Saturday, July 31, 2010

Passing 200

Miles that is. My total for the summer so far on trails and around town went over 200 yesterday with a 12-mile ride around town. Add to that the miles on the stationary bike at the healthy living center and I am now over 300 miles total. I am in training for the Minneapolis Duathlon the end of August (the 29th to be exact.) I have no doubt about being ready for the 11 miles of biking. It's the two 1.5 mile runs that have me worried.

But it is 4 weeks from tomorrow so I think I have some time yet.

Of course with over 200 cycling miles this summer, I have a lot, A LOT of pictures backlogged on my computer. I haven't taken hardly any time to sort through them and see what I want to post. That's why I haven't posted any pictures on my pmPilgrim photoBlog since the 4th of July. The summer has been great! As soon as this wonderful weather slows down I promise to get back to it.


Sunday, July 4, 2010


At Soldier's Memorial Field in Rochester, MN.
Date: April 18, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

Summer Holiday Weekend

On the Hiawatha along the Susquehanna River near Williamsport, PA
Date: August 1, 2008

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

More Americana

Paddle wheels of the Hiawatha on the Susquehanna River near Williamsport, PA. A great place on a summer day.
Date: August 1, 2008.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Americana at Its Best

Tractor Pull, Elgin, MN
A tractor pull in Elgin, MN, with the silos and the beauty of a summer day. I wonder  if they still have horse pulls like they did in my hometown every summer? 
Date: June 19, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

Beauty in Engineering

FordEngine at Car Show, Elgin, MN
The engine of a 1955 Ford at a car show in Elgin, MN. Impressively clean- and a vision of what was once the "simplicity" of the American car.
Date: June 19, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Out of the Rain

Jerez Spain
Arches and patio at Jerez de Frontera in Spain.
Date: April 6, 2002

Friday, June 18, 2010

Hand Bumps

Kirby Pucket Hand Bump Target Field Minneapolis
A young fan hand bumps Kirby Puckett at the new Target Field in Minneapolis, MN.
Date: May 9, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Looking Back in Time

Chichen Itza Mexico Day 5
El Castillo at Chichen Itza, Mexico, one of the New Wonders of the World. An incredible experience.
Date: February 3, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Coming Home

Bird at Whitewater Park in MN
A bird approaches a birdhouse at Whitewater State Park in southeast Minnesota.
Date: May 16, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

Baseball Ballet

OffTheGround Twins-Orioles 5-9-10
Outfielder Denard Span nearing 3rd after hitting a triple against the Baltimore Orioles. We do get off the ground, don't we?
Date: May 9, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Behind the Falls

Koenigsee 70 (8) Austria
Standing behind the falls near Koenigsee in Austria.
Date: July, 1970 (Scanned slide)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Mid-Summer Turtle

Turtle along Great River Trail in Wisconsin
Sunning turtle along the Great River Trail in western Wisconsin.
Date: July 5, 2009

Friday, June 4, 2010

Late Afternoon Tower

StreetTower Seville, Spain
Cobblestone Street at La Giralda in Seville, Spain, near sunset.
Date: April 9, 2002

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Early Life

BudLeaf Whitewater State Park, MN
Early plant breaking through the underbrush in early spring.
Date: April 23, 2010

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

Flag presentation at Target Field, Minneapolis.
Date: May 9, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Fuzzy Fireworks

It's the beginning of first holiday weekend of the summer. Fireworks and all to come.
Date: July 4, 2009

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The University in Seville

At University Seville, Spain
The University in Seville, Spain, is located in the old factory that was the setting for Carmen.
Date: April 8, 2002

Monday, May 24, 2010

Bells and Bee

At Carly State Park in Southeastern Minnesota.
Date: May 2, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Shadow and Steeple

ShadowSteeple Seville, Spain
Late afternoon colors and shadows with the steeple adding direction in Seville, Spain.
Date: April 9, 2002

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Covered Pulpit

Jack-in-the-Pulpit in bloom at Carly State Park in southeastern Minnesota.
Date: May 2, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Ruins and Shadows

Chichen Itza Mexico Day 5
The ruins of El Caracol observatory at Chichen Itza, one of the New 7 Wonders of the world.
Date: Feb. 3, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

Peeling Bark

Leftovers from previous seasons as the bark peels back on a downed tree along the trail at Whitewater State Park in southeastern Minnesota.
Date: April 11, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Gulf Sunset With Palm

Sunset Beach, Tarpon Springs
Back to Tarpon Springs, FL, for a beach sunset.
Date: April 20, 2006

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Bluebells Toll

An early spring allowed the bluebells to bloom early along the Zumbro River in Rochester, MN.
Date: April 18, 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

