Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Minnetrista magenta


An Eastern Bluebird on the west side of the Lake

Bird on a wire

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Rabbits Among Us

Rabbit dish
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.

A Cottagewood Driver Alert

Hoola - Oops!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Minnetonka Ice out 2009- status

Still On ice
Then end of the block
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

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.
Joseph Chowen and family
Meet The Chowens 1853
Chowen's today - Deephaven.
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

The snow recedes on St. Boni

The snow recedes just in time for Bunny Bingo, and that in turn gives way to Ham Bingo.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Rejected Winter Apparell


Thursday, March 12, 2009

March onto my back porch

A glimmer of sunset

Moonlit docks

I just can't shoot the moon@ 6 below.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Northome Stone Arch

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.
Deephaven street sign

Monday, March 09, 2009

More helpful household hints from Felix

Kitchen tip (revised)
In a continuing effort to aid the hapless bachelor or bacheloress I offer advice on cooking and housekeeping. In this illustration I offer the novice a simple manner to retrieve an english muffin that is stuck in the toaster. One does not want to burn the muffin. Quick, decisive action is required.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Wayzata Keyboard


Thursday, March 05, 2009

An Opening for Spring

An opening for Spring

Monday, March 02, 2009

Before the ice houses dissappeared- Deadlines, deadlines

Purple no picnic
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]