Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cue the Americana music

Spent some time in Morris, MN this past weekend, about three hours west and slightly north of the Twin Cities, for a family get-together and had a chance to explore a bit of the area. This was taken just a couple miles from the downtown area.

Thursday, July 25, 2013


Eutaw Street, Camden Yards, Baltimore, with the Bromo-Seltzer clock tower in the distance. From Wikipedia: Emerson Tower often referenced as Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower is a 15-story, 88 m (289 ft) skyscraper erected in 1911 at the corner of Eutaw and Lombard Streets in Baltimore, Maryland, designed by Joseph Evans Sperry for Bromo-Seltzer inventor “Captain" Isaac E. Emerson.

Rain or shine

Eutaw (sounds pretty much like “Utah") Street, Camden Yards, Baltimore.

O faces

Baltimore, MD, post-Orioles game.

Fountain for two

Gettysburg College campus, PA.

Triple X.

Sach’s Bridge over Marsh Creek, Gettysburg, PA.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Steel wheels

Somewhere in the hinterlands between the TCF Stadium at the U of M, the Witches Hat at Prospect Park, Dinkytown, and the edge of St. Paul.

New band instrument

This young gent is about to lay down a solo on the incredibly hard-to-master iCymbal. Minneapolis Aquatennial.

Stop me when I'm passing by

Aquatennial, Minneapolis

Tuba players, REPRESENT

Aquatennial parade, Minneapolis

R.T. Rybak, Dance Machine

Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak, busting out the moves at the Aquatennial like some kind of a Mick Jagger.

Art in media res

Artist, art instructor, and all-around gentleman Terry Williams. I chatted him up briefly at yesterday’s Lyngblomsten Mid-Summer Festival. He’s also appearing at Highlandfest this weekend. Stop by and check out his work if you’re in the area. You can also see his stuff online.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Yo Chubby!

As in Yo Chubby Gringo Tamales Cart, downtown Wausau, WI.

Despicable art in progress

So for twenty bills you get set up with a section of sidewalk, a box of 48 pastels, and assorted other art supplies, and then you can go crazy. There were some really talented folks flashing their artistic skillz. Chalkfest 2013, Wausau, WI.

Shady art in progress

Another one from Chalkfest.

Art in progress

Chalkfest, Wausau, WI.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sail into sunset

Chalk this one up in the "almost" category. If I could do it over, the sailboat would be fully in the shot. But the floating deck I was on while taking the picture was bobbing around more than I expected. I fired off about three shots before the people in the boat had pushed off from the dock and were out of the frame; this is the best of those.
Lake Calhoun, MN.


Hamm's Brewery, St. Paul

There's a light (white light)

Hamm's Brewery, St. Paul

Low flow

Hamm’s Brewery, St. Paul.

Friday, July 5, 2013

retnec kramdnaL

Landmark Center and Hamm Building reflections.
Downtown St. Paul, MN.

The Balanced Approach

I asked him if I could get a picture of him on what I think was a slackline; he said "I've only had it for three days...I'm not very good yet." Then he asked if I wanted to give it a try. I have enough trouble walking on the ground. And he was good enough to let me get this shot.


"There are horses here. I can sense it."
Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN.

That morning sparkle

Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis, in the wee hours of the morning.

Thursday, July 4, 2013


Canterbury Park Horse Racing Track, Shakopee, MN.

About a girl

Hannah. Visual artist, musician.
"What inspired you to start playing guitar?"
"My dad used to sing 'Edelweiss' when I was young. I picked up a guitar when I was eleven and I've been playing ever since."
She's playing tonight at the Kitty Kat Klub in Dinkytown, so if you're in the area, stop in and support her.