It is Time for Flowers

Entering into the Cathedral the first display is in the center.

During January in Omaha/Council Bluffs it was really cold.  This winter we were having some sub zero temps at night and during the day the temp never went above 20.  Add the wind chill and it was really cold outside. Not much snow, but it has been unusually humid.  That just makes it feel even colder.  Plus, if you add in the gray days it makes it even more uncomfortable.

 My wife Pam always finds things for us to do instead of sitting around in blankets reading and watching the idiot tube.  You watch that thing for any length of time and your eyes get bigger and your brain gets smaller.  It was time to get out of the house. 

 
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“We shape our buildings; Thereafter they shape us.”

Winston Churchill

This weekend was St. Cecilia’s Cathedral annual Flower Festival.  This is an Omaha tradition and one that will give you a bright break from the middle-of-winter doldrums.  Construction began on the Cathedral in 1905 and was consecrated in 1959.  It was listed as one of the ten largest Cathedrals in the country when it was completed.  It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Pam and I have traveled all over Europe and especially eastern Europe. We have seen many churches and cathedrals.  St. Cecilia is one of the grandest we have ever been in.  We always look forward to attending the festival every year. 

More than 30 area florists created displays for the event.  Last year the event celebrated Nebraska’s 150th anniversary with exhibits honoring the state’s history.  This year the planners built on last year’s success with numerous displays.  The event also honored the the American Institute of Architects, Nebraska Chapter.  Enjoy the displays. 

 

 

The Cathedral dome is magnificent.

 

 

I have been following the temperatures up at Spirit River in Alberta, Canada where I hunted wolves this past December.  They have been colder than we have been, excluding some -20 below days.   Also, St. Anthony, Idaho where I hunted Elk last year has been colder than our area and they are only an hour from Yellowstone. 

 

Stay Warm my Friends 

 

Click on the pic for great winter reading. 

Good Hunting, Good Fishing, and Good Luck, Hank

 

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