Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Springtime Walk Along Minnehaha Creek


My new home in South Minneapolis is quite close to Minnehaha Creek which is a tributary of the Mississippi River. The creek starts at Gray's Bay at Lake Minnetonka and winds 22 miles through the cities of Minnetonka, Hopkins, St Louis Park, Edina and Minneapolis. It flows into the Mississippi just beyond Minnehaha Falls.

Last Sunday (March 25) I enjoyed a walk along Minnehaha Creek with my friends Rick and Brian. Because of the unseasonably warm weather we've been experiencing in the U.S., signs of spring are already bursting forth in Minnesota – as these photos show.

Above: Brian and Rick on one of the many foot bridges that span Minnehaha Creek.

Above and left: From the ground and branches alike, flowers and blossoms are budding and blooming!

Above: In the Twin Cities and elsewhere, the greening of the earth is once again beginning – though about six weeks earlier than usual!

Left: Rick.

Above: Brian by the creek.

Right: A picture of me by Minnehaha Creek that Brian took.

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Waiting in Repose for Spring's Awakening Kiss
Spring in Minnesota
In the Footsteps of Spring

Images: Michael Bayly and Brian Hutchins.


brian gerard said...

Really good photos of a our time at the creek. Spring! Thanks for posting Michael.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures. The trees, etc. look about the same as here. We had the warmest March on record here. Nice to see all the blossoms.