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Siouxland Neighbors say enjoy Winter, Sioux City

7 Feb

My nearest neighbors where I live can be heard chattering away most days. Industrious souls these as they go about their business. On a snowy day as the temps were falling with the latest passing storm, I wistfully looked out my window thinking of spring and longing to be in my car driving around Siouxland looking for images. Then I noticed my neighbors and saw they had paused in their labor to enjoy a snow day, and remind sometimes you just got to enjoy the here. Tomorrow will come of its own accord.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

A squirrel sits to decide what to do in freshly fallingsnow Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2017.   (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

A squirrel sits to decide what to do in freshly fallingsnow Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2017. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Squirrels play in freshly falling snow Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2017.   (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Squirrels play in freshly falling snow Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2017. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Squirrels play in freshly falling snow Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2017.   (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Squirrels play in freshly falling snow Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2017. (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

Where is Siouxland’s Spring, Woodbury County

25 Mar

During the last couple of days Siouxland has been getting more snow. Not like other parts of the Midwest, or Mid-Atlantic states, but still. Enough already. Spring has officially arrived already. And Winter is supposed to be “done”. The rodent supposedly saw his shadow back in February. You can’t trust anyone anymore.  I like snow. And had it been say 10 inches or a foot, I would have grumbled, but at least I could have gone snow shoeing. Instead, it’s just chilly outside. And with the wind gust, it’s really chilly.

 

I think even the geese are confused. They are still flying, but which direction? North for the warmer weather, or south because Winter has not finished? I did some some robins the other day. A brother of mine out East said he saw some there a week ago. And thought maybe they got buried under the snow out there. I am guessing they found a nice pub and are hanging out until they can frolic in the sunshine. The weather people are predicting temperatures in the 50’s by the end of this week, and I’m rooting for them. Of course, I always root for the underdog.

 

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

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