Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Paths along the way


traveled, but not too much.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Excelsior Firecracker Races 2015

Overhead there was a buzzing like a giant mosquito. The pesty sound drown out the ‘pumped’ music playing to motivate the 3 waves of runners. The Mile, 5K and 10 K runners lined up and headed out 15 minutes later than scheduled. Organizers said it was due to a pickup truck parked on the course, in front of Maynards. I think that excuse is used for a lot of things.... but once the word came across the wires that the street was cleared, the races began.

It is a confusing event. Runners from the longer races melding and overlapping at the finish line. Hell bent for leather 10 K runners weaving theoir way to the finish among the slower 5K runners. That in mind it is a fun run. I could nothelp but wonder if my watch was right, the times I had on mywatch seemed out of synch with the runners and their speeds. So I will post photos.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Road Race July 4th Excelsior.

Expect delays. This one I am going to watchand post photos on this site. I am in running condition, but I think I will sit this one out. My plans are for another race later this year and hopefully set a decent base time.

Come back for more running photos....

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Minnehaha Creek with the rising sun

Monday, June 22, 2015

Out into Excelsior Bay!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Make a run for it!

As seen on Water Street.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Stella Towers over Minnetonka

I noticed a Frank Stella painting had been reproduced on the water tower behind Famous Daves. I was curious, I wondered why. The answer was on the Minnetonka web site. This is [art of a public project to promote the 100 Anniversary of the Minneapolis Art Institute. There are other similar towers around the Twin Cities. I remember my first viewings of Stella art in the 70s. He was often popular for his very decorative patterns shapes and colors which had mass appeal. He was criticized for the same reasons. Still he pushed the edges of painting and sculpture a bit, but not too much. Then in later 70s he broke out with some very dynamic 3 dimensional pieces.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Glimpses of Art on the Lake

Friday, June 12, 2015

Art On the Lake this weeK end

Clown ring My magic clown ring will working this weekend, as I head down to "Art On the Lake"in the Commons. I hope to get photos of some of the art and festivities to post on Monday. I am looking for my choice of 1. My best of show, 2. Best pet, and of course; 3. Most lakeworthy.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Lake Minnetonka Steamer Poster in window....