Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Eagan Community Foundation coffee break

City leaders, business owners, Rotarians and other donors of the Eagan Community Foundation gathered for coffee and treats at the Viking Lakes center this morning at 8 am. Jamie Hopkins, executive director, gave the welcome and an update on the Eagan Community Foundation and plenty of thanks to donors!

Monday, January 30, 2023

Brrrr, it's cold!

It was -1 degree Fahrenheit (-18 degrees Celsius) this morning when I arrived at Lifetime Fitness gym.

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Winter bells

This church bell tower stands at Christ Lutheran Church along Diffley Road. The colors and lighting caught my attention.

Friday, January 27, 2023

Booze wall

Volstead's "speak easy" offers countless types and brands of booze which helps they make fantastic cocktails! They also have many different specialty whiskeys. Cheers!

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Birthday celeb

When one spots a Brazilian celebrity celebrating his birthday at the Omni Viking Lakes Hotel, then one has to snap a photo!

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Regina's Choice

This small 6 X 6" portrait, "On the wind," was painted by Regina Lyubovnaya, a Russian born artist who now lives in California. This painted beauty now hangs in my office for me, my assistant and my clients to admire.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023


The table was set for an afternoon coffee and treat time with friends. The theme foreshadowed the upcoming holiday in February.....

Monday, January 23, 2023

Frosted Oaks

The snow covered oak trees looked so beautiful on Thursday morning under a blanket of fresh, fluffy snow. #MonochromeMonday

Sunday, January 22, 2023

School bus pick-up

Some children jumped on the bus and left for school district 191 during the week.

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Thanking corporate sponsors

The Eagan Kickstart Rotary Club thanked corporate sponsors of their 5K Fun Run at their weekly breakfast meeting on Thursday at City Hall. I was proud to be one of the sponsors.

Friday, January 20, 2023

The glow of City Hall

On my way into the Eagan Kickstart Rotary's breakfast meeting on a snowy Thursday morning, I snapped this photo of City Hall.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Food, hope and joy

Brian Ingram, CEO and chef of "Purpose Restaurants," spoke at our Eagan Rotary weekly lunch meeting on Wednesday. He founded many successful restaurants nationally and has used their successes to give back largely to his communities in the form of 300,000 free meals, 2 million pounds of food and $225,000 in relief to local families in need. He's a generous, big-hearted man.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Artsy measuring

My friend Tami, owner of Frame Minnesota, helped me choose a mat and frame for my colorful, original painting by artist Lesley Grainger.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Melting snow

As the snow was melting off Cathy Proebstle's roof, she snapped a dripping photo.

Monday, January 16, 2023

Backyard confirmation

Cathy Patterson Miller's photo of her backyard tells us that spring is still far away....

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Minnesota Ice Maze 2023

One could almost get lost in the half mile of frozen twists and turns at the Minnesota Ice Maze at the Minnesota Vikings training campus in eastern Eagan. One million pounds of ice frame up the maze with fantastic ice sculptures inside and outside the frozen maze walls. Great photo opps!

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Nestled in the woods

This beautiful house sits along Thomas Lake just steps from Thomas Lake Elementary School. She's a beauty!

Friday, January 13, 2023

Vendella vibes

My office assistant and I enjoyed tea, coffee and a treat in this cozy corner after work. Olivia was glad to discover this new coffee haus.
Vendella Coffee Haus offers a euro boutique and fun, artsy merchandise scattered around its cool space. Three meeting rooms are also available in the back of Vendella. Check them out for yummy coffees, teas, light lunches, treats and a sweet vibe!

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Chicken dinner

A Brazilian lunch of chicken, califlower, mushrooms, mashed potatoes and farofa tasted fantastic! And it was served on a placemat from Brazil.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Like a bulldozer

This guy was plowing snow on my way home for lunch. Do you think it would be fun to plow snow with it?

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Public safety reminder

Don't forget to clear the snow away from any nearby fire hydrant. Seconds matter when a firefighter needs to connect a firehose!

Monday, January 9, 2023

Starbucks view

My Mocha drink with whip and Red Velvet loaf tasted good on a cold, Saturday afternoon. I could spy on Trader Joe's grocery store across the street....

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Doggie shoes

She took her dog out for a walk and its bright shoes caught my attention....

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Sworn in

On Tuesday evening, Mayor Mike Maguire and councilmen Gary Hansen and Paul Bakken were sworn in to serve another four-year term. Photo by an Eagan City employee. Left-to-right: Gary, Mike and Paul

Friday, January 6, 2023

Snow tunnel

This long driveway into an apartment complex seems to be engulfed in a canopy of snow frosted trees.

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Blizzard at Lifetime

This was my snowy view upon arrival at Lifetime Fitness gym on Wednesday morning. A continuing blizzard!

Wednesday, January 4, 2023


This big snowplow was cleaning up the 5 inches of snow (13 cm) after Tuesday's snow blizzard.

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

A frosty start

This frosted tree stood tall and proud against the blue sky behind the Lifetime Fitness Gym.

Monday, January 2, 2023

Christmas lights

These beautiful, holiday, outdoor decorations caught my attention while driving along Sherwood Way one evening.

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Happy 80th birthday!

Dr. Tom Wilson, a retired Eagan High School principal and a fellow Eagan Rotarian, celebrated his big birthday with wife Carol, friends, family and many Rotarians on Friday afternoon. And many more, Tom! Cheers!