Monday, May 31, 2021



After a short walk at nearby Fort Snelling National Cemetery, I found my maternal Uncle Linne' surrounded by American flags as we celebrate Memorial Day today. We honor and remember all veterans and their sacrifices. 

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Rainy days...


It rained all day on Thursday..... good for the grass and flowers

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Spring concert

The final concert was held in the Eastview High School gymnasium so singers and audience members could "socially distance." 

(Normally, concerts are held in their wonderful auditorium.)

Friday, May 28, 2021

Mike's sendoff


Many of the Eagan firefighters gathered around retiring Fire Chief Mike Scott at his party on Thursday afternoon. (His hand rests on the table.) Mike has served the City of Eagan for 35 years; Mike or someone from the Scott family has served on the fire department for the last 50 continuous years



Thursday, May 27, 2021

One month to go....


As a 2nd time Eagan Rotary club president, I only have 4 more meetings to lead before the end of the Rotary year on July 1. It's been a challenging year during Covid but also very rewarding and exciting!




Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Red rocktrumpets


This flowering vine, "Mandevilla," is my favorite balcony plant. It blooms from May into September! 

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Hagen's hostas


Perennials are bursting out of the ground in preparation for summer! The joy of green!  

Monday, May 24, 2021

Two new trees


The Eagan Rotary Club donated two new trees to the Woodhaven Park renovation. Six other Rotarians and I showed up to help plant.....well, mostly pose with shovels. (Thanks, Park and Rec guys!)

Photo by: Rotarian Sherie Wallace 

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Burgers and beers


As I drove by lately on a weekday morning, I realized that they are ready for summer guests! 

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Renewing a license


To renew or upgrade your expiring driver's license, you will need several documents and a bit of patience

Friday, May 21, 2021

Lush and GREEN


It's almost summer; the rain has really greened up everything! How many greens can you count? 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

The Ducks won!

The Eagan YMCA "Ducks" walking team won the best costume award and received metals from Eagan Police Chief Roger New at last Saturday's Eagan Rotary Club's "Live to Give Walk" fundraiser.

Awards presented at the Eagan Rotary Bandshell 


Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Beach Volleyball


Cedarvale Bowling is serving up a few courts of beach volleyball on its parking lot! Beer and snacks to order! 

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Gossip ring


It looks like a fun place for 9 - 10 family members or neighbors to gather around a fire pit to chat, enjoy cocktails and the summer weather

Monday, May 17, 2021

35E or 35E?


It was early evening and the lights had just turned green..... but should I go north or south

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Gus sent me


Live music from the Eagan Rotary Bandshell provided fun vibes for the walkers at yesterday's Eagan Rotary Club's fundraiser, "Live to Give Walk!" The successful event raised proceeds for the Eagan YMCA, 360 Communities, The Open Door food shelf and the Eagan Rotary Foundation. 



Saturday, May 15, 2021

$2.79 per gallon


The local gas prices have been inching up..... but better than in the southern states! 

Friday, May 14, 2021

Blossoming corner


The fragrance was wonderful as I strolled by.... 

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Ready for action

 The baseball diamonds and volleyball court are ready to  welcome athletes and visitors. 


Wednesday, May 12, 2021

New hotel opening soon...


The brand-new Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriot will hold its grand opening today on Cedar Grove Pkwy

Photo by: General Manager Cathy Grunwald

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

My backyard tree

 I love watching my crab apple tree as the blooms were bursting open with pink color

Monday, May 10, 2021

Ready for red?


Here's another beautiful photo snapped by Cathy Patterson Miller. The cardinal surrounded by red colors is ravishing!

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Guarding the nest


Eaganite Cathy Patterson Miller zoomed in on this majestic bald eagle on the edge of her nest. 

Saturday, May 8, 2021

A colorful pair


How much wood could a wood-duck duck if a wood-duck could duck wood?

(I just made that up......) Ha! 

Photo by: Cathy Patterson Miller 

Friday, May 7, 2021

An 80s theme


Rotarians from the Eagan Rotary Club's fundraiser committee sported summer / 80s theme costumes.

I was sorry to be absent for the photo opp! 

Eagan Rotary Club's fundraiser, "Live to Give Walk," will happen on Saturday morning, May 15 at the Eagan Community Center. Proceeds will benefit local charities! 

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Thank you, teachers!


On Wednesday, the Eagan Rotary Club and the Eagan Kickstart Rotary Club recognized an outstanding teacher from each of the 15 local schools in their annual "Teachers Recognition" lunch meeting at the Lost Spur Golf Club

Photo by: Judy Vicars 


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Bloom covered approach


As you walk up the sidewalk to the Eagan City Hall front door, the trees greet you with a beautiful, floral canopy! 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Pink blooms at Old Navy


The crab apple trees are bursting with pink at the Eagan Outlet Mall

Monday, May 3, 2021

Do good-ers in Eagan


A few of the Eagan Lions Club members posed for a quick photo after their garbage clean up service project along Highway 13. Thank you for your good work and example to our community. 

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Minnesota Vikings Museum


After an appointment out at the Minnesota Vikings campus, I managed to photograph the front of their museum on a rainy Tuesday. 

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Garage sale season


If you need some used, affordable items, then head over to this garage sale. Tis the season!