closeup of small frog looking up at camera

Backyard Visitor

Backyard ponds invite amphibious guests… Photo: Maggie McEvoy

grass umbrellas blowing in the wind against a blue sky and green trees

Seemingly Tropical

Grass umbrellas on Hi-Lo’s patio doing a hula… Photo: Helen Miller

large two-sorty red brick building with dormers on the roof with a sunny lawn and trees

A Grand Presence

Danish American Center faces the sun and river… Photo: Dave MacCallum

Three teenage girls pose, one sitting, two standing together, in front of a pool, with an old arched stone structure in background

Coldwater Restoration

These bicyclists stopped for a hike around Coldwater Spring… Photo: Brian Donahue

White wall of a building with two windows and a single row of building wrap at the top with the brand Wraptor and a bird of prey logo

Raptor House

This old house may have been a chicken coop back in the day… Photo: David Skarjune

Summer in Longfellow

Rich Matson and the Northstars for Music in the Parks… Photo: Carri Musil

several people standing with bicycles with racks of many bicycles behind and overhead

Get Me Some Wheels

Bikes floor to ceiling and tents outside… Photo: Katie Simon-Dastych

oval cactus leaves along a sidewalk hedge of thick green plantings

Crop of Cactus

Wonders never cease in Minnesota… Photo: Helen Miller

young person at bat with a baseball on a pole seen from behind homeplate looking out at other kids on the diamond


Summer action in our parks. Photo: Dave MacCallum

A skateboarding young man is in midair, arms outstretched, skateboard flipped sideways underfoot, above a narrow cement ramp down to the ground, as two companions watch, and one is holding a video camera


Not a skateboard park, but popular for some aerobatics… Photo: David Skarjune

long line of people outside a park building on a summer day

Sea Salt Lines

If the day is beautiful…long lines… Photo: Carri Musil

looking up through big green oak leaves on a tree trunk with boughs above

Oak Tree Canopy

Leaves sprouting on trunk of a large oak… Photo: Michelle van Kuijk

winding asphalt hiking trail with black railing and lots of greenery

Lower Trail

Near Winchell Trail offWest River Parkway… Photo: Roxanne Dunlop

stack of rough wooden boards

Tree Work

Arborist neighbor stacked these massive cuts… Photo: Helen Miller

from beneath shade of trees, in the distance is a bicyclist and cars approaching on a roadway

Entering Longfellow

Bike commuter crosses into Minneapolis. Photo: Dave MacCallum

A construction excavator tears into an aged two-story yellow clapboard building, with a new five-story building in background

The Ups and Downs of 46th

As apartment dwellers move into a new building… Photo Credit: Brian Donahue

Peonies Down

Now, you know it’s really summertime. Photo: David Skarjune

Back porch of a white house with a rainbow Pride flag hanging over the railing


Photo: Carri Musil

chipmunk sitting on a cement porch with hosta and green foilage in background

Baby Chipmunk

Just hanging out on the front doorstep… Photo: Michelle van Kuijk

Tray of Minnesota state-shaped rainbow-frosted cookies.

MN Pride Cookies

Sweet option this weekend at Savory Bake House… Photo: René V. Rosengren

closeup of German Shepherd dog with snout near a tiny fairy on a swing over a hosta plant.

Fairy? What Fairy?

Some will see them…others will not! Photo: Helen Miller

man in T-shirt and shorts leaning against back of a small truck carrying six paddleboards on a rack, in a garage port with a painted sign on top with PADDLE NORTH and loon logo

Paddling North

Preparing for a moving sale to Nordeast… Photo: Brian Donahue

Hand holding a card with a "Waystation" title and sketches of butterflies in a garden patch with a real monarch butterfly hovering

Butterfly Release

First of many releases this season… Photo: Carri Musil

Couple from behind, walking down sidewalk past a green, yellow, and white sign for "Midtown Farmer's Market, with stalls and popup coverings along with sidewalk

Market Going Strong

Midtown Farmers Market on a 95º day… Photo: Michelle van Kuijk

yellow flower blossoms atop oval-shaped, spiked cactus leaves

Cactus Flower

Struck that this cactus survives our winter. Photo Susan Purdle