Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Hot and Cold of Minnesota

by Rita Wetzel, RitasCreationsOnETSY and AndMoreBags

Do you remember earlier this month when the temperature dropped dramatically and we were concerned about evening frosts? We covered our plants, moved the patio inside, and turned on the furnaces once again.

Well, today (May 24) we have just the opposite. We are experiencing record high temperatures - they are in the 90's - for May and mugginess that we expect in July/August but never in May. We're watering the gardens. We're concerned about heat exhaustion and we've turned on the air conditioners and fans.

Do you ever wonder what Minnesotan's do to amuse themselves during the hot and the cold?

Well, Mary Foster enjoys the beauty of Minnesota's winter and captures all of our beautiful seasons with the camera. Just look at these Frosted Rose Hips!

Ann and Katie of Kitschy Knits and Embroidery worry about our kids and make sure they stay warm with their hand knit slippers.

And, MaryEllenCrafts will take care of you during the summer with her Cooling Neck Bands.

Fishing is a huge part of Minnesota summers! This has not escaped WesternArtGlass by any means. Just check out this walleye that he "caught."

And raise your hand if you have ever been to Lake Harriet for a run, a walk, or a concert at the bandshell! The bandshell is awesome up close and personal, as well as, in these notes cards from Cindy Lindgren.

I hope you've enjoyed this insight into why Minnesotans love Minnesota whether it is hot or cold!


Mary Foster Creative said...

There's never a dull moment in Minnesota weather! Thanks Rita!

Cindy said...

The Bandshell summer concerts start on Monday. I can't wait! Thanks for including my cards.