Apricot Beauty

May 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

I walked seven miles of St. Paul pavement today scoping out gardens trying to spot just one Apricot Beauty tulip. It’s my mom’s favorite and I wanted to take a picture of one for her on Mother’s Day. But they aren’t easy to find — most are too pink or too orange. The one below was as close as I could get.

Sorry, Mom. But Happy Mother’s Day! You’re an angel — beautiful, hilarious, kind, and quirky. I love you to pieces.

Not an Apricot Beauty

Not an Apricot Beauty

Grape Tulips

April 3, 2014 § Leave a comment

Purple tulips

Morning Tulips, Morningside, and the Weekly Snapshot

January 28, 2014 § 4 Comments

My beautiful tulips met their maker today, but before they completely passed on, I took some final photographs. Yesterday morning the subtle light was nice for snapping the bouquet from various vantages.

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The Morningside After Dark series is my favorite winter event. Basically, it’s a hip church-basement coffee-house talent-show social. Members of Edina’s creative Morningside community put on a cozy evening of storytelling featuring exceptional writers and musicians. Original tales, essays, and poems were interwoven with live original music, all supplemented with sustenance in the form of homemade baked goods and coffee — always delicious, always in abundance.

Organizers Laurie Lindeen, James Mahoney, and Rebecca Sorenson warmly hosted the show, and Jeff Robertson kept the entertainment flowing seamlessly with his stage direction. Last year I left every event impressed with the kaleidoscope of local talent they gathered, and last night was no different.

And despite the extreme cold, the place was packed. It always is.

First act -- Morningside After Dark

First act — Morningside After Dark

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Last but not least, my photos of the day from January 22-28 (some posted previously, some not):

Winter Out

January 21, 2014 § 8 Comments

Spring in

Tulips

Tulips

One-Hundred-Forty

May 20, 2013 § 8 Comments

One-Hundred-Forty

I know, I know — more tulips. But I can’t help myself. They’re so perfect and pretty and only last for such a short time.

One-Hundred-Thirty-Seven

May 17, 2013 § 2 Comments

One-Hundred-Thirty-Seven

Tulip bellies and telephone wires

One-Hundred-Thirty-Four

May 14, 2013 § 6 Comments

One-Hundred-Thirty-Four

The other day Mom asked me why I hadn’t posted one of the photos I took of some tulips as my picture of the day. I told her I post too many photos of tulips and flowers. And she replied, “You can never have too many pictures of tulips.” Well said, Mom.

So at 7 a.m. on a beautiful morning run, I captured these lovelies.

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