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Flowers Gardening Minnesota Photography Uncategorized

Final Garden Update?

Flower close ups! Is this the garden’s last hurrah?

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Flowers Minnesota Photography Saint Paul Wildflowers

Summer walk

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Landscape Photography St. Paul MN

Beautiful Evening

The Meadow
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Community Minnesota St. Paul MN w7th neighborhood

Wild (Woke) W7th, St Paul, MN

I wanted to share a few images from a 4 mile walk around our neighborhood. W7th strong! The first picture is of two small business owners about whom I have blogged over the years (7th Street Tattoo, 7th Street Barbers).

Also pictured is Shamrock’s Pub and Schmidt Brewery Complex and Keg and Case Market.

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Activism Community Covid-19 Minneapolis Minnesota Saint Paul Uncategorized

A Community Despairs

When will we learn? My cities (St Paul and Minneapolis) are, literally, on fire.

“No justice, no peace.” We demand justice for the murder of George Floyd.

Curfews are in place. Peaceful protests continue. We walked through our neighborhood this afternoon. A very different place. The world has seen the images. Cities around the country are joining in protest.

Here is my home community:

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Photography St. Paul MN

Taking a walk

Spring in a planter
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Black and White Photography Covid-19 Photography St. Paul MN Uncategorized

Photos from home in a pandemic

Life is terribly odd right now as most everyone around the world is aware. What follows are a few photographs of life at home in St. Paul, MN, as we adjust.

401k
401K

bedtime

cat delivery delight
Bedtime and Boxes galore

greeting the neighbor

maintain routine
Catching up with the neighbor and Routine at home

mobile

nightlight
Mobile, Nightlight and Pizza hero

pizza hero

porch
Porch view and window

screen

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Cat behavior Cats St. Paul MN Tabby Cats Weather

Snowy Easter Sunday

Dylan observes
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Community Hiking Minnesota Nature Restaurants St. Paul MN Uncategorized Wisconsin

The Staycation is Winding Down

bridge

We have had a wonderful week enjoying local sights and tastes! A true “staycation”, we explored places in Minnesota and Wisconsin, including hiking in Carpenter Nature Center and trying out a new breakfast spot in St. Paul: Hope Breakfast.

Carpenter Nature Center has two campuses: the 425-acre Minnesota Campus with more than 10 miles of hiking trails and, just across the St. Croix river- the restored prairie and wooded bluffs of a 300-acre Wisconsin Nature Preserve. (Thomas and Edna Carpenter moved to the St. Croix Valley in the 1940’s and left their spectacular property for future generations to enjoy.)

This morning we wandered into downtown St. Paul where the brand new Hope Breakfast spot just opened. Yum!  Located inside St. Paul’s oldest firehouse, the restaurant is serving amazing food and will pledge 3% of its annual profits to neighbors in need.

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Mississippi River Photography St. Paul MN Uncategorized

Flood!

There is a lot of water flowing though St. Paul, MN this weekend. The Mississippi River is now expected to crest at about 20 feet today or tomorrow, before it begins receding. We took a hike to see for ourselves.

light the way

No biking for awhile:

river meets trail bike