Gardening, Nature, The Americas

7 Spring Blooms, Rain or Shine

Is it possible to plan a garden where flowers bloom steadily each week for six months? Truthfully, I wouldn’t have thought so, until we moved to Madison. That is what the previous gardener of the place where we live achieved. Her knowledge of Wisconsin perennials amazes me each year as I see the progression of […]

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Gardening, Humor, Nature, photography, The Americas

Hop on by, It Is Spring!

Happy Spring Break! We’re spending our time in the backyard getting in touch with our inner blossoms. Our second sign of the season after snowdrops is Siberian Iris. They are tiny; no taller than your hand. Their colors are a regal purple and lilac purple. After taking this picture I realized a mystery guest was […]

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food, travel

Great Sushi at Midori’s Floating World

The best sushi I’ve eaten East of the Rockies was at Midori’s Floating World Cafe in Minneapolis. The fish was so fresh. Our food was excellent when we went with a party of two and of ten. We are lucky enough to travel to the Twin Cities several times a year to visit family. Midori’s […]

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The Americas

St. Paul Bell Natural History Museum

The Bell Museum of Natural History opened its new St. Paul site in 2018 after 140 years in its Minneapolis location. The museum moved from one side of the Twin Cities’ University of Minnesota campus to the other. I attended the Bell Museum in Minneapolis as a child. The previous incarnation of the museum relied […]

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