2021 MN Landscape Arboretum Juried Show Now Live!

Super excited to announce my “Owl Eyes” and “First Rays of the Day” photos were selected for the 2021 Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Juried Show “Flora and Fauna; Life at the Arb.” There are so many talented photographers and I’m honored to have had these two photos selected for this year’s show.

The show is virtual this year, so anyone can view the gallery!! Hope you can swing in to take a look!

A Cedar Waxwing looking around before grabbing a berry dinner at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Photo selected in the 2021 Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s Photographers’ Society Juried Show.
A Great Horned Owl sits for a portrait photo at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Photo selected in the 2021 Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s Photographers’ Society Juried Show.

Wait! This Bison Wants More Car Salt

A bison running after our car wanting to lick more car salt off of our car in Custer State Park, South Dakota.

Just before this video, we had a herd of bison swarm us to lick salt off our car.

Gotta give it credit of knowing what it wants!

Bison Salt Lick

Our car was one big salt lick for these Bison on our recent trip to Custer State Park, South Dakota. Looks like we rang the dinner bell as they come running over to us!! 😂😂🐾🐾

Tour de Friends and Family

After 20 days of Staying at Home, we got a little itchy to get out of the house so we took a drive around the Twin Cities to visit some of our friends and family. Of course, all while keeping our social distances.

We had such a great time seeing family and friends today!!

Here are a few pictures from our Tour de Friends and Family.


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Neighbors Stopped By

Our Deer neighbors that is.

The one with the white marking on her snout is Blaze. We named her when she first started visiting our back yard bird feeders many years ago.

Hope everyone is safe and healthy!


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Ice Out!

Meaning, the ice is all melted on our small backyard pond.

And, our first spring mallard duck couple enjoyed their first swim in the pond.

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Puerta Backyarda

We’re having a great time on our Staycation at Puerta Backyarda!

Clover is excited for the summer bear fountain getting set up, while Tundra anxiously awaits for her Niptini on her favorite lawn chair.

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#StayHomeMN Drive-by

Got a call from my brother this afternoon. They were out driving around and stopped by … from the street! Sure was fun seeing and talking on the phone with them as we all are being safe and following #StayHomeMN.

As you can see, our snow is finally gone and our lawn is still brown. Spring is right around the corner though!

Be smart, healthy and safe everyone!

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Shelter In Place Happy Hour – #1

We’re following Minnesota Governor’s recommendations to Shelter In Place. #StayHomeMN

We hope people living near our parents or near others we know who have underlying medical conditions are doing the same.

We’re in this together.

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Australia Trip Postponed

For several weeks, we’ve been closely watching the COVID-19 virus spread across the globe. We were supposed to leave today around 5 p.m. for Melbourne, Australia.

After the World Health Organization elevated the COVID-19 to a pandemic, we made the hard decision to postpone our trip last Thursday. By Sunday morning, when I read that Australia implemented a policy for people to self-quarantine for 14-days upon arrival in Australia, I knew we made a good decision to postpone our trip.

We’re both heeding the state of Minnesota’s social distancing recommendations and are now working at home.

With so many unknowns about what the future holds, my hope is each of us can de-stress in our own way. Me, I’ll be getting outside to enjoy spring even if it’s in my backyard. There’s a lot to enjoy like this wood duck.

Be well and be safe everyone.

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