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The beachcomber

Posted Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 06:31 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature,Travel at 6:31 PM

SK ❤️ seashells

Shark Reef was A+

Posted Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 08:21 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 8:21 PM

Mandalay Bay presentation was really cool

Lions, Tigers and Dolphins

Posted Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 08:19 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature,Travel at 8:19 PM

MK @ the Secret Garden

Rogue doge

Posted Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 01:50 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 1:50 PM

The outside pigeon game is strong

Happy Squirrels 

Posted Saturday, September 30th, 2017 12:19 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 12:19 PM

The giant acorns are out in Jordan

My nature nemesis

Posted Saturday, September 9th, 2017 04:08 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 4:08 PM

That time of the year

Welcome back, poultry

Posted Saturday, August 26th, 2017 09:22 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 9:22 PM

Closed last year because of the outbreak

Summer in St. Paul

Posted Sunday, July 30th, 2017 11:14 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Personal,Weather at 11:14 PM

My hometown rocks

Scenes from the lake

Posted Monday, July 3rd, 2017 02:49 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Travel,Wildlife at 2:49 PM

Daisies, loons and eagles on Vermilion

Wish these bloomed all summer

Posted Saturday, May 27th, 2017 11:39 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 11:39 PM

The smell of lilacs is one of my all-time favorites (along with vanilla and Hawaiian leis)

Should’ve been a biologist

Posted Sunday, May 7th, 2017 09:01 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 9:01 PM

Mears Park flora, Lowertown 

The creek was a-flowin’

Posted Saturday, April 29th, 2017 03:13 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 3:13 PM

Minnehaha Creek after Get in Gear

My new squirrel neighbor

Posted Saturday, April 8th, 2017 07:46 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Wildlife at 7:46 PM

That’s his tree – the best is way up high

SK at Nokomis

Posted Saturday, April 8th, 2017 07:45 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature at 7:45 PM

Breaktime between Saturday shifts

Pest control?

Posted Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 07:21 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 7:21 PM

I assume that’s why they paint the tree trunks white, but I don’t really know

Butchart Gardens in snow

Posted Thursday, December 15th, 2016 10:52 am GMT -5 in Nature,Travel,Weather at 10:52 AM

These plants are also not very happy

Frozen ferns

Posted Thursday, December 15th, 2016 10:47 am GMT -5 in Nature,Travel,Weather at 10:47 AM

Bet they aren’t very happy

French Beach Postcard

Posted Thursday, December 15th, 2016 10:41 am GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 10:41 AM

Just like the North Shore (but with saltwater)

A little Stan and his plan

Posted Saturday, November 12th, 2016 03:44 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Wildlife at 3:44 PM

Getting ready for winter @ Edinburgh USA

Cheater camera mode

Posted Saturday, October 29th, 2016 07:58 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Photography,Technology at 7:58 PM

Not sure how I feel about iPhone 7 portrait mode 

Northland sunsets still rule

Posted Friday, June 17th, 2016 11:08 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 11:08 PM

On the way to Duluth

Nature likes purple & gold

Posted Friday, June 3rd, 2016 12:35 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 12:35 PM

Some of my favorites @ Minnesota Zoo

Shroom Season

Posted Saturday, May 28th, 2016 11:48 am GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 11:48 AM

Near the pool, Eagan, Minnesota

A top five smell

Posted Thursday, May 5th, 2016 09:34 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 9:34 PM

Lilacs in spring are so wonderful 

Spring has sprung

Posted Saturday, April 30th, 2016 08:16 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 8:16 PM

Plus lots of rain and temperature swings

A quick dusting

Posted Sunday, February 28th, 2016 02:39 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 2:39 PM

I knew there would be more – yesterday was a fluke

February in Minneapolis

Posted Saturday, February 27th, 2016 06:10 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Running,Weather at 6:10 PM

Almost hit 60F on 2/27/2016 – crazy

Good morning Stan

Posted Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 11:21 am GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 11:21 AM

Seagulls love donuts (and Alcatraz)

Name that lake

Posted Monday, December 7th, 2015 06:26 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 6:26 PM

I have no idea where this is – anybody know?

