Saturday, August 15, 2015


A recent business trip had me driving all over Minnesota.  Luckily it was in late July and not December!  The weather was perfect and the views were gorgeous.

Downtown Minneapolis

So many greats on one wall!

Where Prince played and also filmed Purple Rain


The Mississippi River

Along one of my long road trips to a doctor's office

Food Truck Friday - downtown Minneapolis

Pretty colors at the farmer's market

The overlook at the Guthrie Theater

Lisa checking out Mr. Guthrie

View of the Mississippi from the Guthrie

Now that would be a tricky fire escape!

More roadside photos

Blurry eagle (I didn't have a good zoom lens)

Sunset on Upper Hay Lake

More roadside photo-ops, driving from an appointment in Aitkin, MN

These guys were just begging for a photo!

Walker Sculpture Garden - Arikidea by Mark di Suvero

Ordovician Pore by Tony Crag

Hare on Bell on Portland Stone Piers by Barry Flanagan

Spoonbridge and Cherry by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen

Molecule by Mark di Suvero

Back of Without Words by Judith Shea

Front of Without Words by Judith Shea

Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge by Siah Armajani; poem by John Ashbery

And now I cannot remember how I would have had it.
It is not a conduit (confluence?) but a place.
The place, of movement and an order.
The place of old order.
But the tail end of the movement is new.
Driving us to say what we are thinking.
It is so much like a beach after all, where you stand
and think of going no further.
And it is good when you get to no further.
It is like a reason that picks you up and
places you where you always wanted to be.
This far, it is fair to be crossing, to have crossed.
Then there is no promise in the other.
Here it is. Steel and air, a mottled presence,
small panacea
and lucky for us.
And then it got very cool.

—John Ashbery

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