Posts Tagged ‘Frontenac’

It’s officially fall in Minnesota — as I will show you soon. But first, here are a few more memories from my unintentional summer vacation. JUNE June brings us the summer solstice — which in Minnesota means days that stretch from before 5 a.m. to well after 9 p.m. Although my photos don’t do it […]


It snowed in northern Minnesota yesterday — so it seems OK now to kiss the summer of 2018 goodbye. Here are some of my favorite moments from my unintentional summer vacation. MAY Dense fog forms as the dew point rises faster than the temperatures. Gibbs Farm Museum looks like a literal ghost town, shrouded in […]


October has been a full month. Friends have been ailing. My loved ones have had health scares. I’ve been busy at work. I’ve been busy at home, too, as Esteban and I have begun preparing our home for sale. But through it all I’ve tried to pause for a few minutes of stillness and reflection […]


Mushroom porn

25May11

I’ve been looking forward to today since February. That’s when my friend Pam and I set the date for our annual morel mushroom hunt. “Is this our third year, or our fourth?” I asked Pam today as we tromped through the woods. “I think it’s our third,” she replied from down the trail. And she’s […]


One of my favorite things about living in Minnesota is the weather. Today, it’s cloudy and 51. Tomorrow will be sunny and 75 — or so we’ve been promised. Two weekends ago, it was in the 40s. And last week we almost hit 100. This time of year, it’s not at all implausible to wear […]