Saturday, April 19, 2014

Welcome Home!

After being gone several months to escape the harsh Minnesota winter weather, it was good to be welcomed home by our granddog, Lexi. Normally she fears my Canon camera, but she didn't mind the iPhone camera.  
Guess she's just an Apple dog!

Linking to Camera Critters

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Theme Day, "Entry" February 1, 2014

Stairway to the Stars?
Up and Up and UP you climb
Stardom Within Reach!

Because we have been unavoidably delayed, we won't be in Santa Fe for a few more days, but I  have started to post there already;  please follow me for the next few months at my temporary Land of Enchantment blog, click here; My Santa Fe-Kate. I am on  sabbatical from VisualStPaul and will not post there again 'til April.
To see more "entries," go here and enjoy the many ways CDP bloggers interpret the theme.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Sweet little Casa

Come visit us in our sweet little condo in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We left some of our animals with our son who takes care of them and lives in our house while we are away, but we take Maggi with us. Maggi has a large fenced backyard to enjoy while we have wine and cheese inside.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Mystery Location

We're going someplace where we won't need these for awhile!  Come back tomorrow, and I'll show you our destination.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


The monetary value of the food in this cart must be pretty steep yet I think a Vegan would give it a value of zero.


ADDED LATER:  We got up at 6 am only to discover that our furnace is OUT! Waiting for return call from repair business.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Polar Vortex CREATURE ABC Wednesday "C"

There must be kids living in this house.  Can't believe that any adults would enjoy going outside to create this Polar Vortex creature!

Linking to ABC WEDNESDAY  & Our World Tuesday

Schools are closed again in the state of Minnesota for the 5th time this January!

Monday, January 27, 2014

School Mascot

I'm always interested in how schools display their mascots.  This mural in a local elementary school looks more like a benign pussycat to me! Bet the students love it, though!

Linking to Monday Murals

CDP Theme Day Alert: February Theme Day is "Entry"

Added Later: Today is the fourth time schools across Minnesota have been closed because of the temperature (wind chill is a phenomenal −33F)  Current temp is −14.6 F.  Photo below is from the Pioneer Press website. . . 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Mind, Body, Spirit

Yesterday I attended an all-day Women's Retreat sponsored by Unity-Unitarian Church in St. Paul that focused on the integration of mind, body, and spirit.  The workshops were stimulating, the food was bountiful and delicious, and the companionship was outstanding.  My favorite of the three workshops I attended was with local poet, Patricia Kirkpatrick, who read from her recently published anthology, Odessa, about the prize-winning poems she wrote while recovering from a brain tumor, surgery, recurrence, and remission. The day ended with a demonstration by the drumming workshop participants, followed by more conversation, wine and cheese.  Terrific Day!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Cold Animal-Camera Critters

This outdoor garden or lawn ornament doesn't look too comfortable or inviting right now.  I recently went to Highland Nursery on Snelling Avenue in St. Paul, looking for small terrarium plants.  The outdoor inventory certainly did not make me want to buy any of them. . even the statuary looked too darned cold!

Linking to Camera Critters
CDP THEME DAY ALERT: February Theme Day is "Entry."

Friday, January 24, 2014

Friday Fences

Last Friday I posted a fence with snow that had turned to an old, unsightly and tired mound of snow.  This fence surrounded by soft white snow is what we normally think of when recalling snow gently falling on the land.  Which is more realistic, last Friday's photo or today's?

CDP Theme Day Alert: February Theme Day is "Entry"