Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Attached to utility poles and street signs

Out and about on the free advertising space provided by our public utilities.

Wanted: right-handed male


Summer plans?

university ave

Friday, August 24, 2012

Every time I try to move: One two three red light...

stop patrol

Stop. More patrols. You are forewarned.

I am wondering: Is this because this is a most dangerous intersection, which I can assure you it is, or because at night when there is very little traffic, drivers become testy waiting for the light to change through a long cycle?

I can assure you I have personlly witnessed many accidents and near-accidents during daylight hours when left turning traffic meets oncoming traffic racing to catching the end of a yellow light.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

One and a half women.

3 half womanequins

As seen in an Excelsior shop window.

Half womanequins.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Tranquility Bay

August 20th

August mist



Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sisco comes to Cottagewood - our new Sheltie


We spent the greater part of a sunny Saturday driving go Sauke Center, Minnesota along Highway 94. A pleasant but non-descript stretch of highway where you had better hold a steady 75mph or you will create havoc. Turkey farms dot the landscape. Sauke Center. We were headed out to pick up a new Shetland Sheepdog, to create a set of agility dogs. Pictured here is our new addition “Sisco”.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Vote Today

Vote, Deephaven City Hall

I took this photo at 6am. The polls were not open. Deephaven City Hall. A warm, welcoming glow and a sign that state: Vote Today.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Corn Days in Long Lake, Church of st. George

Celebrate corn

Aug. 11th and 12th.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Misty for me


Monday, August 06, 2012

150 years ago

Charge on Fort Donelson 1862

Charge on Fort Donelson detail 1862

To the South on the Mississippi River- The Charge on Fort Donelson - 1862*

“On Aug. 17, 1862 four young Dakota men killed five people living at the farms of Robinson Jones and Howard Baker near Acton, Minnesota. When word of the killings spread to the people at the Lower Sioux Reservation, a group of Dakota men argued that it was time to go to war with Minnesota’s European-American population to reclaim their ancestral land.’
_ Fort Snelling Web Site

While reading of the Dakota War of 1862, I have noticed what appears to me to be an often overlooked, but vital factor in this tragic historical event. The war took place simultaneously with the American Civil War. Chief Little Crow was advised of this and was persuaded that it was an opportunity, since The Minnesota Militia was occupied with battles to the South and East; Civil War Battles like “Bull Run” with casualties and deaths in the tens of thousands...

*The engravings above were taken through a store front window in Lyon, Colorado. The engraving was commissioned by Congress, and was created by George Perine of New York.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Just another morning on the Bay

another bay #2

Another morning


Scattered in the sand is the residue of a fishing season. A few crushed cans, packaging for flotation devices and a random bobber.