Friday, May 31, 2013

Got canoe?

Does anyone know the name of this lake of the east side of Pilot Knob road just north of Cliff Road? It'd be fun to paddle on it...

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wanna volunteer?

Ever dream of being a firefighter? Wearing a uniform? Driving a firetruck?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Muddy game

Local rugby teams often practice and play games on the Eagan Community Center fields.  Do you think their team uniforms ever came clean again?

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Topless in IVGH

The silo is topless and the grey, weathered barn appears quite weathered along Lone Oak Road just into Inver Grove Heights. See other Barn Charm meme participants here.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Gorgeous green gaze

My frozen, white office view changed to green recently....

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Pushing & pumping iron

Nate and Jen competed in the men's and women's "Alpha Showdown" competition at Eagan Lifetime on Saturday morning. An exhausting circuit of deadlifts, dumbbell thrusters, burpees and the rowing machines challenged even the fittest among the determined athletes!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

"After 5"

Eagan Rotarians gathered recently for drinks and appetizers at Jake's Grille off Yankee Doodle Road.  "Fellowship time" is important!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Beach beefcake

Ripp was showing off at Schultz Beach in Lebanon Hills Park. Summer is here; time to hit the beach!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Toot, toot, toot

Almost 80 fourth graders played their recorders at the yearend concert at Thomas Lake Elementary school. They sounded rather good! Bravo!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

College bound...

Nathan Blakely received the Hagen Financial Network Linguistic Scholarship. He's headed to  Brigham Young University in the fall. Congratulations to Nathan and the other 117 award recipients!

An amazing 118 Eagan students received scholarships totaling $100,000 at this year's annual awards breakfast at Eagan High school.  Since 1991, the Eagan Foundation awarded students with just under $1,000,000

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Through the brush

This red barn stands just off Robert Street / Highway 3 in Eagan. See other Barn Charm meme contributors here.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Savoring Suzuki sounds

On Pentecost Sunday, twenty one students from Kotrba Piano Studio performed pieces in a yearend Suzuki piano recital at Easter Lutheran Church.  Composers included: Chopin, Debussy, Bach, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven and others. Pardon me for "name dropping"... 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Flowers 4 sale!

The flower market next to Kowalskis is open....

Saturday, May 18, 2013


The neighborhood gas shot over $4 per galloon. That's probably cheaper than in many countries so I'll try not to complain...

Friday, May 17, 2013

Me & my hat

Akqwana posed with her sun bonnet at Thomas Lake.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

It's not snow...

It's fantastic to see this blooming tree signaling spring!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

le déjeuner

Our friend, Isabelle, was visiting from Paris. We enjoyed an outdoor lunch at Doolittle's restaurant on a sunny Friday. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

99 bottles of beer ...

This group and a small army of other Eagan Rotarians picked up garbage along Cliff Road on Saturday morning. Lots of beer bottles, beer cans, water bottles, cigarette butts and various other rubbish littered the roadsides! Rotary slogan, "Service above self." 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Need for speed

Phil Stalboerger zips along the road on his BMW bike when he's not working at a law firm in downtown or spending time with his family.  I caught up with him at Lebanon Hills Park

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Today we thank all the mothers, grandmothers and special women in our lives! Wishing you all a special day! 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

1st outdoor dinner

My daughter and I enjoyed an Italian meal on Tuesday evening. The weather was perfect and no bugs! Viva Italia

Friday, May 10, 2013

Hook in the water

This friendly chap was fishing on Carlson Lake. Take Easter Lane to Dunrovin to find it. Don't forget your fishing pole...

Thursday, May 9, 2013

4 years & counting...

On May 9, 2009, I started the Eagan Daily Photo blog to join the City Daily Photo blog community and share my city with the world.
My blog statistics:
Almost 300 followers, visitors from 174 countries, 1482 postings, about 100 hits per day, etc. What do you think?

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A sign of spring

The Pelican street sweeper sat quietly as I passed. It was lunchtime....

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

It's the details....

This handsome, red barn stands prominently along Dodd Road. See other Barn Charm meme participants here.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Pretty purple pansies

At Byerly's, you can buy some purple springtime....

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Cat & Bobcat

Some guys really like BIG sandbox toys! Excessive?

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Honoring the teachers

Thirteen school principals introduced a special teacher from each of their schools at the annual teacher recognition event at the Eagan Rotary lunch meeting. Hip hip hurray for teachers and education!

Photo by Michael Proebstle with Legacy Creative Images

Friday, May 3, 2013

By a campfire

Lake LeMay is a long, large lake next to Moonshine Park.
Welcome to Lake Day Friday #6 photo meme!

"Lake Day Friday" meme rules:
1.) Post a photo on your blog taken by you of a lake, any part of a lake even if it's in the background.
2.) After I post my photo/s and Mr. Linky, then add your name and location.
3.) Be sure that your link goes directly to "Lake Day Friday" post.
4.) Add a link to "LDF" in your post so others will know where to go if they want to join the "meme" fun.
5.)You don't have to use my LDF badge but you can use mine if you like.
6.) Comment on other LDF participants' posts.
7.) LDF opens Friday mornings after 6 am CST and closes after 2 days.
8.) Enjoy seeing lakes from around the world. Thanks for participating!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Refinery ready

Oliver held his pipe wrench at Koch oil refinery

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Rainy days and Mondays...

Our weather continues to be underwhelming in Eagan....Tomorrow: more snow!