Pete's Stuff

Meet Millie

This robin is about at home in an urban environment as a bird can be. A couple of weeks ago she built a nest in the crook of a drainpipe at my parents' house, and proceeded to lay her eggs.


But four days ago they hatched, and now there's three ugly floppy, voracious little babies.


A Walk in Linden Hills

Last week's visit with the Schultzes.

More photos below.


Welcome to the Neighborhood!

Nothing says a great place to live like a community art project! (Well, maybe there's other things.) For some time now I've been aware of various murals in the Twin Cities, usually seeing them out the corner of my eye while driving past. Some of them are carefully planned, possibly commissioned works, others are obviously amateur, and of course there's always the kind made with spray paint. I remember one that used to be on the back side of a building in Dinkytown, painted by Heart of the Earth students in 1997. That building is no longer there; it's been converted into a contract parking lot by the irresistable expansion of the U of M. So I thought it would be fun, and perhaps timely, to start recording some of these walls in high resolution, taking multiple frames and using photo stitching software.

Presented: one for Longfellow, and one for Seward.

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