Archive for May, 2008

Three Months + Ninety Miles

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

I turned 60 in 2006, and to celebrate that state of affairs, my sons and I took a long day hike through the Tetons. As the idea for the hike solidified in 2005, I stepped up my exercise program to prepare for the ordeal. [Note: not all members of the hiking party took that approach.] […]

Rain Gardens Tour

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Several years ago Pat joined the League of Women Voters. This afternoon the local chapter had their Rain Gardens Tour. Several weeks ago Pat had received an e-mail asking for volunteers for various tasks, which included the need for a photographer. So, this afternoon I went over to the headquarters building of the Ramsey-Washington Metro […]

Sports Photography

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

With the high school spring sports having wound down, at least for my taking pictures, I thought it was time to update the Sports section of my photos web site. This involved rolling in what I thought were the better photos from this spring, which then pushed some former “letter winners” out of the starting […]

High School Rugby

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Tonight I was down at the North Oaks athletic fields photographing a high school rugby game between Mounds View and Burnsville. Pat and Hana were also there, before the game, getting in some socialization time for Hana; she seemed to enjoy herself. Mounds View won the game, scoring 3 times to none for Burnsville, but […]

Wild Turkeys

Monday, May 26th, 2008

This afternoon Pat came home to notice a pair of wild turkeys in the backyard. I jumped up and grabbed my camera. Having got up quickly from a nap, I did not have my wits fully about me, so I didn’t use my camera equipment as intelligently as I might have. Nonetheless, I was able […]

Tornado Touches Down in Hugo

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Late yesterday afternoon a tornado touched down in Coon Rapids, north and west of here. The path of the storm took it east, and it passed through Lino Lakes, just north of where we live. The tornado touched down again in Hugo, just north and east of here, where it did substantial damage. Pat and […]

High School Rugby

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

This afternoon I went down to the North Oaks playing fields, and photographed a rugby match between the Mounds View club team and the East Metro Dawgs. This was a pretty much one-sided affair; Mounds View scored quite a few times, and the other fellows didn’t come close to scoring. Better photos from today can […]

Winter Photography

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

We haven’t hit 80 degrees yet this year, and there are still a few more days before the “snow season” is technically over. Nevertheless, I feel safe in concluding that winter photography is over for this season. Consequently, I have updated the winter sports section of my photos web site with what I thought were […]

Dan Patch

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

This morning’s Wall Street Journal had a review of the book “Crazy Good”, written by Charles Leerhasen. The book is about the life of Dan Patch, the famous harness racing horse from the early part of the 20th century. The horse faced some obstacles early on – he was born with a misshapen leg, but […]

High School Baseball

Friday, May 16th, 2008

This afternoon I was again up at McCullough Park photographing high school baseball, and again games were being played on adjacent fields. The Mounds View freshmen were taking on Totino Grace, while the sophomores played Woodbury. It is my understanding that these were the last games for these teams, though the varsity will continue to […]