Thursday, April 30, 2009

Unity in the Community 2009

This is a Tibetan dancer at an event in town on Wednesday called Unity in the Community, which the paper described as "Local and regional music, poetry and dance artists will perform and cultural food will be available for purchase." It was supposed to be in Veterans Park, but due to cold rain it was moved to the Library. I won't link to the article, as the comments got pretty rude and petty. The event itself was pretty interesting with some wonderful people. I took a lot of photos and will probably be posting several of the different events. This dancer did a great job, her outfit was wonderful and she performed well to recorded music. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Front step

Not sure why i'm posting a picture of the rabbit who watches my front door, i think i haven't taken any other new ones recently. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Other Mural

This is another mural in town, in fact it's near the odd multi-colored statue in Veterans Park that i had a picture of before. Like that one, i'm not exactly sure what is supposed to be going on here, besides lots of colors. 

Monday, April 27, 2009

Mourning doves in rain

These two mourning doves were just sitting on my (bad condition) deck railing during the rain yesterday. I've said it before, and i'll say it again, i love these birds. They are one of my favorites, can't really say way but i love seeing them and watching them do what they do. I love all the birds really, even the grackles, and i know i have a woodpecker as i've heard it, and only seen it once, but never caught it on camera. 

Sunday, April 26, 2009

White Kinnickinnic Pathway

This is the northern end of the park where the other park pictures were taken, but on a different day. I think you can kind of tell the trees are starting to get buds on them and turning a bit green. It's nice to see green and spring like weather, even if it did hail the other day after a record high. Don't ask me how to pronounce Kinnickinnic, i can say it, but no idea how to put it in type. Not so bad once you say it a couple times, being the river that runs through town. 

Saturday, April 25, 2009

City Hall again

Here is the new city hall, coming along nicely, although i'm not sure when it's supposed to be done. 

Friday, April 24, 2009

Tired or warm?

I noticed this guy on my deck, i couldn't tell if he was tired or just too warm, as yesterday got in the high 80s. I'm sure the fur doesn't help cooling down if you still have winter fur. I was starting to worry that it was sick or dead, but after a while it got up and looked for food. Pretty cute though resting on the railing. 

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sleeping Goose

Another post from the park, this time a goose who was napping in a shallow part of the lake. I think it was sitting on a log, but i could be wrong. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Park walway

This is another view of the same park that i took the pictures of the geese. I haven't really had the chance to get out and get more photos since then because of needing a root canal, but with the weather getting better and feeling better, i hope to soon. 

Monday, April 20, 2009

Tractor sign

Just a sign on the edge of town to watch for tractors and drive 35 miles per hour. Not the most thrilling picture, but i found it interesting in  an odd way.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Neat tree

This is just a neat looking tree all by itself in an empty field in town. I can't wait until the trees start to have leaves on them, after a winter of no green, it will be nice to see.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Water Tower

This is one of the water towers in town, up on a bluff near the hospital, and in a strange housing development. Kind of strange in that there are a lot of houses in it, but it has only one way in or out, under an overpass of the highway. I guess that wouldn't be a problem unless everyone doesn't have to get in or out at the same time or something happens to the overpass that prevents passage. Back to the water tower, i enjoy the different types, but this is what i think is the most average right now, although i prefer the looks of older ones. Maybe because that is what i grew up with. 

Friday, April 17, 2009

White Pathway

This is the park where I took the picture of the goose, I'm not sure if it's actually called White Pathway or Heritage Park. There is a poem written on the walkway which was dedicated to someone, but i didn't get a picture of it, i'll try to get a part of it sometime. 

Thursday, April 16, 2009


I was in one of the parks yesterday, as it was close to 70F and nice out, and i saw a bunch of geese. There were over 20, and someone was feeding them, so i used that to my advantage to get close up ones. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I heard a "thump...flapp...flapp..." the other day behind me in the kitchen, and when i looked to see if a bird had hit the window and was okay. This is the bird, and it did seem okay, if not a little dazed and confused. It watched me taking pictures although it did seem kind of cautious about what i was up to. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hospital and Clinic

This is the local hospital and clinic, where i tend to spend too much time at while doctors try and figure out what is going on. I have to admit something i miss about living in LaCrosse, there were two very good Clinics there with very good doctors and was only about an hour from Rochester, Minnesota where the Mayo Clinic was. It's surprisingly hard to find more obscure health care in smaller towns and not being sure which ones are good at what you need. 

Monday, April 13, 2009

Miniature horses

I saw these miniature horses yesterday on a farm on the edge of town (River Falls is pretty small and does have farms in the city and right on the edge of town). River Falls seems to be a hub of horses for some reason, with lots of people who have them and places that board them just outside of the city. I had the telephoto lens with me when i took this, and thought the grey one looked pretty. On a closer look though, i got both sad and upset that it looks like they aren't taken very good care of, although a part of that could be shedding of winter fur. 

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

It's easter today, so i thought i would post a picture of one of my bunnies, this is Kitty Bunny. She's sweet, but pretty feisty, must come from being the smallest of the all. 
Although i love the bunns, i don't think they make good easter gifts, they live a long time and need affection. The best easter bunnies are chocolate

Monday, April 6, 2009

Mourning doves

Snow stopped and melted quickly, which was nice, so here are two of the mourning doves that seem to like hanging out on my deck. I've said before, i love the sound they make, and love watching them. I know i have at least two pairs that hang out, and i always seem to see them in pairs along with the cardinals. 

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Snow in April

I went outside after movie night to see snow coming down, this morning it's actually kind of deep on the grass. I know it snows in April, and even later some times, but it's not really what you want to see most of the time. The weather reports say it's going to keep snowing off and on through monday. I guess the good point is that it's actually spring, so warmer weather is near, along with tornado chances. Good with the bad i guess.