Sunday, July 25, 2021

But wait....

This brown leaved tree caught my attention this week..... it's only July! Not ready for fall!

Friday, July 23, 2021

Fabulous Friday


In spite of our drought in much of Minnesota, the yard around Oak Cliff Place is green and lush. My Achievement Financial office is here. 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

A new Thursday dawning...

 The city bus was zipping by as I stood on my front doorstep. It might reach 93 degrees today!

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Lovely Lionesses


After 45 years, these Eagan Lionesses were merged in with the Eagan Lion's Club. Thanks for your service! 

Photo provided by: Margo Danner 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Can you polka?


They have a fun, unusual worship service coming in August! 

Monday, July 19, 2021

Flag and flowers


My driveway flowerpot is doing well; however, this week the temperatures will top 90 degrees every day! Keep watering... 

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Art "accidents"


I accidentally bought both of these at today's Minnehaha Falls Art Fair in Minneapolis. But nobody got hurt! 

Friday, July 16, 2021

Fine Fiat 500


This compact Italian car was so cute that I almost hugged it at Hyvee! Bellisimo

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Men at work


Four guys seemed to be "supervising" while two other guys did all the work! 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Newest celebrities


These four young ladies were crowned as the newest Eagan Funfest Ambassadors for the new year. Congrats!

Photo provided by: Karen Dare 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

End of day


Margie Scherbel beautifully captured this sunset! Like a masterpiece. 

Monday, July 12, 2021

Paris in Eagan


Tami, the owner of "Frame Minnesota," always expertly helps me select mats and frames for my original artwork. This watercolor and pen painting of "Sacre Coeur" (Sacred Heart Basilica in Paris) will hang soon at home. 

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Almost $3 / gallon


Gas has crept up to $2.98...... quite a jump from a year ago. But it's cheaper than in other states and certainly many other countries! 

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Purple place


They are building another big apartment building in Eagan just west of Nicols Road and just south of Diffley Road. 

Friday, July 9, 2021

Security guard


This turkey seemed to be walking around the Lifetime Fitness Gym parking lot on patrol! 

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Orange sherbet


Karen Dare's camera phone captured this yummy, orange sunset! Mmmmm

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Who who!


April Otzenberger spotted this OWL in Oak Chase Park east of Pilot Knob Road. Magnificent! 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

FunFest fun ride

Eagan "Ambassadors" and other young kids gathered on Saturday for a bike ride at the Eagan Community Center as part of the July 4th FunFest. Red, white and blue! 

Photo by: Karen Dare

Monday, July 5, 2021

Cal's beverage stand


This clever, young boy was selling lemonade and sweet tea on the corner for 50 cents under the watchful eye of his camera shy dad. When I asked him what makes his lemonade the best, he replied "it's homemade." I gave him a dollar and left with my drink. 

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Happy July 4th!


America celebrates its Independence Day today with some parades, fireworks, picnics, family gatherings, etc! 

Archive photo

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Happy hour central


A beautifully flowered desk and parking lot with bean bag toss games awaits locals for drinks and fun at Cherokee Restaurant. It was quiet there at 8:30 am.... 

Friday, July 2, 2021

Bouquets are back!

 At Wednesday's weekly Market Fest, the beautiful flowers were again for sale this season! 

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Not a caterpillar anymore ...


Here's another beautiful photo by photographer Cathy Patterson Miller - a butterfly

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Puffy clouds


As seen on Silver Bell Road on Highway 13 near Cedar Grove.... 

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Tom turkeys

 John Rhody spotted a turkey convention out on his driveway..... 

Monday, June 28, 2021

Art fair season!

Throngs of people gathered at Central Park over the weekend to enjoy the 27th annual Eagan Art Fair. Potters, photographers, glass designers, woodworkers and more artists displayed and sold their creations. About 83 artists made it a great weekend event! 

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Water lily

 Cathy Patterson Miller beautifully captured this summer beauty showing off! 

Saturday, June 26, 2021



It's difficult to find snow plowing work in Eagan in late June.... 

Friday, June 25, 2021

Walking in pea soup


This beautiful, white egret was strolling through the green algae covered water when Cathy Patterson Miller captured it with her camera. 

