looking down a mostly empty street at night with a line of police and military vehicles approaching

Night Patrol

on East Lake Street.

looking up at a snowman with one coal eye, one stick arm, and a blue and red scarf with a cloudy blue sky overhead

Am I Blue?

Snowperson begs question… Photo: David Skarjune

bits and streaks of light against a dark background with black branch silhouettes in foreground

Freezing Rain

Lights up night sky… Photo: David Skarjune

shadow of evergreen tree branch on cream-colored clapboard garage wall hit by sunlight

Shadow Play

Alley dog walk… Photo credit: Susan Purdie

storefront door and windows at night with warm lighting inside and outside on overhead sign reading Wildflyer Coffee

Wildflyer Coffee

warms up former Peace Coffee site on Minnehaha Ave…

short snowman with head atop a single mound with sticks for arms, rocks for mouth, carrot for nose, glasses and a hat.

36 Degrees

Snowman gets low profile… Photo: David Skarjune

stacked portraits of three people--see post for details of each picture

Happy 2021

Let’s make it matter.

Wrap It Up

Buh Bye 2020!

snow falling on a snow-covered street with bare trees down the block, parked cars in the distance, and a pale blue haze over all

Snowy Street

Beautiful snowy day… Photo: Sue Romain

snowy scene of a parkway with ski tracks and a red-jacketed skier in the distance

Skiing the Parkway

Been waiting so long… Photo: Chris Balck

picture of a hand forming a "peace sign" with words on the fingers and palm: Peace, Love, Faith, Joy, Hop, Unity, Kindness

The Year that Was

Oh, such a year… Photo: Jane Strauss

back of wide sign seen from behind in the snow with painted slogans of I CANT WAIT 2 HUG U with pink hearts

Hugs All Around

Well wishes for us all… Photo: Julie Smith

dark winter street scene with houses, tree silhouettes, and orange-red streaks of color across a dim blue cloudy sky

Merry Christmas

pre-sunrise show… Photo: Roxanne Dunlop

a table top christmas tree with blue lights with a cat perched aside looking towards it

Watching for Santa

Mazy the cat and tree… Photo: Michele Jansen

snow covers the top of evergreen branches with green needles and in the background are faint outlines of tall evergreen trees in a white sky

Snow Upon Us

just in time… Photo: Brian Donahue

Construction shovel working in a lot of dirt and debris against a cloudy sky

Cleanup Continues

on East Lake Street… Photo: Sue Romain

a wood frame shed houses a number of statuettes surrounding a baby in a small crib on the floor


celebrates Christmas. Photo: Chris Balck

nighttime view of a fenced off lot with a row of buildings, street lights, and construction cranes in the background

Sleeping Giants

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panoramic view of an ice rink with white boards in a brown field with some ice in the rink

State of Hockey

If you build it… Photo: René Rosengren

bare branches against a blue sky

Bare Trees

hibernating, ready for snow… Photo: Roxanne Dunlop

four men and three women wearing masks stand behind a bar counter with beer taps behind them wearing various Tshirts, hoodies and stocking caps with an A logo and Arbeiter Brewing

Arbeiter Brewing

opens at the ol’ Harriet site… Photo: David Skarjune

at twilight a bulldozer and construction shovel at work over a broad dirt lot with a lit Burger King sign in the background

No Holiday

Coming soon… Photo: Brian Donahue

young woman holding bags of groceries behind a car with trunk open on the street, she's smiling for the camera


#AdoptAFamily Photo: Sue Romain

A scarecrow-like figure rests mid-air on a single ladder rail holding decorative lights over a small tree next to a house

Holiday Balance

Clever holiday decoration. Photo:  Chris Balck

Holiday lights decorate a house and yard at night

Holiday Magic

in Longfellow at night… Photo: Jane Strauss

panoramic view of post-harvest garden field with gray clouds against a pale blue sky with silhouette of a tall bare tree on right side of foreground

Awaiting Snow

to blanket Dowling Garden… Photo: Roxanne Dunlop

Four-paned window of house with a Santa picture and other holiday decorations hanging inside the windows

Jolly Ol’ Holiday

going to Grandma’s… Photo: David Skarjune