Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A Kindle Reader: Men Reading #2

Another of my patient and stalwart Starbuck friends, who agreed that I could add his image here to represent a man reading, despite the fact that I didn't initially ask his permission.  But, that's what friends are for!! Does a Kindle qualify for a photo in my series?  

Linking to ABC Wednesday

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Æbleskive Breakfast

When a cultural activity includes food, it increases the enjoyment of the experience! After passing the Danish American Cultural Institute many, many times, I decided to visit it.  DH and I went to their monthly Sunday breakfast and enjoyed ourselves immensely.  I was unfamilar with their special and delectable Æbleskive and fell in love with it immediately. The chefs showed me the steps in their preparation, which made me want to come back for more.  Since I just recently learned from my DNA that my background includes a huge percentage of Scandinavia (who knew!!--I guess those marauding Vikings were everywhere!!) I decided to get in touch with it.  Of course, I'll return in April for another delectable meal served by cheerful volunteers and social patrons with whom I enjoyed talking.
Linking to Our World Tuesday


Monday, March 20, 2017

Guthrie Theatre Mississippi River scenes

Yesterday I showed you some unusual photos of the Guthrie Theatre.  If you are a regular patron, you probably have walked out on the elevated view platform and have seen these familiar Mississippi River bank and railroad scenes.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Guthrie Theatre-Unusual Views

These are not the publicity photos usually associated with the facade of the world-renowned Guthrie Theatre. DH and I saw a matinee performance of King Lear last Saturday when I took these photos. Two of those photos show parts of the theatre as seen from the streets, where the city wisely has installed 8-hour parking meters. The other is a long projection that extends from the fourth floor of the rear of the building where patrons can see the Mississippi River, either inside or outside. Tomorrow I will show you some of those views.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Parade 2016

Unless the sun comes out in full force and the temperature improves within the next hour, I think that I will forego the St. Paul St. Patrick's Day parade today. These photos were two of many that I snapped last year, 2016,

Thursday, March 16, 2017


Bev, who is from St. Paul, dressed a day early for St Patrick's Day, an important day in this city for the Irish and "the wanna-be's!! Although she works only part-time, she loves working at Lund's and Byerly's and has been doing this for about 15 years. I forgot to ask her if she's Irish!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Man Reading

Yesterday I posted photos of two women reading.  Today I'd like to introduce you to Bernie, my Starbuck friend, who arrives every morning like clockwork to get his daily copy of the New York Times to enjoy with his coffee.  I've had some interesting political discussions with him over the years, and I consider him one of my many friends whom I have met in this cafe. Bernie enjoyed the photos and thought he looked just a wee bit older than he feels. Don't we all!!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Women Reading!

After complaining about my lack of motivation to photo shoot, I accepted the advice of some sage CDP photographers (you know who you are!) and went out with my camera to a cafe on Hamline Avenue in St. Paul this morning.  If you are on Facebook, you may have noticed that I am posting a theme of paintings of women reading, all of which I have researched on the internet.  Since the wonderful images are not mine to share, I didn't feel that I could use them here. Instead, I took these two stealth photos in Groundswell. I think they qualify as examples of "women reading." PS. I invite you to "friend" me on Facebook to see the 11 paintings I have posted in the last few weeks, my way to honor March as International Women's month.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Church Door

Instead of going to early morning church on the first Sunday after Central Daylight time begins (losing one hour), I decided to mine my archives and show you this beautiful church entrance. For those of you who live in this geographical area or one similar. motivation to take one's camera for a photo shoot is rather low because it is still very cold, gray, dark and dank. A prayer to the Gods: please encourage spring to arrive early!!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Another Liberman painting

This is the 10th and final painting of Joy Liberman's that I have posted the last few weeks. I hope that you enjoyed them; it has given me great pleasure to share her art work with you! Go to the link I provided above to give you more information about her.