Thursday, May 19, 2022

Scholarship recipient


As an annual scholarship donor since 2013, it was my pleasure to present my $1,000 Achievement Financial Linguistic Scholarship at tonight's Eagan Foundation Scholarship Awards event to Eagan High School senior, Natalie Quick. She will study Neuroscience and Spanish at the University of Minnesota. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Mall sunrise


The sun was rising and the crab tree was blooming as I strolled by on Sunday morning. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Flower Blood Moon

This fabulous night photo of the lunar eclipse was captured by Cathy Patterson Miller on Sunday evening. 

Monday, May 16, 2022

Geese and their babies

 These Canadian geese were tending to their 4 babies on a neighborhood lawn. 

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Panoramic balcony view

The plants are out on the balcony and the summer like days are here! The balcony looks curved because of the panoramic photo. 

Photo by: Valdir 

Saturday, May 14, 2022

The wetlands

 Surprising to not see any ducks or swans when I took this photo...... 

Friday, May 13, 2022

Daffodils joy

 A sure sign of spring, these yellow flowers brighten everyone's day! 

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Like a painting

This building at the park is beautifully painted and so cheerful!  

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Guitar girl

 She was playing her guitar on a warm, spring evening. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Walkin' the dawgs


These women were out strolling with their dogs on a beautiful, spring evening!

Monday, May 9, 2022

Colored hoops

 Kids were practicing their basketball shots in the park on a lovely spring evening. 

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Rotarians, police chief and a superhero

On a beautiful, sunny, Saturday morning, the Eagan Rotary Club held their fun and successful, 2nd annual "Live to Give walk" fundraiser at the Eagan Rotary bandshell next to the Eagan Community Center. Net proceeds will support mostly 4 main local charities:

1. Dakota Woodlands - the only homeless shelter in Dakota County.

2. DARTS - transportation for seniors.

3. The Drawer - socks and underwear for homeless people.

4. Eagan Rotary Foundation

Club President Erica Hollom, dressed as a superhero, sang the national anthem. Police Chief and Rotarian Roger New judged the costumes and started the walkers. The St Thomas Academy high school drill team performed before community walkers, Rotarians, Interacters and dogs walked the one mile track. A Mexican food truck and Mimosas were available afterwards to participants. 

Saturday, May 7, 2022

3 friendly deer

 Driving to the gym one morning, I stopped to look at these 3 deer along the road. 

Friday, May 6, 2022

Little Red Riding Hood

 These cute VW Bug cars always catch my attention.  I almost tried to hug it outside Lifetime Gym! 

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Framing Ukraine

This original oil painting by Ukrainian painter Aleksei Chebotaru arrived safely from Kyiv on Monday! I ordered it on Which frame do you like the best for it? 

Framing pending by: Frame Minnesota in Eagan 


Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Souvenirs for Ukraine

These two women were selling Ukraine items at Emagine movie theater during the Ukrainian movie weekend fundraiser

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Bravo for BRAVO!!

My youngest daughter sang and danced in the Eastview High School BRAVO show during weekend performances! It was fun, energetic and very well performed. Bravo! 

Monday, May 2, 2022

Ukrainian film weekend


Emagine movie theater hosted Ukrainian movies all weekend long as a fundraiser for Ukraine
Jamie Hopkins, executive director of the Eagan Foundation, put the event together. 

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Lutherans on May Day


The parking lot at Living Word Lutheran Church was full as I drove by this morning. 

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Horse farm

 A red barn, a horse trailer, horses and a red shed can be seen on Hackmore Drive. 

Friday, April 29, 2022

Reading project


Eagan Rotarians read the "See the Dog" book to first graders in several Eagan elementary schools. I read to a class on Thursday morning. Each student received his / her own book following the reading. Books were donated by the Eagan Rotary Club through their annual book reading project. 

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Thanks, Olivia


Wednesday was "Administrative Professionals' Day" so I thanked Olivia for her work in my office. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Guitars and others

Al the guitar man teaches guitar lessons; he also repairs guitars and other instruments. My daughter accidentally stepped on her guitar..... 

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Some Saturday

 It was a Saturday morning; people were doing some cardio. 

Monday, April 25, 2022

Ambassadors 3

These three young ladies with represent Eagan during its July 4th Funfest and for other local events, too. 

Photo taken at Thomson Reuters 

Sunday, April 24, 2022

.... bring May flowers


We're looking forward to May flowers! Meanwhile, we admire floral paintings in the Achievement Financial office. The paintings are from Finland, Russia, Australia, Alaska, Wisconsin, Kentucky and California. 

Photo by: Olivia Franti

Saturday, April 23, 2022

April showers........


Friday was a rainy morning and kinda grey weather, but....... 

Photo: Olivia Franti

Friday, April 22, 2022

Streaming sunshine

 The morning sun was flooding the pool area with light at the Lifetime Fitness gym. 

Thursday, April 21, 2022


 This duck was talking to Cathy Patterson Miller who was holding a camera..... 

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

With a superhero


President Erica of the Eagan Rotary Club and I posed before our Rotary lunch meeting today.  She was encouraging others to get their costumes ready for our upcoming "Live to Give walk" fundraiser on May 7. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Easter leftovers

 The Easter holiday has ended but the colorful eggs remain.... 

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Choco egg


On Thursday, I received this big, Brazilian, chocolate Easter egg.  Kopenhagen brand! Yummy!

Friday, April 15, 2022

Easter lilies


All the grocery stores are selling beautiful flowers to celebrate Easter and spring. Lovely! 

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Gardening season soon!

Anxious to work in your yard and / or garden? Mulch is now available at Cub Foods grocery store off Cliff Road. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Eli's gang

 These neighborhood kids were making and selling beaded bracelets. Step right up! 

Photo by: Jennifer Kaczrowski

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Spring cleaning?

 Do you have JUNK you need to get rid of? Or are you a hoarder? Call "Junk Masters" for help! 

Monday, April 11, 2022



Cathy Miller Patterson spied this crane at Schulz Beach and took this majestic photo! 

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Palm Sunday


Holy Week started with Palm Sunday worship at my neighborhood church, Mt Calvary Lutheran Church

Saturday, April 9, 2022


 These chocolate Lindt Easter bunnies caught my eye at Hyvee grocery store! 

Friday, April 8, 2022

Whining for wine?

 So many reds, so little time! Almost too many options at "Total Wine"...... 

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Brown, again....

 The wetlands are waking up to spring. The Canadian geese will soon flock to the water. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Parking lot cooks

It appeared like cooks were preparing food in the parking lot at Doolittle's Restaurant..... Or maybe food deliveries? 

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Browns and greys

 A small lake next to Lifetime Fitness gym currently displays no greens nor flowers...... soon? 

Monday, April 4, 2022

Two weeks until Easter

Are your Easter decorations ready? Bunnies, chocolates, eggs, etc!

Happy 4-4-22!

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Two to tango

 These Canadian geese seemed to be doing a dance from Argentina?! 

Saturday, April 2, 2022



I don't usually stop for ice cream treats but when I do....

Friday, April 1, 2022

Kickin' it early!

My Thursday morning kicked off with an early start at the Eagan Kickstart Rotary Club weekly breakfast meeting at Granite City Grille.  
Dakota County commissioner Laurie Halvorson spoke to the group about mental health issues and new initiatives. 

Thursday, March 31, 2022

An icy day


Wednesday morning started out grey, cold and icy. When will spring come? 
Photo by: Olivia Franti 

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Rainy night

 On Tuesday evening, the rain showered down on our Cedar Grove neighborhood.