Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Eve workshop

Jack-o-lantern experts: they designed, I carved. Dads do the grunt work! LOL
Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

5 leafy pumpkins

Raking leaves made fun; Halloween yard bags!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Doing good....


150 volunteers of all ages and walks of life joined together on National Make A Difference Day, Saturday, October 26, to do their part in changing the world by helping to assemble 3,000 toy-filled birthday gift bags for less fortunate children in Minnesota.  Cheerful Givers partnered with the Kids ‘n Kinship mentoring program for the event, which was held at the Thomson Reuters headquarters in Eagan.
Lakeville, Minnesota Mayor, Matt Little said "All kids should have a special time on their birthday and a feeling of being loved and being special. And on this day in Minnesota, we are helping to make that happen."  Former Minnesota Viking and Hall of Famer, Matt Blair, noted "The thing I liked best about today was seeing the kids here - kids volunteering to help others."  Madonna Backstrom of the Eagan Minnesota Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Organization commented "It is great to see kids getting involved and learning the value of volunteering at a young age.  Katherine Johnson, reporter for KSTP Television News summarized the day by saying "It is great to see Minnesotans Make A Difference."

Monday, October 28, 2013


Nate, an avid hunter and sportsman, owns all the bow hunting gear. The autumn sun shone but Sunday's walk through Jensen Lake Park with only for shooting with the camera. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Colorful update

Here's an update view of Thomas Lake. Click here to see it in September.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Filling the senses...

Meeting a friend for lunch at Persis Biryani Indian Grill in Town Centre, my ears were filled with Indian music, my nose with yummy smells and my palate with ├╝ber-flavorful, scrumptious assorted dishes. Just 30 minutes after my photo, the place swelled with hungry patrons and others waiting outside.  

Friday, October 25, 2013

This old wood

From a recent walk at Minnehaha Falls...

Thursday, October 24, 2013

May I have another?

The leaves are falling fast; Maple moments are diminishing!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Driver's seat view

I pulled over and put on my signal. Just a little admiration before the leaves all fall! How are the autumn colors by you?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Firetruck playdate?

A firetruck from a northern suburb waited at a Cliff Road stoplight in south Eagan.  Seemed strange - incorrect GPS?  See other Ruby Tuesday meme contributors here.

Monday, October 21, 2013


In our neighbor lady's yard... What kind of mushrooms?
See other Macro Monday meme participants here.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Leisurely losing leaves

Another yummy Maple tree for admiration! 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Off season...

The picnic pavillon at Holland Lake sat quietly waiting...

Friday, October 18, 2013

Sunrise at Lifetime

This was my view after my morning workout. Glad I brought my iPhone to the gym! See other Skywatch Watch Friday meme participants here.

Thursday, October 17, 2013


Some dogs just have a international flair for fashion.  
Photo inspired by Virginia of Birmingham. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Somebody's "Home Sweet Home"

This newly completely house stands in a new, small neighborhood along Cliff Road just east of Highway 35E.  It's for sale....

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

"Barn" patio

A new outdoor patio has adorned Casper's Restaurant all summer. See previous Barn Charm meme contributors here.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Yearning for Yellow

So delicious, so yummy, don't you think?
See other Mellow Yellow Monday memers here

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sacred Sunday Scripture

PSALM 23 - a Psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
2  He makes me lie down in the green pastures; he leads me beside still waters;
3 he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name's sake.
See other Scripture & a Snapshot meme links here.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Autumn glazed

I love driving past these beauties on my way to work!

Friday, October 11, 2013

On the cusp

The shore colors have started to change at Holland Lake...

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Car envy

Throwback Thursday: these guys were admiring a classic!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Thou shalt not...

... covet thy neighbor's maple tree.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Big Red

Looked like a beastly, suburban warrior Hummer parked outside my window! See other Ruby Tuesday meme contributors here.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Canadian protesters

Wonder why they were holding a sit-in protest?

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Over 35E

One of our many standard, ordinary, functional bridges in Eagan. See other SUNDAY BRIDGES meme contributors from around the world, click here.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

In the Red

Ah, the reds of Autumn...

Friday, October 4, 2013

Sweet Suzuki sounds

Have you ever taken piano lessons? Who is your favorite piano music composer? Do you prefer classical or jazz piano music?
iPhone photo

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Spanish lunch

Rotarian Kim Becker was enjoying lunch with Jose', our Rotary exchange student from Seville, Spain, at yesterday's weekly Rotary lunch meeting. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Marvelous maple

Loving the autumn colors....

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Building green

Toll Brothers are building the last townhomes in the Steeplechase development.