Category Archives: Miller Hill

Happy Spring!

Photo of rock, evergreens road and snow.
In some cultures in the Northern Hemisphere, the astronomical Vernal equinox (varying between 19 and 21 March) is taken to mark the first day of spring, and the Summer solstice (around 21 June) is taken as the first day of summer. I debated cropping off the bottom part of the photo, but I wanted you to see just how much snow we still have. Can you guess where I took this photo? This is basalt rock. Read about the Duluth Complex here.

Pumpkins in a box

I usually hate the “who knew?” questions in stories, but Who knew special cardboard boxes are made espcially for pumpkins.

These pumpkins sat in two huge cardboard boxes in a pick-up truck at the Miller Hill Mall. A nice display with hay bales and white, yellow and orange pumpkins are nicely displayed by the big sign in the parking lot by Miller Trunk Highway (U.S. Highway 53.)

The Dog Days of Summer on Saturday


These happy owners held their puppies while waiting in line to get vaccines. I had gone into the pet store to get my dog’s nails trim. It is such an interesting place to visit with all the dogs in the store and the toys and treats. I am usually pretty frugal, but we are keeping our current dog’s (not show in the photo) nails trimmed. Hubby used to trim our previous dogs’ nails. But research shows that dogs really don’t enjoy having their owners trim their nails and you can actually created a better bond with your dog if you don’t do its nail.

Kudos to these puppy parents who graciously agreed to let me take their photo.

Interesting tidbit for you: My dog is named after Margaret Bourke-White. Bourke-White was hired by Henry Luce as the first female photojournalist for Life magazine in 1936. My dog’s name is MaggieBW and serves as my companion. I’m training her to be a newshound. She’s not that good at sniffing our the news, put she is learning quickly to sit on a large dog bed behind my work station, like a good little girl, and keep me company.


Bourke-White was a war correspondent during World War II, took photos of Ghandi, and also took icon photos during the Great Depression.

Here is my favorite photo of Margaret Bourke-White. She on top of a gargoyle at the Chrysler Building in New York City. 

I didn’t bother asking these people the names of their dogs. I actually am in favor of “real” dog names like Spot, Spike, Buddy or Dasher, but I broke my own rule in order to give me inspiration.

Busing it

I was in a hurry, to get  home before a thunderstorm, but I saw this bus and couldn’t resist taking a photo of it. I’d like to call it a hillbilly bus, (but I think that may be considered politically incorrect, but just seeing it make me want to break out with the song “Let me tell you a story about about a man named Jed….)or maybe it’s a hippie bus, or maybe it’s just functional and affordable for whoever owns it