The Willow family have been working hard on our gardens now that the ground is thoroughly thawed. In fact the temperatures have been much higher than average. We reached 100F/37.7C on Memorial Day. One place we visited to help with our gardens is Pahl’s Market in Apple Valley. They were one of the very few places I could get alpine strawberry plants in the area. Kid Willow wanted a fairy garden and so to this enormous nursery we went.
Kid Willow was not sure they wanted to be at the nursery, but once inside the many green houses fun was to be had. The market even had a display playground to use so that others like Kid Willow could blow off steam. Baby Willow loved the different colors and textures of the plants. C and I liked being somewhere different.
It is so nice to have green grass and flowers in bloom after such a long winter.
Well that is a misnomer. April was rough for the Blue Willow family. We were sick and we had two snow storms. One that was about 7 in/18 cm and the other about 16 in/41 cm. Kid Willow enjoyed playing … Continue reading →
It was a beautiful day and despite the snow pack on the ground it was 50F/10C outside. Seeing as it was also sunny and we had cabin fever; we took the risk and had a picnic in the park. In … Continue reading →
So Kid Willow needed to burn off some steam. C and I wanted something different so we went to Eastman Nature Center to see something different. Kid Willow loved playing and exploring with the toys and items on show. Baby … Continue reading →
Science and science reasoning has been a part of my life as long as I can remember. I was in the family that did science experiments on a regular basis, and had parents that could usually answer that pesky “why” … Continue reading →
In full disclosure, I’ll admit to not going inside of any shanty on the lake. I was too fearful of falling as nearly every one was surrounded by slick ice due to high foot traffic volume. I still … Continue reading →
So last weekend we opted to walk on water rather than watch the art sleds at the Powderhorn Art Sled Rally. Ever since we moved to Minneapolis, I have been interested in the annual event. It appears that this is … Continue reading →
Around a year ago, we visited the MN Zoo for the first time with our neighbors. When we had family visit for the holidays it was and still is chilly outside, the decision was made to visit the zoo. I … Continue reading →
It has been very cold here with the actual lows around -15F/-26C. Even as we warmed up to a “balmy” 1F/-17C today I thought I would post images to remind me of warmer days. So a few photos from a … Continue reading →
As the lone person in the family that is not a train fanatic, I wanted to give another approach to one of Kid Willow’s favorite places. I want to focus on the little towns the model train enthusiasts made for … Continue reading →