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.....