One of the things, I love most about Winter is it is the perfect time for writing or watching a movie.

I love curling up with a book and letting the rest of the World fall away. It is one way to allow the cares of driving in the slippery snow to drift away.

Some people love to be surrounded by people to help them feel safe. Not me, I love the nice silence of the house. It allows me to feel like I’m in the forest but still be surrounded by civilization. I have wanted to write for so many weeks, but been unable to because of the everyday stresses of life.

It feels so good to allow my fingers to glide over the soft keyboard. I gather my thoughts and begin again. Winter allows your inner muse to come flying out.

Penny J.

Raven Hawke, Llc (MN, USA)



Here is my sense of humor coming out.  When new transplants come to our state we should give them a “Welcome Package” in side will be a list.

On the list will be helpful suggestion that say if you’re a woman. You might rethink shaving your legs after all you will need the added warmth to keep your legs warm. Panty hose and long johns are necessities that you will need. Dresses and skirts in the winter are strongly frowned on. After all the objective is to stay warm and not end up like a popsicle. Hearty meals are encouraged, after all it’s all about staying warm. Chili, soup and stews are all part of the fare for this state if you want to survive.

For men, you don’t get points for turning blue. Thermal wear is an accessory to not be without. Car gear for emergencies. A sleeping bag that is rated for below zero weather and a winter survival kit. Oh and when the weather guy or gal says that it will be getting to 19 above and that there is a severe weather watch. This is not a suggestion to keep off the roads. As one of our new transplants found out when the buses stopped running and almost ended up stranded.

We do want people to survive our winters and not end up going to their a funerals.

Penny J.

Raven Hawke, Llc  (MN, USA)