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Fall Color & the Last of Summer

Ahhh, the exuberance of fall color…and “fallish” things to do. Then there are the sweet pockets of summer color that are fading away. This morning–a gray morning, perfect for pancakes and reading. Stretch.  Yawn. Have a beautiful weekend! [Post image: Petting the rabbits at Northwoods Orchard]

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Plush Pumpkins

When my mom was visiting in July, we headed up to 50th & France in Edina–always a fun place to browse–and we ducked into Garden Gate Flowers, an out-of-this-world floral shop.  We saw these scrumptious, mouth-watering velvet pumpkins (see photo) and couldn’t resist the urge to poke and prod…and basically, try to figure out how […]

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Cicadas

I’ll miss the cicadas when they go.  They’ve kept us company all summer. To me, they stand for all the good things of warm weather: to have the doors flung open every morning, to hear the wind through the aspens, and to listen to strains we don’t hear during the winter months.  Plus, cicadas are […]

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Sharks and Monkeys and Butterflies, Oh My!

More zoo experience today. Liliana races from habitat to habitat–exclaiming, pointing, babbling. If I could only bottle up her joy and exuberance, I’d be able to solve all the world’s problems in one hour flat (or at least feel like I could). “No home, Mama,” she says. But you don’t understand, my dear girl.  Mama […]

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In Love

I’m in love–all over again. Even though we’re getting up every three hours at night.  Even though I’m taking multiple walks during the day.  Even though I have to stop what I’m doing to cuddle…and coo…and talk. Instead of saying “even though,” I should be saying “I get to….” What great additions to our family! […]

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