Saturday, December 31, 2022

2023 is near

As 2022 comes to a close, my office assistant, Olivia, and I send you a Happy New Year wish for 2023 from Achievement Financial.

Friday, December 30, 2022

Family Fika fun

My sister-in-law, niece and her husband joined me in my office for "fika," the Swedish tradition of afternoon tea or coffee and treats.

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Merry 5th day of Christmas

Here's a beautiful tree for you to enjoy during these 12 days of Christmas. Photo by Pastor Lois

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Where's Santa?

Can you see Santa in the snow? His schedule must be more free now......

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

A visitor in the snow

This beautiful deer visited Aleena Haley's yard. Luckily, her camera was ready!

Monday, December 26, 2022

Advent wreath

And finally all four candles were lit as we celebrated Christmas!

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Merry Christmas!

The sanctuary was beautifully decorated for the Christmas Eve worship service. Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Lovingly lit

This beautiful home is wonderfuly decorated with white lights. Many houses are decorated for Christmas now.

Friday, December 23, 2022

Glowing decorations

As I drove down a street, these characters quietly caught my attention.....

Thursday, December 22, 2022

No waiting

On a recent evening, the fitness center at the Eagan Community Center appeared to be very quiet... a great time for a peaceful workout!

Wednesday, December 21, 2022


Big Grinch and little Grinch were causing Christmas trouble in Cathy Patterson Miller's neighborhood. She photographed them to show the authorities.....

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

A winter concert

It was fun to watch my youngest daughter perform with the Concert Choir at the Eastview High School winter concert on Monday evening; many choirs and many kids sang!

Monday, December 19, 2022

A Swedish Fika

The table was set for guests for a Christmas "fika," the Swedish tradition to share an afternoon coffee and treats with friends and family.

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Surprisingly sinking

The below $3 per gallon gas price really surprised me at the pump this week... a pleasant surprise!

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Street of snow

Itsumi Mario captured "Wilderness Run" on a snowy day after it had been plowed.

Friday, December 16, 2022

Blue snow

Heavy, wet snow fell on Thursday morning. It was beautiful... and then I added a blue tint filter to the photo.

Thursday, December 15, 2022


Eagan Rotary Club members gathered at Eagan Rotarian Sue's house for the annual Christmas party. People enjoyed food, beverages, conversations and singing Christmas carols together. Photo by Eagan Rotary Club president Tami

Wednesday, December 14, 2022


While waiting for my haircut at Vincent Salon, I watched hair stylist Jackie cutting Barbara's hair. (names altered to protect the privacy of those photographed.... and I like to guess people's names. lol)

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Frosty the snowman

John Curlee recently photographed his snowman. We don't have much snow yet this year....

Monday, December 12, 2022

The huge tree

A very large Christmas tree glows in the night behind the Eagan Community Center. Surprisingly, I discovered it's an artifical tree.

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Bagging for tips

Ambassadors of the Eagan July 4th Funfest bagged groceries for tips at the Cub Foods grocery store on Diffley Road on Saturday to earn some money to support their activities.

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Plowing Cat

One can remove snow quickly with such a big, powerful machine!

Friday, December 9, 2022

Frozen Schwanz

According to Cathy Patterson Miller's camera, Schwanz Lake is frozen and snow covered. Yep, winter is here!

Thursday, December 8, 2022


Sending you some Christmas beauty..... I hope you enjoy this beautiful, blooming amarylis!

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Students of the month

Today at the Eagan Rotary lunch meeting, we recognized exceptional Eagan High School students for September, October and November based on their academics and volunteerism. Bravo!

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Quietly in December

The Eagan Art House sits along Lexington Avenue surrounded by nature. Art classes are offered to the community and art sales happen there several times during the year.

Monday, December 5, 2022

Just an average Monday

It's a cloudy, cold, winter day. Nothing out of the ordinary out my office window today.....

Sunday, December 4, 2022


After Tuesday's 8 inches of snow, Jeffrey B. Larson happily photographed his yard Christmas inflatables.... they survived the blizzard!

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Cathy's snowy walk

After Tuesday's blizzard, Cathy Patterson Miller enjoyed a walk in her neighborhood winter wonderland.

Friday, December 2, 2022

Christmas lights

Driving through a nearby neighborhood, I spotted these Christmas yard ornaments.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

A bird by the snow

My newest, Finnish glass bird seemed cozy and warm against the cold weather and snow outside.....

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Fluffy stuff

After a Tuesday filled with non-stop flurries, the balcony ended up full of fresh snow. Let's hope the roads are well plowed by Wednesday morning....

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Pre-snowstorm tower

Eagan's water tower was replaced by this technology tower a few years ago. This photo was taken Monday night before the "snowstorm."

Monday, November 28, 2022

My Scandinavian tree

On Sunday evening, I put up and decorated my little Nordic tree with mostly wooden, handmade decorations.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Lovely at Lost Spur

This Christmas tree greets guests who enter the Lost Spur Golf Club banquet hall.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

A festive time

They set a holiday vibe before you even walk through their front door over at Doolittle's Restaurant.

Friday, November 25, 2022

Berries in the snow

It's been a snowy week here in Eagan and Cathy Patterson Miller captured these berries being dusted with snow.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving!

Whether you eat chicken or turkey on this American holiday, I wish you and yours many continued blessings for which we can all be very thankful!

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

On target for Christmas

As one of the biggest retail stores in Eagan, naturally Target is ready for Christmas shoppers.... even before Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Winter parking

Well, looking out my office window, it seems like winter has definitely arrived......

Monday, November 21, 2022

I'm sorry.....

School bus driver Jennifer Peery shared this selfie and words of wisdom, "Sometimes we say and do things we shouldn't. It happens. We're human. But if we want to grow from our mistakes, we must take ownership of our words and actions by admitting we were wrong and genuinely apologizing. That's what defines us. Make it a great day!

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Mike the artist

An art fair was held on Saturday at the Eagan Community Center with pottery, jewelry, paintings and more. This artist makes works with wooden pieces.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

A newer, Japanese choice

My friend, Michael, and I tried a Japanese restaurant for lunch on Friday. Kyuramen opened in October in Eagan's "Town Centre." My lunch was the "Tokyo Tonkotsu Shouyu Ramen." They serve ramen bowls, Japanese beer, sake and appetizers. They received a great review from us. Top photo by: Michael Proebstle

Friday, November 18, 2022

Interact Club joint project

Over 20 members of the Interact Club from Eagan High School (think junior Rotarians) and 25 Eagan Rotarians joined together on Wednesday evening at Artworks in a fun, intergenerational service project to assembly 300 "Blizzard meals" for seniors who receive "Meals on Wheels."

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Tea for two or three?

Jane Grender attended a "Senior High Tea" recently at the Eagan Community Center. Tea, treats and fun with others 55+ were enjoyed by all. Photo by Jane

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Cathy's friends

These beautiful creatures caught Cathy Patterson Miller's attention and luckily her camera was close at hand this weekend!

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Eagan plow

The first city snow plow zipped past my window on Monday morning. Autumn is over; winter has arrived with snow and cold temps!

Monday, November 14, 2022

Decked mall

The Eagan Outlet Mall is ready for Christmas shoppers! Welcome!

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Got Christmas greenery?

Kowalski's Market grocery store is selling Christmas greens now. Do you want to decorate your front doorstep....