Thursday, April 30, 2015

The AKC Agility Trials are this Weekend in Hopkins

Dylan Dylan is a mere year old pup, but he is a fledgling agility dog.Credits to my wife for this. I am going to the Agility Trials and I hope to have some photos to share with everyone. I have been to this event before and it was cold and dark. This Saturday predictions: Warm and sunny! Stay tuned. Oh, here, this is from their announcement/site.

AKC Agility International World Team Tryouts: May 2-3, 2015 Hopkins Pavillion 11000 Excelsior Blvd. Hopkins, Minnesota 55343 7:30am - 5:00pm Course Maps and Results by Round/Jump Height Live Video Streaming

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Minnehaha Creek is running low

Minnehaha Creek is running low I could walk across the stream on the rocks.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Excelsior Brewing Company Front

Excelsior brewery hoops in the window When you say you want to "Hoop it up", at Excelsior Brewing Company, you may be handed a multi-colored hoop and asked to "go for it".

Friday, April 24, 2015

Deephaven Nokomo Beach

No Komo Beach handprints The beach may have been decommissioned. The old sign was gone, only aboriginal handprints on the fence, a couple benches and the rules. Rocks and ripples @ Nokomo Beach

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A New Memorial Bench at Excelsior Commons

Sauron Eyes Excelsior "A memorial to Debbie Hart who founded and ran Art on the Lake for many years. She died in an auto accident about 3 or 4 years ago in Watertown. A great lady and pioneer of art in the area, and our famous South Lake 'Art on the Lake' event." - Tommy Drumond

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Ghost of Gray's Bay


A recent discovery of Native American burial ruins, here,  along Gray's Bay has been made. It should be no surprise, since this area of the Lake was part of a commonly tread Dakota trail. Many warriors returning from battle up North by Mille Lacs passed this way.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Christmas Lake @6am Friday.

classic dock

Everyone deserves a classic dock shot on Friday morning.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Burwell House April 2015

The Burwell House,  ghosts revisited

I veered from my course this morning. I decided to check on the creek levels and ghosts of the pioneers at the Burwell House. Lovely lighting on the hosue and the grounds looked inviting, even at 6am.
The place could use a ghost or 2, if nothing else  for publicity. You can buy them, but I might venture to invent one. Having an historic sawmill nearby could sawmill provide a little flavor....

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Viginia Piper kidnapping is examined. A poster.

stolen 1972

Friday, April 10, 2015

William and Lydia

Lydia and William

 As I read their story, these pioneers of the Lake Minnetonka area seem to have a lot of hardship that was self inflicted. One never reads about William the dreamer who neglected legal details, or his wife who was never happy with much of anything. If you read excerpts of her detailed diary this seems to be evident. William died when he fell through the ice while walking on Excelsior Bay. To me, this happens, but to novices who do not know the ways of a frozen lake.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Geese basking in the April sun. Lake Ann.

Geese and  shadows in a shallow lake They enjoyed the warmth. I looked at the geese, and suddenly observed that they were standing in very shallow water. Normally a few feet deep, I think. We need rain.

Friday, April 03, 2015

Ice Out on Lake Minnetonka

ice out report Still a few stray shards of ice in Carson's Bay. The ducks and geese wind their way. I am sure there is quite a log jam still in the main body, but it is going down in the dark of night.

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Shorewood shows signs

Timber Lane

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Snow, Ice and rocks. Ice out on Lake Minnetonka

snow,  ice and rocks Ice out is going to happen soon, although this photo of a few days ago would leave one doubtful. I will take a photo for reference later today.