Monday, June 30, 2014

2014 Minnesota (4+6/2014)

Sunday, April 13, 2014
University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
White Coat Ceremony to mark the end of "book learning" and the beginning of "practical learning," as the students begin their fourth year of school consisting of clinical rotations.
Kent, Brynne, Tamiko
The white coats are set out for each student
Brynne with her white coat/lab jacket
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Tamiko was staying at the Days Inn Midway located on University Avenue in St Paul. One week before the opening of the new light rail line, the "test" trains were running their full schedules along University Avenue.
Metro Transit (Minneapolis/St Paul) Green Line train
University Avenue has been completely renovated with new sidewalks and environmentally-friendly storm drains that allow polluted water to filter through "planters" with flowers and trees before reaching the Mississippi River.
Storm drain empties into a "planter"
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Opening Day of  the Green Line, the second of Metro Transit's rapid transit lines, which connects downtown Minneapolis with downtown Saint Paul.
The Green Line terminal station is at Union Depot (train) Station in Saint Paul
The inaugural trains behind the green ribbon
A Green Line fan
Daddy is ready with bottle, umbrella, and camera on a stick
Civic leaders come out to cut the ribbon:
Ramsey County Commissioner Victoria Reinhardt,
Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin,
US Congress Representative Betty McCollum,
Metropolitan Council Chair Susan Haigh,
US Senator Amy Klobuchar, US Senator Al Franken, and
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges
Saint Paul Mayor Christopher Coleman is in the back center,
while Al Franken jokes with the crowd
The first train has already left,
as seen from the Skyway
At the other end, a Blue Line train at Target Field Station
Monday, June 16, 2014
One of the stations on the Green Line, at Hamline Avenue, is decorated with designs inspired by the Prairie School of Architecture.
Hamline Avenue Station
Prairie School inspired design
Saturday, June 28, 2014
At the Rice Creek Park Off-leash Dog Area:
Gus, Brynne's puppy, sits still for a second
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Behind the apartment complex is a "secret" path to Materion Park:
Gus leads us to the park
A wooded park with a couple swings
Monday, June 30, 2014
Took the Blue Line to downtown Minneapolis:
One of the Skyways that connect buildings for
climate-controlled access throughout downtown
Mary Tyler Moore as Mary Richards
tosses her hat in Nicollet Mall
Snoopy as the North Star Flying Ace (2000)
at the Lindbergh Terminal, St Paul/
Minneapolis Airport

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Parade the Circle (6/14/2014)

Saturday, June 14, 2014
The 25th Parade the Circle, an artist-driven community parade around Wade Circle from the Cleveland Museum of Art.
??? (KSS)
Parade participant with collage hat (KSS)
Dürer’s Rhino led the first Parade the Circle (KSS)
More rhinos (KSS)
Glyptodon/prehistoric armadillo? (KSS)
The themes of this year's parade are Recologia Desigual (Recology is recovered resources and desigual means unequal or uneven) and Never Odd or Even.
Smilodon/Saber-toothed Cat? (KSS)
Woolly mammoth? (KSS)
Whatever it is, it's colorful! (KSS)
Steel drum band (KSS)
Giant Tan Tan puppets (KSS)
Puppeteer (KSS)
Participants of all ages (KSS)
Stilt walker (KSS)
Spirals are not odd or even (KSS)
Hawk head lady (KSS)
More stilt walkers (KSS)
Bird kites (KSS)
Giant puppet (KSS)
Giant puppet (KSS)
Shaw High School Jazz Fusion and Funk Ensemble (KSS)

Monday, June 9, 2014

Spring in Cleveland (4-6/2014)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Finally unpacked the Hinamatsuri/Girls' Day Festival set.
The dolls came with their heads wrapped
Our complete set

Friday, April 4, 2014
Another trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Matrix Series Catenary Ellipsoid (2010) by Brent Kee Young
Matrix Series Catenary Ellipsoid close-up
Gray and Gold (1942) by John Rogers Cox
January (1940-41) by Grant Wood

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Shaker Heights is proud to be the location of the last building in the United States designed by architect Walter Gropius.
Tower East was completed in 1967
With 12 stories at 160 feet in height,
it is the tallest building in Shaker Heights
It is an office building with a restaurant on the ground floor
Gropius was a German architect and founder of the Bauhaus School

It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Sign of Spring on Scottsdale Boulevard:
Galanthus nivalis/Common Snowdrops

Sunday, May 4, 2014
Took a walk through Acacia Reservation, one of the Cleveland Metroparks located in Beachwood. The former golf course is being allowed to return to nature, and the former country club buildings are available to rent for special events.
Former sand trap on a no longer fair way
Canada Goose comes in for a water landing
Back in Shaker Heights:
A few tulips on the tree lawn

Monday, June 9, 2014
Peonies in bloom (KSS)
Clematis (KSS)
Another clematis (KSS)
Backyard (KSS)