Public Art at the Farmer’s market

It is Friday and Fridays are for fun but today I am writing about Sunday because that is the day I go to the Farmer’s market.

This past week I waited until the Farmer’s market closed so that I could photograph the artwork inside. The walls were painted by Deep Walls Painting and are simply gorgeous.

This weekend I’ll be buying apples, eggs and an assortment of vegetables.

Downtown Saint Paul, Farmer’s market

 

It has been a great year for gardening

It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. For me, one of the greatest joys of home ownership has been gardening. In fact, I am already planning next years garden.

This year has been better for gardening than last year was. We had that kind of cold snap last August and the tomatoes did not like it.

butterfly on a Zinna
Butterfly on a cosmos
Cherry tomatoes

Happy July

Daisies
Brown-eyed Susans

I plan to spend as much of the month outside as I can. If you enjoy the outdoors and wildflowers go to a park. It is kind of like taking a vacation. I took these photos along the bike trail in Lilydale Regional Park. I also enjoy Battle Creek Regional Park, Phalen Park, and Como Park. Don’t forget Fort Snelling State Park or Crosby Farm Regional Park or Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary. These are just a few parks to enjoy this July.

Happy Earth day

Lake Superior
Lake Superior – artists point

This is one of my favorite places on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Grand Marais Minnesota. It kind of puts me in an earth day mood.

Celebrate earth day every day by drinking tap water instead of bottled water. Tap water costs 2000% less and the water that comes from the tap is often safer than what comes in the bottle. A gallon of bottled water costs about $9.00. Set that money aside to be used for a downpayment on a house. 🙂

Buy yourself a bottle. If you don’t like the taste of tap water buy a filter. Turn on the faucet, fill up your bottle and take it with you. Rinse and repeat as often as necessary.

If you must drink bottled water and other beverages in plastic containers consider bringing the containers home from the parks and recycling them rather than throwing them in the woods.