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Cozy

Fall                                Waning Blood Moon As the outside work wanes, the inside work increases.  This and that on the Sierra Club, getting ready for the upcoming legislative session.  Preparing multiple tours at the MIA while reading the fat Louvre catalog.  Keeping up with the blog. Getting ready for Kate’s surgery and recovery. This all dovetails nicely […]

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Winter Has a Toe Hold

Fall                                    Waning Blood Moon Snow.  We have snow on the ground.

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Snow, Snow, Snow

Imbolc        New Moon (Moon of Winds) The winds continue to blow, now driving a heavy snow.  The winds come straight out of the north with gusts ranging as high as 16 mph. I’m not going to either the MIA (Maya lecture) or the capitol (Clean Cars hearing) in favor of staying home and working on […]

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Could Happen

Imbolc   Waning Wild Moon Snow fell in the night.  Long ago I read a sociologist who thought about winter.  He said a good snow fall wipes out boundaries, makes the world seem more connected, more fluid.  It makes me wish snow could fall in, say Iraq and Iran, all over, maybe pushing up into Afghanistan […]

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Winter Happy

7  rises 29.48  WNW2  wchill 5  Winter light snow Waxing Gibbous Wolf Moon The seeds for the 2009 vegetable garden sit on my desk beside me in piles according to growth habit:  viny, climbing, bushy, root or leafy.  When I get the chance, they’ll go in my homemade database with pertinent data and places to […]

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We Got Sizzle

24  rises 29.89  NNW0 wchill 24   Winter Waxing Crescent of the Wolf Moon The Internet is a strange phenomenon.  It functions as a time machine, bringing the future just a bit before it arrives and churning the past as old acquaintances find you again through one of the search functions or social networking sites. It’s […]

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Errands Before the Storm

18  steady 29.90  ENE7  wchill11  Winter Waxing Crescent of the Wolf Moon Gotta run a couple of errands before the next snow storm.  Gas for the snowblower.  A new snowshovel.  Old one delaminated at the handle insertion point.  Hit the grocery store.  Then, continue writing on Homecomer.  Started off in one direction yesterday, got about […]

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After the New Year, Backup

-3  bar rises 30.00  SW0  windchill -3  Winter Waxing Crescent of the Wolf Moon The Orchard in Winter 2009 has well and truly begun.  The new year crept in on snow shoes, covered in a snowmobile suit and holding a cup of hot cocoa.  This was a Minnesota new year. We’ve had a cold winter […]

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Home and Heart

1  bar steep rise 30.42  WSW0   windchill 1  Winter Waxing Crescent of the Wolf Moon Oh, man.  To get the trash out I had to blow the snow.  Underneath the snow is ice.  The snowblower with its knobby tires spun out and the only reason I stayed on my feet was the firm grip I […]

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Snow and Blowing Snow

12  bar steep rise  30.18  W9  windchill 5    Winter Waxing Crescent of the Wolf Moon We have had snow and blowing snow most of the day.  Do not know how much right now, but the weather reports indicate as much as 6-10″.  That means snow blowing in the AM before Lois comes to clean the […]

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