holidays / festivals

One from the archives: Brian Boru Pipe Band, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, St. Paul, 2010

Yesterday’s phenology: March continues. Temps maybe crept into the 40s. Snow receding. Grass beneath all brown and dead looking. Martha reports seeing a murder of crows harassing a great horned owl in the morning. There certainly are many crows aboot. That must be a sign of something. “When hundreds of crows do thee see, then…?”

Song of the day:┬áSinead O’Connor & The Chieftans, The Foggy Dew

every year we sit around the hearth with big bowls of smoking bishop, and read the christmas classic…


Yesterday’s Phenology: If you are looking for a wintery day, today was pretty good. All the sidewalks nicely coated with ice. An icy wind gusting up to 30 mph. Snowflakes falling here and there, and blowing across the icy street in currents. Winter.

Song of the Day: Prokofiev, Troika


red, may day parade, minneapolis

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dancers, may day parade, minneapolis

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shades at the parade, mayday, minneapolis

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dancer in white, mayday parade, minneapolis

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may day parade, spinning the green hoop

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