Sunday, March 29, 2015

Surly Nation


Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Two Minnesotans, one an avid homebrewer who runs an industrial abrasives manufacturing business started by his Pakistani father and German mother, and the other, a heavy metal guitarist-turned-head brewer, cross paths at the San Diego Brewers Conference. The homebrewer offers to help the head brewer brew at his current brewery, and eventually convinces the head brewer to team up with him to convert the abrasives factory into a brewery, make world-renowned beer, and become one of the fastest growing breweries in the country.
As weird as it may seem, that’s exactly how it happened. (To continue this saga, click here).
Alert: April Theme Day is fast approaching: "My Camera-shy Self Portrait"- 

"If you are camera shy, what would you show us?  Your shadow?  Your silhouette?  Your back or feet or hands?  Your heavily photoshopped self?  A collection of the things that are important to you?"

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Big Hole in the Ground


There is neither a beginning nor end to street repair in St. Paul. . .or so it seems~

Alert: April Theme Day is fast approaching: "My Camera-shy Self Portrait"- 

"If you are camera shy, what would you show us?  Your shadow?  Your silhouette?  Your back or feet or hands?  Your heavily photoshopped self?  A collection of the things that are important to you?"

Friday, March 27, 2015

Trudging

Trudging Toward the End of the Week















Alert: April Theme Day is fast approaching: "My Camera-shy Self-Portrait"


"If you are camera shy, what would you show us?  Your shadow?  Your silhouette?  Your back or feet or hands?  Your heavily photoshopped self?  A collection of the things that are important to you?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Good Fences

A fresh snowfall transforms an ordinary fence.



He will not go behind his father's saying,
And he likes having thought of it so well
He says again, "Good fences make good neighbours."
"Mending Wall" by Robert Frost

Robert Frost, 1874
Tennessee Williams, 1911

Linking to Good Fences

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Signs & Wordless Wednesday


Linking to Signs2 & Wordless Wednesday

Aretha Franklin: 1942
Elton John: 1947


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spring is here!



Spring is finally here!  Monday, March 23, 6:15 a.m. CDT--The Last Snowfall???????????

Monday, March 23, 2015

Faces in the Crowd

The last of the St. Patrick''s Day photos, I promise!




It truly was a family day.  Parade began at 12:00 noon and that cut down on the unruly revelers. It helped that it was during the week rather than on a week-end. The three guys were the only ones that I saw with any alcohol and they behaved quite well.  After the parade ended, long queues formed in front of the Liffey and other Irish bars on west 7th Street.  I would have liked to lift a pint or two, but poor DH was home sick in bed.  Have to tend the Irish invalids, too!


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Seamus' Best Friend!


The Irish Wolfhound (IrishCú FaoilIrish pronunciation: [ˈkuː ˈfˠiːlʲ]) is a breed of domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris), specifically a sighthound. The name originates from its purpose (wolf hunting with dogs) rather than from its appearance. The breed was originally developed from war hounds to one used for hunting and guarding. Irish Wolfhounds can be an imposing sight due to their formidable size; they are the tallest of all dog breeds.[1]

For lots of good information on the breed, go here.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

First Day of Spring


Spring's Very First Day
Sun in an Overcast Sky
No Buds or Blossoms

Friday, March 20, 2015

Bouncing Babe


~Spring is Here!!~


Soaring above the crowd with Landmark Center reflected in the building.


Getting ready to soar!