Thursday, August 25, 2011
While on my tour of Kenny neighborhood, Amy Votava showed us her cochin chickens, Auntie Snowflake-ball and Thunder.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
This albino squirrel was spotted by my tour guide of the Waite Park neighborhood of NE Minneapolis, AJ.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Every day we stop to say hello to Dakota and she is always more interested in Stewie than he is with her. Stewie is waiting for treats to be handed out by Scott.
Monday, June 6, 2011
On our walks with Stewie, Scott always likes to point out rabbits he sees and usually as soon as he points them out, they scurry away. This one just sat there and never really moved. I am late in posting this week's photos because of back pain limiting my computer time.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
I toured McKinley neighborhood which has the Mississippi River as its border on the east. Unlike parts of the Mississippi that have been developed into recreation areas for people to enjoy, this section has the Upper Harbor Terminal, a city owned barge terminal. The igloo shaped structures are for storage.
These geese and their goslings seemed right at home in this "Industrial Park".
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Scott and I left our SW Minneapolis home with a goal of walking 20 miles. We met and slightly exceeded that goal because Mother Nature, for the most part, cooperated and gave us one of the most beautiful days we've had this year. Instead of doing a 20 mile power walk, Scott and I opted for the more casual and fun walk with plenty of stops for photos and breaks at neighborhood pubs and cafes.
After stopping at Scott's favorite walking destination, Town Hall Tap, we stayed on Chicago and walked north. I am so glad we did as I can't remember ever walking that entire stretch of Minneapolis. We saw stores, homes and parks we've never noticed before.
We were walking along and suddenly we both stopped dead in our tracks. Is that a real dog in that store's window? Yes, it was! Cooper is a genius marketer for his owner's shop, Chicago Consignments at 3730 Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis, MN. After taking a few photos of this cutie sitting in the window, we made the best decision on our walk and entered this treasure of a store. We talked with Mike Stebnitz who renovated the space after it sat abandoned for 40 years. Can you imagine what a store looks like after 40 years of neglect? Mike does. He has been part of revitalizing old store fronts as part of Stillwater Development company. He also takes great pride in his part of South Minneapolis - the intersection of four neighborhoods - Central, Powderhorn Park, Bryant and Bancroft. I am hoping he will give me a tour of Central as part of my Minneapolis 81 project.
Next time you're visiting south Minneapolis, do yourself a favor and slow down, get off your bike, get out of your car, get off of the bus and visit 38th and Chicago!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Scott Parker, a long-time Armatage resident, has been blessed with the companionship of Kallie, a gentle, sweet, fifteen year-old dog. Scott and Kallie are frequently seen walking to Armatage Park, though their walks have gotten shorter because Kallie's health is not what it once was.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Scott and I take the same path for our dog walk every day. This is Maddy. She greets us with her loud, howling bark and has an incredible vertical jump that has to be seen to be believed. I managed to catch her mid jump and it looks like she's just hanging out watching the world go by. Ahhhh...a dog's life.
Photo of the day contenders
I've been trying to limit my daily post to one photo but the following were serious contenders because of the limited window of opportunity to capture dandelions and lilacs (and husbands posing with lilacs).
I attempted my first 365 photo project in 2011. I made it to Day 246.
The Nivens Family