Blessing of the pets

Pastors blessed pets, mostly dogs and cats, but also a couple of hamsters and a gecko, during a Wednesday night outdoor church service at the Coppertop. It began to rain. At first I was worried, but it was light rain during the end of the service. I decided It had been years since I’ve walked in the rain so Maggie and I walked back home from

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First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church in downtown Duluth is an historic site. The church is one of Duluth’s most prominent Romanesque buildings. Tiffany stained glass windows are part of the uniqueness of this building. The woodworking in the interior is also fabulous. (I was there to attend a memorial.) Here are some other photos I’ve posted on this blog over the years http://www.duluthdailyphoto.com/first-presbyterian-steeple/, http://www.duluthdailyphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/13-08-15-Steeple.jpg and http://www.duluthdailyphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/2013-June-2-Towers-IMG_3372.jpg

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Two elder friends

This pug dog visits her former elderly owner.
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Japanese sister city delegates host tea ceremony

Duluth Sister Cities International hosted a delegation from our Japanese sister city Ohara Isumi-City. The delegations presented a traditional tea ceremony at the Duluth Woman’s Club.
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Iona’s Beach

Today we visited Iona’s beach. It is unusual because of its flat reddish/pink stones known as rhyolite. The beach is about 300 yards long. A naturalist from Sugarloaf Cove gave us a couple hour tour. This photo doesn’t do it justice.

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Port Town Trolley

You know it’s summer when you see the trolleys downtown Duluth. I’ve seen a red, blue and green trolley. They are fun to see and fun to ride. Trolleys traverse up and down Superior Street and Canal Park during the summer. Rides are free. Learn more here.


This photo was taken last year aboard the trolley. My husband showed his cousin the sites while aboard the trolley. She had never really seen Superior Street. She enjoyed seeing Fitger’s.

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Unique doll/unique way to transport

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Laplander or Saami doll

After attending an opening at the Nordic Center my friend and I noticed this doll bungee-corded to the fender of a bicycle. At first I thought it was a Mayan, but my friend said it was a Laplander or Saami doll.
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Lilacs in East HIllside

I took this on June 18 while walking through East Hillside. From the Street signs you can see exactly where it was taking. The whole neighborhood held the scent of lilacs.
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Turtle on Canal Park

This electrical box is near Canal Park Lodge. It looks like Ojibewe art. As you can see by the tip top of the photo it was taken where Canal Park Drive and Lake Avenue converge. For many Native Americans the turtle symbolizes North America. If you have more information on this particular work of art or the turtle please add your comments.

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