Remember back when I was so excited about spring arriving? We had a fabulous March, but then April arrived and it seemed to bring us new snow every few days. It certainly was a downer.
We even had a huge snowfall 6 days ago. It was starting to feel like we’d never be able to remove the snow tires.
But, now it seems like we’ve turned the corner. The snow tires are off. The sun comes out to play.
Yesterday, there was some eerie fog sitting over the bay, even though it was sunny:
And then, check out what happened today:
Do you realize what that is? Open water! Here’s a closer look:
(The white is ice, the dark grey is ice and then the lighter shade is WATER!)
AHHHH . . . sweet spring!
The outskirts of St. Pete
Saint Petersburg: Sankt-Peterburg, Russian pronunciation: is a city and a federal subject of Russia located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. The city's other names were Petrograd (1914–1924) and Leningrad (1924–1991). Founded by Tsar Peter I of Russia on 27 May, 1703, it was the capital of the Russian Empire for more than two hundred years (1713–1728, 1732–1918). Saint Petersburg is home to more than two hundred museums, many of them hosted in historic buildings. The largest of the museums is the Hermitage Museum, featuring interiors of the former imperial residence and a vast collection of art. Celebrating the 300th anniversary of its foundation, Saint Petersburg was selected as the main motif in a recent Finnish commemorative coin, the €10 Mannerheim and Saint Petersburg commemorative coin, minted in 2003. The reverse of the coin features a view of Saint Petersburg, with the Peter and Paul Fortress and its three turrets. In the coin the words "St. Petersburg 1703-2003" can be seen.