Sunday, December 29, 2013

Little Eskimo

Spotted this little beauty at the Cannon Falls Antique Mall today.  I thought to myself how ready she will be for our next cold snap, TONIGHT.  Expecting temps at 0 degrees and 40 below wind chills! Brrrr

Friday, December 27, 2013

Snowflake snack

Thursday was the perfect day for sledding!  Here, Ruby takes a break for a little snack, while informing me that "it's only fun to go down the hill"

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

1960's Aluminum Christmas Tree we purchased at a Hutchinson antique store.

 Henry is NOT into going outside this winter!  Too cold brr brr 

I think this is me....waiting for word about the Hawaiian Holiday Sweepstakes....did I win?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Eddie Rabbitt

Last Spring Tim and I went for a drive to find a small town in Wisconsin.... Arkansaw.  We discovered this town 5 years ago and remembered it fondly.  With a swift creek and nice little park we stumbled upon a picnic shelter who had once been visited by the one and only Eddie Rabbit in 1988 .   The town and park still had an announcement posted stapled to it's picnic shelter. It was wrinkled and weather battered but it was STILL POSTED!  At the time we thought it was we wanted to visit the posting again!  When we got there last Spring we were disappointed, our Eddie Rabbit posting  was gone.  There was a fresh coat of paint and things had been spruced up.  

Here we are standing where the concert flyer was stapled.  Gone.  : (

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

With a click of the camera

Wow you blink your eyes or shall I say click my camera and 15 days passes by like that!
Here we are on October 2 already.  I have been busy with photo shoots when I'm not at work.
I keep myself busy in the summer with photo challenges and being gramma with a camera.  No client work or very one or two.  The the third week of August I head back to the School District and start preparing for the new school year.  Setting up accounts, usernames and updating the District website.
No sooner am I at work and the photography business starts up for the season.
Here is a snapshot of my client hard drive:

Here is 2012

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Hopps Harvest

I picked the hopps off of the vine grown by the side of the garage.
They smell fragrant and amazingly like a beer!

Blue Bells Cockle Shells

School is back in session.  I'm juggling all the things that help teachers and buildings get going for the year, like usernames and account access.  As I was coming back from lunch friday I saw the students out for recess on what I would consider the most beautiful September day.  It got me to thinking about jump rope rhymes.
Blue bells, cockle shells
Easy ivy over....

I like coffee
I like tea
I like the boys
and the boys like me
maybe so

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Summer, roses and sunset

Finally made it to the Lake Harriet Rose Garden this summer!!
I got a few shots I like because they're so unique.  Had fun playing with that setting sun.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

The trim on the house

Painting really sucks but well worth the effort.  Spent the last two days painting the trim on the house.  Scrapping and'sbeen 10 years..I guess I should be happy  for the that!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Trying Hard to get it right!

All summer I've wanted to try to recreate this Coca Cola ad that I used for my header on this blog....
I probably will never try again so this will have to do.  Lily and I had fun trying though!

Saturday, August 3, 2013


While in Hayward I spotted the perfect little Antique Shop, but resisted visiting it til the third day of our trip.
I was really looking forward to it..I knew it would be a good one with a stagecoach like this out front!
I was so disappointed.  Nothing.  Maybe a fifites table is all I saw that I found remotedly interesting.

July 2013 I flew One time....hotter than H L Double Tooth Picks!

Flying Photos for July 2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Little Log House Pioneer Village

Last January I put this date on my Google calendar to visit this museum.  It was a girls day out as Adrienne and Lily and Ruby and I checked it out.  The trip was topped off with a visit to the Hastings Co-op.....$1.00 malts and diner stools!

Monday, July 22, 2013

And another one

We had a great day fishing in Hayward today.  It's amazing how fun this can be when it feels so foreign.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Ones I liked

 Some shots today at Reed lake in Hayward...the only ones I liked.

Running behind on the 30 day Photography Challenge

I kinda fell off my 30 day photography challenge yesterday...traveled to Hayward Wisconsin to enjoy the relaxing woods, lake and weather.  I need to get a sunrise picture...and I hope to do that tomorrow morning.  This 30 Day Photography challenge may indeed take longer.

Friday, July 19, 2013


Day 24 of the 30 Day Photography Challenge: Bokeh

Lil' Blu Ninja Ice Chop

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Little Blu Ninja

Funny how creative I can be when my days are slow and hot: Summer
I was riding my bike this morning making an early delivery to the pool: Sudafed
And I spotted something blue on the street....curiosity got the best of me so I back tracked to see.
Lil Blu Ninja...laying there...abandoned....needed a new mission in life.  I tucked him safely away in my bike pouch.  He'll have a mission for awhile....the traveling gnome prank.
The travelling gnome prank is the practice of returning a garden gnome "to the wild". It involves stealing a gnome, taking it on a trip, and photographing it at famous landmarks, with the photos being returned to the owner.
I will take Little Blu Ninja on a summer adventure of photography. Where will he turn up next?
In the tomato patch

Watching the new lettuce emerge.

Prior Lake

Day 23 of the 30 Day Photography Challenge:  Water

Prior Lake from the air on July 17, 2013  The night flight was extremely hot and I wanted to be on that boat not in the plane!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hawaiian Tiki God

  • Day 22 of the 30 day photo challenge:  Symmetry

As I was creating my symmetry on the computer with Photoshop (and not through the lens)
I realized that the center of the picture reveals a Tiki God!
I decided he is Lono - Ancient Tiki God of Fertitliy and Peace

Can you see Lono?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Homes Sweet Homes

Day 21 of the 30 Day Photo Challenge:  Home

I have always wanted to scrapbook all of the homes I have lived in.  So today I decided to find every home I've lived in.  I'll try to give detail to each place.

This is were I was born and lived til I was 11 years old.   My dad and mom owned this house
2309 Stewart Ave.  St. Paul, MN 55116 until they were bought out by a developer who put in 
condominiums.  We moved in 1973.  I see the neighborhood from time to time and that pine tree is
still alive and well!  It would be fun for me to take a picture of that tree now and post it.  Maybe I will!

In 1973 my parents bought this beautiful home in the Macalester Groveland area in St. Paul.
1405 Goodrich St. Paul, MN 55105  I lived here til 1979.  My parents sold this home in 1995.

When Tim and I married in October of 1979, we lived in these Sibley Manor apartments.We lived here for 4 years.    1341 West Maynard Dr.  St. Paul, MN 55116

  In October 1983 we found this wonderful home to rent in St. Paul.  We lived there until October 1985.
1474 Cumberland Ave.  St. Paul, MN 55117

In October of 1985, Tim and I purchased our first home.  We paid $52,000.00  @ 9.9%
We lived here until June 1989
5353 43rd Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55417

In June 1989 we moved to Fort Worth Texas.  Tim and I had this home built. It was 3 times bigger than 5353 43rd Ave S. It had  4 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms. No basement. 2 ½ car garage. Our lot was over-sized and the yard was stockade fenced.  (and yes I hung the American Flag backwards by mistake)
5374 Crescent Lake Drive Fort Worth, Texas 76137

This is our home today.  We've lived here since June 1995 = 18 Years!
I have lived in this home longer than anywhere else.
13th Ave, Richfield, MN 55423

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