Minnehaha Park Bandstand Unplugged

No Man’s String Band performs unplugged after a rainout with a small crowd in the Minnehaha Park Bandstand. Photo: David Skarjune

Schooner Tavern with sign lit at night

Schooner Lit at Night

The Schooner Tavern old sign atop the building has been revamped with new lighting. Photo: David Skarjune

tall sunflowers in a garden against blue sky

Sunflowers in the Sky

Giant sunflowers in Dowling Community Garden reaching high into the sky as the end of summer nears. Photo: David Skarjune

Batter about to hit a softball

Is It a Hit?

Is It a Hit? — Swing and a…hit, but out at first base, during an adult coed softball game in Brackett Park. Photo: David Skarjune

diptych of red sumac berries and feathery white milkweed pods

Autumn Sumac & Milkweed

On this summery day I headed to the southern tip of Longfellow for autumnal finds. Photo: David Skarjune

Pumpkin and pumpkin pie

Last Pumpkins

With the last two pumpkins of the season, one made it to pie… Photo: David Skarjune

Multi-colored knit scarves lined up in three rows

Scarves of Many Colors

Local church holiday bazaars and boutiques spotlight all sorts of colorful creativity. Photo: David Skarjune

nighttime holiday display of blue lights, stars, and reindeer figures in a yard

Reindeer Disco

Sure, there’s charming holiday lights all around… Photo: David Skarjune

storefront window into empty bench and tables with street reflections

Bye Bye Blue Moon

Odd to walk by the closed-up Blue Moon Coffee Cafe with empty benches and no art on the walls. Photo: David Skarjune

Approaching light rail train with bicycle path and fence foreground and downtown Minneapolis skyline background on a sunny day

Northern Longfellow

Downtown view from the Northernmost reach of the Longfellow Neighborhood… Photo: David Skarjune

Woman presenting to a group of seated people with shelves of spray bottles on the wall

About those Bottles

Heads up to see shelves of reusable spray bottles at Two Bettys… Photo: David Skarjune

icy cascade over a dam on frozen mississippi river with old Ford power plant

Ice Cascade

The Mississippi River is a frozen cascade of ice over the Ford dam. Photo: David Skarjune

old, blue industrial double-doors with icicles on snowy overhang

Icy Old Shop

Icy entrance to the old Nokomis Mill Shop. Photo: David Skarjune

curving wooden railings with snow-capped posts on a sunny day


The wooden railings had snow-topped posts, like frozen whitecaps above a sea of snow. Photo: David Skarjune

red signs in window, one a red heart, another reads Love Your Neighbor, with red branches in a snow mound in foreground

Hey Neighbor

Passed a Dozen Red Roses special sign on East Lake, later this on the Ave. Photo: David Skarjune

Rears of three small sedans covered in snow in a snowy lot

Snowhere Bound

This backlot of used cars are hibernating blanketed in snow. Photo: David Skarjune

Fashion Queen

Fashions come and go and reflect the pulse of Lake Street.

Photo: David Skarjune

Tall mounds of snow with an inverted shop cart sticking out against a blue sky

Mount Cub

Little mountains of snow rise in back of the grocery parking lot. Photo: David Skarjune

Orange food truck with OPEN neon sign in windshield and TACO written across top next to a bus stop with red and white T logo.

T is for TACO

Hot tacos warm up a cold winter night. Photo: David Skarjune

black and white image of melting ice pond in a park

Lake Longfellow

The big ice pond at Longfellow Park is melting mush… Photo: David Skarjune

two smiling women at a buffet table serving themselves from a big pot

Chili Spring

Enjoying the Annual Last Bowl of Chili Before Spring at the Hook. Photo: David Skarjune

rushing waterfall into pool surrounded by icy cliffs with a blue sky overhead

Mighty Minnehaha

Rimmed by icy walls Minnehaha Falls is flowing fast and strong… Photo: David Skarjune

The words "UNIVERSAL ACADEMY" backlit at night in the dark.

Longfellow Universe

Universal Academy at night appears as some sci-fi entryway in my imagination.

Photo: David Skarjune 

Composite of four photographs showing views of pine tree trunks broken and sawed in the snow surrounded by scattered pine branches and pine needles in the snow.

Tall Pine Split

Winds gusting 50 mph snapped a tall pine… Photo: David Skarjune

Bed of multi-colored pansies in a bed along sidewalk and streetscape with flags overhead and pink and blue ribbons hang overhead in trees

East Lake Pansies

Planting pansies is an annual rite of spring. Photo: David Skarjune

White blossoms with pink pistils on branches with blurry red tulips in background


Cherry and other trees are in full blossom… Photo: David Skarjune

lawn sign behind tulips reading PLANT SALE, Saturday May 18, Minnehaha Academy - Ice Arena indoors from 9am - 2pm

Planting Time

Mid-May brings plant sales around town. Photo: David Skarjune

hundreds of bright yellow dandelions across a green grassy field with brush on hillside in background

Dandy Flowers

Let a thousand dandelions bloom.

Photo: David Skarjune

Man leaning over readying a shot on a pool table as three others look on

The Shot

Some savvy pool sharks at Schooner Tavern… Photo: David Skarjune

two heads with dark baseball caps sticking out of a hammock strung between two tree trunks amidst greenery

Cocoon Couple

Couple fully enclosed in their hammock world… Photo: David Skarjune