You know you live in Minnesota when:

You have your air conditioning and your heat on in the same day.

And this happens in March.  And April.

That being said, the sky has been clearing and the sun shining and we have been out and about!

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I love this picture.  I was just determined to get them to pose in front of the crazy dead tree… they were determined to represent their personalities through the simplest of gestures.

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I love how these trees are totally bent in the midst of an unbent forest.

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I almost deleted this picture… but then I looked at it a little closer.  It sorta looks like I added texture to it… but it is just natures bokeh.  Love that!

Life is good here.

Blogging is good.

There are SO many fun and exciting things going on but I dont dare say less I jinx myself. 

But the next two months are going to be full of fun posts and maybe even a big giveaway and possibly an appearance or two.

What are you up to?

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Reader Comments

  1. Lovely pictures! Isn’t it great to be able to get back outside?!
    Looking forward to what you have in the works!

  2. Yes, that’s definitely a Minnesota thing! I’m glad spring came a little earlier this year. πŸ˜€ Yes, lovely photos! What am I up to? Well, this evening we’re having our annual “hot dog roast”. Which reminds me – I need to go bake a cake.

  3. Gotta love MN – this AM I had FROST on my windows and had the heat blaring as I drove – coming home from the park 7 hours later I had the air cranked high! πŸ™‚ lol
    Looking forward to hearing more – you have piqued my curiosity! πŸ™‚

  4. That last picture is amazing! Great capture. πŸ˜‰ I love spring but it annoys me to have to use the heat and the ac in the same day! I don’t know why but it just gets on my nerves. BUT it is better than having to use the heat all the time!!!

  5. Glad you are loving life! πŸ™‚
    Sounds like Pittsburgh – I had the heat and air on in my house AND car in the same day.

  6. Glad you are loving life! πŸ™‚
    Sounds like Pittsburgh – I had the heat and air on in my house AND car in the same day.

  7. I LOVE the pictures in which they show their personalities. Remembering Matthew’s first ‘portrait.’ He was sucking on his lower lip. Doesn’t look the greatest, but I picked it because he was ALWAYS sucking on his lip like that.
    It just seemed perfect to me. If not perfectly posed.

  8. I LOVE the pictures in which they show their personalities. Remembering Matthew’s first ‘portrait.’ He was sucking on his lower lip. Doesn’t look the greatest, but I picked it because he was ALWAYS sucking on his lip like that.
    It just seemed perfect to me. If not perfectly posed.

  9. Really? I thought it was just in AZ where we used both heater and A/C in the same day! Love the pictures! Personality ones are the best! Gary will often try to ‘pose’ with a frown on his face, his arms crossed and sunglasses on. But every so often, I can catch him when he’s just being himself and those end up being the best ones!
    Can’t wait to see what you’ve got ‘cookin’ ! πŸ™‚

  10. Wow! You blogging world is way so exciting! An appearance?! On what? And you know what you are blogging about in the future? πŸ™‚ I didn’t know what I was blogging about today until about 15 minutes ago! πŸ™‚
    Love the pictures!

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