June 27, 2022

Kat-Keys Locksmith


It's a simple mural, but it really stands out for their business logo. I was thinking Kat-Keys has been around for ever, and according to their website, it says they have served their community since 1924. 

June 24, 2022

Backside Construction


If you're familiar with St Paul, this billboard faces the East Side. I was surprised to see the backside of this one, and it's constructed really well to withstand the wind.

June 22, 2022

Eric Herr Street Art


My quick search for Eric Herr - New York, NY came up empty. I found a couple possibilities, but not 100% if it was the right Eric. Regardless, I love this artwork and wanted to spotlight the work. 

June 20, 2022

Stillwater Lift Bridge's New Assignment


If you've lived in anywhere near the Stillwater Lift Bridge, you must have driven over this bridge at least once. Since the new bridge, down the river opened, this was my first time walking across the iconic bridge. 

June 17, 2022

And You Get A Sticker


Apparently this is the place for small artwork and unusual stickers. 

June 14, 2022

Fulton Tap Room

I'm a little late on posting this photo as I snapped this one last year during Fulton Beer's 10th Anniversary. It is one of my favorite places to visit before heading into the Minnesota Twins game. They offer their lineup of beer and food. My very first IPA ever was from Fulton, it was their Sweet Child Of Vine. Might be the best name for a beer, ever!

June 10, 2022

Bullwinkle's Saloon & Fun Bar


I've never been inside of Bullwinkle's Saloon, but I've been told it's a very long bar, like it was a bowling ally in it's past life. No idea?

June 8, 2022

Inside US Bank Stadium

Inside US Bank Stadium

A friend of mine sent this photo to me, it was his last day working at the stadium. At first I thought it was an empty stadium, however, as I was just about to post this, I noticed there is one person in the photo. Do you see them now?

June 6, 2022

Out In Left Field


If you've been to Midway Stadium, the old home of the Saint Paul Saints, I get the same vibe from, the new stadium, CHS Field. Well, I do recall a hot tub and train tracks, which the new stadium doesn't have. Plus there weren't any seats for fans in the outfield. So there are some differences. 

June 3, 2022

CHS Field


Home of the Saint Paul Saints Baseball team. I made my first visit to CHS Field, their new stadium and loved it. It did have a similar vibe of their old stadium location. Though, I cannot wait to return for more outdoor baseball, just unsure why it took me so long to get here. 

May 31, 2022

Bridge Corridor


Just the view alongside the Hasting Bridge. On the right, is the outdoor dining area of the Lock & Dam Eatery.

May 25, 2022

The Corner Bar

The Corner Bar

Made my first visit to the Corner Bar in Minneapolis for a friends going away/happy hour gathering. The have comedy night on Friday's, so I must return for that at some point. 

May 23, 2022

Let's Play Hockey


The Minnesota Wild start each game by having a guest shout to the crowd, 'Let's Play Hockey!!'. Usually it's a celebrity of hockey, the community, Hollywood, or whoever needs to promote something. Today it was Paul Anderson's turn, and if he looks familiar, he is apparently considered the Wild's #1 fan. He does get on the big screen, in stadium and your television, during the games when the crowd needs to get loud.

May 20, 2022

Street Side Patios


One of the best things that has come out of the COVID-19 pandemic was the extra outdoor seating from places that never intended to have outdoor seating. In this downtown block in Hastings, there are four business that have constructed patios out in the street. Genius!

May 18, 2022

3rd Act Brewery Fermenting Vats

3rd Act Brewery Fermenting Vats

Love how the hanging lights reflect off of the fermenting vats at 3rd Act Brewery in Woodbury. If you pay them a visit, I highly recommend their Blueberry Cream Ale. 

May 16, 2022

Like A Tall Tree


 We have been a bit under our normal weather temperatures this spring, but this day was the turn of the good weather. Just waiting on the leaves to fill in now and we will be in full bloom.

May 11, 2022

Hubcap Artwork

 

I've always found this hubcap tree a bit odd looking.

May 6, 2022

Vermillion Falls


The Vermillion Falls are a full on go right now with all of our rain! A much needed sight from 2021's drought in Minnesota.

May 4, 2022

Pink Sky In Morning


I don't normally stop to take sunrise photos in the morning since I'm on my way into work and don't want any delays, but I couldn't pass this one up. It was one hell of a purple sunrise!

May 2, 2022

Agave Plants In Minnesota


Now that we are in the month of May, I am hoping to get these two Agave plants into my garden. I bought them at then end of March, but our cooler temps and rainy days just haven't allowed for me to replant them. Where I live in Minnesota, it is Zone 4 for gardening. These are rated to last through the harsh winter, but I'll need to cover them with a frost cloth. 

I purchased four cactus plants altogether from Cold Hardy Cactus. They arrived safely in the mail in small planters pots. I replanted them into these clay pots after realizing getting them outdoors was going to be a while. 

 

April 29, 2022

Slippery When Wet


Was the ice on the St Croix River thin? Oh very much so. The risk was well worth the result. 

April 27, 2022

Low Tide On The Mississippi


I snapped this photo back in August of 2021. The water levels were very low, but we just went through an extended dry period for the majority of Minnesota. It started with very little snow in the winter, not much rain in the spring and water levels everywhere in the state was a concern. 

April 25, 2022

Stay On Target....Almost There


I always enjoy walking over this bridge, that crosses over the Vermillion River, to see the new locks on the fencing. 

April 21, 2022

Graffiti Bus On Parade


I am not sure exactly what this bus does in the community, but it sure makes for a great photo. It was sitting at the South Washington County District Center. I really do love the colors on this one. 

April 19, 2022

Galtier Towers


 The warped building reflection is of Galtier Tower Apartments. 

April 17, 2022

Easter Cutout Cookies


We usually decorate cutout cookies at Christmas time, it's our family tradition back to when I was a child. This year we decided to try our hand in Easter cutout cookies. We toned down the heavy red and greens for fun, pastel colors. It was an enjoyable evening and yes, they were very delicious!

April 14, 2022

Reflections On The Water



It was just dark enough outside for me to see the Hastings Bridge reflection in the water. Thankfully the river wasn't as iced up as it had been this past winter.