Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A Pink Holiday

I have posted the Sunken Garden seasonal floral show at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory many times over the past several years.  Instead of the traditional very red poinsettias for this holiday season, this year the petite flowers were white and varied hues of pink.  About 20 members of a hiking club I just joined walked to the conservatory from another member's house that is closer to the park.  Despite the fact that I trailed behind all the hikers, the cold wind and weather with sidewalks covered with snow and ice were largely forgotten after arrival and the sight of the floral display.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Teen-age Fashion

What's a grandmother to do?!

Saturday, December 09, 2017


There seems to be an endless controversy about wolves and whether or not they should be protected. Each side seems to have valid arguments for their position. The painting that is on exhibit at Cafe Latte on Grand Avenue (see yesterday's post) shows the conundrum faced by wild animals when "civilisation" impinges upon their natural territory.

Friday, December 08, 2017

Easy Riders

DH and I often pop into Cafe Latte on Grand Avenue for a quick bite to eat.  In addition to the good food and swift service, often there are paintings of local artists displayed for the diners' enjoyment.  Currently on the second floor balcony is an array of paintings of bikes done in heavy strokes of oil. I didn't get the name of the artist so I will  have to return to get it.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The Boss

 While enjoying my morning coffee and navigating through the eEdition of the Star Tribune (yes, I am getting used to it!), I heard the scraping of shovel against snow.  Randy, the faithful yard and snow genii, had been up since 2 am servicing his grateful customers. Ever mindful of my recent knee surgery, he warned me that it is "sheer ice" under the cover of snow.  Guess I'll stay housebound today!

Sunday, December 03, 2017

First Light

In addition to taking care of Wild Wendy's needs, this is the main reason why I get up early each day!

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Time Flies!!

 Happy Birthday, Olivia !!

Friday, December 01, 2017

GIFT, the December, 2017 Theme Day

The GIFTS of

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Confused Wild Wendy

Now where did that squirrel go? I just saw him swinging on the birdhouse!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Remodeling Efforts

 The Jewish Community Center in St. Paul is in the middle of a huge construction addition and remodeling effort that will have expanded space and new areas to enjoy.  As typical of any effort like this, part of the space seems disorganized. These life size photos and signs help correct some of the confusion.

My own body has endured similar disarray and confusion since my total knee replacement so I decided that I, too, need some remodeling! Yesterday I started training with a delightful young man in the Fitness Center. Because I am still healing, we are working on my "core" (the term makes me giggle) and upper body. When Dane, my new hero, was introducing me to the machines and adjusting the weights, I apprehensively reminded him that I am a grandmother.  His reply? "Yes, but you will be a STRONG grandmother!" How can you not love a young man like that?

Linking to signs, signs