Monthly Archives: July 2012

LET’S PRETEND

  When I was five and my friend Sandra Snelling was 6 we went in search of the City of Silver and Gold. It was a mystical quest not unlike that undertaken by the Knights Templar, except that it took … Continue reading

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER

  A few years ago, when we were still living in California, T.M. (Bob) connected up with his cousin Dennis. They were the same age and had participated in some coming of age hi-jinx during the summers that my husband … Continue reading

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THE BIG HEAT

Only once before has there been a guest blogger on snowbirdredux. On December 14, 2011 Ozzie McBeth wrote with clarity and humor, wise beyond his years, about “Adaptability” and thereby enriched and expanded my musings and year long search for … Continue reading

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SCHLUMPING BALES: AN UPDATE

When I first reported enthusiastically on the experimental fun of gardening in straw bales, I promised an update. To recap, it is a process created by a Minnesota horticulturalist, Joel Karsten who was the keynote speaker this year at the … Continue reading

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ABOUT A GIRL

Sugar and spice and everything nice? I certainly wouldn’t have described myself in those terms when I was Cassidy Rose’s age. Not that I wasn’t nice or a little bit of sweet and sour at times. Not that I didn’t … Continue reading

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CHANNELING SUSAN ORLEAN

When Liz called to tell me that there was a field of orchids near her house at Jewett Lake and I had to come quick, I had no idea just how memorable that find would become. First of all – … Continue reading

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HELP, I’M MELTING!

  In one hour we’re picking up our daughter, Sheila at the Fargo airport. This will be her first trip to Minnesota and we’re hoping to entice her and pull out all the stops. Most likely it’s too much to … Continue reading

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