Wednesday, August 11, 2010

One last photo in the Katie's Garden series. It was truly a delight to experience the Sherrod/Pool hospitality-- I'm trying to figure out when I might get back to spend some more time in the garden! Fort Worth, Texas. 6 August 2010.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I didn't get anywhere near as much time to photograph the butterflies (and colorful moths) as I'd have liked. Fort Worth Texas. 7 August 2010.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Katie's garden is filled with all sorts of magic and surprises. Here is a guardian angel who looks after animals. Fort Worth, Texas. 7 August 2010.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

These lovely plants were interspersed in the ground cover by the path to the guesthouse. I love the way they caught the early morning light. Fort Worth Texas. 7 August 2010.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

More from Katie's garden. Fort Worth, Texas. 6 August 2010.

Friday, August 06, 2010

I'm in Fort Worth for a meeting and able to take advantage of our breaks to visit my friend Katie's garden. With the rain that they had in July the garden is particularly stunning. 6 August 2010. Fort Worth, Texas.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

I know, I know-- not exactly a DSLR-quality photo. A little difficult even to make out what it is, perhaps, too....
For reasons of which I am not sure, I happened to go out to breakfast three days in a row last week. On Thursday I went to Fat Nat's, in New Hope. On Friday it was 3 Squares in Maple Grove, and on Saturday it was Al's Breakfast in Dinkytown. Fat Nat's got the greasy spoon award (not terribly inspired food, but not expensive, either), 3 Squares got the overall-quality award (we shared steak and eggs and blueberry french toast-- both were excellent), and Al's Breakfast (pictured here) got the atmosphere award. Why the area of Minneapolis it is in is called 'Dinkytown', I have no idea (perhaps it will be revealed to me after I live here for more than 3 moths). The place is 10 feet wide, and has a long counter with 14 very traditional lunch-counter-type bar stools that are bolted to the floor. You eat with someone standing behind you, waiting, it seems, for you to leave. But no one appears to really rush because there is lots of atmosphere to absorb while you wait, and the food is really good (and inexpensive) once you do get seated. 31 July 2010. Minneapolis, MN.