Roy G. Biv: Violet

October 15, 2014 § 6 Comments

I’ve made it to the final day of my color experiment. Indigo was difficult to pinpoint in terms of hue, but violet won the prize for hardest to find. But it’s out there, and I took liberties to include everything from lilac to purple to eggplant to plum.

All photos were taken today in northern Minnesota on an exquisite autumn day. Moderate temps, full sun, and changing leaves made for a beautiful landscape, and based on the drive north, I’m guessing the entire state is bathed in fabulous color.

Roy G. Biv: Indigo

October 14, 2014 § Leave a comment

What best defines indigo? Bluish-purple? Purplish-blue? I don’t quite know. A search on Google pulls up multiple hues of each. Ultimately, I chose to use Crayola’s definition as a guide.

Most of the photos were taken today throughout St. Paul and on Minneapolis’s Franklin Avenue.

Roy G. Biv: Blue

October 13, 2014 § Leave a comment

It’s been blue skies for days, but when the color blue rolls around on Roy G. Biv week, the clouds seep in and give me gray. But do not fret, possums, for blue prospers in places other than the heavens. Enjoy.

Roy G. Biv: Green

October 12, 2014 § 2 Comments

A pristine sky today, but, alas, blue isn’t featured until tomorrow. Instead, it’s Green Day, and that color is still prevalent in the trees and grass and elsewhere despite the oncoming approach of winter.

All pictures were taken today (as always) and in St. Paul.

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And one more — couldn’t resist posting this photo taken in Dayton’s Bluff. All the colors represented — red, orange, yellow, green, blue. violet, and I’m sure indigo’s in there somewhere.

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Roy G. Biv: Yellow

October 11, 2014 § 4 Comments

Yellow, yellow, yellow. The third installment in a week-long series on the colors of the rainbow:

Roy G. Biv: Orange

October 10, 2014 § Leave a comment

Day two of my interpretation of the rainbow spectrum. Next up: Orange, with all photos taken today in St. Paul.

Did It

October 5, 2014 § 2 Comments

It was a chilly race, but I had a great time and loved the experience of running the Twin Cities 10 Mile this morning. It’s been a race I’ve wanted to do for years, and it finally became a reality.

I had a smile plastered on my face for the last mile. The runners, volunteers, race organizers and friends and family who came out to watch got me through it. I couldn’t have done it without them.

My time was perfect for me. A 9:27 pace, which was at least 30 seconds faster than I was able to do three months ago and a minute faster than last winter/spring. Legs are a little sore tonight, but hoping that a good rest these next several weeks helps.

A few photos from the day — from the start, the finish, and the marathon. It really is one of the most beautiful races in the country. So glad I had the chance to experience my city in this new (to me) way.

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