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