Saturday, December 31, 2011

What's goin' on?

Any guesses what those guys were doing up on their long, orange ladder or on top of the Eagan water tower north of Difley Road?

Friday, December 30, 2011

Cheerful carvings

Two trees cut down in their front yard on Turquoise Trail are now a handsomely carved bear and wolf! A beary merry bear indeed!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Let's talk sports!

These Eagan and Eastview high school guys meet weekly to produce their own 30 minutes long sports commentary show, "Offside Sports," in the Eagan Television studio at Thomson Reuters headquarters.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Beauty in the park

Jenna and Molly work at the Caponi Art Park; it was a beautiful December morning to catch them with one of the many outdoor sculptures.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ready ringers

These high school guys were cheerfully ringing the red bell for Salvation Army donations in front of Byerlys grocery store. They smiled for my $1 donation.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Set & ready

The Christmas Eve dinner table was prepared and the food was cooking in the kitchen. Our menu included: Swedish meatballs, potatoes, lefse, fruit soup, lingonberries, cooked carrots and cranberry cake with butter sauce for dessert. Grandpa and Grandma Lee joined us from Decorah, Iowa.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Miracle of Christmas

May the joy & love of Christmas bless you & yours at this season!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

From our home to yours

We wish you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Dazzling in the night

Aren't their Christmas lights lovely? Imagine the warm glow inside!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Subway station?

No. This is the lobby entrance at the Thomson Reuters headquarters in Eagan. It's completely remodeled and even decorated for the holidays.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Lights @ Lifetime

Headlight, blue light, light, light, light
inside light, white light, light, light, light.....
Posting #978

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Outside our border

This ol' barn stands along County Road 50 in Farmington, just south of Eagan off Cedar Avenue. See other Barn Charm meme participants here.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Away in a Manager

Some friends came over on Sunday night to sing Christmas carols. Erica played the piano and our voices blended on old Christmas favorites.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A snowy pathway

Walking along Johnny Cake Ridge Road, you will now encounter Minnesota snow along your pathway.
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
1 You have been gracious to your land, O Lord; you have restored the good fortune of Jacob.
2 You have forgiven the iniquity of your people and blotted out all their sins.
8 I will listen to what the Lord God is saying; for you speak peace to your faithful people and to those who turn their hearts to you.
9 Truly, your salvation is very near to those who fear you, that your glory may dwell in our land.
10 Steadfast love and faithfulness have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11 Faithfulness shall spring up from the earth and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
12 The Lord will indeed grant prosperity and our land will yield its increase.
13 Righteousness shall go before the Lord and shall prepare for God a pathway.
See other Psalm Sunday meme contributors here. And some Psalm Challenger links here.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Stocking stuffers

Do you think Bruegger's Bagels would suggest stuffing a Christmas stocking with a bagel or two?

Friday, December 16, 2011

All lit up

Can you see their RED lit Christmas tree inside?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Suggestions to Santa

Visit Santa early so he knows what you want for Christmas!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wednesday Doorway - Eagan style

These front doors with Christmas wreathes face Sherwood Way. 'Tis the season...

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

"I'm Erik"

In 1977 at age 13, Erik Saltvold started repairing bikes in his parents' barn in Richfield. Today, he owns 18 bike shops and has 200 employees. "Erik the Bike Man" posed with a 40 pound Surly snow riding bike outside of his shop in Town Centre in Eagan.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Night price

Unleaded gas stood at $3.18 per galloon at the Holiday station on Sunday night on Pilot Knob Road. What's the price at your pump? See other Night Shot meme contributors here.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

On Steeplechase pond

This double townhome had an upside down twin earlier this spring. One from my archives...

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Foreign travel guru

Rudy Maxa, famous TV and Radio international travel host and producer, entertained and informed a packed room of travel enthusiasts at Eagan's Wescott library about globetrotting tips, adventures and more. Got a passport?

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas lights

A cold night's stroll carrying my metal tripod without mittens paid off with this photo!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Powerful push-ups

Eaganite Scott Sutherlin just produced his first DVD called "Push Up Bible." A certified personal trainer at Olympus 24 Gym in neighboring Rosemount and Farmington, Scott is also a state wrestling champion, martial artist and former World Football League player. To see a DVD YouTube clip or to order his DVD, click here.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A new musical premiere

"A Christmas Carol" will debut as a musical for the first time in the United States at Eagan High School. Over 55 characters aided by 26 technicians and directed by Dennis Swanson will perform this show on December 9, 10, 11, 15, 16 & 17. Call the EHS box office at 651-683-6964 for reserved seating tickets!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Art at the park

Scott Lloyd Anderson, a Minneapolis oil painter, stood off Wescott Road overlooking the pond at Barbara Curry Park. His oils and brushes captured the beauty of nature on a glorious November day.

Photo compliments of Eagan Television

Monday, December 5, 2011

St. Olaf in Eagan

Located 30 minutes south of Eagan in Northfield, St. Olaf College founded its St. Olaf Choir back in 1912. The 100th offering of the St. Olaf Christmas Festival was simulcast on Sunday afternoon at nearly 400 theaters in 45 states while thousands attended the festival on campus. Eagan's Regal 16 Theater welcomed a few hundred Lutherans and others, several wearing Norwegian sweaters. The 2 hour Christmas Festival performed by 5 choirs and full orchestra ended traditionally with "Beautiful Savior."

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Freshly cut...

Our family drove out to Stillwater, a city 35 minutes from Eagan, to cut down a fresh Christmas tree. Eating popcorn and drinking hot apple cider inside the tree payment office afterwards adds to the annual tradition.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Silly Willie

Check out Willie's orange running shoes! Willie Tibbetts is an elite athlete who has run 10 marathons, 2 duo-marathons and participated in fitness competitions. But above all, she's fun, funny and a nice person. See other Weekend Portrait meme participants here.

Friday, December 2, 2011

An early Amaryllis

I thought this was going to bloom at Christmas time?! Any idea why it bloomed before Thanksgiving time? See other Floral Friday participants here.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Highway action

The Sunday night action on Highway 35E was fast but with a tripod, open lens and several seconds, this was the result. December's City Daily Photo blog theme day is "action shot."