I'm finally able to post my photos by using a library in my new, temporary neighborhood; since I arrived last Monday, I've had nothing but problems using my laptop so I'm learning patience. Come with me through this gate to my Santa Fe blog for the next few weeks, and I'll show you photos that indicate clearly why I love it here!!
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
PS. I'm winging my way to Santa Fe, New Mexico for two weeks, but until I get settled, I'll be posting here. I'll let you know when I start blogging from there...in a few days. Stay tuned!
Sunday, July 18, 2010
The delightful narrow passageway I showed you last Friday has many twists and turns with a surprise around several corners. This lovely little garden is one of them. I don't think it's an imaginary garden, but it might have real toads in it.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
My granddaughter's summer camp has a number of animals: horses, cows, goats, and more, but the children's hands-down favorite is this small calf: meet Norman. To meet more camera critters posted by bloggers from around the world, click here.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Recently I have been interested in a friend's quest for wedding attire for her mother-of-the-groom gown and hat. The wedding party and guests have been asked to wear Victorian vintage clothing, which requires some skillful shopping to find. I hadn't gone to the corner of Selby and Snelling Avenues for sometime, but I know that several vintage clothing shops are thriving there. Much to my surprise the entire corner has been rejuvenated, and while I was going from store to store, having the time of my life, I discovered several little cobblestone passageways that are in the process of being refurbished. While I'm waiting for the grand opening of the shop featuring Paris fashions (be still my heart) in a few more days, I'll post more photos from this delightful area.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
When friends discuss their gardening, I smile enigmatically and say very little. This picture demonstates the extent of my green thumb: ace I am not. I confess that I enjoy container gardening for herbs, but anything else...?! Back to my novel!!
Just because you've only got houseplants doesn't mean you don't have the gardening spirit - I look upon myself as an indoor gardener. ~Sara Moss-Wolfe
Friday, July 09, 2010
The Nothern Pacific Railway's first locomotive was the "Minnetonka", a Smith & Porter 0-4-0 built in 1870, and used in the construction of the railroad as it started west from Carlton, MN. The engine was later sold to a logging company, and spent many years hauling logs before being repurchased by the NP for preservation. She is still owned by the NP's successor, the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe, and in recent years spent some time on display at the company's headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. Happily, she is now back home at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth.
If you are a railroad buff, go to this link http://parkengines.railfan.net/MN/content.shtml to see some fantastic images.
Thursday, July 08, 2010
Photographer: Thomas Abercrombie, 1968
"Caged Goldfinches," Kabal, Afghanistan
Last week I posted photos here that I took of the National Geographic exhibit in Duluth, Minnesota. Although the lights in the gallery made photographing difficult, I want to show you my favorite piece, even though my snapshot does not do it justice. To learn more about this outstanding photographer who was born in Stillwater, Minnesota, go here and here. He was a true adventurer as well as a terrific photographer.
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
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Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Monday, July 05, 2010
I have often seen this woman having coffee with friends at Lund's grocery store in Highland Village, and just as often have admired her hat because the silver band reminds me of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Today I stopped to chat with Marion, a 78-year-old Minneapolis resident who buses over to St. Paul frequently to visit a 90-year-old shut-in friend of hers. We had a lovely talk about her hat and her 11-year-old grandson who has given her some fashion tips. She said that she had been a little depressed this morning, but our chat cheered her up considerably. Guess I'll stop to talk with perfect strangers more often!
Good things happen when you meet strangers.
Sunday, July 04, 2010
My favorite neighborhood artistic cow gets dressed up for the season and important holidays. Today she's eager to show off her bikini to help celebrate Independence Day, the 4th of July. I first introduced you to her here on May 7 in her spring finery. Always original in taste and attire, I watch to see her new wardrobes, and I'm never disappointed.
And, in a more serious vein, to convey the spirit of independence, liberty and freedom: “I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.”– Abraham Lincoln.
Saturday, July 03, 2010
Two-month-old Bean hangs around a neighborhood coffee shop with his owner. There are lots of
"ohs" and "ahs" from passersby when seen, especially by children. Friendly little guy, too.
“Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.”
Emily Dickinson (American Poet)
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Friday, July 02, 2010
The Lake Superior Railroad Museum is one of four museums that are housed in the St. Louis County Historical Society in Duluth, MN. When we visited the National Geographical Portrait exhibit we also went to the area that exhibits railroad cars, engines, locomotives, cabooses, and other smaller artifacts of the railroad era. When our children were small, we often visited this museum, and I think I now get just as big a thrill as they did when they were young. These wheels are on one of the articulated locomotives of the Duluth Missabe Iron Range Railroad. The (DMIR) is a railroad operating in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin that hauls iron ore and later taconite to the Great Lakes ports of Duluth and Two Harbors, Minnesota. Control of the railway was acquired on May 10, 2004 by the Canadian National Railway (CN) when it purchased the assets of Great Lakes Transportation.
Thursday, July 01, 2010
“Never believe in mirrors or newspapers."
The quote is somewhat ironic since the frame of the mirror and the jug are made of newspapers, designed by artisans in a third world country. The objects are in a shop called 10,000 Villages, a non-profit free trade store in St. Paul where I volunteer one day a week.
Theme Day has come around again. This month's choice is "reflections": Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.