I’m a little obsessed with flowers lately.

In the same way someone in the desert

might crave a glass of water,

I guess it makes sense that someone

living in the frozen tundra

would crave any sign of warmth!

Tomorrow the high temperature

is going to be -4. That is just wrong.

But it certainly makes us

appreciate the other seasons

of the year.

I really think the flowers smell sweeter,

the trees look greener,

the sun is shinier

after you’ve lived through

the bitter cold of a Minnesota winter.