Monthly Archives: December 2011

Will Ferrell; celebrating Winter in Milwaukee next?

Will Ferrell; celebrating Winter in Milwaukee next?

I’m hoping that Ferrell’s next video shows him enjoying winter in Milwaukee… although I suppose it would be too much to expect that he’ll tap the Ambassador of Snow for it 😉 Whatever the case, I am enjoying this new weird ad campaign which features Will Ferrell enjoying himself in Milwaukee – because I want people to enjoy Milwaukee too!  Continue reading

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Best Songs about Winter: Images of Nature in Holiday Songs

I love listening to Christmas songs and songs about winter! So I thought I would spend a little time reflecting on what popular American Christmas carols and other holiday songs suggest about our feelings about nature. Which songs will I … Continue reading

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Favorite things about Winter in Milwaukee (informal poll results)

I had a good time once again at the Urban Ecology Center’s Candlelight Walk! Since that event was a gathering place for winter-lovers, I thought it would be a good opportunity to survey people about their favorite things about winter. … Continue reading

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Weekend Event Recommendations, Dec 16-18

TOP PICK: Candlelight Walk at the Urban Ecology Center, 7-9 p.m. Was a fun way to kick off a season of winter appreciation last year, and I’m looking forward to attending this year, and talking to other fans of winter. … Continue reading

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Anticipation of early snow: savor it, and hold on to it.

We have not had much snow yet this winter, and so in some ways we still have that feeling of ‘first-snow-anticipation.’ The moment when the first snowflakes fall is a kind of magic time when so many people – look … Continue reading

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Favorite Milwaukee Winter Activities?

What are your favorite Milwaukee Winter activities? I will spread word about activities I have in mind, but I want to make sure I cover as many as I can. This blog could be a place for people to share … Continue reading

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Why write about winter in the city?

You might be wondering why a blog about winter is based in a major city, rather than in a rural area – or in someplace further north. Well, that is a topic that I hope my reflections throughout this winter … Continue reading

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What should I blog about?

Hey, since I’m just getting started on this blog, I thought I might put a call out – for now, and for later – for suggestions. What would be good ways to get people excited about winter? What will help … Continue reading

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Images on snow…

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Keep an eye on the branches against the skies, and pay note to the leaves and grass for now… we’ll have interesting play of shadows on snow when it comes, later!

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My flickr page

My flickr page

Well, its a little tricky to get motivated to write about snow… when we don’t have any snow yet, and not clear if we will have any soon! But I will get into the winter spirit by looking over some of my old photos of winter around town, and you can too!

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