges have outdoor performing areas that are utilized in more accommodating months of the year, basically when it is warmer. Morningside College is no exception and hosts free performances over the summer. And so I find it interesting to contrast the recent snow storm and a couple of performances that occurred last summer. Time and place, it always seems to matter.

And it makes looking forward to those warmer months a cheerful thought as the temperatures dip again to below freezing and me reaching for another cup of coffee.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

 

An outdoor performing arts theatre looks very different during a blizzard on the campus of Morningside College which resulted in 11 plus inches of snow in Sioux City, Iowa Sunday, Jan. 22, 2018. (Photo by Jerry L Mennenga)

A nice crowd turned out for the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band concert for the 4th of July celebration at Morningside College’ s Buhler Outdoor Performance Center in Sioux City, Iowa Tuesday, July 04, 2017. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Benches at an outdoor performing arts theatre on the campus of Morningside College look different without patrons attending a show during a blizzard that resulted in 11 plus inches of snow in Sioux City, Iowa Sunday, Jan. 22, 2018. (Photo by Jerry L Mennenga)

 

Attendees of the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band keep the late afternoon sun off with a “patriotic” umbrellas at a 4th of July celebration concert at Morningside College’ s Buhler Outdoor Performance Center in Sioux City, Iowa Tuesday, July 04, 2017. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

 

A shortened performance of the popular Cats production over the weekend at Morningside College at the Betty Ling Tsang fine art series in the Buhler Outdoor Performance Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Siouxland Spring snow storm, Sioux City

11 Apr

After a winter in Siouxland, people really start looking forward to Spring. Warmer temperatures, no snow to shovel, lighter jackets or sweaters and no falling down on slick sidewalks. But if Spring is slow to come and show up, even the best grin and bear it types start getting restless and grumpy, even through normally in Spring, snow does not last very long. This year however this particular snow storm arrived earlier this week. Monday’s temperature was near 70 degrees, but then Tuesday brought rain, sleet, freezing rain, hail, snow thunder, lightning and finally Wednesday evening, snow. It is all very pretty, but some sunshine, warmer temperatures and hearing robins sing in the morning might be nice. The robins I saw kept flittering around looking for a dry place and a little warmth. More rain is forecast in several days which is nice, but the temperatures are still hovering in the 40’s which could easily bring more snow yet this Spring.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

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