Monday, October 31, 2022

Haunted coach

More front yard decorations for Halloween..... Watch out for the skeletons and ghosts! Oh my! Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 30, 2022


Their gravestones add a spooky vibe for halloween......

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Gorgeous gourds

Kowalski's Market has been selling gourds during October, perfect decorations for Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Friday, October 28, 2022

Sinister snake!

This ceramic snake sits on the hillside at Caponi Art Park. Don't get too close....

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Safety officers

Yesterday, the Eagan Rotary Club held its 25th annual safety officer recognition lunch meeting. Fire Chief Hugo Searle introduced award recipient Firefighter Paul Burgett and told about one of his life saving rescues. Police Chief Roger New presented Officer Sean Farnham with his award and shared a heroic story performed by Sean. Congratulations to both officers and thank you for your service.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

RED on Rahn Road

Enjoy the autumn leaves.... winter will be here soon!

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Autumn vibe

The autumn leaves provide a lovely backdrop for the old, rusty tractor and broken down trailer..... 

Monday, October 24, 2022


These two sunbathing beauties caught Cathy Patterson Miller's attention and the quick focus of her camera! From several days ago.....

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Beauty in Boulder Ridge

The colorful changing leaves of autumn created a wonderful photo in the Boulder Ridge neighborhood.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Halloween doorstep

Their front steps set a welcome stage for the Halloween season and future trick-or-treaters.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Marie's dog

It was a fabulous autumn weekend and Marie Olson snapped her dog at Jensen Lake park.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

More pumpkins

 It must be pumpkin season at Kowalski's grocery store.... and everywhere else! 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Kyiv and Odessa

Another painting from an artist in Kyiv, Ukraine arrived at my office this week. I brought it to Frame Minnesota to get a hanging wire installed on the back. Darina, who works there, came from Odessa just 6 years ago. She recognized the name of the painter. Indeed, small world connections! Painter: Aleksei Chebotaru

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Boxes of pumpkins

Yes, at Hyvee grocery store.... you can find many pumpkins!

Monday, October 17, 2022

A flowers welcome

 When you walk in the front door at Kowalski's grocery store, you'll find lots of fresh flowers! 

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Ironworks in the woods

Iron working artists gathered on Saturday afternoon at Caponi Art Park. They poured molton iron into sculpture forms together and later met in a wooded area of the park to dedicate a few iron sculptures, chat and have treats with coffee.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

First snow of the season

Friday morning began with the first snow which mostly melted by late morning. When will autumn end and winter begin?

Friday, October 14, 2022

Colorful neighbors

These maple trees are just dreamy with their autumn colors!

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Magnificent Monarch

This beautiful butterfly drew the focus of photog Cathy Patterson Miller.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Walking together

The sun was shining on a warm, autumn day at Jensen Lake. Can you see them.....

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Bean bag toss

They were playing games at Casper's Restaurant on a beautiful, Sunday afternoon!

Monday, October 10, 2022


A crowd of Eaganites and others showed up on Friday night at Bald Man Brewing Company's rock concert night featuring "The Lonesome Losers." Photo by: Andy Schmitz

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Leaves and a pumpkin

It's that time of year - colored maple trees and pumpkins everywhere!

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Fence candy

Ok, on a scale 1 to 10.... how do you rank these autumn leaves? (1 - hate them, 7 - like them, 10 - love them) 

Friday, October 7, 2022

Community grant recipient representatives

At Wednesday's Eagan Rotary lunch meeting, 15 local charities received $10,000 in grant checks raised through last year's "Live to Give Walk" fundraiser. Each charity recipient talked briefly about what their organization does and how they will use the grant money.

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Row, row, row your boat!

These people were paddling on Jensen Lake on Sunday afternoon, a glorious autumn day!

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Annie Young Arts heART award

At Saturday night's "Journey to Rock Bottom" art exhibit opening party for Annie Young, I was given a special award at the Ames Center gallery for my support of artists.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022


This brightly painted, pink, Thai food truck caught everyone's attention at the stoplight on Silver Bell Road

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Monday, October 3, 2022

A mini

School buses also come in smaller sizes. This one was turning onto Cliff Road. 

Sunday, October 2, 2022

SES High School

The School of Environmental Studies has fewer students than neighboring Eastview High School and an environmental focus in its teaching and learning styles.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Golden view

As we head into Autumn, let us enjoy the last photos of lovely flowers. Thanks, Cathy Miller Patterson