Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Excelsior Amusement Park remnants

The Whip

Monday, September 29, 2014

Railroad song remembered

2103 On the road again Selected lyrics. Roger Miller.

 "Third boxcar, midnight train, destination, Bangor, Maine
Old worn out suit and shoes, I don't pay no union dues I smoke old stogies I have found, short, but not too big around
I'm a man of means by no means,
king of the road

I know every engineer on every train
All their children and all of their names
And every handout in every town
Every lock that ain't locked when no one's around
I sing, "Trailers for sale or rent,
rooms to let, fifty cents
No phone, no pool, no pets,
I ain't got no cigarettes

Ah, but, two hours of pushin' broom
 buys an eight by twelve four-bit room
 I'm a man of means by no means,
king of the road"

A seasonal grill

A seasonal grill Down by the water at Lake Ann

Friday, September 26, 2014

Janis Stamps: Now available at the post office.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sign in Front of the Burwell house

Burwell House sign

I think the little boy is just a dandy!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Apple Days 5k. A finishing shot.

A blur

The intensity.  The light. A blur with the end in sight.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Warm Apple Day greetings and Apple day 5K

A warm Apple Day Greeting at 9 am Saturday. The bright morning sun warmed the streets and trails for the 5k, but created havoc for me taking photos. Bright light,dark shadows. Isn't that life? The epitomé of AppleDays was represented by Avery's Orchard of Meyer MN.

  Honey balm!

This 5K really is a fun run. Finishing on a clay and gravel trail (oh, there is about 150 yards of paved trail near the finish) about 250-300 runners to my estimation. 72 degrees and glaring sun, the finish line looked transcendental. The runners seem to be a little surprised by the warmth.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Apple Day

Apple Days I am going to post some photos of Apple Days tomorrow, including a few from the 5K Race. So take a look. I will try to capture some candid shots in Excelsior.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

My first pumpkin shot of 2014

pumpkins I ready for Excelsior "Apple Days" This weekend by posting a pumpkin photo. I bought 3 for decoration.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Burwell House - revisited 9/2014

I stopped by the Burwell House and crept around. It was a windy 50 something and the walkways creaked. I was alone - well pretty-near. A young couple came out o the barn area and I suspect romantic activities preceded. I hope so. The grounds looked lovely, and Minnehaha Creek was flowing at a brisk pace, considering.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Hidden Excelsior

This sign is slightly out of sight in Excelsior Commons. It doesn't stop me from being grouchy, but it reminds me of the time when I am. I turn and spy this old Excelsior Amusement Park sign - watching me. Amusement clown (old Excelsior Amusement Park Sign)

Monday, September 08, 2014

Minnehaha Steamer Under Glass


Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The COV, Wayzata

Sunsets' gone.... Cov Sunsets is now The Cov. I don’t know how to insert the line above the O in COV on my keyboard, but there is one in their name. The interior is elegant white, with a nautical theme. The staff is young and good looking. New; Island bar. We only dined there once, and it takes more than one time to get the picture. I asserted myself, and we took a table with a view of "the lake". Very nice. A train rumbled by as we dined, and as a trainspotter I was happy with that. Cov lights

Monday, September 01, 2014

Snapper Crossing

I have seen the "Turtle Crossing" signs many times. Now there is another, more specific sign.