Friday, September 30, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

He leads the way.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

ABC WEDNESDAY -K- A Kid, a Mom, and a Horse

I wonder who is more interested in the horse..Mom or the Kid?

To see more "K's" on ABC Wednesday, go here!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

An entrepreneur!

This young balloon woman offered some amusing advice.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Pied Piper

There are always musicians and music at the St. Paul Farmers' Market.  Yesterday was the first time  I saw a musician involve the children in a square dance to the delight of onlookers.  He looked like he and the kiddies and the children were enjoying themselves!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Camera Critters-Quite a Surprise

After exiting my house, I was surprised to see this critter on one of the hanging baskets, and it didn't move nor fly away despite my movement.  When I got too ambitious and tried to remove the dead leaf so that the photo would be more attractive, the critter flew away.  It was a pleasant surprise to see this beautiful creature.   To see more camera critters, click here.

Friday, September 23, 2011

A Matter of Choice

I think that I like my boots far more!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

What on earth is this?!

Medical technician, gentle Margaret,  posed in "The Chamber of Horrors" for me.   I felt that it was my civic duty to give the male members of CDP a peek into a technical advance endured by women who take their health seriously.  Don't know what it is?  Ask a female!
Check the coffee cup to understand the platform and top shelf which can be lowered and lowered!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Where Am I ??

Looks like Santa Fe in the winter
But . . .

It's really St. Paul in the fall!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Candid Snap

A stealth shot may not be open and above board
it produces the best unposed snapshots!

Monday, September 19, 2011


 Many hands make quick work!  At one of the local cafes a group of women meet once a week to knit together and compare notes...about knitting, life, families. . .

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Bridge to the Island-Sunday Bridges

This bridge on St. Kate's campus goes to a small island where my children spent many happy hours as they were growing up, playing in the pond and watching the turtles and ducks.

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Camera Critters at Gabe's

Gabe's is a local watering hole and the place to be if you're a Green Bay Packer football fan who lives in St. Paul.  Instead of cheering for the Vikings during football season, these fans gather together among their friends in a supportive environment, surrounded by like-minded Packer fans.  It gets particularly raucous if the opponent is the Vikings. I wonder if those Angus Burgers will be the same price during the games? To see more Camera Critters, click here.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Kati and Cath

Although this was not a happy occasion because it was the funeral of a very close friend, who happened to be the godmother of Kati and the Mother of Cath, it was good to see the two young women together again.  Our families spent many happy days and evenings with one another over the years, and like many events like this, we all got together to reminisce.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Art Fair

The Bearing of

An African Queen

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

ABC Wednesday-"I" Incredible Car!

What can I say?!

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

ABC Wednesday-"I" Innocent Childhood

Three little girls sitting on the curb at the St. Paul Farmers' market, probably waiting for the horse and carriage ride.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Flight 93-9/11, 2001

Two years ago I drove to Fort Snelling Cemetery to pay homage to the men and women who are buried there.  I watched a very moving burial ceremony of a recently fallen serviceman and walked around to see  the headstones in the newest section of the cemetery. I found Tom Burnett's headstone,  who was on board Flight 93 on that fateful day and who was one of the passengers who attempted to take control of the airplane away from the hijackers after learning what was occurring in New York and Washington, D.C.  Last night I watched an interview with his parents on one of the local television broadcasts. 

 Ten years does not wash away the sorrow. 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Happy Birthday, Max !

I met these two beautiful people yesterday so Max and I could celebrate our birthdays which occur today! Both Max and Jill were students of mine when they were in high school; after they graduated in 2003, I briefly lost touch with them, but followed Max's academic and professional career off and on.  So delighted that he and Jill are now "a romantic number."  Couldn't have happened to two nicer people.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Home Again #2--Sigh!

Since I returned home on Thursday, I haven't had an opportunity to do any photo shoots, so I snapped this artificial flower that was behind our booth during our late afternoon snack yesterday.  Even though I love my city, it's not as easy to find interesting subjects and images here as it was in Santa I miss it already...sigh!!  Off to the Farmers' Market now to replenish the larder--perhaps that will lift my spirits!

Friday, September 09, 2011

Home Again!

         Well, I'm home again, folks.  I didn't use any of these public-rentable bikes that have appeared all over the city this summer, but I got back just in time to watch the Packers (MY team) defeat New Orleans.  My flight back was bittersweet: glad to be with my family but so sad to leave Santa Fe...that magical, wonderful place! I won't have many St. Paul photos for awhile, but feel free to visit me at at my Santa Fe blog where I will still be posting for a little bit longer since I still have snaps I wish to share.  Thanks to those of you who followed me on that blog while I was there.