Whitetail Nature Walk

Posted Saturday, October 31st, 2015 08:28 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 8:28 PM

Lots of great stuff around Empire Lake

Des Moines Botanical Gardens

Posted Saturday, October 17th, 2015 01:34 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature,Travel at 1:34 PM

So peaceful (and warm)

That’s a big boy

Posted Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 07:44 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 7:44 PM

Bear on the deck, Birch Point, Lake Vermilion

You can’t eat that one

Posted Saturday, September 26th, 2015 01:22 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 1:22 PM

So said another golfer, anyway

New marathon pacer

Posted Friday, September 25th, 2015 04:00 pm GMT -5 in Marathons,Nature,Running at 4:00 PM

Seriously, how’d I get so slow?

Apple season in Minnesota

Posted Saturday, September 19th, 2015 06:39 pm GMT -5 in Food,Nature at 6:39 PM

Crab apples in Le Sueur

It’s that time again

Posted Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 06:33 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 6:33 PM

The leaves are OK with meteorological fall up here

Invasion of the helicopters

Posted Saturday, August 29th, 2015 01:22 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 1:22 PM

Eagle Valley Golf Course, Woodbury

Sad Rock is Sad

Posted Saturday, August 15th, 2015 04:13 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 4:13 PM

Ninth tee box box @ Brookview, Golden Valley

The hike wore her out

Posted Sunday, August 9th, 2015 05:01 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature,Travel at 5:01 PM

SK on the Brule River trail

Baby Bambi (x2)

Posted Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 09:08 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 9:08 PM

A couple new Birch Point residents

Way Past May

Posted Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 07:41 am GMT -5 in Nature at 7:41 AM

These little buggers are still everywhere

Tree Trouble

Posted Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 07:39 am GMT -5 in Nature at 7:39 AM

Birch Point Road, Lake Vermilion

Gopher Flowers

Posted Monday, June 15th, 2015 11:08 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature at 11:08 PM

No filter, Dwan tee boxes

Trolling with Shuey

Posted Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 08:49 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Nature at 8:49 PM

Big Bay @ Lake Vermilion

Storms on the Horizon

Posted Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 03:56 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 3:56 PM

Fortune Bay Marina, Lake Vermilion

Birch Point Visitor

Posted Monday, June 1st, 2015 09:47 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 9:47 PM

Another one came around this year

No filter fly-by

Posted Monday, June 1st, 2015 05:46 am GMT -5 in Nature,Travel,Weather at 5:46 AM

Plane taking off from MSP

Spring Colors

Posted Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 01:49 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature,Weather at 1:49 PM

Flowers popping at The Wilderness

Busy as a beaver

Posted Friday, May 8th, 2015 09:08 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature at 9:08 PM

Thirteenth hole, The Wilderness at Fortune Bay

Hello again Sand Creek

Posted Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 03:02 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature,Weather at 3:02 PM

First round of 2015 in Jordan (third overall)

Spring doesn’t suck

Posted Friday, May 1st, 2015 11:44 am GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 11:44 AM

Blooming tree outside Wings Financial, Eagan

Ready for summer

Posted Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 07:56 am GMT -5 in Nature at 7:56 AM

Someone put the dock in – guessing Steve the (Former) Mayor

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Posted Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 08:31 am GMT -5 in Nature at 8:31 AM

A new visitor to Birch Point this morning

Spring blooms in Minneapolis

Posted Friday, April 17th, 2015 05:22 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature,Weather at 5:22 PM

Walk around Nokomis with MK

Lower those docks!

