Tag Archives: Winter

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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SURVIVAL

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY 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 … Continue reading

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BLIZZARD

ART AND POETRY BY PAUL AND KATHY BOECHER© A blast of frigid air returns, the sky explodes with snow, We don our hats and mittens. Our steps are  very slow, We barely see, our noses freeze, our cheeks soon turn bright … Continue reading

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WINTER WARMTH

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Majestic pines, remain fresh and green, A light dusting of snow tickles their branches, Glistening like diamonds across the once lush landscape, Within that icy mass, brilliance pours forth, Color still … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHT – MEMORIES

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© Days of endless winter capture the hearts and minds of many in my part of the country.  All that remains are memories of a warm summer day as the sun beats relentlessly upon cool … Continue reading

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FEBRUARY BLAHS

It seems this little month lacks in number of days, but there are plenty of things to celebrate.  This February we’re also given an extra day to enjoy.  There actually are a lot of things going during this tiny month.  It’s been … Continue reading

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