Thursday, July 31, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Summer Walk. I'm a bit slow to blog these days. After a wonderfully cool start to summer, the heat has returned. Although it's not much to complain about compared to other years and other spots in the U.S. this year, it means I finally will have to put my AC unit in the window of my studio.
The tiger lilies in my yard bloomed last week and are still opening every day. I like a flower that needs no care, but I guess I should water them - this one looks a bit dry!
The other photos were taken on a walk with Aunt C, starting in her neighborhood and continuing close to mine. This front yard garden is well-tended by a man who added the deer sculpture/containers. There were seashells in one of them. The house is the one next door to the garden, not the owner's.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Nice details and colors. I don't know if they followed the original color scheme.
The photo below shows the new and the old - see the roof of the depot on the far left as the Light Rail train comes flying past on the right. [On a side note, the Minneapolis Star Tribune held a naming contest when Light Rail was getting ready to open. I thought they were going to pick a nickname like San Francisco's BART, or even the Tube in London. Whatever happened to that?)
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Hangnailz n' Papercutz
So here's an award for you, D! You make me laugh, and inspire me with your card creations and all you do for your family!
And here's the link to a card she made, inspired by my Minnehaha Park photos:
Something a Little Different
I couldn't resist taking a photo of the original bed from the house. The saying, "sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite" refers to getting a more comfortable rest by tightening the ropes that held up the stuffed mattress - and of course to the bugs that were lurking IN the stuffing!
The tour made no mention of this outhouse, so I don't know if it's original, but I thought it made a cute photo.
Monday, July 14, 2008
By the shores of Gitche Gumee*,
By the shining Big-Sea-Water,
Stood the wigwam of Nokomis,
Daughter of the Moon, Nokomis.
Dark behind it rose the forest,
Rose the black and gloomy pine-trees,
Rose the firs with cones upon them;
Bright before it beat the water,
Beat the clear and sunny water,
Beat the shining Big-Sea-Water.
It was a beautiful day to sit outside and listen to some Norwegian music, although I don't speak a word of the language. The MC told a few Lena and Ole' jokes, and informed us that North Dakota has the largest Norwegian population in the country. I had always heard it was Minnesota, but I wonder if it's still true that there are more Norwegians in MN than in Norway!? It took me several tries to take a photo that included both flags, because it was so breezy. As I walked away, I saw 2 women holding the U.S. flag, so it wouldn't hit the choir, so that explains why the Norwegian flag was the only one flapping wildly!
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Friday, July 04, 2008
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