Saturday, November 30, 2013

Anne's tree

Christmas lights illuminate the dark winter night. 

Friday, November 29, 2013

Family, food and fun

We celebrated Thanksgiving at my twin brother's house. The buffet menu included: turkey, potatoes, gravy, carrots, stuffing, red jello salad, glorified fruit salad and a spinach salad. Kringla and pumpkin pie for dessert. 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Giving thanks for volunteers

Most of the representatives from 27 community charities gathered after receiving grant checks at the Eagan Rotary lunch meeting. The proceeds totaled $30,000 raised by the Rotarians' annual gala event held each February.
Guest photog: Michael Proebstle, Legacy Creative Images

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Helga caught my eye ...

Beer from Munich, Germany grabbed my attention when it arrived across the street at the Cherokee Restaurant!  Cheers! 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Midnight snack

Wonder if any of these 3 food places stay open long enough for a late night snack along Cliff Road?

Monday, November 25, 2013


Our 2nd grader sang a pre-Thanksgiving turkey song with her classmates on Thursday evening.
iPhone photo

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Pretty pottery

Potter Siiri Silpala Doan talked with sale visitors at the Eagan Art House on Saturday afternoon. Other pottery instructors and students also displayed and sold their clay creations at this annual artsy event.  

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Pre-December drive

Friday morning's commute left me feeling a little frosted!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Sunset on Cedar Ave

The view out the car window while my wife drove south on Highway 77 into Eagan was spectacular. This iPhone photo doesn't do it justice.  See other Skywatch Friday meme participants here.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Honored heros

The Eagan Rotary Club recognized three local veterans during their weekly lunch meeting on Wednesday at the Eagan Community Center. On the left, Rev. Al Pruis served with the army in Vietnam in 1970 - 1972. John Connelly traveled the Pacific to Japan during WWII from 1944 - 1946.  William Swanstrom sailed for 2 tours to Vietnam in 1966 - 1972. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Squash and pumpkins, oh my!

Fall harvest includes these healthy items grown on a vine. Kowalski's Market offers a wide variety!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Full Moon

I wonder if all the coyotes in Eagan were howling.....

Monday, November 18, 2013

Christmas countdown

Kowalski's grocery store displays several decorated trees around their shop. How many more days until Christmas?

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Turkey trott

These wild birds came right up to my car window along Sherwood Way! The one on the right looks like a Thanksgiving feast….

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Savoring Saturday

I'm still hanging on to autumn with this photo from my archive! 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Early Eaganites

This original farmhouse built in 1917, sits in the middle of a residential neighborhood near Eagan's Target store next to Cliff Lake. Back then, Eagan Township's population comprised of about 1,000 townspeople. Today, Minnesota's 9th largest city has 64,206 citizens.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Unbelievable price!

It was surprising to fill up my car with gas priced under $3.00! How much is gas where you live?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fall clean-up

These three cheery fellows paused long enough for a quick photo on frigid Tuesday morning. Then they continued with the yard work around the Oak Cliff Place office building. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

All the leaves….

…are brown…. and the skies are grey….
(Along Thomas Lane)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Roof reflections

My Nikon D7000 rested atop my station wagon for this Town Centre early evening photo. Thoughts? 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Pre-Thanksgiving sales

Cub Foods off Cliff Road seems to be first in line for Christmas wreath promotion! Isn't that a little early? What do you think?

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Halloween leftovers

Yep, drive-by photo shooting...

Friday, November 8, 2013

Final fall facade

October pumpkins will soon be replaced with Christmas greens and snow. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

1st snowfall...

A glaze of new snow greeted me out my front door on Wednesday morning. Good-bye autumn

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A day late...

Timing is everything sometimes. The maple trees were magnificent but a day later many of the leaves had already fallen. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Whose vehicle?

I wonder who was shopping at the Cliff Lake Centre strip mall and left their ride triple parked?!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Halloween sales tactics

Seems like scary snowmobile sales methods to me! 
See other Mellow Yellow Monday meme participants here.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Artsy autumn arrangement

This festive decoration caught my eye in front of the Eagan Community Center

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Autumn portrait

The fall colors made for some great photos of Gabe at Thomas Lake Park

Friday, November 1, 2013


Our neighbors hosted their 6th annual neighborhood Halloween party! After dinner, everyone scattered for trick-or-treating