CHUM rooftop

This sidewalk and rocky area is actually the rooftop of the CHUM building.  I took the photo because I like the  way  CHUM put the floor boxes on the roof and used the roof as a way to get access to the second floor of  one of their buildings.

On Saturday they are having a Rhubarb Festival at First Lutheran Church

Lupins

Lots of people really like these purple flowers named Lupins. They are actually an invasive species. I like the way the houses and water are out of focus as well as the first purple flower to the right.  It gives you an idea of the depth of the view.

Although invasive it does have some good qualities besides it beauty as Wikipedia points out: Lupins make good companion plants for crops that need significant amounts of nitrogen in their soil and can be intercropped properly, like cucumbers, squash, broccoli, and spinach. Lupins contain significant amounts of certain secondary compounds like isoflavones and toxic alkaloids, e.g. lupinine and sparteine.

Detail of St. Louis County Courthouse

This is a detail of the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth. St. Louis is a very large county, it is as large as the state of Rhode Island. Because of the physical size, St. Louis is the only county in the State of Minnesota that has chambered judges working in three separate courthouses. As a result, the Court has full service administrative offices at each of the three locations. This is the Duluth Court Administration Office. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986 as a contributing member of the Duluth Civic Center Historic District. Other buildings in the Civic Center include the Gerald W. Heaney Federal Building, US Courthouse, and Custom House; and the Duluth City Hall

National flags on Grandma’s Marathon tents

The day after the marathon as I was heading back from Park Point I saw this scene. I liked the flags from several other countries on the points of the tents in back of the Grandma’s sign. They are representative of the people who travel the world over to participated in the Grandma’s Marathon. This year over 14,000 people ran in either the full or Garry Bjorklund Half-Marathon.

Read more about Grandma’s Marathon from the MinnPost here.