Dylan the Tabby

Dear WordPress furriends, we wanted you to know that our beloved Tabby cat, Dylan, died suddenly yesterday. It was discovered that a sudden onset of lethargy and change in his breathing was the result of cardiomyopathy. We will share more about this at another time. His brother, Bagheera, is searching for him and we are loving him up. The photos below are the last I took of my sweet Dylan. We love you Dylan.

Dylan late October 2020
Dylan Saturday morning before we rushed to emergency hospital ❤💔

Fall-OUT!

Ugh. An October snow has officially ended Fall. (Before the final garden chores could be accomplished!)

The bright spot was a quick visit from Cousin Bob’s daughter, Lisa, en route to Portland, OR. We were able to score a night at the historic, floating B&B, The Covington Inn in downtown St. Paul, MN- still pretty in the snow!

Before: a walk just a week or so ago

Now: Welcome Lisa!

Getaway!

View toward ‘Yurt Village’ Afton State Park

We decided it was time to take a break from all the insanity and Afton State Park Minnesota was a perfect respite. Fall is definitely in the air!

The park is gorgeous with plenty of places to hike and birdwatch- also spend a night or two in a cabin, tent or yurt.

If apple desserts or just plain good eating crosses your mind, a quick trip down the road will suffice. Whistling Well Farm Minnesota is a perfect place to pick apples or purchase them bagged.

Whistling Well Farm

The dessert pictured above is Apple Crumble Slab Pie from King Arthur Flour recipes.

George Floyd

rest in justice

Demand justice. Listen. Learn. Speak with new wisdom. Act.

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My first Minnesota home was at 35th and 10th Ave S, blocks from the scene of George Floyd’s murder.

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Justice now.

say their names

remember all the names part 2

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Hilton of Mad Dads said to us, “It’s a beautiful day; I am breathing and the sun is shining…”

going to kill me

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