Monthly Archives: February 2021

It’s For the Birds

Cover Photo Credit: Jennifer Ostrander BY: RACHEL WUMKES With the recent barrage of snow over the weekend, it’s hard to grasp the fact that Spring is just around the corner.  Part of me doesn’t want to bring it up in fear I’ll jinx it and we will get more snow dumped on us. Yet, a small part of...
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Reading is my Superpower

Image by Comfreak from Pixabay BY: RACHEL WUMKES Even before my children were born, I read to them.  As I sat in their bedroom, patiently waiting their arrival into the World, I paged through books, reading line after line.  Little did I realize it was the first of thousands of times I’d read those very same books. Over and...
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Thawing Out

Image by Fred T. from Pixabay BY: RACHEL WUMKES Okay, so that title might be a bit of an exaggeration.  While we have had a 50-degree swing in temperatures from where we were a few days ago, unfortunately, it’s still pretty darn cold. Which is expected.  I mean, we live in Iowa, so we should be used to the...
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Color the Wind to Return in 2022

  BY: RACHEL WUMKES It’s been a winter event favorite throughout the years.  The contrast of vibrant colors against a blue sky as kites soar above the frozen lake.  The beauty and grandeur of these incredible flying apparatus’s can take your breath away, and watching their handlers is quite mesmerizing.  Gorgeous kites take to the sky in...
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