Nothing makes me happier than nature and being outdoors. When I have free time, you can usually find me watching the birds at the feeder, taking a walk around the yard, or tending to my garden in the summer. We live on seven acres that include a pond and woods and we are surrounded by farm fields. This is a record of the sights and sounds of nature around me.

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Not Feeling It

September 29, 2022
Temp 43 Wind SE 5-10 Sky Partly Cloudy I was not expecting to see ice crystals in the clouds reflecting the sun this morning, but there they were, nature's prism. Dog did not run off on last evening's walk. Hallelujah! Honey's phone is dying quickly so we went to Target and got a new unlocked&hel...
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Recent Entries

  • First Frost
    September 28, 2022
    Temp: 31F Sky Clear We had our first frost overnight. (Northernmost MN had its first snow shower!) The temp was 29 when I got up which was the overnight low. I knew it was coming but didn't bother cover the flower pots. They've seen better days. Summer is over. I heard several Sandhill Crane this...
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  • Dog, Meet Cat
    September 27, 2022
    Temp 39F Sky Clear It's getting colder. Apparently the big city just broke a record this year of consecutive days with highs above 70 though. They say fall colors are delayed because we haven't had cold evenings yet. But they're here now. The hummingbirds left sometime last week and I replaced th...
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  • My Head Hurts
    September 26, 2022
    Temp 47F Sky Wind N 10 Partly Cloudy Another vestibular migraine over the weekend. Not as bad as July 4 where I couldn't get out of bed due to the vertigo,  but headache, vertigo if I moved my head from anything but and upright position, and nausea. It wears me down. Saturday we watched the…
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  • 2nd Walk-through
    September 22, 2022
    Temp 42F Sky Clear Glad I brought the houseplants into the garage on Tuesday, the cold last night would have damaged them. Fall is upon us. I really hate waking up when it is dark. Last night we took a second walk-through of a house we really liked. Honey wanted to examine the crawl space.…
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  • Nannyberry
    September 21, 2022
    Temp 54F Sky Clear The temperature plummeted 40 degrees from yesterday's high of 92. It was such an awesome day yesterday, heat, sun, high humidity. I opened all the windows to warm up the house. But the weather was unusual in that we broke a high temp record set in the dustbowl 30's. I feel…
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  • Fall Color On Its Way
    September 20, 2022
    Temp 64F Sky Clear, ground fog It is supposed to be a gorgeous day today--80s, humidity--before plunging for the rest of the week to highs in the 60s. Waaaah! Last evening I sprayed down the two houseplants I'll be bring in with insecticidal soap and will give the root ball a flush tonight before...
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  • Prettiest Bouquet of the Season
    September 19, 2022
    Temp 48F Sky Clear Heavy fog before sunrise resulted in moisture collecting on the canopy that fell like rain as I walked this morning, despite the clear sky. My feet are wet as well. I must get a pair of walking shoes with rubber, not canvas, toes! The bouquet I cut this weekend is by…
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  • Crane Fly
    September 16, 2022
    Temp 64F. Sky Cloudy Very dreary day, the sky so dark I thought it would rain but a quick check of the radar shows it will miss us. The crane fly used to terrify me as a child. I thought it was a giant mosquito. It's pretty harmless. I kept dog on a very short…
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  • Bad Dog
    September 15, 2022
    Temp 65F Sky Smoky Partly Cloudy The wind is supposed to change today and take the smoke with it, but for now we continue to enjoy beautiful sunrises like this morning (above) and sunsets. Dog. He had a bad day yesterday. As I was opening the sliding door to go out on my break, he…
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