Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Seen near home.
Spring Creek Poop
Complained about here.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Not Under Cultivation

A field in the Arb, full of large-flowered penstemon (tinyurl.com/6kzxfp) and a few Canada thistles. (geolocation)

Not Under Cultivation

Monday, June 16, 2008

Agro-Industrial Complex

The skyline of a big farm on Highway 19 east of Northfield, as viewed from a ridge in the Lower Arb.

Agro-Industrial Complex

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Alumni Field

The incipient savannah at the Alumni Field in the Upper Arb at Carleton.

Alumni Field - 2
Check back in 50 years for the real deal.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Dam Nice View

Looking south toward the upper Lyman Lake over the dam. geolocation

Lyman Lakes Dam

Sunday, June 8, 2008

For the Birds

Our backyard bird bath, full from the weekend's rains and reflecting the birches.

Full Bird Bath - 3

Friday, June 6, 2008

Bored delivery guys

Bored delivery guys, originally uploaded by Limz Akimbo.

Speaking of deadwood, here are a bunch of delivery guys (and their cars) all lined up and waiting for the evening's first dinner orders. Took me the longest time to figure out why eight guys were hanging out behind a restaurant at 4:45pm.

Click through for some explanatory notes.

Cemetery Tree

If a tree branch falls in a cemetery, and there's nobody alive to hear it, does it make a sound?

Cemetery Tree

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Future Art


The resident sculptor's trove of trees, awaiting their fates and resting in the mud next to a warehouse made of straw bales.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Exurban import?

Klog, originally uploaded by Limz Akimbo.

Hey, aren't knitting circles supposed to be a rural thing?!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

From a Distance

The hamlet of Dennison, Minnesota, as seen from a mile west. I like Dennison because the town's water tower (at right) looks just like one of the blue Harvestore silos you see everywhere around here.
Dennison, Minnesota

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Nameless Creek

A beautiful little creek running under Lamb Avenue east of Northfield (click through to see the photo on a map).

Note the horses in the background and the electric fence wire in the foreground to keep those horses from going under the bridge.

Nameless Creek

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Cement maze

Cement maze, originally uploaded by Limz Akimbo.

Looks like the underground lair for a demented villain (or maybe a daytime hangout for Bladerunner), but it's really just a spot where the El tracks cross a four-way intersection at an angle.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Double Span

Bridge over Placid Waters

The bridge to Mai-FĂȘte Island on very still May morning.