Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Thematic Photographic - Summer 2

Our theme this week is

Summer doesn't always produce sun and fun.   This post is a reminder about the not so nice summer storms!

Riding a rain overload.  We have some dry spells but more heavy rains are expected again.  

At first glance you might believe it's just another sunny day.  But if you look closer, you'll notice police yellow tape and fencing put in place to keep the public back.  The City of Northfield means business about folks getting too close to the rising Cannon River.

The sidewalks were closed once the Cannon River spilled into the walkways.

This was taken last Friday night.  Saturday brought a day of relief with no rain, and only gentle rains on Sunday.

The lower level sidewalk filled with water here.

"If you want to see the sunshine you have
 to weather the storm." - Frank Lane

Sorry still no bicycle parking here this week.

But by Monday morning, some of the walkways were clear of water, but still closed with more rain on the way.

Summer skies can go from this 

To this very quickly!

Always remember to keep your eyes open to what the storm clouds are brewing.

Have you brought some summer to Thematic Photographic yet?  Here's the link.


TexWisGirl said...

we've had good rains here in texas this week, also, but not severe flooding yet. i do hope your area will remain safe!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Just me, or was anyone else looking for little gnomes in the pictures?

Karen S. said...

How did you know he was begging to be included! For his own safety I kept him home! :)

Max Sartin said...

Lots of water there, makes me jealous.

Cloudia said...

Continental weather don't mess around either, I see, K

ALOHA from Honolulu
=^..^= <3

Alexia said...

We've had a surfeit of water too! Those cloud pictures are stunning.

Jenny Woolf said...

Looks pretty scary! Any force of nature is when it starts to go wrong

Bob Scotney said...

Rain, rain stay away = we had to much at the beginning of the year.

Gilly said...

Yes, you can have too much rain! Hope you weren't flooded too badly,and it was just the sidewalks under water!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice pix, Karen. Summertime does deserve multiple posts.

Rob From Amersfoort said...

The first pictures look like they were made in Italy (the river, buildings and bridge look mediterranean).

Karen S. said...

Now that you mention it I agree! Never thought about it before!