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The Phoenix

If you Google the term, "what is the phoenix"? you come up with this answer.

phoe·nix

/ˈfēniks/

noun

noun: phoenix; plural noun: phoenixes

  1. (in classical mythology) a unique bird that lived for five or six centuries in the Arabian desert, after this time burning itself on a funeral pyre and rising from the ashes with renewed youth to live through another cycle.

    • a person or thing regarded as uniquely remarkable in some respect.

 

1/5/2014 Saint Cloud, MN extreme cold.

I was out playing around in the cold this morning. 

With the start of the next arctic blast to the upper Midwest, the temps have started to drop well below zero.  Shot in Saint Cloud, MN which is the far northwest suburb of the Twin Cities metro area, the temperatures have dropped rapidly after midnight to the double digit below zero range.

Good Bye Dad

One of the hardest blog posts I have had to write.  While I was out on assignement up in International Falls, MN earlier this month, my sister called me as I was setting up for the daylight -42F video package and told me that I needed to head back to Minneapolis as soon as possible today since my dad took a turn for the worse. 

1/2/2014 Extreme cold temps at sunrise in International Falls, MN

BRRRRRRRR, at sunrise this morning it was pretty freaking cold.  The official report from the airport as -42F with outlying areas a few degree's colder.
I did find out the the Jeep temperature sensor bottoms out at -40F.

Now I'm heading home to get cleaned up then to head down to Minneapolis to see my Dad in the hospital. 

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