Featuring personal photos of the Lake Minnetonka Area and things of interest to the author.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
The Hallow Queen crowns The Hollow King
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Excelsior Commons, the ball field is quiet.
Saturday morning and the sun was breaking in and out of a morning cloud bank. I was up early as usual, and these photos give the impression that it was desolate, which is not true. I must start asking people to stop so I can photograph them, but in the very early hours it seems an imposition (it is). On the other hand, I have often been surprised how willing most people are to be photographed.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Dark Pumpkins Gathering
This may be too much pumpkin for you, but I had to repost this photo at a larger size. In a rare “instance of popularity” for me, this pumpkin photo went “viral” on FlickR Explore. I received thousands of views.... Okay, over one thousand views, in a matter of a few hours. Still climbing. I think what FlickR people enjoyed is the low angle and the minimal “processing” I use. (It reminds me of the invasion of the body snatchers).
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Sumac for tea, ground for spice.
I walked along the Minnetonka trail and took photos of the brilliant orange and magenta sumac leaves, looking closer in, rather then across the Lake for subject matter.
Sumac for tea! It is supposed to have a lemony flavor. And who doesn’t like lemonade?
Frankly, I am doubtful. I am going to give it a shot. I am also going to dry a few of the berries and also report back about the resulting mildly spicy ground sumac berries- or so they say. Admittedly I am not Yule Gibbons, I am still going to give it a shot.
Looking farther out, the Lake has a few sailboats gliding in the distance. It is 60 degrees.
Friday, October 17, 2014
"Dylan", a miniature Australian Shepard strikes a stoic stance.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
In the thick of it. the Shorewood wetlands.
I wandered, or should I say crawled, through the deep rushes and cattails and beds of flattened grass used by the deer as hammocks. The running water is minimal. In the end it was a bit dreary and my shots resembled tri-tones. The dogs found me irresistible when I returned, covered with cattail cotton and deer scent.
Monday, October 13, 2014
The New "Coalition" Restaurant, Excelsior
A straight forward presentation of the "coalition" lower case, restaurant. I have not eaten there. No reason, I just haven't. The chairs were up (7am) and the light on Saturday morning was beautiful. I am not fan of the name. Sounds too much like a government structure for me. I think I would have named it "savoureux" coalition- with emphasis on the savory.