Wednesday, December 27, 2006

How Did I Miss This?

While driving downtown I passed Rice Park and noticed several holiday statues that I hadn't seen before--all larger than life. This trumpeting angel is in front of The Ordway Center for Performing Arts

Today in Minnesota History: 1906- Mahnomen County is formed. Mahnomen is an Ojibwe word for "wild rice." (Reference: MNHS:ORG) An aside: Wild rice is a wonderful regional grain, absolutely delicious when prepared correctly,which is a challenge if you are unfamiliar with it!


  1. Hi Kate, hope you had a lovely Christmas.

    Loved your moose drool post!

  2. Nice shot of the hearlding angel. Glad you didn't miss it after all.

  3. c'est une belle statue.

    it is a beautiful statue.

  4. Hi Kate!

    I love your angel!
    Thanks for your comments.
    Many wishes for a new happy year!

  5. I still have Christmas carols running through my mind so, of course, I started singing, "Angels we have heard on high" when I saw your post today.

  6. wishes of happy new year from Madrid...

  7. Beautiful statue in what must be a spectacularly beautiful park at this time of year!
    Glad to hear that your family enjoyed a wonderful Christmas!
    What happened to The Countdown?
    I'm still puzzling over yesterday's quiz....any winners yet?

  8. Are these permanently on display, do you think? I'm thankful for angels. So glad you posted one. :)

  9. Chris, No, no-one has guessed yesterday's quiz. HINT: Just a few months ago--not long past. Where do you think a parent (another broad hint--grandfather) and adult offspring might be?? Look at some of the previous answers for a clue that are not far afield.

    Ruth, The statues are not permanent and a plaque on one indicates that it belongs to the St. Paul Hotel, which will be the subject of tomorrow's post.

  10. an angelical statue... beauty

  11. very interesting statue Kate, looks very gracious.

    i'm leaving tomorrow morning for Zurich (Switzerland) and i'll not be able to post or leave comments for the next 10 days or so.

    have a great New Years eve and all the best in 2007.

  12. A beautiful angel. I'm glad you found him/her.


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