Friday, April 18, 2014

A new day along the shoreline. Gray's Bay

I am moving to a new home. Just a few miles away. The content of Minnetonka Scenes may be enriched and expanded with wild life photos. Right now we are deep into "the move".

Thursday, April 17, 2014

April snow. Wayzata Yacht Club

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hot sauce is on the table. Don Pablos.

Searching for Mexican food, Tex-Mex food , or even“Southwestern” food is futile effort around Lake Minnetonka. But, I will accept bland but fresh, and so it is off we go to Don Pablos'. The food is modest, motiff is colorful, and the ambiance is kind of generic and franchised - but in a pleasant manner.
The walls are smooth and reflect sound. A boisterous group of 40-somethings are talking loudly and their laughter fills the air. Out table is furnished with warm corn chips and mild salsa. Warm sunlight bathes us. We are happy. If you want it spicy, there are bottles of hot sauce on the table.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Gray's Bay Ice out

I about fell into the water taking this shot. More out of awkwardness than the degree of difficulty. Then only this one survived, as my camera suffered frozen batteries. Still the ice encrusted sumac branch tells the story. Winter ice clinging to the branches, and to the lake as the slow melt continues. I expect the official ice out to be in the next day or two with little fanfare as the temperatures dance around 40 degrees in the daytime.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Carson's Bay April 7th. Ice going out......

Monday, April 07, 2014

I think we have a handle on the situation

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

April first, 2013

The Craniolgy Compostion Company

A new educational facility that has opened in Minnetonka. Balance? Mine is kind of a teeter totter......

Monday, March 31, 2014

Behind the fence, wetlands

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A Health "Clubbing"

The sign outside the Crosstown Lifetime Fitness Club reads: “Lifetime Fitness bans guns on these premises”.
I think, and then I thinks a second time,  when I sees a sign like this.  Has there been a problem here with club members carrying guns?  What has precipitated this sign?  Would a criminal be deterred by this sign? Is there any security in this Club?
 Recently 2 unarmed men broke into the Crosstown “Club” and severely beat and robbed a member who had no warning - or received any protection from the staff. The sign was his only protection. The attackers were caught later as the attackers continued their assaults at a nearby neighborhood residence.

This is not the Crosstown Club,  but one of the Lifetime Clubs.  One of my own stock photos.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Slowly things are revealed. Sometimes small.