A place for every thing, and every thing in its place!1802 Alexander Dumas
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Monday, July 27, 2015
For years I've passed this oil refinery, noting only that it dominated the landscape beside Highway 52. I have always been struck by our tendency on CDP to present our city and immediate area in the best light as possible. The beautiful people we photograph, restaurants, lovely homes, flowers, and landscapes are only a part of our environment; I thought that this would certainly be an alternative photo; something on which we all rely. This is what I found to describe these photos:
The Pine Bend Refinery is the largest oil refinery in Minnesota, located in the Twin Cities suburbs of Rosemount and Inver Grove Heights next to southern split of U.S. Highway 52 and Minnesota State Highway 55. The refinery is notable for being the largest in the United States to be located in a state without any oil wells. Overall, it ranked 14th in the country as of 2012 by production, with a nameplate capacity of 320,000 barrels (51,000 m) per day.] The facility is owned by Flint Hills Resources (FHR), a subsidiary of Koch Industries.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
Last Wednesday four former colleagues and I had lunch together at Cristo's Greek restaurant in Minneapolis: Caroline, Colleen, Syb, Claudia, and Moi. Caroline, Colleen, and I taught in the English department together for approximately 30 years, Claudia left the Social Studies/History department in 1983, and Syb worked in the Development Office. Syb and the three of us who taught English still live in the Twin Cities but Claudia flies in from Arizona to be with us on occasion. I think that we five should now go to Greece or Italy or France or Ireland or the British Isles or ??? Don't you think so?!
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
When our grandson was little we spent many happy hours in cottages on Lake Michigan. Washington Island in Door County, Wisconsin, was our favorite hangout, and a child's picture book about a seagull was a favorite read. I recently got reacquainted with Shelly, the seagull when we stayed in a cabin on Lake Superior. Too bad our grandson no longer joins us on our lake outings because I know that he, too, would recognize Shelly.
Linking to ABC Wednesday and Tuesday Afternoon and Our World Tuesday
1899 Ernest Hemingway
Monday, July 20, 2015
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Kayaks were available in the cabin/resort where we recently stayed. I watched the man give instructions to the female in the orange kayak. Water on Lake Superior is a tough place to learn, and she didn't last long. By the time I finished watching and taking a few photos she had fled and returned to terra firma.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
If you can't be in Paris, celebrate Bastille Day at Patrick's French Bakery and Cafe!!
here to read City Pages review of this great place. Yesterday I had an asparagus and tomato quiche but forgot to photograph it until I was half through, but you get the picture!!
Linking to signs, signs
Monday, July 13, 2015
Sunday, July 12, 2015
The Scenic Cafe located about 24 miles north of Duluth on Old North Shore Rd is the place to eat if your happen to be anywhere in the area. The garden and landscape in front of the building invites you in for a gourmet meal.
We started with an asparagus flan and unusual salad with a beet dressing before we ordered an entree.1817 Henry Thoreau
Saturday, July 11, 2015
How lucky can I be?! In a short period of time one afternoon recently I found a Minnesota state flower, the rare pink and white lady's slipper, and then I saw this lovely swallowtail butterfly.
1899 E.B. White
Friday, July 10, 2015
This is the sweet little cabin on Lake Superior Up North in which we stayed for a few days. I want to return soon since it is a place of great tranquility.
And, this is the home of the owner of the sweet little cabin and other cabins on the Lake Superior property.
1871 Marcel Proust
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
1898 Alex Waugh
Linking to signs, signs
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
If you are in the market for a pair of clogs, travel to Lindstrom, Minnesota in the Chicago Lakes region and visit Sven's. This Scandinavian Troll will greet you at the entrance to the store where you will find plenty of clogs to fit your personality.