Archive for January 2, 2008

Sundogs and Sundowns

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The stark Red River Valley shows a barrenness where only sundogs thrive and humans barely survive.  Of course, it has to be below zero to see this phenomenon in the sky.  My husband from the warmer climes of Kansas had never seen sundogs before.  You have to live in the cold country to appreciate the incredible tenacity of those early pioneering settlers who built the outbuildings for grain storage and the livestock animals.  Sundowns we witness all the time and understand, sundogs are only for those brave enough to weather through a winter in northwest Minnesota.  I got my airline ticket for Almaty to arrive a week from today, the Lord willing.

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