Sunday, March 29, 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Municipal Elevator

The Saint Paul Municipal Grain Terminal was built between 1927 and 1931 and has national significance for being the first successful grain terminal elevator owned and operated by a farm cooperative in the U.S.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Trees at sunrise, near the Mississippi River, Saint Paul, MN.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Saint Paul waterfall

Set out yesterday morning to take a specific shot of the Mississippi River but didn't get what I was looking for. On the walk back to my car, feeling disgruntled, I heard running water, and followed a path into the woods where I discovered this small waterfall in a spot I've passed numerous times, but until that moment had been unaware of its existence.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Waiting for the boats to return. An early March morning on the Mississippi River, St. Paul Yacht Club, Saint Paul, MN.

Sunday, March 15, 2015


If you ventured outside this past week in the Twin Cities, you probably noticed puddles everywhere. What little snow we had this winter melted in a flash, thanks to a solid week of ample sunshine and temperatures in the 50's and 60s. This particular puddle was located on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The building reflected in it is Steichen's Market and Deli. Their motto is "Cease the grease. Nothing on a stick since 1933". They're open for the twelve days of the fair, and also for three days each June for the Back to the 50's car show.

Saturday, March 14, 2015


Smack in the heart of downtown Saint Paul but feeling miles away from the city.  The docked boat is the Covington Inn Bed and Breakfast. For 30 years it was a working towboat, then spent about 20 years dry-docked in Louisiana before the River Valley Preservation Company towed her to Saint Paul and created one of the few floating bed and breakfasts in the country.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Surdyk's, reflected

Surdyk's Liquor and Cheese Shop, Northeast Minneapolis, reflected in a window.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Warmer, warmer...

Ice machine, State Fairgrounds, Saint Paul, MN.
Temperatures in Saint Paul climbed out of the deep freeze and flirted with the 50-degree mark for the first time in ages. Make sure those ice makers are in good working order, Minnesotans--starting to get mighty warm out there.

Sunday, March 8, 2015


The Merriam Street Bridge. Originally built in 1887 by the King Iron Bridge Company, it spans the east channel of the Mississippi River between Nicollet Island and the east bank in Minneapolis, MN.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Truth like gold

A spot of afternoon shine near the Minnesota Boat Club, which is the state’s oldest athletic institution. Saint Paul, MN.