Monthly Archives: May 2012


It has been over one year since I started this blog about the trials and foibles and delights of moving from California to Minnesota. Of one thing I’m now certain – there really, truly are differences between the two “lands” … Continue reading

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  This was a very good week. After consulting the on-line hummingbird migration charts one month ago, I noted that they were on their way! Hurrah! I ferreted out the feeders from the jumble in the garage and soaked and … Continue reading

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  Grandma Marie always lived with us when I was growing up and so consequently I was the little girl who resided in the fairy tale cottage on Coronado Avenue in Long Beach, California. It was a small white house, … Continue reading

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How is it that this little boy, this first grandchild, this delight of our life, is graduating from college? I’m feeling a bit nostalgic. So much of our quality time with Sean occurred when he was little, long before he … Continue reading

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  The key note speaker a few weeks ago, at the Master Gardener’s all day extravaganza in Otter Tail County, MN, was Joel Karsten. Joel is a Minnesota horticulturalist who has created something which seems at first outlandish. Garden in … Continue reading

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  The night of the recent “Super Moon”, May 5, 2012 (Cinco de Mayo), was the evening we experienced the Holy Uff Da Storm. Consequently, viewing sites in Fergus Falls were nil and we didn’t get our desired sighting on … Continue reading

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  Growing up in California meant that electrical storms were an oddity. Something to be marveled over. A once a year (or not) happening. The last year before our Minnesota move, I recall a night when we heard the distant … Continue reading

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