Featuring personal photos of the Lake Minnetonka Area and things of interest to the author.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Lobster at Blue Point
We had lobster at a restaurant nearby that serves quality sea food. The Blue Point is always a fine dining experience, with a professional staff and simple, elegant ambiance. Actually I had the Hawaiian Sunfish... Lobster is a messy operation at best.
My mother often spoke of a time when lobsters (and scallops) were considered a poor man’s entree. You could buy them at the market cheap. I am willing to bet that this was due to the primitive food preservation technology of the early 20th century.
From an authoritative seafood blog:
"Eating lobster was once considered a mark of poverty and they were served to indentured servants, slaves and prisoners. In one Massachusetts colony, servants rebelled and forced a contract stating they would not be fed lobster more than 3 times a week."
Drawn and buttered.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Wells Fargo Lake Minnetonka Half Marathon
May 1 - now starting in waves at the Wayzata Bay (ex)shopping center.
8:00 a.m. WAVE #1(1hr 50 mins and better)
8:02 a.m. WAVE #2 (1hr 55 mins to 2hr 10 mins)
8:04 a.m. WAVE #3 (2 hr 11 min and over)
I read this with shock, then I remembered it this a HALF MARATHON. Whew! (Of course there would be no starters if these were marathon times).
The finish area is at the Excelsior Commons Park. I plan on photographing this event for this blog. Big time coverage! I think the half marathon is a great (& the most reasonable) long-distance road race. A perfect race for Lake Minnetonka. I look forward to some great shots, from an area that has fostered some great runners.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
The forbidden fog
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Toonie On Tonka gets her GED.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Broken Trail today. Tomorrow: The Ides of March.
Act 1. Scene II Julius Ceasar (excerpt)
And it is very much lamented, Brutus,
That you have no such mirrors as will turn
Your hidden worthiness into your eye,
That you might see your shadow. I have heard,
Where many of the best respect in Rome,
Except immortal Caesar, speaking of Brutus
And groaning underneath this age's yoke,
Have wish'd that noble Brutus had his eyes.
Into what dangers would you lead me, Cassius,
That you would have me seek into myself
For that which is not in me?
Note: I admit: I thought today was the 15th. I “leaped ahead” too far. Right into the ancient past and Shakespear’s Julius Ceasar, which I read in my public high school English Class in 10th grade ....and I still remember .
Friday, March 11, 2011
The unleaded - part 2
More about lead. BTW - if the gas is unleaded, and no leaded gas is available, why not just call it gasoline.
So what about lead?
“Lead is a dense, corrosion-resistant, bluish-grey metallic element, and is the heaviest stable element. Lead was one of the first known metals and has been used for at least 5,000 years. The early uses of lead included building materials, pigments for glazing ceramics and pipes for transporting water. Today’s major use of lead is in lead-acid storage batteries”
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Putting Decartes before De Horse
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
The gates are closed, and with the amount of ice and snow on the ground and lake I doubt that we will seen an average ice out.... just a few years back we had a March 18th ice -out.
Much, much later this year... well into April. The norm is the first week in April.
Like most people, I am tired of winter. My photography has suffered with all the repetitive snow scenes and my own lack of enthusiasm. The results are treadworn, dreary, and flat winter scenes. The above shots were taken at Gray's Bay as I struggled with the snow piles that line the street, just to position myself to take a shot.