Friday, December 19, 2014

Ice Dive

ALARC Ice Dive 2015 Excelsior Bayview Center I will not be up to my voyeuristic antics. I usually take photos at what was previously called “The Polar Plunge”. Now the "Ice Dive" on January 1. I will be participating in the Lifetime Fitness "Commitment" 5K at 10am.Hopefully I can get a few photos there. They will not have the eye and emotional appeal of swimsuits in sub zero.... Last year: point jump

Monday, December 15, 2014

St.Albans Bay Saturday @ 7am

St. Albans Bay, Lake Minnetonka
Minnetonka Boulevard was clear of snow, and a light mist hung in the air. The ice on the lake is making a temporary retreat as the temperatures reached the low 50s over the weekend.

St. Albans Bay

Thursday, December 11, 2014

V for Victor's on Water Street

V for Victors @6am This photo was taken @ 6am. I stole this from their web site:

 “Eating is an agricultural act.” Wendell Berry

 "Victor's on Water is an Italian inspired restaurant located in historic downtown Excelsior. Quality ingredients sourced from people and businesses we trust, is our focus in creating our unique take on Italian cuisine. We source locally whenever possible. Whether you want a cozy delicious meal with your family, are out on a special date, or just want to stop in for a quick bite, we hope you think of Victor's on Water. We look forward to welcoming you into our home of community." Victors

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

On the roof there arose such a clatter


Monday, December 08, 2014

Dylan & Cisco 12•2014 Miniature Aussie and Sheltie


Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Early Winter- Currier & Ives

Early winter Winter activities. With the seasonal shift, I say we're solidly into winter mode. Very early, winter runners

Monday, December 01, 2014

Christkindlmarkt...... or however you spell it!

On hold at North Pole Here we see Santa waiting just ahead of me in line for the porta. Do you ever wonder how he manages during the big event? Christmas train

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

I went overboard on this one... still, Happy thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A mosaic serving tray by Shorewood artist, Joan Wilson

Mosaic serving tray I purchased this lovely tray from Joan at Excelsior Apple Days. I hope she doesn't mind my using her first name. We hardly spoke, I just swiped a card and I had the tray. Joan was busy chatting with other artistic admirers. Mosaics have a personal fascination for me, I spent many hours in Catholic grade school fiddling with cut up pieces of colored construction paper and paper paste. I was making paper mosaics for the Felician nuns.... The 3 Magi, Christmas trees, Nativity scenes. I drew the scenes by hand on black paper and then filled them in. By the 4th grade I was the go-to guy for the nuns all the way up to 8th grade. I was rewarded with candy form their private stash.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Excelsior Bay adrift