Sunday, February 19, 2012

Warm February in Minnesota

This time last year I was in Belize, getting help to celebrate my birthday from our friends Chris, Sue, and Martha from Monkey River, Belize, plus help from other friends of Chris and Sue's in Belize - Wil Maheia and Mary Cariddi.  They helped me celebrate while poor Dennis stayed in Minnesota.  This year I am in Minnesota with Dennis.  It is not as warm as in Belize, but it is by far the warmest birthday I have had in Minnesota.  I took some photos around the house today showing the relative lack of snow.  It reached the low 40sF today, well above freezing.

In the woods behind our house looking toward the Zumbro River valley.
 Snow in patches that are shady during part of the day. 
The secret garden still has a good depth of snow, as does part of the roof that is shaded.
Looking up to the woods from the patio.  Even though the snow is mostly gone, there are no daffodil leaves poking up along the edge of the woods.  That is the area that I planted  in fall of 2010.
The only snow of any significant depth is in our hidden garden along the north side of the house.  I can almost imagine the grass has a little green tinge to it in the shot above.  ;-)


Happy Birthday to Andrew, whose birthday is also today.  I have never meet anyone with the same birthday before, except Edgar Allen Poe, and I don't think he counts!  


Dennis took me out to a lovely restaurant for birthday dinner, which we enjoyed very much.  A nice day to have a birthday.

14 comments:

  1. I think all your snow fell here........

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  2. Many happy returns Wilma. Lovely surroundings, even in Winter.

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    1. Thank you, John. I do love our location in the countryside.

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    1. Thanks, Bryan. I'm not getting older, I'm getting better ... ha!

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  4. A happy belated birthday wish Wilma.

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    1. Thanks, Keith. This might be my last one in Minnesota ...

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  5. Happy birthday Wilma, your house surroundings look completely natural even if it is your garden area. What is most striking is the lack of green in the foliage considering you've had a milder winter.

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    1. Thanks, David. Even though the winter has been mild, we have had several very cold patches with high temps well below freezing for up to 7 days in a row. We won't see anything green for at least another month. :-(

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  6. Nice photos of what looks a great area to live. Happy birthday!

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  7. Excellent photos Wilma and the weather has been strange over here too. Hope you enjoy the birthday dinner ;-)

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  8. Thanks, Chris. It seem winter has been fickle around the Northern Hemisphere this season.

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