11-26-13 Another Time and Another Place

I suppose I should be posting something slightly more seasonal, shouldn’t I? But perhaps these purple iris are blooming somewhere in Australia, where summer is about to begin. So I would suggest they are seasonal. Frankly, I wasn’t looking for a flower photo for this blog today; I was just looking for a colorful photo…

03-08-13 Vox Populorum

This is the Minnesota state senate chamber. Though it isn’t legible in this photo, there is text in the semi-circle above the Speaker’s podium. In Latin it says, “Vox Populorum Est Vox Dei.” Translated it means “The voice of the people is the voice of God.” That’s got to be encouraging for the senators who…

02-23-13 Minnesota

I call this Minnesota, as if Minnesota is some how unique when it comes to winter weather. But, of course, it isn’t. I just happened to be wandering around our son and daughter-in-law’s neighborhood when I found these icicles hanging for a low roof of a garage.

02-21-13 Hand Turned (Reprise)

TS Eliot was wrong. Februrary, not April, is “the cruelest month.” At least for me. Yes, the days are getting longer. Yes, the temperature ocassionally soars into the high 20s. But it is often in the heart of February that what I think is SAAD (seasonal affective disorder) hits me. And I lose my will…

02-17-13 The Second Story

I had mentioned yesterday that I didn’t get enough time in the Minnesota state capitol building the other day. I made up for that by going back late yesterday morning. I knew when I went that I was going to take several series of photos with my camera on a tripod so that I could…