Posted Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 11:49 am GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 11:49 AM

Big Bay is almost ready to go

The last of the ice

Posted Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 11:48 am GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 11:48 AM

Birch Point, Lake Vermillion

Still very frozen

Posted Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 03:36 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 3:36 PM

One month to melt before opener

No shit

Posted Sunday, March 15th, 2015 02:44 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 2:44 PM

Thin ice between Isles and Calhoun

Still can’t believe these are free

Posted Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 05:08 pm GMT -5 in Art,Nature,Wildlife at 5:08 PM

Plate-431-A, Flamingo, John James Audubon

Free high-res Audubon prints

Posted Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 08:12 pm GMT -5 in Art,Links,Nature at 8:12 PM

https://www.audubon.org/birds-of-america

Shelter Me

Posted Monday, December 22nd, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -5 in Music,Nature,Quotes at 5:00 PM

This ain’t no place for losers
Or the innocent of mind
It’s a full time job
For anyone to stay alive

We’ve got hoarfrost in the city

Posted Thursday, December 11th, 2014 01:31 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 1:31 PM

Birch Point Road, Lake Vermilion

Winter trail sunrise

Posted Thursday, December 4th, 2014 11:12 am GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 11:12 AM

Birch Point, Lake Vermilion

Reflections

Posted Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 02:51 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Photography,Weather at 2:51 PM

Trees in my windshield

Spooky Cold

Posted Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 09:49 pm GMT -5 in Art,Nature,Weather at 9:49 PM

Nightscape on Birch Point

Cold and pretty

Posted Thursday, November 20th, 2014 12:30 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 12:30 PM

Birch Point Winter Sunset

A Frozen Big Bay

Posted Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 09:15 am GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 9:15 AM

Birch Point @ Lake Vermilion

Fall is still hanging on

Posted Friday, October 31st, 2014 01:43 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 1:43 PM

Flowers in Eagan

Stacked and Ready

Posted Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 07:28 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 7:28 PM

Woodpile near the Heritage Center

October Sunrise

Posted Friday, October 24th, 2014 07:32 am GMT -5 in Nature at 7:32 AM

Virginia, Minnesota

 

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  • Get in Gear 10K - 4/28

Upcoming Sporting Events

  • Twins vs. Reds - 4/27
  • Twins vs. Detroit - 5/21
  • Saints vs. Chicago - 5/22
  • Twins vs. Cleveland - 6/3
  • Tapemark - 6/8-10
  • Saints vs. Fargo - 6/13
  • Twins vs. Boston - 6/20
  • Saints vs. Sioux City - 6/27
  • Saints vs. Cleburne - 7/9
  • Summer X Games - 7/19-22
  • Saints vs. Wichita - 7/25
  • Twins vs. Cleveland - 7/30
  • Tottenham vs. AC Milan - 7/31
  • Twins vs. Pittsburgh - 8/15
  • Vikings vs. Jags (PRE) - 8/18
  • Vikings vs. Seattle (PRE) - 8/24
  • Vikings vs. 49ers - 9/9
  • Vikings vs. Bills - 9/23
  • Vikings vs. Cardinals - 10/14
  • Vikings vs. Saints - 10/28
  • Vikings vs. Lions - 11/4
  • Vikings vs. Packers - 11/25
  • Vikings vs. Miami - 12/16
  • Vikings vs. Bears - 12/30

Upcoming Concerts

  • Bill Murray & Jan Vogler - 4/20, Orpheum
  • Trampled by Turtles - 5/4, Palace
  • Kenny Chesney - 5/5, USBS
  • Marian Hill - 5/16, Palace
  • Caroline Smith - 5/17, Cedar
  • I Love the 90s - 5/18, Mystic Lake
  • David Byrne - 5/17, Orpheum
  • David Byrne - 5/18, Orpheum
  • Har Mar Superstar - 6/23, Fitzgerald
  • Trampled by Turtles - 7/7, Bayfront
  • Jack White - 8/6, Armory
  • Beyonce & Jay Z - 8/8, USBS
  • Pearl Jam - 8/18, Wrigley Field
  • Pearl Jam - 8/20, Wrigley Field
  • Taylor Swift - 8/31 & 9/1, USBS
  • Leon Bridges - 9/20, Palace
  • Ed Sheeran - 10/20, USBS