11.29.2009

Tops and Bottoms Half Off

I managed to get out and do some shopping during Black Friday. Not something I normally do, but my kids wanted to experience this new shopping tradition. No, I was not one of those standing in line at 4:00 AM. to get the deal of the day. We had breakfast, got a couple things done around the house, THEN we ventured out to one of the smaller local shopping malls.

11.28.2009

Coming Soon

A photo showing how we grill in the winter in Minnesota. This is what it's like to grill outdoors during a Minnesota winter....

11.25.2009

Round Corners

The top corner of the entrance to a very well known fast food joint. The contrasting colors caught my eye while I was waiting in line. Now for something completely different. The top corner of the entrance to a very well known fast food joint. The contrasting colors caught my eye while I was waiting in line.

11.24.2009

Tugboat Row

Tugboats lined up along shore of the Mississippi River near downtown St Paul. Tugboats lined up along shore of the Mississippi River near downtown St Paul.

11.23.2009

North Pole Cafe

From Newport, I love this mosaic on the wall outside the North Pole Cafe.

11.20.2009

Gate E

One of the entrances to the new Gopher football stadium. I have not been inside to a game yet, being as this was the first season, tickets were a bit tough to get. One of the entrances to the new Gopher football stadium. I have not been inside to a game yet, being as this was the first season, tickets were a bit tough to get. Not that I tried hard to get them this year. It is on my list of places to see a football game in the future years.

11.19.2009

Another View From The Gates

It wouldn't be right to post one side of the stadium and ignore the other. This is the south side of the new TCF Bank Stadium. There is a bit more character on this side with a few more levels, the press box is there somewhere and who knows how many of those are suites.

11.18.2009

TCF Stadium - View From The Gates

Made a return visit to the new Gopher football stadium. There wasn't a practice this evening, but there were enough lights on inside to snap a couple of shots. If my orientation is correct, this is the north side of the stadium.

11.17.2009

Golden Gopher Basketball

Tubby Smith is in his third season as coach of the Minnesota Gopher Basketball team. Tonight's opponent was Steven F Austin. The game was close until around three minutes left in the first half, the Gophers pulled away at that point and never looked back. The crowd started leaving with about five minutes to play, so the place looks really empty. But with a nearly 40 point lead, the game was well in hand.

11.16.2009

Red-bellied Woodpecker

My first thought was, this is a 'red-headed woodpecker'. After a google search, I found out it was a 'red-bellied woodpecker'. [wiki page] There actually is red on the belly, it's just very hard to notice when they are standing. This contribution photo from swc was captured a couple weeks ago. It landed on the feeder, he ran to get the camera hoping it would still be there for photographing. Luckily the bird cooperated long enough.

11.14.2009

Britt's Pub

Opened in 1990, started out in a very small portion of downtown Minneapolis, but has now grow to be a very popular establishment. Yes, a British accent can be heard in the building from a few of the workers and guests.

11.10.2009

New Home Of Gopher Football

Nighttime photo of the TCF Bank Stadium, the new home of the Minnesota Gopher football team. I finally made it over to the University Of Minnesota to see the new TCF Bank Stadium at night. Minnesota Gopher football returns to campus after twenty plus years of playing football games in the Metrodome, several miles off campus. My visit was brief as I was there to see the Gopher Basketball game. I didn't have a tripod with me, but made do with what I could find nearby for this nighttime capture. The stadium is quite impressive and was larger than I expected it to be. The football team was having a practice, so some of the lights were on, just enough for this photo.

11.09.2009

What Stands Out

There is a lot to look at in this contribution photo from swc. The unique gutters, more specifically the downspouts initially caught my eye, The new paint job on the building on the right and the faded version on the building on the left. Now, one thing I can't quite figure out is the blue door. Why is it painted blue, why is the door there, what is it used for and does it look a bit on the small side? Crazy capture.

11.08.2009

Nothing But Net

Earlier in the year, a storm rolled through town with lots of lightning.

11.05.2009

Bang On The Drum All Day

If you don't quite see what this is, click the photo for a larger view. You'll notice 5-gallon bucks, 55-gallon cans, pots, pans, and drumsticks, yes drumsticks!! This photo was captured from swc on a day I was with him, but didn't bring my camera because it was raining out. Thankfully there was a bit of a dry period and he was able to get this interesting shot. They were sitting next to bleachers at a football field. Our guess was, they part of the half time show at the High School in Prescott, Wisconsin.

11.04.2009

Reflections

In between the rain showers, I managed to snap a few shots at a Cottage Grove pond. I don't believe this body of water qualifies as a lake.

11.01.2009

Theme Day: Doorways

Greetings fellow CityDailyPhoto bloggers and returning guests as you make your way through November's 'Doorways' theme day photos. My goal for today's photo selection was to find a doorway that was unusual, unique, eye catching, and fun, all in one photo. I believe I hit on a couple of my ideas....

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