We are visiting relatives in La Crosse this weekend and during our morning walk down by the river we wandered through the "Friendship Gardens." With the long winter coming to an end, it's still quite stark and gray this time of year - very different from the bright flowers and blue skies of summer. This part of Wisconsin has a prominent Scandinavian heritage, and tucked among the evergreen shrubs and bare branches are several Norwegian "trolls" guarding the grounds. It's the closest I can get to an Irish Leprechaun. Happy St. Patrick's Day!