Saturday, October 21, 2017

An Oasis in Winter


After the snow begins to fly, this will probably be a familiar scene in the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in Como Park.  After a few months of shortened days and below zero temperatures, many photographers visit this wonderful place for a bit of green and a few blossoms. Although I visit it year round, I particulately appreciate it in the cold Minnesota winter months.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Last of the Season?


So glad that the weather is still holding! The leaves on the trees, especially the red maples, are brilliant in colour.  I didn't expect to see these lovely blossoms floating in an outdoor pond at Como Conservatory, but I was happy to be able to enjoy them still!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

It's that time again!


It seems that there are fewer Halloween decorations in the neighbourhood this year.  There are still about 12 days before the big candy event, but in past years more homes would be decorated by this time. I guess Ill have to broaden my field and roam around the neighbourhood a bit more.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Library Returns


Utility containers of all kinds have gotten new life when decorated as a part of public art on city streets.  My local branch library did a terrific job of brightening the book return box. Behind the readers using both book and kindle are downtown buildings: the Main Library, Landmark Center, 1st National Bank and other commerical buildings.

Linking to Signs, signs

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Orange is the new Mum


While shopping at Trader Joe's Saturday morning I stopped to admire the array of the many different colored mums on display.  I couldn't resist this shade; perfect color for my front steps to celebrate both autumn and Halloween. When I awakened to a light rain on Sunday morning the raindrops enhanced the perfect petals of each blossom on the plant.  So lovely!!~

Monday, October 16, 2017

Neighborhood Mural




These four details of a large mural depicts the neighborhood where DH, a friend and I had lunch last week.  It was a nice way to recognize the businesses and the residents, and a great way to decorate an older building.

Linking to Monday Mural

Sunday, October 15, 2017

My favorite neighbor!


What a joy it is to have St. Kate's for a neighbor!  I get to roam the campus, enjoying the beautiful flowers, the pond with its ducks, turtles and fountain plus the friendly students and inspiring faculty. I have also attended many performances and lectures in this spacious auditorium.


Located on the scenic main campus of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, The O’Shaughnessy has held a unique place in the cultural landscape of the Twin Cities as both an arts presenter and rental hall since 1970. The O’Shaughnessy is conveniently located between the downtowns of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Canine Blossom


It's amazing what is found in planters these days!!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Orchid


In order to grow a beautiful orchid plant like this, I guess I would have to volunteer at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory.  Can't tell you how many orchids I have failed as they quietly led a quiet death.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Indian Burial Mounds-Good Fences


I have posted photos of the Indian Mounds in St. Paul before but since last Monday Columbus Day was officially recognized in our country, I think it is again appropriate to recognize the First Nation people in the United States, many of whom are still living in poverty with significant health problems. There is a movement in four cities to rename the day, Indigenous Peoples Day, which I think is very appropriate.  It is also important to redress many of the issues that have plagued the Indians and the abuses visited upon them by our own government.