Thursday, December 12, 2013

Winter Wear Holiday Penguins

They're dressed for the occasion, and ready to attend all your holiday parties. Find them here:

Elf & Santa Penguin (in their fine winter wear)

Monday, November 4, 2013

Flamingos and giraffes and orangutans. Oh my!

Como Zoo Fun Fact: to think it all started in 1897 with a gift of three deers.

Chipotle edible garden
pumpkins, artichokes, cabbage
If I cropped this just right I could convince you that this is a whimsical little cottage out of a storybook
Let's play spot the Sloth ... ready, set, go!
Orangutans (playtime)
The title of this quirky piece is: net loss (I spot a my little pony, sippy cup, tumbler, garbage, and a pink croc--what a sad net of lost items)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Down by the river we discover that ...

Minneapolis, you're incredibly beautiful.

Gold Medal Park (view from the Guthrie Endless Bridge)
The Guthrie Endless Bridge (view from Gold Medal Park)
The Guthrie & Mill City Museum
Stone Arch Bridge & Pillsbury Flour Mill
Stone Arch Bridge
Mill Ruins
View from the Stone Arch Bridge
can you spot the fish?
St. Anthony Main
bye, bye Nice Ride

Monday, October 21, 2013

Selections from The Minneapolis Institue of Arts

A very limited selection since most of the images turned out awful (crummy lighting + no flash photography + older camera + novice photographer = less than stellar images).

MIA entrance
Mobile (huge fan of mobiles so this was a highlight)
glass collection


A stunning museum filled with so many different collections. I'll never forget  Chuck Close's Frank. It was one thing learning about his style in Art Appreciation class but to see it up close is remarkable. It was a truly memorable experience, I could stare at it for hours.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Question: Where would you find the Governor's podium?

Answer: in The Minnesota State Capitol
Minnesota State Capitol
MN State Capitol (St Paul)
The Governor's Podium (the star of this post)
little details from The Governor's Office
M motifs

Minnesota State Senate
Minnesota House of Representatives
Minnesota Supreme Court Chamber
Capitol Pillars
dome & pillars

renovation zone
Leif Ericsson Monument & Capitol

Historical buildings are the best.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Airplane Themed 5th Birthday Party

Thanks Jenee for sharing these images. Truth: it's always in the details, this party is simply stunning. Happy 5th Birthday Giovanni, you're so lucky!

Airplane Themed Party

Decorated Table & Table Settings

Source for PDF Suitcase & Passport Card Templates : Favor Makers Store

Monday, September 30, 2013

It was a Birthday Bash ...

A most excellent experience: Happy 10th Birthday Mill City Museum!

Mill City

Mill City Museum 10th Birthday Bash

party time


Mill City Museum, glass elevator, Stone Arch Bridge, Mississippi River

the best arches, the blue sky, this view is priceless

Highlight: Flour Tower (the whole thing plus the guides), glass elevator, the most charming museum gift shop, birthday cake (need I say more).