Archive for April, 2014

Ready for the hummingbirds

According to, there have been sitings in the Twin Cities. We’re ready for our little jeweled visitors with a feeder full of syrup.



Amazing Sunset

What a beautiful sunset we had tonight. It was actually a little less orange and more purple-red in person. This time of year, when the trees are still sans leaves, makes for some beautiful imagery against the brilliant colors. Unfortunately, it’s getting cold again tonight, down to about 25°F. The pansy bowl is coming indoors.


April Showers

Here’s how we do it in the Northland. It’s 7 am and it’s still falling, predicted to continue through the morning.


Golden Harbingers

It’s always a joy to see the male Goldfinches’ plumage beginning to turn. They bring the promise of spring, however distant.

MTP Originals

handmade in Minnesota

minnesota growing

Growing things in the frozen upper midwest

Through Open Lens

Home of Lukas Kondraciuk Photography

leaf and twig

where observation and imagination meet nature in poetry

Travels of the Elderly

Just another site