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.