Ghost Ranch – On the Way to Santa Fe

Ghost Ranch
Ghost Ranch

Ansel Adams said of Ghost Ranch:  “…The skies and land are so enormous, and the detail so precise and exquisite that wherever you are you are isolated in a glowing  world between the macro and micro.”

Every aspect of our April road trip to Santa Fe was planned. The maps and guide books had arrived from the car club.  Ghost Ranch. The banner ad caught my eye.  I had a vague recollection of hearing  about Ghost Ranch before but didn’t remember when or where. Clicking on the banner, I was immediately immersed in the story of Ghost Ranch ( Georgia O’Keefe lived at Ghost Ranch and painted the beauty of the area.  As an artist and photographer, I knew we had to stop there. Our travel plans were about to change. Continue reading “Ghost Ranch – On the Way to Santa Fe”

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2015 Irish Fair of Minnesota

The 36th annual Irish Fair of Minnesota was held at Harriet Island Regional Park along the Mississippi River on the 2nd weekend in August 2015.  From the riverfront you can view the St. Paul skyline including downtown, the St. Paul Cathedral, Science Museum of Minnesota, Robert Street Bridge, Wabasha Bridge and the High Bridge.  You also get to see the Minnesota Centennial Showboat and the Covington Bed and Breakfast riverboat.  The Irish Fair takes over the park for 3 days of fun and music.  From young Irish dancers, Irish dogs, local and word renown Irish bands, food and, of course, kilts.  The wearing of the green and the kilts is for everyone this weekend.

Entry to Irish Fair of MInnesota at Harriet Island Regional Park. 2015


St. Paul, Minnesota skyline from Irish Fair of Minnesota
The St. Paul skyline visible to all who enter the Irish Fair at Harriet Island Regional Park. 2015

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Duluth, Minnesota on Lake Superior

“The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee. The lake, it is said, never gives up its dead when the skies of November turn gloomy.” The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot.


If you have ever heard Gordon Lightfoot sing the haunting ballet of The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald,  you will have an idea what Lake Superior (Gitche Gumee) is like in November.

In the summer it’s beautiful and the best way to enjoy it is to travel to Duluth, Minnesota.

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