Monday, December 31, 2012

Iowegians for lunch

Our friend, Missy, rode up from Iowa with her sister, brother-in-law and nieces. We lunched together; the kids all played together.
Happy New Year! 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Suburban Decay X

Fried out. Kentucky Fried Chicken no more. Empty.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Lavender snow

White lights. Red lights. Blue lights. Christmas lights.

Friday, December 28, 2012

December Moon

On a cold night's walk around the neighborhood...

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Where's Santa?

Did the reindeer abandon their toy delivering leader?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Strung in a row

Christmas trees off McAndrews Road. Lovely!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Holiday regards

My family and I wish you a blessed, merry Christmas!  This Parisian photo from Jardin du Luxembourg graced our Christmas card. 

Monday, December 24, 2012

All set up

My cousin, Sarah, and her finance,' Kurt, came over for lunch on Sunday. I set the Christmas table on Saturday night.
Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 23, 2012

On the 3rd day of Christmas....

The Eagan Ambassadors were cheerfully ringing the Salvation Army bells to collect donations while singing the "12 Days of Christmas" at the Cub Foods grocery store on Cliff Road! 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Gas station no more....

This newly completed retail building along Cliff Road replaced the old, abandoned gas station previously posted here.  Photo taken in November. 

Friday, December 21, 2012


Winter is here. So is more fresh snow....

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Trimmed with lights

Illuminated with lights. A Christmas glow. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Mocha break

Santa and his elf were ordering their coffee drinks at Caribou Coffee on Cliff Road. Huh, I didn't see any reindeer waiting outside??

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Morning Santa time

Santa visited Lifetime on Saturday for breakfast with the kids.  

Guest photographer - Miranda Erickson 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas pose

Greg and Jennee wanted a photo for their Christmas card and I was delighted to photograph them. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Like powered sugar...

The pine trees stood covered in powdery snow at Oak Cliff Place on Nicols Road. 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Got old fashioned coffee?

Who drinks Folgers coffee in today's world of Starbucks, Caribou and other gourmet coffees? Walgreens on Lexington Avenue and Diffley Road still sells it...

Friday, December 14, 2012

A light in darkness

White light, blue light. Lights in the winter nights.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Orange highlights

Mr. Snowman has carrot eyes, a carrot nose and buttons made of carrots!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12:12 am on 12-12-12

Our neighbors came over with sugar cookies for us all to decorate! Hands of children and parents lovingly made these festive yummies!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Trio time

Hope, Abe and William played a piece together at the Sara Stephens Kotrba Winter Recital on Saturday afternoon. Our youngest daughter also performed. The Suzuki Method is taught along with additional techniques resulting in excellent student abilities!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Reporting for duty

Snow fell all day on Sunday so I was glad to see these eager snow shovelers!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas joy

The tree stands decorated and lit in our living room!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

How many Eaganites....

.... does it take to change a light bulb?

Friday, December 7, 2012

Lights of Lifetime

Lights in the nights of December

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Forest stroll

Follow the path; enjoy the nature walk!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Squash & gourds, oh my!

Are you a squash and/or gourd fan? Favorite recipe?

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Eleven cast members will present this 1945 Pulitzer prize winning play on the Eagan High School stage.  Show times: Friday, December 7 - 7:30 pm; Saturday, December 8 - 7:30 pm; Friday, December 14 - 7:30 pm; Saturday, December 15 - 7:30 pm. Order tickets here.

The crew, costume designers and technicians give the actors tremendous support. Production directed by Nancy Owzarek

Monday, December 3, 2012

Bridge side

Nathan Welliver, lead massage therapist at Eagan Lifetime, posed in Blackhawk Park.  A Brainerd native, he enjoys mountain biking and crossfit training in his free-time.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The adult table

Our neighbors, Jason and Erica, invited us and others to their house to celebrate their son's 4th birthday.  Adults sat in the dining room; kids ate in the kitchen. It was a festive brunch feast!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

My street

A mid-November snow covered my street in south Eagan. To see other City Daily Photo blog December theme day participants, click here

Friday, November 30, 2012

A rocky foundation

This playhouse recently caught my attention.  What do you think?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Not cranberries


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Rolled & folded

Join the "Commitment Day" 5K Run Walk sponsored by Eagan Lifetime on 01.01.13. Get your new year off to a healthy start!  Any guesses how many gym towels were used to illustrate their logo? 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


A record $500 Million Powerball will be drawn on Wednesday night; will you buy a ticket? What would you do with the lump sum of $278 million if you won?

Monday, November 26, 2012


Smoking on a balcony reportedly started an early morning blaze on Thanksgiving. The 6 units at Cinnamon Ridge Apartments at 4565 Slater Road were wrecked but luckily none of the 20 residents were injured. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Capped off

Look down,
brown cover,
hover above,
love walks!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Decked doors

Our front doors are decorated for Christmas! Do the wreathes make you think of lingonberries or cranberries?

Friday, November 23, 2012

Advent readiness

Doorway decorations.  A neighbor's Christmas preparations. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Rotary recipients

These representatives from 16 local charities received $30,000 in total grants from the Eagan Rotary Club on Wednesday during its weekly lunch meeting.  Happy Thanksgiving!
iPhone photo

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

On Sepia Pond

A view from my recent walk...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pumpkin doorway

Halloween has past. Thanksgiving comes this week. Christmas is around the corner. 

Monday, November 19, 2012

From Sudan to Eagan

Rashad struck a traditional Sudanese pose at Jensen Lake Park

His white turban flowed on forever....

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Bond....James Bond

My wife and I watched Agent 007 run, shoot, leap and sashay through 2.5 hours of action, suspense and death defying tricks on Saturday night at Eagan's Regal 16 Theaters.  Sometimes, I wonder what it would be like to be an international spy.....

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Gratifying green

Green. Classic car. Market Fest Wednesday. Summer memory. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Bronzed firefighter

This statue honors all the firefighters in our area at the Eagan Memorial Plaza next to the Eagan Community Center. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

$3.19 @ SA

How much is "unleaded" gas in your neighborhood? 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Last mums

This statue stands behind the Eagan Community Center. The mums are the only flowers left in late autumn.