Downtown, once again, this time with some lensbaby awesomeness. Minneapolis is such a pretty city.
Rice Park is lit up like a Christmas tree. Oh, wait. I told that joke in my last post. Blast.
Tracy and I went all the way out to St. Paul, shocking, I know. I mean, it's so far away. Anywho, we had sushi and wandered around Rice Park. Next time we're bringing our skates. We are getting good at making Monday feel like Saturday. It's a skill.
Posted by Unknown at 12:54 AM
I am not a fan of overnight shifts whether it be summer or winter. Winter overnights feel worse. First, it's cold. Second, I never get to see the sun. Fortunately for me, downtown is covered in happy Christmas lights. One might even say that downtown is 'lit up like a Christmas tree.' And that someone would be my Dad. It's his joke. Just ask him.
Posted by Unknown at 11:47 PM
The bright red maples three blocks over finally dropped their leaves. I've been stalking these trees for a couple weeks. The red was more than just kinda red, it was a brilliant red. The sunlight under the trees had a definite redish hue.
I took the lensbaby out for a spin today. It's going to take practice to get used to how it works. And it's going to take trial and error to learn where it is most useful.
Posted by Unknown at 12:30 AM
It came! It came! I got a new camera toy in the mail, a lensbaby - something I've wanted for years now. I finally allowed myself to order it and it's here!
Pete, my mailman, brought it to the house just before I went to work, so I haven't had time to play. I did have a quick second to take this photo at the capitol. That's Twilight Sparkle, or as I call her, T Sparks. Next time you see me, ask me about her. It's a good story.
Posted by Unknown at 12:18 AM
Shorter days and cooler weather has lead me to retreat to my reading nook to catch up on some long promised knitting projects. I have a baby hat promised to a 6 month old, and a one year sized sweater to a 9 month old... I'm a bit behind, but catching up.
Posted by Unknown at 4:14 PM
Lake of the Isles. I wander the southern end near the dog park - good people watching and I love seeing all the dogs. Today at the lake, I spotted a beaver. A for real, swimming in the lake, live, actual beaver. I got some shots of him, but it was a bit too dark to get a good one. I'll be heading back to try again.
My buddy, Gredo, came down from St. Cloud and we wandered the Mill District with our cameras. Both of us got a number of great photos, we had a nice long stroll by the river and stopped at the Blue Door for lunch. Awesomesauce.
I spent the whole day finishing up my shed project. I took apart the screen door and the three window screens, painted and put in new screens. It took some doing, but I'm done. Well, almost done. I broke a couple pieces of the trim and need to replace that, but I'm 99.9 percent done. As a reward, I took myself down the street to partake in a nutta-butta latte and an amazing cookie.
Posted by Unknown at 2:18 PM
The leaves keep falling. I keep raking them up. I'm grateful for the continuation of these beautiful 50 degree fall days, even though many of my mornings are filled with raking. Scratch that... I'm grateful that my mornings are filled with raking and are not filled with shoveling. Yet.
Posted by Unknown at 11:08 PM