Friday, June 28, 2013

Fun Friday Finds: Summer in Minnesota--Don't Blink!

By Sharon Parker
Arty Didact

It has been said that Minnesotans talk about the weather a lot. Really a lot.

Well, yes. Yes we do. That's because the weather gives us so much to talk about, such as, "Can I borrow your chain saw? I need to get this tree off my car!"

During a recent brief interlude in said weather, after cleaning up branches and debris in my yard amidst dripping dew points following a double whammy of tree-toppling storms, then escaping indoors and giving thanks that our house was among the few that still had power, I came across a cheery claim from a local tourism website that National Geographic had awarded our fine state with the honor of being one of the Top 10 Summer Destinations in the World. 

Among the reasons? Our Amazing Weather, of course. Says the booster website: "Wouldn't you rather enjoy the outdoors in cool, 80 degrees weather?"

You bet we would! And all you have to do is pick the right couple of days to visit! Good luck with that!

But I'm not complaining. No, indeed not! Like all those people who were out working together to remove the trees from their streets last weekend, I like it here. Never a dull moment!

And when we do have an 80-degree day with low humidity, you can be certain that not one of us takes it for granted.

Herewith, a Minnesota handmade collection on Etsy that evokes the delight of a perfect summer day and lush midsummer gardens. (Click on the image to visit the treasury on Etsy, and the individual shops.) Salut!