Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
Bright blue skies, stunning afternnon sunshine, yet cold enough for Wayzata to be inside, taking a warm-up break.
|Your iPhone can deliver a stunning, award-winning shot if the snow, sun, sky and trees conspire to make it happen. It's hard to resist taking fotos when sun bounces off lake water and sneaks between limbs and branches of naked trees.|
Construction on the new municipal parking lot has stopped for the day. I like that the stop sign is taking a break as well.
Big project, huh? Wonder where Gate 2 leads?
And this one is my favorite cold weather Wayzata shot. A dad and his son deeply engrossed in reading some important book together. The library table looks perfect for this memorable experience, the wood warm and inviting. Dad didn't see me peeking through the triple-pane windows, though if he had I wouldn't likely have taken a pic if I could have seen his face and eyes. Wonder if the book is Robinson Crusoe, maybe some more contemporary classic?
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Thursday, March 16, 2017
|Of course you go the Dunn Brothers before setting foot inside the main reading room. It's OK to bring in your lattes -- just don't spill anything!|
|You've got to check out this paper back book art if you've not seen it before. Looks a little bit like origami, don't you agree? Wish I'd asked about the artists who created it.|
|Clam shell? Whole bunch of scarves hanging together? Pages from a Mickey Spillane novel?|
|I'm thinking how painstaking it likely was to create this piece -- or/and any of the others I just posted.What do you think?|
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017
|I believe Eric told me that these Swedish made gloves had a lifetime guarantee. Buy them now, save some $$, put aside the gloves 'til next winter.|
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Sunday, February 19, 2017
My Sis reports in on latest Peruvian "retablo" she scored today at a flea market in suburban Seattle.
| Found my most elaborate Peruvian retablo yet at a flea market yesterday. Need to reattach door and do a few other repairs but not bad for $2 ;). |
That's the door below w design on outside.
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Sunday, February 12, 2017
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Saturday, February 11, 2017
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Thursday, February 9, 2017
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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Saturday, January 28, 2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017
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Thursday, January 19, 2017
At Common Roots - orderly attention to detail at the side bar assures that what comes out of the espresso machine is of highest quality. And it is (does).
|When the condiment side bar is as orderly as this, you simply know the coffee products rock. And that they do at Common Roots. Just saying ...|
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Sunday, January 15, 2017
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Saturday, December 31, 2016
You saw this one up-top. Briefcase is making its inaugural appearance at Harvest Moon Co-op this week. The journal? From the Poppy Memorial Library, and contains all manner of wisdom, reflection, speculation and other gibberish. How 'bout the fountain pens? My eclectic faves: a yellow Pelikan with a red ink cartridge installed; green Lamy with turquoise ink; and a red Schaeffer calligraphy-nibbed pen with black ink. Coffee cup likely contains a remaining sip or two of Peace brand small batch.
My dear family-ites surprised me this afternoon with a new cold weather ski cap. Temps in the Twin Cities are headed south to single digits next week, so this baby should come in handy.
The Patagonia ¼ zip pullover? I'm in my 4th straight day of staying warm with my Patagucci, so I'm grateful for this thoughtful, practical Christmas present.
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Vignettes from the day: weather-worn window and sill, and new socks for the whole family from Santa.
|Santa Claus likely stopped his sleigh at Target this holiday season to do some sock shopping for these lucky feet. Wonder if any new shoes came down the chimney along with the socks?|
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Thursday, December 22, 2016
Open just three weeks, (Whole)sum Juice and Coffee Bar serves "Smoothie Bowls," brand new taste sensation for the Poppy Blog.
|(Whole)Sum Kitchen owner Evan Tepper greets customer and well-wisher this afternoon at just-opened shop on 50th and Bryant in Minneapolis. Speciality of the house: Smoothie Bowls, whiich surprized and delighted the Hoyt tastebuds.|
|Menu hangs on wall to left as customers enter the shop.|
|Fellow Customer enjoying his iced latte.|
|Tepper and staff have done a smart, industrial-strength (and -style) job with design and accents of (Whole) Sum. The place looks clean and bright, and even feels healthy!|
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