Monday, December 28, 2009

A Christmas Break

Taking a break. Will be back in the New Year on Jan. 12.

Enjoy your holiday season.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Day

Merry Christmas to all.

Nativity set at Berea Moravian Church, St. Charles, MN
Date: 12/24/2008

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

Manger and Star outside Berea Moravian Church near St. Charles, MN.
Date: 12/24/2008

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Up-Close and Light

Close-up of the Star
Up-close view of a Moravian Star.
Date: 12/18/2005

(Oops. This was supposed to be last week. Sorry. But it fits now, too.)

Monday, December 21, 2009

All is Ready

Berea Moravian Church, St. Charles, MN
Date: 12/24/2008

Friday, December 18, 2009

White on White on Green

White lights on trees at Christmas at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
Date: 12/22/2008

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wreath and Light

The wreath above the doors of St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, MN, with the lighting on the building above points outward with light.
Date: 12/22/2008

Friday, December 11, 2009

Lights, Trees, and a Heart

Lights on an outside tree shine as the inside tree shines through the heart on the window of the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester, MN.
Date: 12/22/2008

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wlecome to Christmas

A welcoming light and wreath on Christmas Eve at Berea Moravian Church near St. Charles, MN.
Date: 12/24/2008

Monday, December 7, 2009

Red, White and Green (2)

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Snow and decorations on a street light in Chaska, MN.
Date: 12/9/2004

Friday, December 4, 2009


Reflection in a mirror on the side of a vintage circus wagon at Circus World Museum in Baraboo, WI.
Date: Late 1980s Scanned from photo.)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Red, White and Green


The Poinsettia Tree in the lobby of St. Marys Hospital, Rochester, MN.
Date: 12/22/2008

Monday, November 30, 2009

Not Just for the Mini-Apple Anymore

A Touch of Minnesota in Times Square
Times Square adorned with the red targets of Target. It's a long way from Minneapolis to the Big Metropolis.
Date: June 13, 2006

Friday, November 27, 2009

Through the Leaves

Granada, Spain, seen from the Alhambra through spring leaves.
Date: April 10, 2002

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Giving Thanks

Star trails around the North Star taken near Lenhartsville, PA, at a friend's lake home. Giving thanks today and tomorrow for the wonders of the Creator's world that we are so blessed to be a part of.
Date: Summer in the late 1970s (scanned from slide)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Fall along the Little Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, PA
Date: Fall, 1973 (Scanned from slide)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Hohensalzburg at Night

Salzburg '70 River and Fort Night
The Hohensalzburg fortress, Salzach River and the rising moon in Austria.
Date: Summer, 1970 (Scanned slide)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fall on a Mountain Road

The end of Fall along a mountain road in north central Pennsylvania.
Date: Fall, 1978 (Scanned from slide)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Another Gulf Sunset

Sunest at Sunset Beach
Sunset at Sunset Beach, Tarpon Springs, FL.
Date: 4/20/2006

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sunrise in the Fog

The late sun rising over the Pine Creek Gorge near Cammal, PA, in late fall.
Date: Fall, 1979 (Scanned from slide)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans' Day, 2009

A section of the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington, DC, in honor of all veterans.
Date: May, 1983 (Scanned from slide)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Twenty Years Gone

Berlin '70 Brandenburg & Wall
Today is the 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In honor of that great event here is a post of a portion of the wall at the Brandenburg Gate. The picture was taken from West Berlin.
Date: August, 1970 (Scanned from slide.)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Church at Night

Salzburg '70 Augustiner Church
The Augustiner Kirche in Salzburg, Austria, at night.
Date: Summer, 1970 (Scanned slide)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Out at Home

All that's left after home plate was removed from the Metrodome following the last game.
Date: 10/11/09

Monday, November 2, 2009

All Saints & All Souls

Yesterday (Nov 1) was All Saints' Day. Today is All Souls' Day. We remember our families and friends who have gone on. This is the cemetery in my home town of Jersey Shore, PA, where many I remember were laid to rest.
Date: 10/31/04

Friday, October 30, 2009

Two (+) Trees

TwoTrees Along Root River Trail
Fall. Trees. Color. From along the Root River Trail last year when we really had a fall.
Date: 10/3/2008

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tracks, mountains, buildings and clouds. The view from the train station in Granada, Spain.
Date: 4/10/2002

Monday, October 26, 2009

Bridges and Boats

The Verrazano Narrows Bridge taken from Liberty Island. Lines, people, water, boats- a lot in one picture.
Date: 10/14/2006

Friday, October 23, 2009

With the Double Eagles

Double Eagle1 Rochester, MN
During the first snowfall of the season a week and a half ago I looked out and there were the two eagles in the tree across the lake. The hints of color still in the leaves contrasted nicely with the snow and black and white of the birds.
Date: 10/12/09

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Reflection from Metrodome
Crowd at the Metrodome in Minneapolis with the city skyline in the background before the last Twins game.
Date: 10/11/09

