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  • Let It Snow!

    Yesterday morning it snowed, the first snowfall of the year. The temperatures plunged below zero, and in one night some trees dropped all their leaves in a panicked attempt to keep up with the temperature change. It was amazing to see the blankets of green leaves covering the grass and snow and gathering in the…

  • Copenhagenize.com: Winter Cycling Redux

    Here in Minnesota there is a huge cycling population and many of these cyclists continue to ride during the winter months, using their bikes as their primary form of transportation. We have nothing on Copenhagen though, that’s some serious bike culture! Mikael Colville-Andersen is a freelance filmmaker and photographer and has two fantastic sites on…

  • Warm Feelings on a Cold Night

    It started snowing around 8 am this morning and it’s still coming down – we’ve got about 4 inches so far. But soon the snow will stop and with the clear skies will come the cold temperatures. By cold I mean that the highs for the next few days MIGHT make it over 0 by…

  • Snow!

    This evening we’re getting our first big snowfall of the winter season. We’ve gotten a few inches already, and should be getting a few more before the morning. Lake Calhoun is almost completely frozen, although I wouldn’t attempt to walk across it just yet. It’s shaping up to be a very nice, white, frozen December…

  • Snow Lake

    We had a rare warm day today, so Jim, Cooper and I headed out to Lake Calhoun to enjoy the snow and watch the kite skiers. I was amazed at the way the snow had formed into dunes in some places, and barren ice terrain in others. It felt otherworldly, as if walking on the…

  • Time to go snowshoeing

    Jim got me the coolest watch for Christmas. It’s a Suunto Lumi. It’s got an altimeter, a barometer and a compass, in addition to being a sports watch. I’ve been learning how to predict the weather with the barometer feature and how to set up the other features to be accurate, and now I’m ready…