Although I am still on a blogging hiatus, I could not resist speaking to this woman and posting her photos.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
What could be sweeter than meeting this little pooch?While we were waiting for Wild Wendy to be seen and treated by the veterinarian at the University of Minnesota's vet school's small animal clinic, we got to watch many different canines and felines with their owners. We were delighted to meet Yoshi, a 15-year-old Shih-Tsu poodle mix whose owner had the fun of being with Yoshi since puppyhood. This dog had an unusual mode of transportation that caught everyone's attention. In my next life, I think I would like to be a veterinarian so I could meet and treat dogs like this well-mannered and sweet dog.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
When I was a child, a woman dressed like this was commonplace. Not anymore! When this young woman breezed down the aisles at Trader Joe's, I turned my head in her direction and watched as she sped along finding her groceries. Seeing a nun in her religious order's "habit" plus using a smart phone was a bit unusual. Instead of engaging her in conversation since she obviously was in a hurry, I settled for a stealth photo.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Our neighbour's cat can often be seen roaming the neighbourhood early in the morning or late at night. Wild Wendy is intrigued when she sees him and tugs at the leash, eager to meet this furry feline. I think that WW is a bit naive.
Linking to Camera Critters.
Friday, November 11, 2016
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
It is hard to believe but I saw these women-knitters again this past week at a local cafe. I first met them in September of 2011, and they are still knitting and having a good time socialising and perfecting their considerable skills.
Tomorrow I will show you portraits of a few other talented members of their group. They remembered that I had taken their photos 5 years ago and invited me to join them. Hmm! I always wanted to learn how to knit. Probably would be a bit intimidating, though!!
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Although it is lovely and recalls Minnesota in summer, I really should not include this photo for the Marine Art Museum in Winona, Minnesota because it is not representative of this world-class collection of American and European art. Much to my dismay, I discovered that NO photographs are allowed in this remarkable and small gem of a museum, located in a Mississippi River town with a population of 27, 000. This stained glass piece was on view in the entrance, and I snapped a photo before I was aware that photography is verboten. I was tempted to snap some unauthorised pictures but did not find any opportunity to do so.
The museum is astonishing with several galleries of truly remarkable paintings, which are on loan from the collection of the museum’s chief backers, Mary Burrichter and her husband, Robert “Bob” Kierlin, whose $700 million fortune derives from Fastenal, his $15 billion Winona-based hardware-supply company that Bloomberg BusinessWeek last year called “the top-performing stock since the crash of ‘87.”
If you read this newspaper article describing the museum, you will appreciate the outstanding paintings it has on display, and if you are ever in the area (it's a 2-hour drive from the Twin Cities), a visit there would be an extraordinary experience!.