A Contemplative Life = Walk in Fair Oaks Park – Snow April 12, 2020

Outside my kitchen window the snow started out gently Sunday April 12 , 2020.


Snow in April 4-12-2020 © CKatt

Later in the day I went for a walk to the Washburn Fair Oaks Park. The wind and snow felt exhilarating. Weather can really affect my mood.

Here’s my walk. There were few people out and the snow was undisturbed, but there were a few tracks…

Heading to the park I snapped a pic of the rabbit tracks on the sidewalk outside of my neighbors house. This is an old neighborhood with a few turn of the 19th century houses still in tact. They are architectural gems. As I reached the corner Brownstone building on the top of the block, the wind whirled harder. I pulled the hood of my jacket up over my hat and wrapped my scarf tighter.

My approach to the park looked like this. Off in the distance was a lone person with their dog playing ball. The wind was from the north. With my back to the wind the views were less fuzzy. The views shooting in the cross wind using a zoom lens plus the snow gave the world in the park an otherworldly glow. My camera was getting wet as the snow became heavier.

My fear for my camera made me leave the park. The heavy snow was getting on the camera’s zoom lens. There was no choice but to stop and put my camera away.  I needed to keep it warm. Leaving the park to check how the flowers were doing that I had posted yesterday… I switched to my iphone.


Snow covered Siberian Scilla 4-12-2020 © Ckatt


Winter Spring Storm in Washburn Fair Oaks Park Minneapolis © CKatt 4-12-2020


The End of a Snowy Walk ©CKatt 4-12-2020

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.

Take care of each other.


About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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18 Responses to A Contemplative Life = Walk in Fair Oaks Park – Snow April 12, 2020

  1. mydangblog says:

    That scilla coming up through the snow is gorgeous–almost makes the cold bearable!

  2. Good job. It’s cool in New Orleans today. Soon, we’ll be in summer and hurricane season. Oh, the humidity. Since you were talking about the older houses, I probably should tell you that our house was built in 1854. The house we lost to Katrina was built in 1832.

    • kunstkitchen says:

      Oh! Architecture is something I like to take pics of. Your house must be interesting. What style is it?

      • Antebellum New Classical, except the the original owners and builders added huge columns that are way too strong for the house. Inside, it looks like a grand souther mansion complete with the wide winding staircase. We have a servants quarters with a back staircase that is very steep. We also have an elevator, which nobody uses even thought it has recently been certified.

        The first house is a four room Creole cottage that had been renovated in 1888 into a Queen Anne sidehall. The house is so old that when I modified a kitchen window we found that the walls were made of barge wood. The kitchen was outside because there was no way to prevent a fire from burning the entire house. That was also modified in 1888.

      • kunstkitchen says:

        Ray, that sounds really beautiful to live in such an historic building. The cottage sounds like it was very unique. Thanks!

      • Yeah. Luckily, the owner before us did all the heavy lifting of restoration.

  3. Dave G says:

    These are great photos! People think I’m crazy, but I love snow!

  4. anne leueen says:

    Good grief! we have had snow a couple of days last week in the morning but by noon it was gone. But tomorrow they are forecasting “flurries” again. You did well to get the photos you did.

  5. Surreal landscapes!

  6. dawnkinster says:

    Love those rabbit tracks…but my favorite is the one with the footprints past the bench. 🙂

  7. Cee Neuner says:

    Great photos, but oh that looks so cold, We are sunny and warm today 😀

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