Monday, October 19, 2009

Florida Flower

The colors of the near tropics in Tampa, FL.
Date: 4/22/06

Friday, October 16, 2009

Middle of the Rhine

I believe this is Pfalzgrafenstein. It is a picture from 1970 when I spent the summer in Austria and Germany. More recent pictures show this castle as white.
Date: July 1970. (Scanned from slide.)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Flowers of Fall

Mums by Mayo Clinic Rochester MN
Mums planted by the Mayo Clinic in downtown Rochester, MN. Flowers of fall!
Date: October 19, 2008

Monday, October 12, 2009

Along the Trail

Baby Crane along Great River Trail in Wisconsin
A baby sandhill crane along the Great River Trail in western Wisconsin. Mom and dad were nearby and soon got reunited.
Date: July 5, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009

Awesome Memory

A glacier at Grossglockner in Austria in 1970. I had never seen anything like it. A short hike down the mountainside and it was still huge and I was small.
Date: July 1970 (Scanned from slide)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Looking for Food

A green heron up close and personal in the Cannon River along the Cannon Valley Trail.
Date: 9/13/2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

It's Fall

FallFlowerBug along Cannon Valley Trail
Fall flowers and a bug. Sounds like fall to me. Taken along the Cannon Valley Trail in southeastern Minnesota.
Date: 9/21/2008

Friday, October 2, 2009

Bridge Lines

BrooklynBridge, 1983
Lines and more lines holding up the Brooklyn Bridge. I wish it were sharper, but it is a scan from a slide. Maybe someday I'll get a chance to be there again.
Date: June, 1987 (Scanned from slide.)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Beauty on the Waterfront

Lake Harriet Bandshell Minneapolis
This is the Lake Harriet Bandshell along the Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis. It has such a unique place there along the lake with the sailboats in the back. I have never been there for a concert, but I bet it would be fun.
Date: July 28, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Surprised by the Pictures

OnLily At Quarry Hill, Rochester, MN
Take a close look at the upper lily flower and you will see a dragon fly sitting there. No, I didn't see that when I took the picture. That's one of the joys of photography- discovering how things turn out better than you thought. There's more to each picture than meets the eye. From the Quarry Hill Nature Center in Rochester, MN.
Date: August 3, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Lines, Circles, Faces

Guthrie Theater Minneapolis
The Guthrie Theater along the river in downtown Minneapolis is a photogenic building. At first it seems like odd angles and such. But take a look at a picture. See the shifts and changes. It now looks like a jazz arrangement put into a building. Quite a place to see theater as well!
Date: July 25, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ghostly Alternative

Wind Turbine & Tree along Shooting Star Trail in MN
Well at least the wind turbine looks kind of ghostly in this picture. Taken along the Shooting Star Trail in southern MN in an area that has hundreds of such turbines.
Date: July 26, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Cold War Reality

Berlin '70 Checkpoint Charlie
This is the then famous, Checkpoint Charlie. It was the Allied/American sector way into East Berlin in 1970. Perhaps one day I will talk about that over on my regular blog. I no longer remember why the flag is at half mast.
Date: August, 1970

Friday, September 18, 2009

Subway Music

Trumpet in Subway, 1993
One of the neat things in the NYC subways has been the musicians. This guy was good- and yes, I did put money in his trumpet case for taking this picture.
Date: June, 1993 (Scanned from slide.)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Flower Arrangement

Sometimes you can get just the right angle to get a flower arrangement without any arranging. This one was at Quarry Hill Nature Center in Rochester, MN.
Date: 8/5/09

Monday, September 14, 2009

At Lock and Dam # 6

Boat at Lock and Dam at Trempeleau, WI
The lock has just opened to let the pleasure boat go north on the Mississippi at Lock and Dam # 6 at Trempealeau, WI. It was a Sunday and few barges were traveling. That would be interesting.
Date: 8/30/09

Friday, September 11, 2009


WTC from Empire State Bldg, 1993
The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in a slide taken from the Empire State Building at sunset in 1993. Liberty Island and the Statue are barely visible in the center of the picture.
Date: June, 1993 (Scanned from slide.)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Running Deer

Deer Running Along Root River Trail, MN
One has to be quick with the shutter some times to catch a deer. This was along the Root River Trail in southeastern Minnesota.
Date: July 19, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

Remembering Labor Day

Bethelehem Steel, PA.
Abandoned and forgotten, part of the old Bethlehem Steel plant in Bethlehem, PA. Someday even these will be lost to time. But the men and women who worked hard in these factories are every bit as much American heroes as anyone. The American worker- often out of sight and out of mind. Thanks, on Labor Day, 2009.
Date: July 4, 2004

Friday, September 4, 2009

Still Goose-Stepping in 1970

Berlin '70 Memorial in East
A German Memorial in what was then East Berlin under communist control. It was eerie to stand and watch soldiers goosestepping only 25 years after World War II.
Date: August, 1970 (Scanned from slide.)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Lazy Bee

I know it's hard to tell with a still picture, but this bee was moving very slow. It was a chilly morning on the Great River Trail in western Wisconsin and he was just crawling along the flowers but still gathering pollen.
Date: August 30, 2009