5.31.2011

Daytime Neon

A neon sign of Lloyds automotive service, which is located on Grand Avenue in St Paul. It's a very eye appealing and colorful sign during the day. Do you think at night, with the neon shining bright, would you lose the beauty of the graphic design?

5.27.2011

Memorial Day Weekend Is Here

To find this Cottage Grove greeting, take the Jamaica Avenue Exit off of Highway 61. This is the centerpiece of the roundabout that awaits you. All signs of spring are here, the cooler temps still linger. Between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend is when the Twin Cities experiences it's warmest weather of the year. To find this Cottage Grove greeting, take the Jamaica Avenue Exit off of Highway 61. This is the centerpiece of the roundabout that awaits you.

Enjoy the extended weekend if you have one....

5.25.2011

Who Broke The Lamp?

I'm sure there is a story behind the broken lamp, but it sure was an odd thing to see while waiting for the stoplight to turn green. I'm sure there is a story behind the broken lamp, but it sure was an odd thing to see while waiting for the stoplight to turn green.

5.19.2011

View From Under

the view from under the 35W bridge that spans the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Contribution photo from bryan b, the view from under the 35W bridge that spans the Mississippi River in Minneapolis.

5.17.2011

Jack MacDonald TV

I used to live not far from Jack MacDonalds TV repair shop about twenty years ago. I'm wondering how long they have been at this location. I used to live not far from Jack MacDonalds TV repair shop about twenty years ago. I'm wondering how long they have been at this location. What's disturbing to me is, I cannot recall if this business was here before or after I left the neighborhood. I guess we never had to use their service so it doesn't stand out to me.

5.11.2011

Clumpy Clouds

This clumpy clouds contribution photo from swc was taken from his back yard as the thunderstorm was rolling through the Twin Cities. Storm passed through here last night, nothing much really came from it. Spotty thunderstorms at best, but there for sure was potential for more than what we received. This clumpy clouds contribution photo from swc was taken from his back yard as the storm was rolling through the Twin Cities.

Clouds generally have flat bottoms because the layer or boundary at which water condenses in the atmosphere is usually smooth and uniform. However, if this boundary is turbulent and mixed the cloud layer reflects this in its shape. Here well-rounded Mammatus clouds have formed on the outskirts of a thundercloud. Should these types of clouds be illuminated when the sun is low in sky, as they are here, the bias relief and colors of the clouds can be striking. Be weary of the of the weather if these clouds are seen in the sky.

5.10.2011

Not What I Expected To See

I will have to revisit this location as it caught me off guard. I really have no idea what this is or when it arrived in downtown St Paul, but it's very large and highly unusual. I wish I had more info on it, but it will have a better write up the next time I post a photo of this.

5.09.2011

Red Wing

The bluff always makes a statement when I drive through Red Wing, right in your face and lots of beauty to see. The bluff always makes a statement when I drive through Red Wing, right in your face and lots of beauty to see.

5.05.2011

Thinking Spring

It feels like spring outside finally, yet these flowers are from the end of last years growing season. It feels like spring outside finally, yet these flowers are from the end of last years growing season.

5.03.2011

Oddly Shapes

I'm not sure which building this is in Winona, but I really like all of the odd shapes, curves, lines and windows this corner building has. I'm not sure which building this is in Winona, but I really like all of the odd shapes, curves, lines and windows this corner building has.

5.02.2011

Boulevard Flooding

It seams like we are still waiting for spring to arrive around here. We're now into the month of May and there are lots of complaints about the cold weather we've received in the Twin Cities. It seams like we are still waiting for spring to arrive around here. We're now into the month of May and there are lots of complaints about the cold weather we've received in the Twin Cities. I know eventually we'll have temps in the 80s and 90s and we'll have complaints about the heat. Thought I'm starting to wonder if it will be short lived this year.

5.01.2011

1200 Club

A broader view of the Burnsville Bowl sign. A broader view of the Burnsville Bowl sign from April 20. Also attached to the bowling center was the 1200 Club. From Joey via the comments for that day, the Burnsville Bowl has been sold and has a new name. Thankfully I've captured the sign before it changes.