Featuring personal photos of the Lake Minnetonka Area and things of interest to the author.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
The Rabbits Among Us
It is the time of the year when rabbit themes spring up. From "Bunny Bingo" as previously noted, to "Bowling with Bunnies" at Tuttles in Hopkins (April 11). To various "eggstraveganza" - like a visit from the Spring Bunny at the Minnetonka Community center.
Then, after this pagan ritual recedes, we can curse the little devils as they devour our gardens, plants and folliage.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Minnetonka Ice out 2009- status
A walk to the end of the block tells the story. The winter sails have been pulled along the shoreline, the ice is a dirty color, pocked and rutted, but still a force to be reconned with. Historically the ice goes out about the first week, to 10 days, in April. Hooowever, April is the cruelest month.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Down On Chowen's Corner
Joseph Chowen moved to section 18 of Minnetonka Township in 1853 and built a home at what is known as "Chowen's Corner". He was joined by his brothers George and William Chowen, and his Brother-in-law James Shaver. Nearby Shaver's Lake retains his moniker.
Today's Chowen's corner in the am,- Deephaven 1. An early morning shot. My apologies for the hand-held quality.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The snow recedes in St. Bonifacious
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
The Northome Stone Arch
Built for R. M. Bennet and E. Clifford, early Northome residents.
Northome's entrance had a double arch when it was built early in the 1900s. The left arch was taken down in 1925 to accomodate trucks. (from the book "Pictureque Deephaven")
I took this photo on a gray and dreary March day, but later in Spring and Summer, when the trees and plants are in full bloom, it is difficult to see the whole structure.
Monday, March 09, 2009
More helpful household hints from Felix
Friday, March 06, 2009
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Monday, March 02, 2009
Before the ice houses dissappeared- Deadlines, deadlines
A purple sky, A single contrail says goodbye to the village on the lake.
A lone picnic table at a cold beach in Deephaven.
From the DNR:
"The fish house/shelter removal deadline for the southern part of the state is March 2, rather than March 1 as originally printed in the 2008 Fishing Regulations handbook. The deadline for shelter removal in the northern part of the state, March 16, remains the same. Shelters must be removed from the ice by these dates"
About deadelines: Online Etymology:
"time limit," 1920, Amer.Eng. newspaper jargon. Perhaps influenced by earlier use (1864) to mean the "do-not-cross" line in Civil War prisons:
"Seventeen feet from the inner stockade was the 'dead-line,' over which no man could pass and live." [Lossing, 1868]