Even I get an attack of good sense once in a while.
Jamie Verdeck, the librarian at Tracy, was kind enough to reschedule us for Saturday, December 18, 2010, at 1:00 PM.
The weather provided us a scenic, winter wonderland for our three-hour drive.
A lone tree flourishes without competition in the center of prairie farmland.
Everyone who lives there knows, you do not need new snow to create hazardous driving conditions. All that is needed is a brisk wind and loose snow on the ground, so as we drive toward Tracy, we are very conscious of the wind, and we hope that drifting will diminish for our trip home.We arrive by noon and as we set up we visit with staff and others
who arrive early for the 1:00 PM show.
The audience is small in numbers, but interest is high, even among the very young.
Jamie Verdeck, librarian, holding two-year-old Romanie.
Seth Schmidt, the owner and editor of the Tracy Headlight Herald newspaper, takes photos, and after the show asks questions to prepare an article for the paper.
We stay to chat with townspeople and enjoy listening to stories.
On the way home we enjoy a pleasant winter day that displays a fabulous sunset behind us as we drive east toward home. It's too cold to stop for pictures, but Nancy snaps a few through the side window.
A low sun paints vertical streaks on blue silos.
Sun begins to streak the snow in late afternoon.
Minnesota River by Henderson, MN.
Our view of New Prague as we drive into town on MN Highway 19.
Photographs by Nancy A. Fredrickson