Getting to age 43 before you finally succumb to the bite of an ACE™ bandage fastener is somewhat gratifying. What was a little disappointing about the event: learning that there isn’t a sniglet for that nasty little object. “Fastener” doesn’t do it justice. The photo above (thank you, Jen R. for allowing me to copy it via a Creative Commons license) does a great job of … Continue reading Adieu, winter!
The biggest snowstorm in two years happened yesterday. Those of us who like to ski can laugh about that stat: last year was not a good snow year. There were several reasons that I came to Minnesota in 1987, and snow on my doorstep was one of the big ones. I LOVE IT. So it’s with sad irony that I debate its impact on my … Continue reading Could you define the celebration?
It’s time to shred. The Banff Mountain Film Festival screening last weekend shook me out of my late-fall blahs. “King Lines,” “Trial and Error,” and “It’s Fantastic” were the best. Continue reading Schuss.
By the end of Friday’s storm, an additional 13.5 inches had accumulated on top of the 12+ inches we’d gotten a few days before. First photo: the drifts in front of the house & around the neighborhood.Photo 2: The previous night I drove in after the climbing gym closed early. (Click on photos to see enlarged versions) The Exploder, despite its faults, handled the job … Continue reading They sent us home by 11:30am.
We don’t yet have much in the way of evergreens in the yard, but so far I think we’ve gone a good job with adding plants to the garden that do look quite nice even when in winter dormancy (click on the images to see larger versions). The above is quite dormant, as it’s an annual (alyssum). After putting some ill-fated heuchera in that front … Continue reading Winter Interest