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Happy Mother’s Day 5-12-2013

Happy Mother’s Day 5-12-2013

Celebrating Mothers Everywhere Today!   Today on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2013 we had a balmy 25 degrees outside, but hey, the sun is shinning and it’s a “beautiful day in the neighborhood” regardless of the low temp! And just in case you don’t believe it can possibly be that cold up here in northern Minnesota in the middle of May, I’m posting the […]

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Wonderful Winter Weather in April

Wonderful Winter Weather in April

  Yesterday I was a bit surprised to wake up (at 4:30 a.m.) to Mr. WickerWoman saying that we had over five inches of new snowfall and that it was still coming down! Grabbed my camera and started taking pictures of course. What we didn’t realize at the time, since we were still a bit blurry-eyed and had sleepy seeds in our eyes, is that […]

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Happy Easter Everyone!

Happy Easter Everyone!

  I am amazed at the beautiful sunrises we have up here in northern Minnesota, especially in the winter and early spring. So when I saw this series of the rising sun in March, I couldn’t help but think it was appropriate for Easter. He is Risen!   LIKE THIS POST? Subscribe to get updates!

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We still have at least one month of winter!

We still have at least one month of winter!

  Well, we managed to escape the foot of snow that was forecast for us yesterday, but that doesn’t mean that we are out from under the threat just yet. Right now as I stare out the window and write, the snow is coming down slowly and lightly and the temperature is at 47 degrees above zero, can you believe that it’s that warm up […]

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January 19 Coldest Day So Far in 2012

January 19 Coldest Day So Far in 2012

Although these progression sunrise pictures are spectacular and warm looking, they are deceiving! It’s not warm up here in Northern Minnesota! Yesterday when these shots were taken the temperature was -9 degrees, the coldest it’s been so far this winter up here. But now TODAY is a totally different ballgame! Our temperature outdoors with NO windchill was an actual -21 degrees! Just so you are […]

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First sub zero weather 2011

First sub zero weather 2011

When I got up this morning at 5 a.m. to make breakfast for hubby before he headed off for work, I thought the kitchen/living room felt exceptionally cold. Sure enough, that indoor-outdoor themomoter we have sitting on the bookcase read 59° inside and -8° outside! Only has changed one degree from 5-8 a.m. when I’m doing this post. This is our first sub-zero temperature for […]

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First Snow of the Season

First Snow of the Season

THURSDAY THOUGHTS–When we woke up this morning at around 6 a.m. it was snowing ever so slightly. But by 8 or 9 a.m. we had about three inches of snow on the ground and the flakes were coming down fast and furiously. As you can see by the picture above, it was quite overcast and gloomy with a temperature of only 31 degrees. The sun […]

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Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

On this last weekend in May, that was designated an official federal holiday in 1971, remember the original intent of setting the holiday, which is to honor the memory of those fallen in the line of duty while serving our country, making it free for you and me. Visit the cemetery and participate in or watch the Memorial Day parades going on across the nation. […]

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Is Spring heading your way yet?

Is Spring heading your way yet?

I don’t know about you, but with this being the first week in March, hopefully Spring will be just around the corner for us up here in northeastern Minnesota on the Iron Range. But you never know, we’ve had tons of snow on Easter a couple of years in the past. My friends down in the southern states are commenting about how the buds are […]

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Experiencing the cold…

Experiencing the cold…

Well, for a brief two hours this evening hubby and I got to experience some “quality time” together and to see what it was like to be without power with temperatures in the -20 degree range! No computer, television, radio, lights, power to the gas fired boiler or anything! We had gone to the grocery store in the very late afternoon and returned home around […]

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