There's a patch of dry ground in Minnesota.
It's thirty-six feet long, and a little wider than two gondolas on trailers.
It has no snow on it because on top of that ground are John Kerschbaum's beautiful Venetian boats.
On top of those boats there are tarps - expertly tied and anchored by the gondolier who loves them.
And on top of those tarps, which are on top of the gondolas,
which are on top of trailers, on the ground...is the winter's first installment
of Minnesota snow.
John sent these photos, telling me:
I took my last gondola out of the water last Monday.
This week a snow storm hit.
I got them covered just in time.
living the dream!
He went on to tell me:
As you can see, John's couple has a great attitude.
They're not gonna let a little on-coming-winter ruin their fun.
Looking at the above photo, I'm reminded of a great old Swedish quote that John likes to use:
There's no such thing as bad weather,
only inappropriate clothing.
I have relatives who would heartily agree.