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. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

40 shades of brown

 The snow has almost completely melted. Now the browns exist until the greens and blooms arrive.

Monday, March 28, 2022

A new Monday

 The sun was rising over Thomas Lake this morning and much of the ice has disappeared. 

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Wild turkey!

When I returned home one morning, this turkey was jumping up and picking the red fruit off my crab apple tree. 

Saturday, March 26, 2022


 Once again, Cathy Patterson Miller captured a beautiful bird on her walk in the woods. 

Friday, March 25, 2022

Erik pedals great bikes


The Bonfire Restaurant permanently closed its doors during the pandemic.  Erik reopened the doors with his new bike shop! Just in time for spring bikers. 

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Men at work

 They were crossing the road with a big machine; I patiently waited on a warm, spring day. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Eagan High School superstars

Extraordinary students were recognized at the Eagan Rotary Club's noon lunch meeting last Wednesday. Each student achieved a long list of exemplary academics, volunteerism, leadership, etc. Congratulations! 
Rotarian Mimi Palen-Clare introduced the December, January and February "students of the month" 

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Walmart, yep

This big discount store exists also in Eagan. I wonder how many small businesses were put out of business.... 

Monday, March 21, 2022

Set for guests


French "Coq au vin" was enjoyed by four of us; vegan risotto delighted our two vegan guests on Saturday evening. Cheers! 

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Which moon??

Friday's full moon is know as the "worm moon" but also other names such as "crow moon" or "crust moon" or even "sap moon." Who comes up with these names? 

Photo by: Cathy Patterson Miller 

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Grand opening!


Balloons outside and steel drum music inside welcomed new, eager customers to the brand-new Trader Joe's grocery store on Cliff Road.  

Friday, March 18, 2022

Our new city leader

Dianne Miller was sworn in as the new city administrator for Eagan at Tuesday evening's city council meeting. Congrats!

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Danny boy's car

 Dan's green car caught my attention at the stoplight. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Cheers! 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Flowers for St. Patrick's Day

Eagan Rotarians posed to this photo at our noon lunch meeting today. Green flowers for tomorrow's holiday! 

(Left to right: Club president Erica, Jen, John and Andy) 

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Garbage pick up

Yesterday's warmer temperatures provided a good opportunity to pick up garbage and a cardboard box along the neighborhood sidewalk.  But there's always more.... 

Monday, March 14, 2022

Snowy Monday


Big, heavy, wet flakes were falling as I drove to work today. But Wednesday will be warm

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Hearty bread


My Facebook friend in Eagan, Cathy Patterson Miller, did some baking recently: a loaf of cranberry, wild rice bread! Yum!

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Greenbacks for groceries


Buying food at the grocery store feels more and more expensive. This small lot cost me $90.37 at Hyvee

Friday, March 11, 2022

Almost $4 per gallon

Gasoline prices have spiked to $3.94 recently in Eagan. Putin's invasion of Ukraine is affecting the world besides the terrible, countless tragedies, destruction and killings in Ukraine

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Blue and yellow light

Eagan's technology tower was lit up in blue and yellow recently as we think about the people of Ukraine and their war torn country. 


Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Cantabile Choir

Six choirs performed at Eastview High School's "Choral Showcase Concerts" on Monday night. My youngest daughter sings with this choir. Kids from Eagan and Apple Valley attend this school. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Heavenly windows


After Sunday evening's Ukrainian dinner fundraiser, these stained glass windows in the Advent Methodist church sanctuary caught my admiration. 

Monday, March 7, 2022

Support for Ukraine


Jamie Hopkins, executive director of the Eagan Foundation, organized a Ukrainian dinner fundraiser for Sunday afternoon. Proceeds and donations will benefit Ukraine directly. Jamie worked in Ukraine for two years with the Peace Corps and she holds many close friendships in that war torn country. 

Sunday, March 6, 2022

From a Poinsettia's view



The Christmas poinsettia seems to be watching the cold, wintery weather out the window. 

Saturday, March 5, 2022


Fun to shop for wines at the "Total Wine" shop. My $101.85 binge included yummies from France, South Africa and California. Cheers!

Friday, March 4, 2022

Cozy coffee corner

 As a follow-up to Tuesday's posting, here you see the brand new Caribou Coffee shop's interior. 

(It's located near the MN Vikings training center.) 

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Our newest safety officers

New firefighters Laura, Sergio and Erik were sworn in at a recent Eagan city council meeting. Welcome

Photo by: Eagan city employee 

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Deer convention


I counted 7 white tailed deer. It was 7 am along Thomas Lake Road. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

New Caribou


A brand new Caribou coffee shop opened this past weekend up near the Minnesota Vikings training center.