Saturday, July 31, 2010

Red Pine

The Red Pine (also called the Norway Pine) is the state tree of Minnesota. They are so skinny and tall.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Mushroom #2

Look how bright it is! This was found on a walk around Dry Lake outside of Ely, MN.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dorothy Molter Museum

One of the oddest little museums I have ever visited--about "The Root Beer Lady" of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Check it out at their website.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Are these flowers or something else? They look like tiny cauliflowers. Found on a walk around Dry Lake outside of Ely, MN.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Northern Sunset

A Minnesotan sunset on Everett Lake outside of Ely, MN.

Monday, July 26, 2010


Found all kinds of neat mushrooms during a hike around Dry Lake outside of Ely, MN.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Shot this at a gas station outside of Virginia, MN. For some reason, the lights and colors from the gas station really set off the deep purples in the sky that afternoon. We drove on out before the storm broke, but I bet it was spectacular.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Dock

Evening on the lake. So placid. Do you see any loons? They're probably diving.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


My brother casts a line in a northern brook.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


A shot from a summer up on Burntside Lake near Ely, MN. It's a Minnesotan tradition to head "Up North" every summer and my family is no different, though the lake and the level of northness has changed over the years.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Burntside Lake

This is where I am right now. Yeah, go on. Be envious.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Up North

Going "Up North" for the week. I'm afraid I don't have enough photos backlogged to have a picture every day while I'm gone. So all my thousands of adoring fans and followers (ha!) will have to hold tight until I get back.

Friday, July 16, 2010


The "New York Eagle" and the Smith Ave. High Bridge on a gloomy day.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Marshall Blocks

Neat block letters against the Minneapolis sky. This is a cement-making business, or something like that.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Summer cleaning

Want some free stuff? It's that time of year. Time to clean out the house.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

SPAM Museum

Visited the SPAM Museum in Austin, MN a few days ago. Look at all that canned meat!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Reflections, part 3

Walking around downtown Minneapolis near the new Target Field spotted this nice reflection of buildings in buildings.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Target Field

I went to my first Twins game at the new Target Field last weekend. It's a gorgeous place.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


A walk through Minneapolis near Target Field revealed this sign on the side of an apartment building. Love these things and they're all over the Cities.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


I just had my first Grain Belt Premium the other night. I can't believe I've held out this long since it's become one of the hipster brews of choice in my native Twin Cities. It was not as vile as I had imagined it would be. I still think it's a terrible name, but I love this sign above Nicollet Island in Minneapolis.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


A lovely colorful apartment building on Laurel Ave. Garrison Keillor lives in this neighborhood.

Monday, July 5, 2010


Some enterprising individual decided to put in random poems all over the Cathedral Hill neighborhood when they were redoing the sidewalks. The first time I came across one, I was so utterly enchanted that I read it over and over again for about ten minutes. This is my favorite of all the ones I've seen so far. I actually laughed out loud when I read it.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th!

Stop to smell the flowers and read the Declaration of Independence!

Saturday, July 3, 2010


The promise of summer. A deflated paddle pool in the evening sun.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Apple Store in NYC

Passed this Apple Store on the Upper West Side. IT BLEW MY MIND. This is just the play area of the store! The actually products are hidden away in a whole other room downstairs! Insanity. And yet I want to go there so bad.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Reflections, part 2

A bit of a cheat. I posted this one earlier in June but that was before I found out the July theme day is reflections. So I'm posting it again. Because I like it. This is the Landmark Center reflected in the Travelers Insurance building in downtown Saint Paul.

This is part of City Daily Photo's July 1 theme day. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants