there is nothing subtle about our climate here in the north. for six months of the year, minnesotans are outward facing–citizens of the world, in communion with nature, active in their community, social, and engaged in arts and culture. in a word, busy. for the other six months of the year, we are inward facing–focussed on family, hearth and home, warmth, comfort and nourishing our spirits. in a word, still. mid-november is the cross-over. we will stay in this inward facing mode until mid-april, at which time we will awaken like hibernating bears to greet the sunlight. growing-season STILL, and dormant-season STILL are two entirely different universes. i hope you enjoy the two seasons, as much as we minnesotans enjoy both of ours.
dried anthurium blossoms