“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
Robert Frost

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wishing for Spring



Hi Friends,
I will be taking a break for a bit. This winter has me a bit weary and I need to refresh myself with a little time away. I will be back sometime in March. By then we will be just a little closer to spring and I will be looking forward to the snowdrops blooming.

Take care everyone, see you in a few weeks! ~~ Diane



Sunday, February 16, 2014

Calm and Quiet






Enjoy your day...





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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine Bee Mine

Hi Friends! Well Valentine's Day is almost here and I wanted to share a few humorous as well as serious things I've noticed going on in my part of the country regarding this holiday.




First off let's start with the serious stuff. It all started last summer when people started noticing hoards of bees dying in there gardens. What was later revealed is that garden plants sold at Home Depot and Lowe's had been treated with a pesticide that kills insects, including bees.  The pesticide is also in the nectar and even leaches into the surrounding soil and remains for some time. This pesticide has been banned in Europe. Why is the USA so far behind on some of these important issues?!

An effort is underway to ask Lowe's and Home Depot to Stop Killing Bees!! 'Swarm' them with cards around Valentines Day, asking these retailers to “show the bees some love” and stop selling bee-killing pesticides (neonicotinoids) and garden plants which have been pre-poisoned with such pesticides.

Protect bees by swarming Home Depot and Lowe's



Local Minnesotans in front of a Home Depot store, some dressed in Bee costumes, handing out heart shaped cookies with the words "Bee Mine" on them.

 Bee Activists Hand Out Cookies In Pesticide Protest - CBS Minnesota



Here are a few Vintage Bee Valentine images from Flickr, click on the image to go to the link.


vintage valentine "Bee"






Vintage Valentine




Bee my valentine


Ask Lowe's and Home Depot to Stop Killing Bees!! 'Swarm' them with cards around Valentines Day, asking these retailers to “show the bees some love” and stop selling bee-killing pesticides (neonicotinoids) and garden plants which have been pre-poisoned with such pesticides.




Now for some more local events...

How about snowshoeing and hot chocolate by the bonfire or how does a romantic sleigh ride and a candlelight dinner sound?  Well they actually sound lovely, now that our temperaturs have warmed a bit, however I checked the links and all the events are completely sold out! Figures the native Minnesotans wouldn't let a little cold and snow keep them away.  I think I will stay home with my Honey and have dinner by the fireplace!


 Apres-Snowshoe Bonfire


I saved the best/funniest for last. Check out some of these great pictures of the Cupid's Undie Run.....






What is a Cupid's Undie Run?

Cupid’s Undie Run is a mile(ish) run in your bedroom-best on Valentine’s weekend. No, we’re not crazy, we’re just crazy serious about raising money for The Children’s Tumor Foundation. We raised over $1.3 Million in donations last year, so come join the fun and help us hit $3 Million for 2014! Festivities start mid-day on Saturday, February 15th* 2014, then we run/dance around the streets for the main event and come back for more post-race festivities and awards.  Your Valentine’s Day will never be the same!


 Cupid's Undie Run pics


Brave Minnesotans dressed in their undies for a fun run!

Cupid's Undie Run pics




Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Cute Fix of the Day





Some days you just need a little cute! Today is another bitterly cold day, but I have to venture out to get my Drivers License renewed, (oh joy). Here in MN we have to renew every four years. So my thoughts when I received the renewal card were:
  1. Didn't I just renew that thing?
  2. I really love waiting in line for an hour or more.
  3. Past remarks made by the examiners. Things like...."Are you sure your weight hasn't changed?" and "Wow, you barely passed the vision test!"... I had just had my eyes tested two months before hand! My weight had changed maybe 5 pounds! Geez!!


OK, so here is your cute fix for the day.  I found it on my Twitter feed and just realized that I can embed twitter stuff on my blog. How handy!

Here you go enjoy this little cutie!





Don't things always go better with some cute? 
Have a wonderful day! ~~ Diane