Thursday, August 28, 2014

Great Exhibit

I don't think I'll miss this one!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Garden in an Alley-ABC WEDNESDAY "G"

This is a spiffy little garden in a St. Paul alley.  Each summer alley gardens are judged and awards given.  This one obvious was deemed worthy!! A good way to beautify the neighborhood.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014


“Do not eat garlic or onions; for their smell will reveal that you are a peasant.” 
Cervantes, Don Quixote.
Linking to ABC Wednesday

Monday, August 25, 2014

Sunset and Storm Clouds

Last night as we drove home after having an outstanding dinner at a restaurant (more on that later) in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, we were treated to a spectacular sky of sunset and storm clouds. The photos were taken from the car as we drove down the highway. . . not bad, but nature provided the scene!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Wonder Women

Last Sunday got up early to go to Mississippi Blvd to take photos as I watched these Wonder Women fly by! I was pleasantly surprised to see how cheerful most of them seemed.  Some passed me by without a glance, but many of them had a smile, a wave, or a cheery hello!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Entertainment, too!

Recently I posted a photo here of an excellent take-away at Longfellow Market on Lake Street.  DH and I have become regulars now for a casual Saturday lunch.  Last Saturday I had a delicious Juicy Lucy while listening to this musician who entertained us with his music and a smile. If you live in the neighborhood, go to eat and listen.  Prices cannot be beaten! Incidentally the proceeds usually are given to a neighborhood food shelf;  a young boy scout whose troop was that day's recipient was volunteering at the store.  A good deal all around!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Another peek at Syb's Garden

On June 29 I showed you a photo of Syb's Garden.  Within a few weeks the scene and the colors changed!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Good Fences-Beach

A barbed wire fence in need of repair along a sand path leading to Lake Superior.

Linking to Good Fences

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Oscar, the Fright-ABC WEDNESDAY 'F'

Yesterday you met Fiona.  Today I want you to meet Oscar, her brother. He selected a face painting very different than his sister's.  I think his choice is a success as a "fright."


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Fabulous Fiona-ABC WEDNESDAY "F"

A family moved into our neighborhood with two children both of whom are adorable, Fiona and her younger brother, Oscar.  I have been particularly charmed by Fiona and enjoy watching her.

The finished face of Fabulous Fiona

 These photos show the beginning stages of the face painting.  At our neighborhood block party, one of our neighbors patiently sat for a long period of time indulging the delighted children by painting their faces with different designs.