Friday, October 31, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Last leaves

The shape of the tree and its last leaves appeal to me.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Monster Dash

 After the Monster Dash this family obviously needed some food to fuel their energy for the rest of the day.  I saw them at the Farmers Market enjoying some bagels.  Looks like they had a great run, even tho the weather was a bit chilly, but sunny.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Downtown Building Windows

I like the color of the stone and the design of the windows on this downtown building.

Monday, October 27, 2014

West side Tienda

One of several murals on the outside wall of a tienda on the west side of St. Paul that has a large and thriving Mexican and Central American population.

Added Later:  Several people expressed surprise that St. Paul has a sizable Mexican and Spanish- speaking community.  Here is what I found re. its history:

The West Side continues to be home to third and fourth-generation Mexican immigrants, as well as 21st-century first-generation Mexican immigrants. The Neighborhood House continues to serve the needs on the residents of the lower West Side. Since the lock and dam system on the Upper Mississippi River was completed in the 1950s, flooding on the West Side flats has become a rarity, and quality housing for low- and middle-income families has been built there. Much of the activity is now geared toward preserving Mexican traditions, with programs to celebrate music, ballet, and history of the Mexican immigrants in Saint Paul. The West Side bustles each year to celebrate Cinco de MayoEl Grito, and Día de la Independencia.

Linking to Monday Murals

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Big Debate

Our sweet Maggie being treated at the University of Minnesota Vet Clinic.  We are having a highly emotional family debate regarding her future.  Despite (or because of) my love for her, I am in favor of "putting her down" but I have been strongly outvoted. It is amazing what modern medicine can do even for animals and she has rallied somewhat with the help of drugs and treatment. Perhaps Mother Nature will be the one that ultimately determines her fate. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Autumn Leaves

The colors of autumn

Friday, October 24, 2014

Unwelcome Sight

These look good, but they are an unwelcome sight.  The Green Bay side of the Door County Peninsula has already been overbuilt by developers that entice the tourist trade, and, unfortunately, it is an increasing trend on the Lake Michigan side. The County has lost much of its charm from the area I knew as a kid.  I still prefer the quaint, small cottage-like buildings and old-fashioned resorts in the villages that line the peninsula.  Progress? Sigh!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Baileys Harbor Scenes

I LOVE this Peninsula!

Scenes taken at the Beachfront Inn

Wednesday, October 22, 2014