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Journaling in the Cold

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Left: Outdoor sketch at 28 degrees Fahrenheit. Carved lion head beneath a window sill, Pipestone, MN, 2004. (One of my prepainted background-watercolor paper cards I used on this trip.) Click on the image to enlarge.

It has definitely turned cold here in Minnesota. This morning (12.09.08 is when I’m actually writing this) there is a glorious blue sky but it’s only 16 degrees Fahrenheit. Because of a 14 mph wind the weather man is telling me it feels like 2. We’ve also had some snow so it is quite lovely outside.

Still it is interesting to note that it is warmer in Base Arturo Pratt (Antarctica) today than it is here: 37. Of course it’s the start of their summer. (Oh, and why do I know the temperature at Base Arturo Pratt? Well I keep it on my desk along with other places I have either visited and want to return to like Paris, or places I want to go, like BAP.)

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