7 Minute Miles

We’re on a quest…

Posted Thursday, October 21st, 2021 12:21 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 12:21 PM

…a quest for Buffalo 🦬

Originally published by DK on October 21, 2021 at 12:21 pm

2021 Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Posted Sunday, October 17th, 2021 08:23 pm GMT -5 in Holidays,Mini Posts,Nature,Wildlife at 8:23 PM

Just a short mini post to get some photos archived from the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at the Minnesota Zoo. This is the third year, but our first visit. Running through November 7th, we thought it was well worth the $24 tickets (and fighting the huge crowd). Thanks again to zoo staffer Sarah Mariette for recommending that we go this year. Make sure you get tickets online ahead of time if you want to go – they are not available for purchase at the door.

Originally published by DK on October 17, 2021 at 8:23 pm

Escape to the (old) zoo

Posted Friday, October 15th, 2021 10:08 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Wildlife at 10:08 PM

Late afternoon break at Como Zoo, Saint Paul

Originally published by DK on October 15, 2021 at 10:08 pm

Kid one went to the market

Posted Saturday, October 9th, 2021 02:07 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature,Shopping at 2:07 PM

Flowers, flowers, flowers

Originally published by DK on October 9, 2021 at 2:07 pm

Made with ❤️ by 🐝

Posted Saturday, October 9th, 2021 02:06 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Nature,Schools at 2:06 PM

Thank you, UMD Land Lab – that was delicious

Originally published by DK on October 9, 2021 at 2:06 pm

Fall on the bike trails

Posted Tuesday, September 28th, 2021 08:48 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature,Weather at 8:48 PM

My forever home still isn’t ready

Originally published by DK on September 28, 2021 at 8:48 pm

Fall in Northfield

Posted Friday, September 17th, 2021 09:47 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 9:47 PM

Winter is coming…

Originally published by DK on September 17, 2021 at 9:47 pm

Beautiful sky in the AV

Posted Thursday, September 16th, 2021 09:18 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 9:18 PM

Nice job, Apple Valley

Originally published by DK on September 16, 2021 at 9:18 pm

One birdie amongst the struggle

Posted Saturday, September 11th, 2021 01:56 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature at 1:56 PM

Good hole to get it on, but wow does Vegas have me screwed up

Originally published by DK on September 11, 2021 at 1:56 pm

How is that tree still standing?

Posted Friday, September 10th, 2021 06:09 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature at 6:09 PM

18th tee @ Keller

Originally published by DK on September 10, 2021 at 6:09 pm

Sky tonight was sublime

Posted Thursday, September 9th, 2021 08:08 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 8:08 PM

Way to go, nature

Originally published by DK on September 9, 2021 at 8:08 pm

The Woodbury muni is nice

Posted Thursday, August 19th, 2021 10:43 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature at 10:43 PM

And I’ll even be happy with a “senior” rate

Originally published by DK on August 19, 2021 at 10:43 pm

Big hitter, the Lama

Posted Sunday, August 15th, 2021 05:09 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature at 5:09 PM

Lots of wildlife on my bike ride visit to the forever home (not pictured: snake)

Originally published by DK on August 15, 2021 at 5:09 pm

Summer in Northfield

Posted Thursday, August 12th, 2021 12:08 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature,Weather at 12:08 PM

All of us even parred that monster hole @ Willingers

Originally published by DK on August 12, 2021 at 12:08 pm

Lowertown (Tiny) Garden

Posted Thursday, August 5th, 2021 05:56 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 5:56 PM

Lots of love in this little space

Originally published by DK on August 5, 2021 at 5:56 pm

Flowers popping in Hastings

Posted Saturday, July 31st, 2021 02:54 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature at 2:54 PM

Hastings Golf Club always has nice landscaping

Originally published by DK on July 31, 2021 at 2:54 pm

Native Bulldoge Habitat

Posted Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 10:15 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature,Schools,Travel at 10:15 PM

The University of Minnesota-Duluth Land Lab

Originally published by DK on July 21, 2021 at 10:15 pm

Something new on the Lilydale Trail

Posted Sunday, July 18th, 2021 04:31 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature at 4:31 PM

Reminded me of Lebanon Hills

Originally published by DK on July 18, 2021 at 4:31 pm

Lazy Sunday bike ride

Posted Sunday, July 11th, 2021 08:08 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature at 8:08 PM

Riding along the big river

Originally published by DK on July 11, 2021 at 8:08 pm

So different with less plants

Posted Saturday, July 10th, 2021 05:07 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature at 5:07 PM

Pond on number one, Ridges at Sand Creek

Originally published by DK on July 10, 2021 at 5:07 pm

Super fun night at Keller

Posted Saturday, June 19th, 2021 10:26 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Nature at 10:26 PM

Mike: kindergarten friend; John: junior high friend

Originally published by DK on June 19, 2021 at 10:26 pm

This dude was amazing

Posted Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 09:09 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature at 9:09 PM

Willingers doge (one of two)

Originally published by DK on June 2, 2021 at 9:09 pm

Superior Spring 12.5K

Posted Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 11:45 am GMT -5 in Food,Nature,Running,Travel at 11:45 AM

Trail race = Gordy and donuts

Originally published by DK on May 23, 2021 at 11:45 am

Saint Paul Classics

Posted Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 04:53 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Nature,Wildlife at 4:53 PM

Punch, Grand Ole Creamery, Como Zoo and Conservatory

Originally published by DK on May 12, 2021 at 4:53 pm

A boyfriend for Luna?