Sea Caves on Lake Superior

Sea Caves
The action water and wind have carved caves out of the shore of Lake Superior at the Apostle Islands in northern Wisconsin. These are near Little Sand Bay.
Date: August 6, 2005

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

More From the Alhambra

The incredibly complex architecture of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain, offers myriad ways of showing the Moorish artistry.
Date: April 10, 2002

Monday, April 26, 2010

A Little Drop Will Do

Flower5 Mexico Day 3
Early morning dew on a recent trip to Mexico.
Date: February 1, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

Lines and Light

Lines come as no surprise in my pictures. This one caught my eye because the lines are curved, highlighted by the lamps and lit from below ever so gently. At the Gran Bahia Principe Coba near Akumal, Mexico.
Date: 1/30/2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring Springing

Buds arriving early at Whitewater State Park in Southeastern Minnesota.
Date: 4/3/2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

More Doors

For some reason doors attracted my attention when going through old buildings in Seville, Spain, like this in the Alcazar.
Date: April 11, 2002

Friday, April 16, 2010

Palms and a City Wall

Palm branch frames the wall of the old city of Jerusalem.
Date: November, 1980 (Scanned slide.)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Early Signs

First buds of spring poking through and pushing aside the winter at Whitewater State Park in southeastern Minnesota.
Date: April 3, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Ballpark Lines

Grandstand sign Target Field
The first home game at Target Field is today. A few weeks ago I was at the open house there and, as usual, found pictures that had lines crossing and intersecting. It's a beauty of a field.
Date: March 21, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

Reflections at the Alhambra

One of the finalists in the new Seven Wonders of the World, the Alhambra in Granada, Spain, has photo opportunities at every turn.
Date: April 10, 2002

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Pine Creek Spring

It takes a while for spring to come to the bottom of the Pine Creek Gorge in northern Pennsylvania. It will arrive. Promise.
Date: Early Spring, 1980s (Scanned from slide)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter- The Lamb Has Conquered

Stained glass of the victorious Lamb at Our Savior's Moravian Church, Altura, MN.
Date: July 19, 2009

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Holy Thursday - Take This Cup

Stained glass at Our Savior's Moravian Church, Altura, MN
Date: July 19, 2009

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Holy Week

A candelabra in the Cathedral in Seville.
Date: April 11, 2002

Thursday, March 25, 2010

One More Mountain

House Mt
This mountain is the Bald Eagle Mt. along the Susquehanna River in Northern Pennsylvania. This Fall picture highlights the mountain with the farm house in the center.
Date: October 19, 2003

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Monolithic Mountain

Devil's Tower in Wyoming is an iconic sight. It is also a holy place for many. One can see how it would appear to be something supernatural when traveling across wide open spaces.
Date: July 25, 2007

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Ship in the Desert

Shiprock, a sacred place in Navajo Land, in Arizona. The haze and sun in the background add to the holiness of the vision.
Date: September 1973 (Scanned from slide)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My First Glacier

This is the glacier near Grossglockner in the Austrian Alps. This was the first (and so far only) real glacier I have seen in person. It was a day trip from Salzburg where I was a student in 1970.
Date: Summer 1970 (Scanned from slide)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pointing the Way

Crazy Horse.03
A model and the mountain being carved into the Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota. May it remind all of us of the greater history of our land.
Date: July 23, 2007

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Old, New, Green, Blue

Contrasts in color and style at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain.
Date: April 10, 2002

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Catching Rays

Flower along way to Elba Fire Tower
Spring flowers finding the spot of sun near Elba, MN.
Soon! Soon!
Date: May 31, 2009

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Snow White Tree

White trees always stand out in the woods, even with the snow, as if they are taking their color from the ground covering. In the woods at Mt. Morris Camp near Wautoma, WI.
Date: 12/31/2004

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Birds and Building

The tower of one of the buildings at Ellis Island in New York. The nearly invisible birds in the upper left go with the reflections on the tower from the water around the island.
Date: June, 1999

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Snow At the Edge

Snow and the entrance to a lakeside pier at Mt. Morris Camp near Wautoma, WI.
Date: 12/31/2004

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

An Earlier Olympic Venue

Berlin '70 Olympic Flame from 1936
With the Olympics going on now, I thought I would show the site of the historic Berlin Games of 1936 with the Olympic flame still standing. It has been significantly renovated since I took this picture nearly 40 years ago.
Date: Summer 1970 (scanned from slide)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Spring Reminder

Hanging flowers cover a walkway at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. Spring will arrive here one day, too.
Date: April 10, 2002