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LILACS AND PEONIES–SUMMER IN MINNESOTA

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We’re back in Minnesota.  Arrived Wednesday about 6:00 pm after

a marathon drive from Colorado.  We left about 9:00 PM  Tuesday after

dinner with the kids and ended up driving straight through.

Needles to say, we were tired when we got here.  Once again we had the van packed

to max.  I got most of my things out of the van and dumped into the house

before collapsing into bed.  Thursday was a nice day here.  The sun was shining

and the wind was on low speed.   Groceries were purchased and things

were put away.  It was even nice enough to sit on the screen porch for dinner.

The grass NEEDS to be cut and we are waiting for the lawn service to come.  This

morning (Friday), it is gray, windy, and looks like it will rain again any moment.

The gardens are loving this wet spring and the weeds aren’t even too bad.

This is the first time that we are really seeing the gardens so it’s been fun.

Two of my favorites are in full bloom, lilacs and a fern peony.  I grew

up with lilacs and peonies so this is a nice welcome to a MN summer.

Now we are trying to figure out what one of the birds is that

we see flying around.  It is a large white bird and we are debating what it is.

I’ll try to get a picture, post it  and maybe someone will be

able to help me with the identification.

We are hoping for some nice weather to enjoy the outdoors here.

The weatherman is conspiring to keep us indoors as they are

forcasteing more rain for the next few days.  I think that we have seen more

rain here in a day than we do in Colorado in a month.  Quite a change.

Have a good day.

LIFE IS SHORT.  ENJOY EVERY MOMENT

 

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NEVER SAY NEVER

It’s a lesson that I learned a long time ago.

NEVER SAY NEVER!

I never said that I would  not move back to Minnesota,

but I did say that I wouldn’t move back permanently.

So, here we are, living in Fergus Falls, MN as a second home.

Lee wanted to be able to get out of the heat of Colorado

and did he ever manage that.

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Not only did we  buy this home in a blizzard, but when we

arrived here it was COLD, even for here.  We’ve been here 2 weeks

and I’ve worn a sweatshirt or jacket every day.  Some lakes are still frozen over

and the fishing opener is this weekend.

The picture above is what we saw from out living room window.  A crane eyeing

our floating bog.  We have been watching, swans, cranes, geese, and ducks on the

lake.  Not as many birds are around now.  Hopefully they are just nesting and

some of them will return.  It’s so much fun to watch them.

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This is what it looks like now.  The ice is all gone here and the floating

bog has blown much closer to shore.  We think that some ducks

are trying to nest there.

So, if anyone is in the Fergus area get in touch with me and

maybe we can get together.

LIFE IS GOOD.  ENJOY IT WHILE YOU CAN.

gjeneve