Argentina, Chile, Natural World, The Americas

10 Peeks at a Fairyland of Snow

Tuesday morning we woke up, looked out the window, and what did we see? Our landscape was transformed overnight into a winter wonderland. Each tree carried a canopy of fluff. The temperatures had dropped below zero freezing the precipitation. Say, have I ever mentioned that we talk about the weather a lot in the Midwest? […]

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Chile, Spanish Culture and Language

Chilean Life South to North

Hmmm, must be time for a break. I think that’s what it means when I mistakenly publish an empty post. This essay will be complete next week. It is winter in Chile right now. This time of year, we would go to the northern desert to warm up!   Gracias for reading Fake Flamenco! Olé!

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The Americas

Who Makes Winter Fun?

While South America is enjoying the end of summer, it’s a cold month in the northern US. Mother Nature is reminding us what winter is like in Wisconsin in February. Winter means snow. Winter means Snow Days – when school’s closed! The party begins when the snow reaches your shins and shuts down the city. […]

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The Americas

Happy Summer Solstice!

Happy Solstice Everyone! This week I wish our friends in South America and throughout the southern hemisphere a happy summer solstice! May you enjoy your days when the sun is high in the sky. Happy Winter Solstice to our friends who live above the equator as we do here in Madison, Wisconsin. May you enjoy […]

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Living Abroad, Spanish Culture and Language

A Chilean Christmas

What does December bring to mind? Snow drifts? Elves? Menorahs? Holiday lights? Most likely winter. Could summer arrive in December? As someone who grew up at 45ºN latitude, the question seems absurd. Although, later in Texas I experienced Decembers that were not very cold, they were still called winter. In Arizona and New Mexico, people […]

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