Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Grass Roots Protest-#Stand On Every Corner

While driving home late Sunday afternoon, I noticed a group of people holding protest signs at the corner of Marshall and Fairview Avenues in St Paul. Not one to pass up an opportunity for an impromptu photo shoot I stopped to talk to them. They are friends and neighbours who have been inspired by #Stand on Every Corner, a movement that appears to be spreading. Read about it here. Bet they wouldn't mind if you joined them!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Kofi Anan, 1938-2018

Kofi Annan, a graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, was U.N's secretary-general for two terms, from 1997 to 2006 and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001. He attended Macalester from1959-1961, earning a degree in economics and setting a school track record in the 60-yard dash. Annan returned to the college several times to give commencement speeches.  In May he was honoured by the college when it renamed its Institute for Global Citizenship for him.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

A floral path

These gorgous plants and flowers graced the path I followed Saturday night to a friend's dinner party. Certainly makes a guest feel welcomed!

Saturday, August 18, 2018

International Homeless Animals' Day

Here are some of the rescue dogs we have adopted who have lived with us for years and who have enriched our lives and given us immeasurable amounts of pleasure on a daily basis. Won't you consider adopting a homeless animal?

Sweet Maggi-14 years

Still With Us: Lexi-9 years & Wild Wendy-3 years

Link to Saturday's Critters & Camera Critters

Friday, August 17, 2018

Flower Box

The French Bakery Restaurant on Grand Avenue in St. Paul has a flower box with a variety of flowers and plants along the front of their establishment.  Such a lovely looking welcome!

Perhaps one of these might look familiar to you? Check Wednesday's post!

Thursday, August 16, 2018


Because of our short growing season, in my neighbourhood flowers take on an importance all their own! Many homes use flowers at their entrance to put out the Welcome mat!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018


The Highland Branch Library has had these signs displayed over a week now, which also encouraged early voting.  BE SURE TO VOTE!!

Be sure to vote today! Some people in the world are willing to die to have this privilege. Years ago I was an election observer in El Salvador during a critical voting period. Watching the lines of people, observing the military helicopters overhead and the armed soldiers on the ground was a sobering, humbling (and scary) experience. PLEASE VOTE AND REMIND OTHERS OF OUR PRIVILEGE AND RIGHT TO VOTE!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Boulevard Gardens

Boulevard Gardens are very popular in my neighbourhood. A good use of space!!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Come and sit awhile!

A neighbour with a sense of humour--the best kind!