"Unseasonably warm early in the week but now, thank goodness, the temperature has dropped into the single digits, which is to everyone's satisfaction." The town's ice fishermen deal with an unexpected lack of ice, residents gear up for the Winter Festival, Lake Wobegon sets a world record, and Darlene is forced to stay close-mouthed, in a monologue from January 2012.
"We got a little snow out there this last week -- six inches but we don't care. We're not shoveling. The shovel's been put away. The snow plow is parked in the garage." Spring comes to Lake Wobegon and town constables Gary and Leroy respond to a dispute at the Magendantz home, in a monologue from March 2011.
"It's been warm out there. The flowers are up -- the peonies and lilacs, and of course the tulips are up. Those beautiful golden songbirds come back from their migrations." Uncle Will and Aunt Miriam move to Pasadena and Carl Krebsbach takes his new boat out for a very cold fishing opener, in a monologue from May 2000.
"It's the week of the fall equinox, when we turn towards the darkness -- and we have this week. It's been chilly, it's been cloudy, and the sun -- less of it." Darlene encounters a coyote that resembles her Uncle Jack, Val Tollefson delivers a strange prayer at the adult bible study group, and a visit to the Lake Wobegon Town Dump, in a monologue from September 2011.
"Beautiful, beautiful weather out there. Sun: bright, highs in the 60s. It's been perfect. Farmers are combining the corn and the soybeans as well, and the alfalfa is still green." The Lake Wobegon Leonards lose their big homecoming game against the Millet Marauders and the folks in town react to fall and cooler weather, in a monologue from October 2010.
"Spring there--spring came on suddenly as spring always does. It just took one thunderstorm and green spears, tulips poking up in the flower beds and all the winter clothes went away into boxes down in the basement." Irene Bunsen does a little gardening and the high school prom coincides with the local farmers' manure-spreading week, in a monologue from April 2005.