Posts Tagged ‘fall color’

I wouldn’t blame the casual reader of this blog for concluding that Minnesotans talk about nothing but the weather. But when you consider that our temperature range here is a whopping 174 degrees (and that it once dropped 71 degrees in a single day), perhaps you can understand all the fuss. And boy, was last […]


My friend Uta has invited me countless times to the cabin she and her husband bought three years ago in northern Minnesota, near Lake Superior. Her persistence finally paid off last weekend when we sandwiched a visit between winter storms and work obligations. Yes, you read that right: winter storms. The North Shore is famous […]


Carpe autumnus

05Nov13

It’s been a strange fall in Minnesota: The leaves have been muted this year, and it’s been unusually warm. So warm, in fact, that last week we had two days of dense fog. But nothing lasts long in this part of the world (except maybe winter). The leaves are mostly gone now, victims of last […]