Category Archives: SNOW

THE SNOW QUEEN’S PALACE

Here on my hill, looking out at crystals and icicles, I can imagine I am the Snow Queen surveying my wintry domain. It’s 40 below with the wind chill tonight and I need to use snowshoes to refill the bird … Continue reading

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ORKO

All day today we have been under the influence of Orko, who has provided the most snow downfall in our year and a half of Minnesota existence. A real blizzard. Church services cancelled. Even the YMCA closed. Drifts gathering up … Continue reading

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46 DAYS ‘TIL SPRING

Winter snow in Minnesota has its pluses and minuses. I’ve already referenced the wonder of wafting flakes, the cushy clumps of white upon the evergreens, all the novelty of exotic climatology to a California girl. If I could just figure … Continue reading

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ONCE UPON A TIME

Once upon a time there were a bunch of hobgoblins who created a mirror where every good and pretty thing that was reflected seemed ugly. Landscapes became hideous and people appeared distorted. And the goblins were so delirious with their … Continue reading

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A BLANK SLATE

2012 was our first full year as residents of our new state and we filled it up, among other things, with wonder at hoarfrost and tornado skies and ice fishing and Minnesota Nice. I wouldn’t say we’re “old hands” now, … Continue reading

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IT’S SNOWING!

Actually. Not in Minnesota. Where by all rights it should be snowing. We had an inch or so a few weeks ago and now nothing. What was briefly here has melted. It’s into December and brown. All the locals who … Continue reading

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