Sunday, August 31, 2008

The 21st Time (Monk & Neagle)

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Camera Critters and Bridging the Gap #7 (last day)


All of the bridges below are used by some sort of critter. The first three pictures were taken at the Assiniboine Zoo in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


 
  
These last two were taken at the MN Zoo in Apple Valley, MN.
 

Bridging The Gap is hosted by Alice over at I Was Born2Cree8 all this week.  Please take a moment to stop by her blog for a visit and to find other participants.   I have thoroughly enjoyed this meme. Thank you so much Alice for devising it.

Camera Critters is hosted by Misty Dawn. Please take a moment to stop by her site to find other great posts involving critters.


Thank you all for stopping by.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Bridging the Gap #6 and SkyWatch Friday




Bah Humbug…  I had wanted to combine both memes today, but due to unforeseen circumstances I had to use that particular bridge photo earlier this week.  That's what I get for leaving my camera in a car that was traveling 90 miles away for 3 days.  I hate it when goofs are of my own dumb making. (lol)  Oh well, the best laid plans of mice and men, I guess. 

I do have a couple of combination photos that I can use, but it feels a tad like cheating.  Those who have followed my bridges this week will probably figure out why pretty easily.

All photos were taken in July of this year.  

 
Those who were here on Tuesday will recognize that bridge in the background.  Those who were here on Wednesday will recognize the stone bridge as being from a Japanese Garden.  This garden has been featured here before, but not this past week.  

  
 
  
 

This last picture is from underneath the stone bridge.  My camera wasn't quite sitting on the ground, but pretty doggone close.

I have to say that I think Japanese gardens are my favorite style.  I enjoy flower gardens, but there is something amazingly peaceful about a Japanese Garden.  A couple of informative websites are The Japanese Garden and The Japanese Garden Database.  Of course the old standby of Wikipedia is helpful as well.

Bridging The Gap is hosted by Alice over at I Was Born2Cree8 all this week.  Please take a moment to stop by her blog for a visit and to find other participants. 
SkyWatch Friday is hosted by Tom and a couple of his friends (Sandy Carlson and Imac).  Please take a moment to check out some those great photos.

Thank you for visiting.  Please come back :)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Bridging the Gap #5

Bridging The Gap is hosted by Alice over at I Was Born2Cree8 all this week.  Please take a moment to stop by her blog for a visit and to find other participants.  It's been lots of fun doing this project and visiting others. 
Here is an interesting bridge located at a park in Argyle, MN.  Argyle is one of those towns that came into existence due to the railroad.  James J. Hill owned the Great Northern Railway and completed the line between Crookston, MN and the Canadian Border.  Here is a brief history of the Great Northern Railway from the Great Northern Historical Society.   Now on to the photos....
From the front....
 
Up a bit closer....
 
Going into the car....
  
A peek at Middle River as we go inside.  It's down, but it can flood.  The town is diked to prevent flooding from this river which empties into the Snake River which empties into Red River of the North.  Folks these are some of those strange north flowing rivers we barely hear about...  
  
  
 inside....
  
Other side....
  
Back of car....
  
Now when we get on the other side of the car there is a field with this old building.  I think this was once a squatter's cabin or maybe just a settler's cabin.  I wasn't able to speak to anyone who knew at the time of my visit so I can't be sure.  The city website doesn't mention this so I can't check it at the moment. 
The first view is coming right off the train car bridge.  The building is sitting on a concrete slab and is raised on blocks.  I assume this is to protect it from further water damage.  If I had a better flash or it had been sunny, I would have tried to get inside pictures.  I can say that the loft/second story floor is no longer present.  It's just a shell of a building.  Still I found it interesting...


This is the back of the cabin.... 
  
This is still the back, but I was on a bit of a trail....
  

Thank you for visiting.  Please visit some of the other participants of this fun meme.  You can find them at I Was Born2Cree8.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Bridging the Gap #4 and a not so Wordless Wednesday #9

Today's Wordless Wednesday won't be so wordless due to combining it with another meme.  That one being…



 

Bridging The Gap is hosted by Alice over at I Was Born2Cree8 all this week.  Please take a moment to stop by her blog for a visit and to find other participants.

These bridge pictures are from the Japanese Garden at Como Zoo in St. Paul, MN.  We stopped there in June on our way home from vacation.   Here is a previous look at this garden on my blog.
 

 
  


 
 
 The lady in the last photo is my mom.  Poor thing got drug around by me while I snapped photos all over the place.  

You can find more Wordless Wednesday participants here.
Don’t forget check out Alice's blog for more Bridging The Gap participants.

Thank you for visiting!

(edited to fix my links)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bridging the Gap #3 and Ruby Tuesday #4


Here's is another installment of Bridging The Gap hosted by I Was Born2Cree8 along with Ruby Tuesday which is hosted by Work of the Poet.

First is Bridging the Gap. I was hoping to use the same photos for each meme.  Problem is I later realized the bridge was brown not red.  BUMMER!

 
There are actually 2 bridges here.
  
  
    Now on to Ruby Tuesday.  

 These veteran memorials are both located in East Grand Forks, MN.  The first honors veterans from all wars and the second is in honor of those Missing In Action. 
  
  
  
 
  
Thank you for visiting.  Please be sure to stop by I Was Born2Cree8 and Work of the Poet for more participants in each meme.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Bridging the Gap #2



Alice over at I Was Born2Cree8 has a photo challenge going on this week.  It's all about Bridges.  Please take a  moment to stop by her blog for a visit and to find other participants.

Today's bridge is in University Park in Grand Forks, ND.  The park is close to the University of North Dakota and off of University Drive.  (yea, kinda obvious info *lol*).  This park is absolutely lovely and has lots of things for the kiddos like swings, slides, baseball, tennis, a water feature that kids can play in, and lots more.  The garden area holds this bridge as well was several flower gardens.  During the summer, there are many weddings held in his section of the park each weekend.  I attended one earlier this month and saw 3 other brides in the park taking photos. 



 
  
  
  
I'll throw in a couple of the floral gardens.  
  
  
 

Thank you for stopping by and please head on over to Alice's blog for more fun with bridges.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

New weeklong photo challenge: Bridging the Gap

Alice over at I Was Born2Cree8 has a new meme going on this week.  It's all about Bridges.  Please take a  moment to stop by her blog for a visit and to find other participants. 

I don't know if I have enough bridge pictures to last the week, but I am going to try to participate as long as I can. 

These are from an old bridge in Irvine Park which is located in Chippewa Falls, WI.  I believe cars once used this bridge, but obviously it's not safe enough now.  It's safe for walking still.  The last picture is looking down from the bridge.  The photos are from June/July 2007.


 
   
  
Thank you for stopping by and please head on over to Alice's blog for more fun with bridges.