Featuring personal photos of the Lake Minnetonka Area and things of interest to the author.
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Monday, May 02, 2016
Lake Minnetonka Half Marathon - with 1/2 mile to go!
Here are some random shots just before the runners began their final turn ( or 2)
The overall winners were Dan Neilson - who shot past me before I could photo him properly - that's him in the first photo flying by for a 1:09 finishing time.
The lead woman, Krisina Hoff was running at the time I photographed her, with a male runner pacing her (so it appeared). Her time was 1:26.
Friday, April 29, 2016
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Minnehaha Creek is flowing!
Monday, April 25, 2016
A passing Prince - Paisley Park
The Sheriff of Carver County stood at the podium and answered questions from themdia about Prince. In a touching moment (I will paraphrase) he responded that he thought of Prince, not as a just rock star, but of him as a friend, a community member and a good citizen. He said this sincerely and with honest emotion.
I never new or really followed Prince too closely. As a creative person, I have admired him, and his loss is significant loss to Minnesota and the arts.
We drove by the endless stream of fans and admirers this weekend, and I just leaned out and took some photos in passing.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
Excelsior is rated "cool"
One thing I have always thought is that if you tried to be cool you probably wouldn't be. But you can be engaging, involved, interesting, even exciting... and a whole range of other things. In the end Excelsior has a sense of self and yet it is changing.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Minnehaha Creek at the Burwell House
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Geese on the Pond
Pretty and pretty messy, geese. The dogs love to chase them.
"Canada geese are everywhere in Minnesota. From farm fields to golf courses.
IdentificationGeneral description: A large goose.
Length: 22 to 40 inches - wingspan is about 5 to 6 feet.
Weight: 2 to 18 pounds.
Color: Light brown with a white chin and a black neck, head, bill and feet.
Sounds: Various "honking" sounds.
ReproductionCanada geese mate for life, and both parents help raise the young. The mating season runs from March to April, after which eggs are laid. Hatching begins 25 to 30 days later. Baby geese (goslings), which are covered in yellowish down, leave the nest shortly after hatching.
FoodCanada geese eat aquatic plants, insects, grass, soybeans and other crops.
PredatorsMink, raccoons, great-horned owls, fox and dogs.
Habitat and rangeLakes, ponds, marshes and rivers. Many Canada geese stay in Minnesota throughout the winter, although some migrate south to any number of states. They breed statewide, but are most common in the western and southern portions of the state."
- Minnesota DNR