Featuring personal photos of the Lake Minnetonka Area and things of interest to the author.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Burwell house revisited. 2013
The City of Minnetonka has done extensive landscaping to make the Burwell House a charming little park, tucked in along Minnetonka Boulevard. I stop by occasionally to visit, and have taken the tour of the house and property. It is a great piece of history, and I have written about it. I wandered in again this May morning, after a short morning run. Spring has finally offered its glimmering morning light. In the distance automobiles and bicyclists whirred by to the broken rhythm of the boulevard semafore.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Monday, May 06, 2013
Monday Morning Gold
Monday, April 29, 2013
When will Lake Minnetonka Ice Out 2013 take place?
Are you an outdoorsman/sportsman, fisherman, water loving soul waiting for the word that the Lake is open for business? My daily glance at the lake reveals darkening ice and an imminent demise for the cool cover. Here is a photo, granted the snowcover is a bit distant, but it is what I have to show at this time. Deephaven Beach.
On the fringe with Roy Rogers
Dale shouted to Roy "Are you still messing those fringes. Darn you Roy, you spend more time on that jacket then you do cleaning your Peace Keeper!".
Roy Rogers was the last of the true bon vivant cowboys. A beau beau brummel at heart Roy spent an inordinate amount of time on his Western wardrobe. His lead hands would make fun of him, often asking him what his favorite color was, or if his boots were made in Paris.
But today Roy was ready for rough weather (the fringes help rain run away from the jacket), and an even rougher time at the Sawtooth Ridge. Photo: Jacket of a book viewed in "Country Antiques", Excelsior.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Historic Remininscences on Upper Lake Minnetonka
"The pioneers began coming to Upper Lake Minnetonka in the Spring of 1854, when John and Joseph Mertz settled a claim they had marked out the Fall before. One of the first settlements to be established was “German Home”. In 1859 it’s name was was changed to "Minnetrista” the name it still uses. A German Baptist Church was established, and a Catholic Church at St. Bonifacious and the school district was organized.”
The Bays of Upper Minnetonka were named after a number of its early settlers - Cook, Maxwell, Halstead, Smith and Carmen.“
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Moving Water, Minnehaha Creek, Minnetonka
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Lake Minnetonka Ice Out 2013
The current scene on Gray's Bay. Ice certainly In!
The following is a re-post from this blog from 2008. Freshwater Society Website, "Freshwater Society" Lake Minnetonka Ice-Out Dates: 1855-2003.
NEAT FACTS Average Ice-Out: April 15 Earliest Ice-Out: March 11, 1878 Latest Ice-Out:May 8, 1856
Most Common Ice-Out: April 17 & 18 (9 times) I am not a gambler. Some have said this will be the latest ice out on record.
Place your predictions here, there are no winners or prizes.