And then came the delightful month of May. For a short time it truly felt like spring had arrived. The temperatures were moderate and invigorating. And all of a sudden it was green everywhere. But all too soon spring disappeared and summer arrived. And I mean ARRIVED!! Minnesotans are used to adapting to the unpredictability of the weather in this region, but this change was greeted with mixed blessings. My apartment building still had the heat turned on when people started talking about air conditioning. My apartment, I discovered, had a broken air conditioner and rapidly turned into a steamy sauna--89 degrees F. and humid. It felt unbearable. I had a hard time focusing on anything. Thankfully my children came to the rescue and provided me with a wonderful new air conditioner. And now, unlike six weeks ago when snow was everywhere, heat advisories became the norm. We are not exactly
green surroundings and wonderful parks and lakes. Over the last week or so I've had fun taking pictures of the look and feel of summer in spring. Yes, it is incredibly hot, but the reality is that spring in Minnesota after a long winter
is like a budding romance--with nature.