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Changing of the guard

 At last night's 34th annual Charter Banquet for the Eagan Rotary Club, the framed charter certificate was given from me as the outgoing club president to Erica Hollom the incoming president. It was a fun, wonderful celebration of our club accomplishments in the 2020 - 2021 Rotary year. 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Decorating orchids


These fresh orchids will decorate the tables at tonight's Eagan Rotary Club's Charter Banquet. We'll celebrate in style with dinner and a yearend program at the Lost Spur Golf Club

Tuesday, June 22, 2021



Eaganite Cathy Patterson Miller captured this tiny creature on a summer day. Fabulous foto! 

Monday, June 21, 2021

Weekend blooms


The Saturday evening weather and lighting enhanced my photo by Zupa's Restaurant. 

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Art fair treasures

On Saturday afternoon, I visited the Stone Arch Bridge Festival in Minneapolis. Art and food were for sale among the 190 vendors! Two dinner plates, a small cow painting and a bar of soap came back to Eagan with me. 

Next weekend, the Eagan Art Festival will be held in Central Park next to the Eagan Community Center! 

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Aspiring butterfly


Eagan City Councilman, Mike Sapina, captured this caterpillar inching along in his garden.  It just wants to become a butterfly.... 

Friday, June 18, 2021



On Wednesday, the Eagan Rotary Club presented a check for almost $75,000 in net proceeds from their 1st annual "Live to Give Walk" fundraiser. Recipient representatives from The Open Door Foodshelf, Eagan YMCA, 360 Communities and the Eagan Rotary Community Foundation posed together. 

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Building update


This huge, new, apartment building is really coming along now. 
It stands next to the Eagan Outlet Mall

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The current board

The current Eagan Rotary Club's board of directors posed in front of the Artworks building after a recent board meeting.  The Artworks organization received a substantial "large project" donation from the Eagan Rotary Club with payments spread over a few years. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Their flowers

 These beautiful flowers caught my attention in their yard.  But I don't know them. 

Monday, June 14, 2021

Birthday bash


My twin brother, Luther, and I celebrated our milestone birthday last night. Valdir cooked a fantastic, Paella dinner and plenty of wine accompanied the event. Cheers! 

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Happy Flag Day!


Tomorrow, our nation celebrates "Flag Day." My twin brother and I also celebrate our birthday on June 14!

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Antique fire truck


The old, restored fire truck stands gleaming at the Eagan fire station 2. It was fun to see the uniforms, helmets, etc. 

Friday, June 11, 2021

Sweaty support


Donors gathered on Monday evening at The Open Door food shelf's annual gathering for an update and thanks from board chair Carol and Executive Director Jason. It was over 90 degrees but "cooler" under the tent. 

Thursday, June 10, 2021

A palette of colors


Kim O'Brien captured this vibrant, colorful photo of Central Park next to the Eagan Community Center. 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Outstanding students


Rotarian Mimi Palen-Clare presented awards to two Eagan High School "students of the month" at our recent Eagan Rotary lunch meeting. Morgan and Ryan have often volunteered and maintained high academic results! Bravo! 

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Trash and treasures


Some local neighborhoods hold an annual junk day when neighbors can put out all their old junk for free garbage pick-up. Anyone can come by and pick out "treasures" for free.... 

Monday, June 7, 2021

Market Fest started!


The weekly Market Fest at the Eagan Community Center grounds started on June 2. Swing over every Wednesday from 4 - 8 pm for Farmers Market produce and more.  Live music coming later in June! 

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Her diploma


My middle daughter received her Easview High School diploma last night. She'll be off to study music performance in college in September! Congratulations!

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Golf buddies


Al and Tom were ready to golf at the Lost Spur Golf Club. Summer is here! 

Friday, June 4, 2021

Award for Abby


It was my pleasure to award Abby with the "Achievement Financial Linguistic Scholarship" today through the Eagan Foundation. She's my eighth annual award recipient. She'll study Arabic and International Studies in Washington D.C. this fall. She graduates from Eagan High School this Saturday.