Eagle Strike

Eagle Strike

Back to the birds! My cousin Jenny and I were out stalking this Eagle and it’s mate. They’ve built a nest in the back of an industrial park in Northern St. Paul. We had fun taking pictures of this lovely if noisy couple. I have to confess, I can’t tell a male bald eagle from a female. Their genders seem as similar as geese. I guess it’s a good thing I’m not an eagle eh?

Purple Flowers

Purple Flowers

I’ve made it this far, time to stop and smell the roses. Try out the tag surfer on the right, that list of keywords at are all different sizes — you might find something unusual!

Library Park

Library Park

The Walker Library on the corner of Hennepin and Lagoon, across from the Uptown theater is oddly underground. I haven’t figured out if it’s a fallout shelter or just nuclear-war chic. It reminds me of the UW Parkside campus in Kenosha, designed in the 70s with student riot control in mind. It’s an unusual look which draws the eye, but a kin to casting an imaginative glance toward the big crash barriers around overpasses on the highway. Impressive design, but disturbing to imagine it doing it’s intended job.

The Walker’s big shinny “Library” letters hearken it’s namesake, The Walker Art Center in their brutal post-industrial socialist overstatement of the obvious.

Keeping in line with the whole socialist dreamscape, it has at least one bum sleeping on a bench at all times.

Oxygen Store - Saturday Moment of Zen

Oxygen Store – Saturday Moment of Zen

Now that we all buy our water in bottles when it’s actually pretty much free from the tap, the market is ready to sell us air. Yep, that’s what they are selling, cheery colorful cans of oxygen. It comes in Peppermint and Pink Grapefruit flavor. Pink Grapefruit tastes like air, haven’t tried my sample of peppermint yet. Only in Edina, eh?