Tag Archives: Winter

CALL OF THE WILD

  We just experienced a winter snowfall of about ten inches. Fortunately my children came to the rescue with their snow blower and cleaned out my driveway.  The first heavy snow of the winter is always so beautiful because it … 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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OPTIMISM?

The chill of winter won’t let go, We’re buried in a mound of snow, Our dreams of spring are just a mist, The grass must wait to be sun kissed, Within the soil the creatures squirm, A fog, a toad a … 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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THE BLUES

ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Lipid pools of open water, gently piercing through the glass, Leaving pock marks on the surface, praying that this soon will pass, Such a constant blend of color, only one remains to be, Dripping, … 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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WINTER’S GRIP

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Trying to find the beauty in an endless winter is like looking at your reflection in a mirror and hoping to recapture your youth.. It seems that new life will never surface … 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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WINTER WONDERLAND

Last night as I went to rehearsal for an upcoming performance of “Willie Wonka,” the temperature was around 53 degrees.  A little rain fell during the day so the roads were wet, but it felt almost tropical for Minnesota.  During the … Continue reading

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JANUARY THAW

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© 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 remembered, Anxiously we … Continue reading

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BABY, IT IS COLD OUTSIDE!

Winter blahs, cabin fever, vitamin D deficiency, and wind chill index are all negative terms used for winter.  In Minnesota we take winter to a new level by throwing out terms like Winter Carnival, Ice Palace and ice sculptures. In … Continue reading

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