Snow fall Sunday- more shovelling Monday! Tried to post yesterday, but had sooo many connectivity issues… Sunday, December 9th The midwest is parched. Not only do we need the moisture, but it is SO pretty this morning. Lots of snow falling from the sky! I ran some had-to-do errands early and stopped by Mojo Monkey Donut Shop,Continue reading “Snow Storm!”
Happily, there are alternatives to shopping malls and ‘big box’ retail experiences in the Twin Cities. I have blogged about one such place, Practical Goods. Today I dropped by Sophie Joe’s Emporium. SJE is chock full of vintage and designer clothing, jewelry, art, dishware, ornaments, toys, tchotchkes…well, you get the idea. I found some lovely frames that willContinue reading “Holidaze”
People from around the world knit together the community we call West Seventh in Saint Paul. We are fortunate to have a co-op, specialty markets and restaurants, as well as many other independently owned small businesses. Join me on a tour and come visit! I plan to continue my meander with more news from the neighborhood-Continue reading “Neighborhood: West Seventh”
There is new stock at Practical Goods, so I updated pictures from the store! PRACTICAL GOODS, owned by Wendi Ward, has been a local business fixture since 2002. An offshoot of her interest in historical reenactment and the fur trade, she amassed a huge collection of trading post blankets and memorabilia and decided it was timeContinue reading “Practical Goods or The Shop Around the Corner: Update!!!”
Cooling off in St. Paul, MN: This was a chance photo-op along the Mississippi this fall… Check out all travel themes at: http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/11/23/travel-theme-liquid/
There is new stock at Practical Goods, so I updated pictures from the store! PRACTICAL GOODS, owned by Wendi Ward, has been a local business fixture since 2002. An offshoot of her interest in historical reenactment and the fur trade, she amassed a huge collection of trading post blankets and memorabilia and decided it was timeContinue reading “Practical Goods or The Shop Around the Corner: Update”
The plane seems to pitch and roll, noise fills the interior and the shouts of the men are deafening. Enemy fire tears holes in the cabin. We are hit! Flames leap past the windows. A green light guides them to their destiny. Jump! Jump now! A voice covers a new silence, informing me that allContinue reading “WWII, Dad, MN History Center and Discovery”
The 920 block of Selby Avenue, in St. Paul, MN, is the heart of a neighborhood. Golden Thyme Coffee Cafe , Bouquets by Carolyn, and Obama Campaign Headquarters comingle in this short stretch of brick and mortar between Milton and Chatsworth. “Mayor” Mychael Wright and wife Stephanie, owners of Golden Thyme are prominent figures in theContinue reading “Golden Thyme Cafe, Bouquets by Carolyn: A Selby Avenue Ramble, St. Paul, MN”
Saint Paul, MN developed a water themed park fronting the Mississippi a few years ago, featuring twin fountains. They look like giant arms atop stoney pillars; water flowing and splashing 20 feet to the earth below. On really hot days you can wade in the pool created beneath, or stand under the cascading stream!
While hiking, I heard- then spotted a woodpecker.. by the time I had the camera at the ready- well this is what I shot. At the time I thought I had lost a moment. Turns out, it may be a moment realized?!