Rufous Hummingbird

Over the wire, I read: “Just a little update – for those of you who are interested, the male Rufous Hummingbird is still coming to our feeder today. You are welcome to look at it at 2024 Fairmount Ave., St. Paul. Thanks for all of your suggestions. We will...

Berlin Revisited

Today is the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Memories flooded my brain from my short stint living in one of my favorite cities.  In September 1976, Tina and I met in Kreuzberg, just off the corner of Wrangelstrasse and Falckensteinstrasse.  I did not...

Exploring Vadnais Lake Trails

Entering east trails view south to lake cattail marsh incoming stream east road disappointing sign mature pines wetlands 4 Trumpeter Swans Back of new home Tina and I hiked 5 miles today, exploring some of the trails surrounding Vadnais Lake.  We also detoured thru...

Fall Ducks arriving

Yesterday on a bike ride, I spun around Vadnais Lake to see if any of the fall flocks had started to arrive.  The south end of the lake at a couple of hundred ducks, but without binocs, I was unable to tell if it was more than Mallards.  

Reactivating my Blog

I recently noticed that I have only posted 3 times this past year to my blog.  Working full time, running a small web design biz on the side , grandkids, cycling, Facebook, etc. have all taken a bit of my day and the blog went by the way side.  I’m not even sure if...