Yesterday, I was in full-blown have-to-cook mode. I get like that in the fall, when the weather cools, darkness comes earlier, and I spend more time indoors. I’m not quite sure when I turned into someone who must cook, who feels compelled to blend spices and sauté chicken and chop onions, peppers, garlic. Someone who […]
It still doesn’t feel completely fall-like here given that we had 90+-degree weather in September, the fall leaf color is delayed, and the garden is still wildly flowering. Purple asters showed up in our wildflower experiment: Thistles are prickly and pink: Lavander, grasses, and unidentified seed heads are not done waving their glorious selves in […]
It’s been a gray several days until today; many inches of rain in the rain gauge, although we are lucky at our house. Last Wednesday, over seven inches of rain fell just to the north of us in a few hours. I drove home from the Edina library in that storm, muttering to myself, “Please don’t hail,” […]
This week in the United States, many families and friends will gather for Thanksgiving celebrations. At our house, as of today, my husband and I and our two dogs expect 13 people, one chocolate labrador retriever, and one labrador-pit bull mix to join us. We’ve purchased a large turkey, several pounds of potatoes, cranberries, stuffing […]
Autumn in Minnesota can be a magical time, especially if you happen to be Up North. Specifically, near Lake Superior, one of the most magical places in Minnesota. (To be fair, Wisconsin, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and the Canadian province of Ontario all share in the charmed coastline. Lake Superior is a damn big lake.) I […]
I was up early today, outside with our dogs by 6:30 a.m. The sun was not up yet; I looked up and enjoyed the bright stars. Orion, one of the few star formations I can identify, was over the southern sky. The wind is supposed to pick up later today, gust mightily. The leaves will […]
An October afternoon walk in Ramsey County, Minnesota.
Morning light in Joshua Tree National Park. Autumn Light Series.
Meditation Garden, Encinitas, CA. Autumn Light Series.
Afton State Park, Minnesota. Autumn Light Series.