Posted Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 02:50 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Pets at 2:50 PM

My man @ Como 🐧

Originally published by DK on May 12, 2021 at 2:50 pm

Not quite yet

Posted Saturday, May 8th, 2021 11:37 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 11:37 PM

Top 3 floral scent (which lasts like three days in MN)

Originally published by DK on May 8, 2021 at 11:37 pm

Icy 🥶

Posted Thursday, March 11th, 2021 10:08 am GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 10:08 AM

Bluefin Bay, Tofte, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 11, 2021 at 10:08 am

Special delivery from kid one

Posted Saturday, February 13th, 2021 11:21 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature at 11:21 PM

A beautiful arrangement from a beautiful soul

Originally published by DK on February 13, 2021 at 11:21 pm

Winter storm warning

Posted Thursday, January 14th, 2021 02:25 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 2:25 PM

…but tropical inside (thanks to SK)

Originally published by DK on January 14, 2021 at 2:25 pm

Minnesota Zoo Nature Illuminated

Posted Sunday, December 13th, 2020 10:42 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Mini Posts,Nature at 10:42 PM

The “new zoo” has been impacted in unique ways by the pandemic, so we were happy to help support them via the drive-thru Nature Illuminated experience that runs through January 17. Prices vary by day, with discounts for zoo members (we paid $50 for our car of four people). The inflatable animals and lighting are set up in the eastern parking lots (near the school that SK and MK attended), which you enter and exit from the main zoo entrance on McAndrews. There is an audio program you can stream from your phone that ties in with the sequence of the animals, who are grouped much like the zoo itself. You are asked to drive with just your parking lights and the leisurely pace was just right, allowing for photos and an overall time of about 40 minutes.


Originally published by DK on December 13, 2020 at 10:42 pm

Busy little beavers

Posted Monday, November 23rd, 2020 04:07 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 4:07 PM

We do have beavers on the Mississippi, right?

Originally published by DK on November 23, 2020 at 4:07 pm

Mother Nature is awesome

Posted Thursday, November 12th, 2020 09:14 am GMT -5 in Cars,Nature at 9:14 AM

Free flower from Honda

Originally published by DK on November 12, 2020 at 9:14 am

Hello, deer

Posted Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 04:54 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature,Wildlife at 4:54 PM

This amazing weather week continues

Originally published by DK on November 4, 2020 at 4:54 pm

Welcome to my nightmare

Posted Sunday, November 1st, 2020 02:09 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 2:09 PM

Old shot from the San Diego Zoo

Originally published by DK on November 1, 2020 at 2:09 pm

Leaf days are numbered

Posted Monday, October 12th, 2020 04:01 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 4:01 PM

Take advantage while you can

Originally published by DK on October 12, 2020 at 4:01 pm

Metro colors are popping

Posted Thursday, October 8th, 2020 10:22 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature,Weather at 10:22 PM

Get it while you can

Originally published by DK on October 8, 2020 at 10:22 pm

Rollin’ on the River

Posted Monday, October 5th, 2020 03:20 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature,Weather at 3:20 PM

Some color on the Mississippi

Originally published by DK on October 5, 2020 at 3:20 pm

Judge Magney’s park is 🔥

Posted Friday, October 2nd, 2020 10:33 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 10:33 PM

Awe on today’s hike

Originally published by DK on October 2, 2020 at 10:33 pm

It’s the SHT

Posted Friday, October 2nd, 2020 06:06 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 6:06 PM

Superior Hiking Trail @ Devil’s Kettle

Originally published by DK on October 2, 2020 at 6:06 pm

Hello, Foxy

Posted Thursday, October 1st, 2020 11:12 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature,Travel,Wildlife at 11:12 PM

Don’t see that every day

Originally published by DK on October 1, 2020 at 11:12 pm

This view never gets old

Posted Friday, September 25th, 2020 10:53 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Golf,Nature,Travel at 10:53 PM

Approach to nine green, peak color, The Wilderness at Fortune Bay #nofilter

Originally published by DK on September 25, 2020 at 10:53 pm

Fall in the Northland

Posted Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 09:25 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 9:25 PM

Gold Mine Trail 🍁

Originally published by DK on September 23, 2020 at 9:25 pm

Nature’s pinball machine

Posted Saturday, September 19th, 2020 01:51 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature at 1:51 PM

River Oaks in Cottage Grove

Originally published by DK on September 19, 2020 at 1:51 pm

Art + Flowers + SK = ❤️

Posted Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 11:29 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Nature at 11:29 PM

She is so talented

Originally published by DK on September 16, 2020 at 11:29 pm

It’s that time again

Posted Sunday, September 13th, 2020 06:49 am GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 6:49 AM

