Savoring Summer In North Dakota

My son Noah is reticent to commit to a family vacation outside the state when it is “nice” in North Dakota. Noah’s “nice”translates to days that are not part of North Dakota’s winter. He figures if he is living with up to six months of cold, ice and snow he needs to appreciate all the “nice”…
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Targeting Vulnerable Populations…

I have received a half dozen garden catalogs over the last few weeks.  They are filled with big beautiful photos of colorful flowers and plants.  They tantalize the latent garden-lover in me with the promise of new colors and shapes that can be added to my beloved garden. I look at all the photos of…
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Too Soon?

Is it too soon to be over winter?  I know it is only mid-January and winter only officially began on December 21st, but I feel like we have had enough to hold us until next winter already.  I would like to put forth a motion that we have the earliest and longest spring on record…
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Getting Reacquainted…

Tonight while I was driving home it hit me that the landscape looked different.  At one point I wondered if I had absentmindedly turned down the wrong street.  There was a moment when things did not look familiar, but then it hit me – the snow has melted.  This is the first time for many…
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Color My World…

I have always loved the changing of the leaves in the Fall. Every year I tell myself that I will find a day or two when I can just venture out and soak all the colors in; but, every year something comes up and by the time I finally find time to get out to…
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