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Dealing with Snow and a Downed Tree

We had a snow storm last Friday. We were out to shovel the seven inches / ca. 17-18 cm of sloppy, heavy snow three times. It started during the night and went on most of the day, but by early evening the sky was clear already – and absolutely beautiful! 413 more words

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Green in January

Happy New Year! How are things? We’re busy with life, as usual. The first snow has come and gone, and the second snow is still here. 85 more words

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

We got our Christmas tree this weekend from our yard, like last year. This one looks better, I think!

In the front hall, I set one of my prized Scandinavian-style electric candle sets, our Finnish straw goat and Danish straw pig, the Finnish himmeli and a vase of leftover brances from the pine (barely visible on the floor). 15 more words

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It’s pumpkin time again!

Happy Halloween to those celebrating it! We’ll be tucked in, cozy and comfy.

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End of a Season - Again

Fall’s undeniably here again. The overnight temps have dipped below freezing a few times already. Daytime temps are also inching closer to wintry numbers. We’re roughly in a mid-50s to low 60s Fahrenheit / 12-16 degrees Celcius range after a late weekend & early week in the 40s F / 6-8 C. 23 more words


Dragonfly on Window Screen, Drying

During much-wanted rain, this dragonfly settled itself on one of our windows:

It sat there for a full day afterwards without moving. I thought it was dead. 14 more words

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Chatty Tom Turkey

Last summer and previous winter (i.e., winter 2013-2014), we had a big wild turkey flock hanging around the neighborhood on and off. This past winter (of the… 265 more words

Fluff It Up!