I bought this winter cap from a street vendor in lower Manhattan not long after Barack Obama had been elected President of the United States.
Loaner bikes available for guests at classy new hotel "Landing," just opened this summer in Wayzata, MN.
Back-lit shots never easy to capture in color or Black + White. I'm inside super-hot retail destination, "Foundry Home Goods," in trendy Minneapolis North Loop.
These babies grow in my front yard and, right this minute, I cannot think what the flowers are called. They are big and gorgeous, seem to have been in-bloom all Summer long.
Neighborhood support for striking bakery workers is seen here in the front yard sign, two blocks south of the Franklin Street Bakery.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Minneapolis Somali-American "Inside Out Project" - Personal and Intimate Portraits that Highlight our Shared Humanity.
|Inside Out is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Everyone is challenged to use black and white photographic portraits to discover, reveal and share the untold stories and images of people around the world. These digitally uploaded images are made into posters and sent back to the project’s co-creators, for them to exhibit in their own communities. These exhibitions will be documented, archived and be made available online at http://www.insideoutproject.net/|
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Tuesday, July 4, 2017
|You can see the new Sculpture Garden in the background, but the green grass, the angles, the strolling art aficionados are reason enough to keep your eyes focused right here on the foreground.|
|You'll read all about artist Frank Big Bear in the following image, but for now here's a look at his lengthy collage installation aross the blue plate special of a diner in the Museum's grill.|
|I love this one. It's in the underground parking garage and promises a child-like (adult-like as well) adventure if you'll simply walk through the door to your left.|
|If you happen to see this collage yourself|
you'll note recurrent themes of war, cars, popular culture. Plenty of big, naked breasts as well.
|Redesigned, enlarged, and more appealingly merchandised book-cum-gift shop than when I last visited the Walker. Good stuff here as well as throughout the Museum. Next stop and next time: the Sculpture Garden. Stay tuned for more.|
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Monday, July 3, 2017
Monday, June 26, 2017
|Approaching the Lake, venue tent in background securely tethered, while the cyclists in attendance are well served with air for tires and tools for minor repairs and tune ups.|
|Passers-by agreed to pose at stainless steel pipes -- themselves symbolic of another musical instrument, the pipe organ. Music will be everywhere when Amphitheater is in full swing.|
|Stunning ceramic tiles by local artists tell the story of the City, her residents, diversity of population and interests, but with common love of music and performance, and being tougher as one.|
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Sunday, June 11, 2017
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Sunday, June 4, 2017
Shopping for Organic Plants at Two Pony Gardens. Check back with Us later this Summer for the Abundance that's Sure to Come.
|A Late Spring Cornucopia of Organic Plants awaited us this evening at Two Pony Gardens. We'll be Back in Shopping Mode when Plants are ready for Harvest!|
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Saturday, June 3, 2017
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Thursday, June 1, 2017
|Inside Brant Egertson's VELOFIX Mercedes-Benz Sprinter -- every Park Tool ever made and enough room to tear down and rebuild bicycles all day long. Plus: VELOFIX comes to your house!|
|Van Operator and Master "Wrench" Brant Egertson could not have been more enthusiastic about the great service that VELOFIX offers busy cyclists.|
|Brant explains here that VELOFIX is a Canadian company, and his bosses in the Twin Cities hold the Minnesota franchise.|
|Juice 1 is not part of the VELOFIX fleet. I met this Ford outside a laundromat in Long Lake.|
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Monday, May 29, 2017
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Friday, May 26, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017
|One of the grandkids reported bhow much they loved emojis -- so much so a couple of cuties ended up on the rear view mirror of the Dodge Charger. Wait. Who's the emoji? Who's the real person?|
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Jaffray Home Repair arrives with everything needed to keep the Hoyt homestead looking sharp, well-maintaned, fresh, strong and desirable.
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Friday, May 5, 2017
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Sunday, March 26, 2017
Sweet Weekend, indeed. Choc Chip Cookies, Fresh Maple Syrup, Sour Dough Flap Jack resipe with Goose Eggs, Homer Made Pork Sausages and Caramelized Bacon. Oh, yum, yum, yum.
|Foodie weekend started in Wayzata at Woullet Bakery. Two massive choc chunk cookies, delivered by Gretchen, with justifiable pride.|
|Satisfied Syrupers display with pride examples of their Maple Harvest.|
|Civil War era Iron Tree Tap, imported to Minnesota from Vermont. They know something about syrup back in the Green Mountain state.|
|Slightly less old tree tapper, made of aluminum, rests alongside the original.|
|Pork sausage from North Carolina iron-skillet simmering alongside non-nitrate bacon from the local co-op.|
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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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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