Featuring personal photos of the Lake Minnetonka Area and things of interest to the author.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Cross Fit Memorial Day Murph
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Memorial Parade Day in Excelsior 2015
It was a short parade. But it had its highlights. I stood on the street corner of Water and 4nd and watched in the broken cloudy light. The Fire Department. Boy Scouts, Campfire, Girl Scouts and Vets marched by to applausee. It lasted about 10 minutes, and that in and of itself had charm. I did not plug my ears for the four gun salute, but many did as the photo shows.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Excelsior Commons Concert
The Lamont Cranston Band. I took these early,perhaps 7pm, and I only stayed for an hour. It was mild and extremetly bright. Much to my dismay, but not atypical, my camera batteries went dead after 4 photos. I wandered around through the scattered, lounging crowd with my dog Cisco on leash - and plastic bag in hand. People were very relaxed. It might have felt like summer - but it was too cool.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Famous Daves, Minnetonka Highway 7
As I took this photo two large geese landed, with a lot of fanfare, on the pond. Honk! I have been a semi regular of Famous Dave's for years and enjoy their consistent good quality. I love their graphics! I have noticed the cut back in portion sizes, and other changes in amenities. This is the way of the world. BUT - They don't even send me birthday e-mails anymore. I will continue to go to Dave's, but I miss the old Dave with friendly e-mails and more sides. We were barbeque buddies. - My apologies for the crop on the flag. It is straight from the camera.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015
Carson's Bay 2015
Another photo from a previous visit. One asks shy a boat setting still in a near windless bay would be tranquil. Quiet, but still it seem to represent pensiveness to me, an unfulfilled quality. I sat in the office of Burnett Realty. There was a reproduction of an empty deck chair and in the distance a boat sailing away. The little story was apparent. The person sitting in the chair had abandoned one deck for another.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015
Minnehaha Creek after the rain
I walked down the embankment and foun that I could walk three quarters of the way across the creek. Gray's Bay Dam is closed, so the water level on the creek is going to be low. That is my assumption. I don't want this to be a water level monitoring site, but when you live surrounded by wetlands, the water level is something you notice. The wetlands are filling in a bit, and the little feeder streams are running lightly again.
Friday, May 08, 2015
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Cisco in Shorewood.
Cisco is a Shetland Sheepdog. The recent World AKC Agility Trials in Hopkins were dominated by Shelties. These are remarkable dogs, and I was amazed at the concentration they exhibited - watching their master's every move. Cisco is excellent at performing at home, but he does not possess the temperament to show. Dylan, on the other hand is a natural. He is a miniature Aussie, an up and coming breed. But Dylan came with a bobbed tail, which is forbidden in some competitions.
Monday, May 04, 2015
AKC Agility Trials in Hopkins MN
I will begin by posting a photo of the winner of the small dog agility competition, Laurie and Race.
I apologize for the poor quality of my photos. The indoor lighting and my auto setting just were not working together. On another note. Boy, the Shelties and women really dominated the "Small Dog" agility comptetition. One winner stated affirmatively "Sheltie Power!"