Monday, September 1, 2014

Great Blue Heron Fishing in the Park


One of the Great Blue Herons that resides at Bassett Creek Park was wading in the water, looking for its next morsel to eat; most likely a minnow or small fish.  However I did once witness a heron in the process of downing a muskrat, with only the tail still showing. Nature can be kinda brutal.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Gray Catbird perched in the park


I herd something meowing in the dogwood bush, and what do you know, but if it wasn't a gray catbird?  Truth be told it didn't quite meow, but did have something of a unique call.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Victory-Robins 4H garden


Earlier in the week the Victory-Robins 4H club gathered and donated 74 pounds of vegetables to the PRISM foodshelf.  Thus far 222 pounds have been collected for PRISM, with much more on the way! What a great service these young people and their parents are providing for those in need within our community.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Humming bird


It was a special treat to see a humming bird enjoying a neighbor's flowers, while on an evening walk.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Minnesota State Fair

4-H Musical 
Prairie Woman
Drum Corps
Newborn Chicks

Feeding Piglets
Princess Kay Butter Statue



Deep Fried Twinkies

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A few of life's interesting paradoxes

Youthful drummer at the
Minnesota State Fair parade
More of life's paradoxes... 

1. To have wealth: create value for others 
2. To obtain freedom: adopt discipline 
3. To gain tomorrow: sacrifice today 
4. To be secure: take risks 
5. To lead: serve 
6. To get up: lift another 
7. To get revenge: forgive 
8. To win: find the lessons in every loss 
9. To fly: fall often 
10. To change the world: change yourself

Tuesday, August 26, 2014