Monday, September 22, 2014


Last Friday I posted photos of the management of Goodwill on University Ave in St Paul donning their Halloween finery.  I'd like to introduce you to another employee, the smiling face of one of their cashiers. . . a lovely and beautiful young woman.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Jazz Fest

Last weekend we attended the annual Jazz Fest at Selby and Milton in St. Paul.  The weather cooperated; entertainment, people watching and food were all very good!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Chanticleer-Camera Critters

I would love to see this one roaming free and strutting around a barnyard!

Woe to the house where the hen crows and the rooster is still. (Spanish Proverb)

Linking to Camera Critters

Friday, September 19, 2014

Goodwill for all!

 Goodwill is the "go-to store" for bargains and treasures.  Since we are seriously downsizing, albeit slowly, it is a terrific place to donate useful objects that you cannot use anymore.  Lots easier than organizing a garage sale! While there I can't resist the temptation  to shop the racks and shelves and have found some wonderful objects and artifacts over the years: books, terrariums, bird cages, snow shovels, and I must confess a few items of wearing apparel like Eileen Fisher and Chico.

The store always has a well-stocked inventory for Halloween; As you can see, general manager Donna has modeled beautifully one of the costumes and Dee looks positively fetching in her new hairdo!

Goodwill does very good work training employees, offering job opportunites and steady employment to many as well as providing useful retail merchandise for all kinds of shoppers.  Please donate to Goodwill!

Thursday, September 18, 2014


"Red and the Wolf"
Acrylic on board, 24x24" $800.00

In the past I have posted photos of art work that hangs in a community room at Unity-Unitarian Church in St. Paul.  Artists apply for the opportunity, and those who are selected are able to exhibit,  hang and place their art work for one entire month.  The images of Barbara Harman, the September artist,  illustrate aspects of fairy tales that she has loved since she was a child.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


I often forget to try black and white so I thought I would experiment with this photo since I didn't really like the color tones of the one on the left.  I think that both photos are too dark. Jack is a musician, folk singer, and story teller whom I recently heard perform.  Very entertaining man!

Linking to ABC Wednesday

Monday, September 15, 2014


During an August road trip and a stop at a park on Lake Superior,  I saw these large pieces of driftwood. It won't be long now before this kind of scenery will be a thing of the past because of winter snow and ice. Oh, dear!!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

School Art Gallery

The school where I used to teach has a beautiful art gallery that exhibits the work of visiting artists, current students and former students.  At a recent reunion gathering the gallery showed the work of three different alums.  The two still-life paintings here belong to a student who graduated in 1969.

Saturday, September 13, 2014


I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.