Monday, April 30, 2012

Mr. Yellow Shoes

Scott Needham, the owner of 2 Snap Fitness gyms in Eagan, 1 in Inver Grove Heights and another in Prior Lake, stopped running just long enough for a pose in front of this school sign. He's training for the Texas Ironman on May 19th! Go Scott go - good luck! If that's not enough, he also owns a window treatment company that sells and installs blinds, shades and shutters. 

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tree Envy #2

This tree greets me on my daily drive to work; yep, I like it! 

Saturday, April 28, 2012

4 Gobblers

These 4 male, wild turkeys were waiting for cute chicks to strut by on Sherwood Way; it's that time of year!

Friday, April 27, 2012

la parisienne

Isabelle returned to the Twin Cities for a quick, 2 weeks visit. She sped around town in a cute, red Fiat. She and her family lived in Minnesota for many years before moving back to Paris. We enjoyed a long lunch together at Pardon My French cafe'. Merci beaucoup mon amie!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fresh flowers for A

Wednesday was "Office Professional's Day" so I gave Allison flowers and a card. Thanks for all your work at HFN, Allison! It's been almost 6 years working together.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

50, "the new 30"

"The Birthday Girl" turned 50 years old on Sunday and her office mates at Gorton Studios went all out with bright, silly, fun decorations!  Happy Birthday, Denise

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Channel 5 TV news interview

John Gross from KSTP television came over to our house for an interview with me about my Eagan Daily Photo blog. The interview will appear on Sunday morning, April 29 and I'll provide the internet link later. 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Pretty among pillars

Bekuh posed among the ceramic-clad concrete columns at the nearby, mysterious Production Line D of the Gopher Ordnance Works ruins at UMore Park in Rosemount. That site served as a World War II-era gunpowder production facility.  

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Gorgeous green

Jensen Lake trees have burst out their leaves, the sun was shining and the water was shimmering. 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Tree Envy

The pink crab trees are bursting with pink and white colors all over Eagan this week. Our pink tree died and the landscapers replaced it with a white one by mistake... This tree stands in the Cliff Lake Shores neighborhood.

Friday, April 20, 2012

April glory

It was before 7 am and the sky was lovely... See other Skywatch meme contributors here.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Talented, musical people at Easter Lutheran Church will present the Broadway musical, Godspell, on April 19, 20, 21 at 7:30 pm and April 22 at 1 pm. Call 651-452-3680 or visit for more information!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Future Rotarians

The first 6 of 30 members to arrive for the Induction Ceremony of the brand-new, co-ed Interact Club of Eagan posed with their T-shirts. Rotary District Governor Berg, Eagan Rotarians and other dignitaries came for the beginning of this new club at Eagan High School. Congratulations!
(* Over 250,000 Interactors aged 14 - 18 in 120 countries around the globe!)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Noise reduction

For a hefty price tag, this neighborhood along the west side of Highway 35E near Diffley Road will soon have a cement and wood, noise barrier fence.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Marvelous music

Our middle daughter and other students in her 3rd grade recently gave a wonderful concert at their school. Bravo! Encore!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Springtime lovely

The weather and nature's beauty along Wescott Road made for a wonderful walk! See other Scenic Sunday meme participants here.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Easter Eve Moon

The Moon welcomed us home at 11 pm on Easter Eve!

Friday, April 13, 2012

She's not George!

Dr. Kellee Kattleman Stanton, a University of Minnesota Dentistry School 2004 graduate, provides family and cosmetic dentistry in a modern, comfortable, elegant setting. All records are digital and patients enjoy cozy leather dental chairs with in suite flat screen televisions. Her father, grandfather, great-grandfather and younger brother are all named George! She's a new Eagan Rotarian. More info, click here.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Yard blowers

These 5 guys were cleaning up the yard around the Ring Mountain Creamery Cafe' with their blowers.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Stairway Glamour

Victoria Sins, Miss Minnesota 2011, grew up in the Twin Cities and now represents Miss Minnesota around the country. With a $1 million smile and a magnetic personality, she looked like a queen posing in the Eagan Station stairway!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

HGTV star

Realtor Melanie Willy will appear with her real estate clients on the national Home & Garden TV show, "House Hunters," on Wednesday, April 11 at 9 pm. They were filmed looking at three homes out in Plymouth and Minnetonka, western suburbs of the Twin Cities.

Monday, April 9, 2012

5 granddaughters

My twin brother and his family invited us and our parents to their house for Easter lunch. We enjoyed good food and family fellowship.
Guest photographer: Twin brother

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Vigil

We gathered outside Gloria Dei Lutheran Church for the Saturday evening worship at 7:30 pm. The service continued inside in darkness until later the lights brightened and the Easter flowers emerged!
Happy Easter to you and yours!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Walking with the Cross

Over 300 people from over 10 congregations gathered on Good Friday morning for the 21st annual "Crosswalk." The walking procession stopped at 9 places along a 3 mile square. At each break, cross carriers switched, a Bible reading was read and a song sung until 2 hours later we reached the walk's end. There the Cross was erected on the Crossways Church campus.

Friday, April 6, 2012

An Easter Bunny

I spotted the Easter Bunny while shopping for flowers at Cub Foods on Cliff Road. Surprised to see one there!
(iPhone photo)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Batter up!

Rahn Athletic Fields on Nicols Road offer four baseball diamonds. With the start of baseball season just around the corner, Roman was swinging his bat in preparation.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

March madness

Reverend Steve Haschig grew up in Boston, married a New Jersey girl and they ended up in Minnesota. He served as a Lutheran parish pastor for 27 years and now works as director of development for Darts. Their three kids and 6 grandkids live nearby. I wonder if Steve has any speeding tickets with his red, SAAB 9-3 convertible? Maybe he can outrun the cops? He transferred from another local Rotary club to the Eagan Rotary Club recently.
(Normally, we have 3 feet of snow on March 29 when this photo was taken.)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tuff ramp girl

Don't mess with a strong, leather jacket clad woman at the Eagan Station parking ramp behind Starbucks! Actually, Victoria Sins reigns as Miss Minnesota 2011 and holds an MBA degree. Rock on, V!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Big, yellow bird

Spring has sprung early this year; already the Pelican street sweeping machine was out making rounds! See other Mellow Yellow Monday meme contributors here.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Charitable cobblestones

April's City Daily Photo blog theme is: Cobblestones. These donor cobblestones make up the pathway leading to the Service Officer Memorial Plaza which honors our firefighters, police officers and soldiers at the Eagan Community Center. Click here to see other participants around the world.