Spring has sprung in Northern Minnesota – finally!

We spent the afternoon outside yesterday and it was so nice!  I started to rake the dead grass and leaves up and guess what?  There was some green grass there.  I also found the beautiful green buds of my Iris flowers amongst the mess of dead and decaying left over leaves and stems of last year.  It’s rather comical to see the piles of snow still cover the ground and we are outside in short sleeves and flip flops.  I just love it!

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Have blessed and restful day today!


Melt snow Melt!

It’s 27 degrees outside and feels so good in short sleeves.  I can’t even believe how accustomed to the cold our bodies become over the winter.  If it was 27 degrees in July we would be dressing in winter coats, but now in March short sleeves feel wonderful!


-23 That’s winter!

It’s sparkling white like diamonds blanketing my lawn.  The sun is warm in the window and tickles my face when I stand in front of it.  The frigid reality is it’s -23 before the wind chill and I have to go to town today.  Yikes!

A new day

I am back on CW and loving it!  I forget how much I love coming up with new poetry!  I am not an expert by any means, but I love to write down my thoughts as they are melodically falling out of my head.  I am also getting to enjoy an on going story that another writer is producing.  She is so good.  I just love when I go on there and there is another installment of her piece.  She definately deserves praise!

It’s been way below zero the last couple of days and we have been sticking close to home.  We took Ben sledding the other day, but it was really cold.  Toinght we are going skating at the indoor arena.  At least it’s not below zero in there.  I think he may be going a little stir crazy, because he is driving me nuts!  He is loud and running through the house screaming!  Yikes!  Anyway that’s the plan.

Another snow storm

I don’t know exactly how many inches of snow has fallen in our region this winter, but it has to be getting close to a record!  My goodness!  We are going to be having another blizzard tomorrow.  That is the third for this winter.  We get a lot of snow, but it usually comes steady.  This year we are having these bouts of 6-10 inches at one time.  I don’t know how much more of this I can handle.  Unless of course it comes before I leave for work and I get a free day off!  That would be ok:)

The rising sun

I have been sitting here for over an hour writing and thinking, writing and thinking.  It was dim when I first sat, so I switched on the light over head. 

Now I notice creaping up the window and trying to come in a bright stream of light.  It’s climbing over head and soon will be on top.  But as it climbs I enjoy it’s attempt to peek through the trees.  The trees that surround my property.  The trees that protect my house from the wind, but block the beautiful sunlight trying to get in. 

Soon there will be no need to hoard the sunlight.  Spring and summer are on their way.  With them come plenty of the splendor so we can play.  For now we will have to bask in the weak streams of light peering through the trees.  Sitting by the window wishing for a summer breeze.

The best we can hope for today’s weather is climbing above 10 degrees.  We hope and wish yet mother nature does as she please.