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Sleeping Lady Mountains

Hey there, sleepy girl …

Ready to go globetrotting? Maybe sneak in a bit of, say, mountain climbing?

You’re snuggling deeper under your quilt now, aren’t you?

Alas …

Hibernation is a hard habit to kick.

Luckily, I’ve arranged a unique world tour that’s just perfect for the quilt-wrapped armchair travelista who is perfectly happy in her current state of snuggling.

Today’s tour takes us to 13 mountains and ranges around the world that are known by the name (or nickname) “Sleeping Lady.”

Enjoy trying to decipher how each one got her name (some are more obvious than others) …

United States: Mount Susitna near Anchorage, Alaska

Photo by Doug Brown via Flickr

Mexico: Iztaccíhuatl on the border between the State of Mexico and Puebla

Photo by Alejandro Linares Garcia via Wikimedia Commons

Norway: Den Sovende Dronning (Sleeping Queen) near Narvik, Norway

Photo by Stunu via Wikimedia Commons

Peru: La Bella Durmiente (Sleeping Beauty) in Tingo Maria National Park

Photo by Yagamichega via Wikimedia Commons

Philippines: Sleeping Beauty Mountain in Kalinga Province

Photo by Gubernatoria via Wikimedia Commons

Thailand: Doi Nang Non in the Daen Lao Range

Photo by mtspeth via Wikimedia Commons

Panama: La India Dormida in El Valle de Anton

Photo by Ayaita via Wikipedia

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sitzmarks

Kids make them.

Photo by Loadmaster (David R. Tribble) via Wikimedia Commons

Dogs make them.

Photo by Martina Rathgens via Flickr.com

Tigers …

Photo by William Pitcher via Flickr.com

and even frogs (?!) make them.

Photo by LoggaWiggler via Pixabay

Snow angels, you say?

Well, yes, but every angel begins with a … ?

sitzmark.

Yup, sounds just like it looks.

A sitzmark is a depression made by someone falling backward into the snow. The term stems from the German word sitzen (to sit).

I’m partial to the pretty ones left by birds, like this one:

Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters via Wikimedia Commons

P.S. Remember this cute pic of my Meggie making her (sitz)mark last winter?

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snowfall forecast

Ooh, I like this one …

If you’re not situated in the snowiest place on earth,

then you may be wondering where—and when—it’s going to snow.

Let me gaze into my crystal snow globe …

Photo by David J Laporte via Flickr

What do I see?

Snow-Forecast.com.

I’ll admit I’ve taken a shine to weather watching (my hubby’s fascination has rubbed off, it seems). I even offer a Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badge for Weather.

And, yes, I do love a good snow.

So, according to Snow-Forecast.com, my neck of the woods may get some flurries soon.

How about yours?

photo by Thduke via Wikimedia Commons

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Instant Farm

Horse House for sale by owner horse:

It’s true, Willie Neighson, the horse, is the unusual realtor on this farm for sale.

Willie says,

“I’m not a hero …

I just want to help my current owners move closer to their kids.

I’m just like you.

I put my shoes on one hoof at a time.”

photo, http://rarehatch.com/blogs/stories/80146755-why-you-can-now-email-a-horse

That’s right … Willie would love to sell his 20-acre Tennessee “instant farm” to you. “Hay… Hey, I want to make this easy for you. I heard you want to own a farm. Well, why not this one? It includes a pond, gardens, a barn, and best of all … me, a horse.”

Willie and his owners have made a cute informational website where you can tour the farm, order a “from the farm” package of homemade goodies, e-mail Willie (he even has his own personal e-mail address), attend a farm workshop, camp out overnight, and even buy the farm online with just one click!

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