Sunday, June 30, 2013

This is how we roll

On Rehoboth Avenue. Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Morning coffee

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware


Rehoboth Beach Farmers' Market.

Looking for clues

Hard at work with the detecting. Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Old reliable

Truck, West Rehoboth

Isn't this the opening scene from a horror movie?

Just beyond the city limits of Rehoboth Beach is West Rehoboth, established in 1834. Some of it feels like a different time zone from the beach area. You see some things there you’d never see on the boardwalk. Not that it’s bad, just different. Definitely worth a visit.

Rockin' the beard

Farmers' Market, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Mellons with two L's are extra speciall

High summer in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Into the light

Greenhouses, University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus

Saturday, June 22, 2013


From Public Art St. Paul: “Designed by Augustus Saint Gaudens and carved in marble and later cast in bronze by his brother, Louis Saint Gaudens, the sculpture was commissioned by the New York Life Insurance Company for its downtown St. Paul headquarters in 1890.  The sculpture was saved from the building’s destruction in urban renewal of the 1960’s.  With support from the New York Life Foundation, it was restored by Public Art Saint Paul in 2004 and relocated to Summit Lookout Park, in collaboration with the Ramsey Hill Association.”


Another angle of Minnehaha Creek. Plenty of rain = lots of fast-moving water and some wet feet (but happily, dry camera).

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Pope's got a garden in St. Paul

Stumbled across this while wandering around the West Side. Climbed a set of metal stairs set into a woody hillside that popped me out right near, no lie, "Pope John Paul II's Neighborhood Children and Adult Garden".

Clock Tower

Minneapolis City Hall clock tower, viewed from the general vicinity of 2nd Ave. N. I think (I was lost).

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Let me stand next to your fire (blanket)

My wife found this in a closet where she works. The blanket itself is large, probably big enough to wrap around a person if necessary. Not sure if this particular blanket is made from wool or asbestos, as some of the older ones were, so just to be safe, I'm not going to be putting my face on it or near it.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

St. Paul morning

Out the door at some insane hour this morning in an effort to get a few shots before more rain sets in. Found myself staring over the precipice in the middle of the Wabasha St. Bridge and wondering how deep the Mississippi is at that spot. Then I moved the tripod another foot away from the edge.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Splendid isolation

Somewhere between 1st and 2nd Ave., Minneapolis.

Today's Terror Threat Level

Spotted this guy while out for a walk. When pressed for a statement, he said that today's Terror Alert Level was mousy brown.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

R.I.P. Bob

Surprise, surprise, it rained again today in the Twin Cities. This is a photo of what used to be my neighbor, Bob. He's a mushroom now. Gonna miss you, Bob.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

This day in the shroomosphere

With all the rain we've had, you can't go more than five paces without running into a cluster of these.

We are not outside

More rain and cooler-than-average temperatures continue here in the Twin Cities. Mark me down as officially sick of it.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Chateau. Rhymes with "whoa".

Chateau St. Croix Winery and Vineyard. Quality wines and a French-influenced chateau right in the Twin Cities' backyard. The Riesling and the Jaune D'or Port were knockout favorites.

Meat Locker!

So THAT’S where they’ve been keeping it. Wonder if those containers are military grade and need to be special-ordered, or if I can just buy them in bulk at Costco?

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Night Falling

St. Peter Street, St. Paul.

My Favorite Outhouses, Volume I

Outhouse at the John Harrington Stevens’ residence. He was the first “authorized” resident on the west bank of the Mississippi River in what would become Minneapolis. The house was moved several times, finally to its present location in Minnehaha Park. The photo itself has had a little post-processing jiggery-pokery applied to it.

Saturday, June 1, 2013


The long-vacant Landmark/Schmidt’s Brewery on West 7th in St. Paul, set to get a $100 million facelift that will bring artist lofts along with studios for pottery, dance, yoga, performance and other artistic disciplines to the area.