Monthly Archives: December 2012

Buds: Nature’s Treats Come Gift Wrapped

By Greg Lecker We made it through what some interpreted would be the end of the world.  In reality, one cycle ended and another cycle began – not just for the Mayans, but those of us following the Gregorian calendar … Continue reading

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The Iceman Cometh!

By Boak Wiesner The reports of the end of the Universe have been grossly exaggerated, to cop a quip from Twain. Are calendars really accurate, anyway, when we stop to consider how short our time on Earth is but how … Continue reading

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Frosty Meanderings

By Mary Beth Pottratz Jack Frost displays his artistry, as yesterday’s fog edges pine needles and twigs with a silvery lining of hoar frost. Stately red pines resemble flocked Christmas trees, each needle highlighted with crystalline flakes. Fine particles of … Continue reading

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A Foggy Day in Old Chaska Town

By Boak Wiesner A frosty morning out at the Arboretum, and a special kind of frost it was, hoar frost, which occurs when fog freezes onto the surfaces of objects that are colder than 0 C. Hoar comes from the … Continue reading

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