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WINTER WONDERLAND

Sparkling facets of frost are scraped from our windshields so we can get a clear view of the road, but do we take time to really inspect the beauty of that frost? The tiny patterns etched into ice by the … Continue reading

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STORM’S A COMIN’

Elongated stalactites cling tightly to the eaves. The mercury within the thermometer dives to the opposite end. Time passes slowly as the skeletal branches of trees have given up the memory of the tender touch of rain and the warm … Continue reading

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WINTER WARMTH

Shortened days – lack of sunlight.Fields are white and streets now glazed.In the icy silence of a stolen breath,Through wild anticipation of lost moments soon rememberedAnxiously we wait for one who promised he would come. In a manger – in … Continue reading

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WINTER SNOW

White was my favorite color when I was just a child, It made me think of purity, of peace and love gone wild, The colors of the rainbow are included in white’s glow, Shades of blue, green, yellow and red infused within … Continue reading

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FEBRUARY FROST

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Sparkling facets of frost, scraped from windshields to get a clear view of the road, but do we take time to really inspect the beauty of it? The tiny patterns etched into … Continue reading

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ONE GLIMMER OF HOPE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© In the heart of the forest, what is it you see, The death of the brush or the loss of each tree, They die for a while, and rise up again, Spring … Continue reading

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WINTER WATCH

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER The majestic eagle casts his perfect vision on the field below, Always looking for his next meal or provision for his waiting mate, Who herself is on guard for the protection of … Continue reading

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WE SHALL RISE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER On these chilly days of autumn, our thoughts often turn to the impending winter months.  In Minnesota, they normally start about this time and stay with us until April.  Half of the … Continue reading

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A LIONESS IN WINTER

  “What freezings I have felt, what dark days seen, What old December’s bareness everywhere!”  William Shakespeare This morning I realized what my poor dog has been going through.  As I took him outside for his morning ritual, he began … Continue reading

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MANNA FROM HEAVEN

“ But now our strength is dried up, and there is nothing at all but this manna to look at.”  Numbers 11:6 Ever since I was a little girl and first heard about manna, I related this heavenly food to snow.  … Continue reading

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I’M LIVING IN NARNIA!

“Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight, At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more, When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death, And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.”  … Continue reading

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SNOW DAY – AGAIN

We knew it was coming.  It’s March 5th, the beginning of our snowiest month up here in the Tundra.  Minnesota winters are like that.  They seem to push all our buttons, especially at the end of it.  We’re supposed to … Continue reading

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HAPPY WOODCHUCK DAY & SUPER BOWL WEEKEND!

In my neck of the woods, we call a ground hog a woodchuck.  I wonder how much wood could a woodchuck – especially if he lives in Minnesota?  Quite a bit, I imagine, especially if he wants to keep the … Continue reading

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SNOWY DAY

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©   I never thought of white as my favorite color. All shades of blue and green and some shades of red or brilliant yellow are more my choice. White is the … Continue reading

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WE’RE HAVING A HEAT WAVE

We’re expected to have a temperature of 40 degrees above zero today.  When you consider we were suffering through minus 40 degrees with the wind chill last week, that’s an eighty degree difference.  It’s time to get out the flip … Continue reading

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COLDER THAN COLD

ART & POETRY FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Frigid, Arctic air penetrates the skin like icy tendrils, Unforgiving, blustery winds seals the cold deep within, Each bone cries out for relief, Each joint groans, Each sinew tightens, Alone within the … Continue reading

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COLD SUNSHINE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A hint of golden sunshine, should warm your very soul, It carries so much power, to heat you is its goal, Yet in the depths of winter, the sun can shine all … Continue reading

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REMNANTS OF A SNOW ANGEL

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post called “Winter Wonderland” as a prelude to some of the first actual snow we’d experienced up in the Tundra of Minnesota.  I reminisced about snow angels and the fun we had as … Continue reading

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WINTER’S GLORY

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A clump of stately birch trees, Caressing the frigid landscape, Creating a barrier from the elements, A hiding place for those who need shelter, A place to bask in winter’s glory, Reaching to … Continue reading

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BEAUTY IN MONOTONY

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Reflections of a monochromatic scene, Dipped in a wash of azure blue, A magical fantasy, Enriched with mystical elements, Still some semblance of reality, Life can be the same some days, Boring, without … Continue reading

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