Wednesday, December 30, 2009



Tough week time wise as well as the letter being a little more difficult. But I came up with Lemme wrestling one of his toys passed the Xbox. XBOX! That is two ‘X’s!

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Sunday, December 27, 2009



Tusks on a downed tree.

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Friday, December 25, 2009

Holiday Reflection


A photo of a Christmas tree reflecting in a mirror on the opposite wall. Taken at my in-laws house on Christmas Eve. See the beveled edges of the mirror, for some reason they struck me as very interesting.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas!


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Wishing you happy holidays…Merry Christmas.

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Monday, December 21, 2009



This is a little visitor we don’t see very often in the day out by the little pond at our house.


This is an Opossum and is North America’s only marsupial.

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Sunday, December 20, 2009



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Friday, December 18, 2009

Past Reaching Into The Present


From Jessie James Days in Northfield, MN.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009


SPBanner Christmas tree bows are cranberry.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Vinni. Gone but always in my heart.


Check out this snappy leather Vest. I wore it one year on Christmas eve. OH and then there is the rose Vine around my neck.


Set up for Valentine’s Day Celebration with family.

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Well Worn

Monochrome Sharpening Wheel

Again a photo from out at an apple orchard in Afton, Minnesota. I do believe this piece of equipment has seen a lot of history.

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Friday, December 11, 2009


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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Not So Bad

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Tuesday and Wednesday we were issued a winter storm warning and possible blizzard warning. Though we prepared to get a good whopping it was no where near as bad as it could have been right in our area. We received about 4 or 5 inches of snow Tuesday and Wednesday with the winds picking up on Wednesday. The worst of it, I think, were that the temps have dropped so dramatically from where we were in November.

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I am currently looking at the thermometer and it is telling me it is -2 degrees (Fahrenheit) right now at 11:30 am. and to expect a high of about 6 degrees. Okay, I have to admit that living in Minnesota, the temps could be much worse as well. We were just so spoiled here by such a warm November this year that I think a lot of us here became a little bit complacent. Well no more! Winter is now in full swing here in Minnesota and as it should be for the Christmas Holidays.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

A Color of Summer

DSC00913 An Aqua pail in an Aqua pool.

DSC01359 An Aqua sky painted with clouds over a field of gold and green.

DSC03579 A plane at an air show with an Aqua stripe.

DSC03440 A sign to a Minnesota state park is often painted with Aqua paint.

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Tuesday, December 08, 2009


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Look Up!


Upside down!



Upside down Scooter.


Upside down Renner.

Bonnie the ‘U’ shaped hound.


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Monday, December 07, 2009

An Amazing Morning

I was excited to see the big guy land and hang around as long as he did. He is a Pileated Woodpecker and though we see them in the area from time to time, usually their stay is too fleeting to catch with my camera.

This morning the camera was at hand and he stuck around long enough for me to get a few shots through the window.

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He was not interested in drilling holes in this tree but wanted to drink from a fountain in our yard. The fountain runs all year, though it does freeze in the winter there is always a trickle running no matter the temperature for the winter birds to drink from.

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Another very nice happening this morning was seeing the old (though not all that old) and the new coming together.

Yes, they are becoming friends quite quickly. It was good to see Fidget and Lemme sleeping together. It was the first time and at first I thought they were in a rowel again, but then noticed no one was moving and they’d fallen asleep together.

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The camera woke Lemme up and he changed positions, but didn’t venture off from his new buddy, Fidget.

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Right now, as I am writing, Lemme has spread himself across my arms and Fidget is fast approaching, probably looking for his new brother.

The bliss of harmony at last. It is that time of year isn’t it? Peace on Earth and goodwill to all.

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Sunday, December 06, 2009


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Summer Storm

Monochrome Clouds

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Friday, December 04, 2009

Weekend Reflections

“Can I see me now??


This is Lemme, our new kitty, getting the closest view of his reflection that is possible.


Lemme is a 7 month old medium hair cat with a sable coat and deep yellow eyes. He has been here for about a week and a half. The first week he had to remain in isolation due to an eye infection and respiratory problem. After getting into the vet, getting some medications for him he is all better. The vet gave the okay to allow him to socialize with our other kitty Fidget so the last few days have been pretty wild around here with going through the motion of slow introduction to allow everyone to adapt to each other in the best possible way.

So far it is actually a lot of wrestling hissing or yowling, just knock down, drag out, wrestling. I *think* they are mostly playing, but it seems to get a little rough for my comfort zone from time to time and I return the boys to their separate corners for a time out. I feel a bit like a wrestling referee. We have had a lot of cats and dogs and know this will just take some time and patience. They are really doing pretty well working things our so far.

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