Friday, November 21, 2008

Oh no

It was ten degrees this morning and the Mississippi River skimmed over with ice. Winter is here.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Grain elevators and train, southeast Minneapolis

Scrapper Joe

On a cold November afternoon, he cuts up an industrial dust collector with a propane torch.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Failure to hatch

I stumbled across this lone goose egg while exploring the dredge spoils island near the Riverside power plant.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Big suburban buck

I spotted this ten-point whitetail while driving along Stone Road, underneath the 494 overpass, in Minnetonka.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sundown over the Mississippi

That's Aggregate Industries, a sand and gravel concern in north Minneapolis.

Views from and of a condemned bridge

For several years, I've felt the Lowry Avenue Bridge is the handsomest of any crossing on the Mississippi in Minneapolis, with the possible exception of the B-N railroad bridge.

Public art

Corner of 33rd and Bloomington, south Minneapolis

Friday, November 7, 2008

Burning Hot Rocks

I had two sleeves for the album Hot Rocks, but one lacked vinyl. As part of a generally futile anti-clutter initiative, I incinerated the extraneous copy.

Ruins at the Port of Minneapolis

Shot on a snowy November morning.

Lowry Bridge, northeast Minneapolis

In 1975, under this now-condemned bridge, Terry Fussy caught a 38 pound channel catfish, which remains the state record.

A fine city garden

I came across this lovely spectacle while exploring a secret wonderland tucked away in an industrial wasteland in southeast Minneapolis

The juror

She was walking home from the Hennepin County courthouse after a three day civil trial involving vomit, a hernia and McDonalds.

Skulking around under the Burlington Northern Bridge

The piers on the north Minneapolis side of the river are a much used canvas among the spray paint crowd.

The New Elite?

Corner store on Grand Avenue in south Minneapolis

There was an explosion at Graco on October 29

An ugly black plume wafted over northeast Minneapolis.

What was in that smoke? It had a nasty and seemingly toxic odor.

Nary a word about the incident in the local press, at least that I could find.