Fall colors in Hastings

Originally published by DK on September 13, 2020 at 6:49 am

First signs of fall color

Posted Monday, September 7th, 2020 12:04 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 12:04 PM

A Dwan maple in Bloomington

Originally published by DK on September 7, 2020 at 12:04 pm

September blooms

Posted Saturday, September 5th, 2020 02:51 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature at 2:51 PM

Don’t know what those are, but great to have late season flowers

Originally published by DK on September 5, 2020 at 2:51 pm

Visiting the coop

Posted Saturday, September 5th, 2020 02:47 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Nature at 2:47 PM

Pope Family Ranch, Forest Lake

Originally published by DK on September 5, 2020 at 2:47 pm

Perfect summer morning

Posted Saturday, August 15th, 2020 11:14 am GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Nature,Weather at 11:14 AM

Phalen with Curtis (plus Craig and Jeff)

Originally published by DK on August 15, 2020 at 11:14 am

A fun return to the “new” zoo

Posted Sunday, July 26th, 2020 09:13 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature at 9:13 PM

Too bad our Cheese Dog wasn’t working

Originally published by DK on July 26, 2020 at 9:13 pm

Golden Valley was green

Posted Saturday, July 25th, 2020 02:49 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature at 2:49 PM

Summer in full swing at Brookview

Originally published by DK on July 25, 2020 at 2:49 pm

Rainy in Lowertown

Posted Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 05:29 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 5:29 PM

Cold front really dropped the temp, though

Originally published by DK on July 21, 2020 at 5:29 pm

Summer splash of color

Posted Friday, July 17th, 2020 05:12 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 5:12 PM

It’s been hot, but pretty

Originally published by DK on July 17, 2020 at 5:12 pm

The swamps of Sand Creek

Posted Saturday, July 11th, 2020 01:46 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature at 1:46 PM

Approximately 127 turtles are hiding in this photo

Originally published by DK on July 11, 2020 at 1:46 pm

A splash of color

Posted Thursday, July 9th, 2020 07:18 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature at 7:18 PM

Mississippi River, Saint Paul

Originally published by DK on July 9, 2020 at 7:18 pm

Mmm…protein

Posted Monday, July 6th, 2020 01:47 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 1:47 PM

Dead mayfly party in Lowertown

Originally published by DK on July 6, 2020 at 1:47 pm

Lives have been lost here

Posted Monday, June 29th, 2020 12:21 am GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 12:21 AM

Cross River, Schroeder, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on June 29, 2020 at 12:21 am

Nature is amazing

Posted Thursday, June 25th, 2020 01:37 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 1:37 PM

Pretty awesome for a “weed”

Originally published by DK on June 25, 2020 at 1:37 pm

Rollin’ down the river

Posted Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 08:07 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature at 8:07 PM

Today’s bike ride sight: the Anson Northrup

Originally published by DK on June 10, 2020 at 8:07 pm

Another new hike

Posted Monday, June 8th, 2020 08:07 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 8:07 PM

Devil’s Track River, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on June 8, 2020 at 8:07 pm

The tombolo known as Artist Point

Posted Sunday, June 7th, 2020 01:17 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Travel at 1:17 PM

Just learned what “tombolo” means this trip too

Originally published by DK on June 7, 2020 at 1:17 pm

A bench with a view

Posted Saturday, May 30th, 2020 06:34 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature at 6:34 PM

Mississippi River, Saint Paul

Originally published by DK on May 30, 2020 at 6:34 pm

Nature finds a way

Posted Thursday, May 21st, 2020 11:19 am GMT -5 in Nature at 11:19 AM

My favorite part of spring

Originally published by DK on May 21, 2020 at 11:19 am

COVID zombie tennis

Posted Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 09:18 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Sports at 9:18 PM

I don’t think that is in the brochure

Originally published by DK on May 19, 2020 at 9:18 pm

Springtime in the A.V.

Posted Friday, May 15th, 2020 06:36 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature at 6:36 PM

Valleywood #8, Apple Valley, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on May 15, 2020 at 6:36 pm

The Forests of Lowertown

Posted Thursday, May 14th, 2020 03:54 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 3:54 PM

My city is awesome

Originally published by DK on May 14, 2020 at 3:54 pm

Springtime in Saint Paul

Posted Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 12:12 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 12:12 PM

Morning walkies around Lowertown

Originally published by DK on May 13, 2020 at 12:12 pm

Five pars in a row

Posted Saturday, May 9th, 2020 04:12 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 4:12 PM

The Dahlgreen cows were impressed

Originally published by DK on May 9, 2020 at 4:12 pm

Cool trees and clouds

Posted Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 03:37 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature at 3:37 PM

Cannon Golf Club, Cannon Falls, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on May 6, 2020 at 3:37 pm

Today’s pandemic walkabout

Posted Friday, April 10th, 2020 04:50 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature,Personal at 4:50 PM

Highway 52 bridge over the Mississippi, Saint Paul

Originally published by DK on April 10, 2020 at 4:50 pm