July 19, 2012

Fabulous Clouds — No Rain

Posted in Bottineau, Life, Photos tagged , , at 10:40 pm by stonebankblog

One of the great things about North Dakota is the sky.

Sure, there is sky everywhere — but here on the plains you can really SEE the sky. Experience in it in all its glory.

This evening was one of those times for slowing down and gawking as roiling, colorful, fast-moving clouds rolled by.

Sunset near Bottineau, ND on July 19, 2012

A sweltering day gave way to a breezy evening with great thunderheads rolling past. The clouds turned creamy and peachy as the sun set. Simply awesome.

Sadly, the clouds only spit a little as they put on their show.  We could use a little cloudburst right about now.

Also, your Stone Bank Blogger accidentally deleted the best picture — so this is second best, but still lovely.

Anyway, wherever you are. Take a moment to watch the clouds or study the stars. It’s a great way to wind down after a hot summer day.

Thanks for reading the Stone Bank blog.

December 9, 2011

5 below?

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , at 8:21 am by stonebankblog

No. No. No. We can do better than that.At this hour it is 7 below! But we will press on.

November 17, 2011

Brrring it on

Posted in Dismantling the back tagged , , , at 9:26 am by stonebankblog

Front window on the Stone Bank in Bottineau, ND

It was 3 below this morning in Bottineau, N.D. At this hour it’s 0 degrees. With wintry weather upon us, it’s amazing that our stone mason says he is ready to go tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 18) on removing stones from the back of the building. (But with some of the stones weighing in at 300 pounds, I guess he will stay warm.) It’s time for this — and it’s the best way to fix what’s wrong the building’s substructure.

We have the money to do this work, but we’ll need your support to help rebuild it. Hit the “donate now” button on http://www.StoneBank.org. Or buy one of our cool T-shirts — all profits go to the Stone Bank project.

And watch the progress as the back of the building comes down. We’ll post daily updates. Joe, the stone mason said it will take him less than two weeks to get ‘er done.