Sunday, October 31, 2010

It's a mad, mad, mad, mad Halloween

Zombies and vampires may be the latest Halloween fad, but being Joanie from Mad Men is more fun.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Specter of Milwaukee Ave.

This mysterious lady lives on (or does she haunt?) Milwaukee Avenue in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis (see more of Milwaukee Ave on Oct 17).

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fall on the farm

The Oliver Kelly farm in Elk River is getting ready for winter. You can see the farm workers making hay, putting up pickles, storing vegetables. Life was different back then!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Harvest meal

The kitchen in the commander's house at Fort Snelling really knows how to dish out a good meal.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Late afternoon shadows

The low late afternoon sun is producing some long and deep shadows these days. This is at the Como Park golf course.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


 This window on a building of unknown use in residential Minneapolis is like those one-way mirrors installed in preschools where kids can see themselves but not their parents watching them. Was anyone watching me take the photo?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Down by the river...

Usually we see the Mississippi from high up on a bluff, but on a recent walk I got down to the water's edge. A placid fall morning looking south toward the Ford Pkwy Bridge.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Milwaukee Avenue

Hiding off busy Franklin Avenue in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis, pedestrian Milwaukee Avenue is a time capsule of turn of the century working class architecture (lovingly restored).

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Capitol coiffure

Looks like the state capitol building is wearing a hairnet. Don't know what they're up to, but the whole structure is scaffolded.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Low-rise St. Paul

Our metro area feels more neighborhood-y than big city. Lots of low-rise streetscapes. Good for glimpsing the sky while you have a coffee and read the morning paper.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Flaming maples

We are at peak color here in the Twin Cities and it's great to get out to enjoy it.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Fall chores

Soon everyone will be out doing this. Several little girls in this neighborhood were raking a pretty big pile. I wonder why...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mr. Egghead

It was the semi-annual art crawl in St. Paul this weekend, although this egghead (and several more in different poses) lines a wall on Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. Fine summer-like weather brought out the crowds.
Thank you, Molly, for allowing me to guest-sit your blog while you are away. Hope I can keep up the quality.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

A new face

While I'm away in London, I am turning this blog over to the lovely Kim who will post her Twin Cities photos. Stay tuned for her first post!  

Also, please note the change in the URL for this blog and adjust your bookmarks accordingly -->

P.S. This is a photo of the iconic cherry and spoon sculpture at the Walker Sculpture Garden, with the Minneapolis skyline in the background.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


I have successfully moved to London to go to grad school for the next year. So check out the new blog at Photo A Day in London!