July 16, 2009

Reflections on Chicago...

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A friend and I took the architectural boat tour on the Chicago River and loved the chance to see the buildings in the early evening light. The tour guide Kip was bright and funny; he really made the trip delightful.

I will get more photos up later. What a delightful city! and I've been to Chicago several times but each time I discover more to enjoy!

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June 12, 2009

Izbushka, the hut of Baba Yaga

Welcome to Izbushka, the hut of Baba Yaga, the witch of many Russian folk tales.

This book, Baba Yaga, Ambiguous Mother and Witch of the Russian Folktale is on order for the University Libraries and is an excellent research resource on this fascinating theme.

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June 1, 2009

Nature

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May 20, 2009

Princesses of Tides


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May 17, 2009

She sees trees

The dead tree is more beautiful than the shoe tree (but I love them both)
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Sun and shadows
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May 7, 2009

Cloud over Lake Street

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I liked this cloud; it reminds me of volcanoes in Guatemala.


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View from the Lake Street bridge

May 1, 2009

Day at the Arboretum

On Friday I attended a library conference held at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. They gave us a long lunch hour with the opportunity to explore the grounds, including this lovely tulip.
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Hyacinths for the soul
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Japanese Tea Garden house
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Rose Garden gazebo
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Cheerful daffodils
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and waterfalls!
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April 24, 2009

Greening of campus

The trees popped today...
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And the water flowed....
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....But some ice remains, even as things sprout nearby.
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April 23, 2009

Outing

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April 22, 2009

Soxanne goes to Wilson Library

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April 12, 2009

Steps and Petals

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April 10, 2009

Critters on Campus III

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Elegant lamp post outside Walter Library.

Easter Turkey

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This pair of wild turkeys were hanging out in the bushes on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, West Bank this morning!

April 3, 2009

Campus Critters

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4/5 update:

Minneapolis East Bank
Wolves and Moose, Predator and Prey; James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History

Here's an article from 1999 about the installation of this artwork in front of the Bell Museum. Read about the creation of the sculptures there.

April 2, 2009

River Wrap

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