When Ron Wingstad starts talking about chimney swifts, his voice picks up intensity. "Chimney swifts have declined by 50 percent just in the past 40 years," he says, adding that Audubon Minnesota has been working with Boy Scouts around the state building chimney houses.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about certain individuals in the locker room of the gym I frequent who take an awful lot of time to put their clothes on after working out -- as in the time it takes the rest of us to work out.
Why hello there yard! Somehow in the blink of an eye as I was unfurling my scarf and taking off two layers of pants, the earth turned, the thermometer jumped, and 3 feet of snow disappeared from the hill in front of my house.