It is always hard to leave the North Shore but I was blessed with a wonderful send off!
The Anderson Tower
From 1941-1945, the Anderson Institute for Biological Research, a non-profit scientific organization, was established at Tower View. Numerous research projects were conducted in the original laboratory buildings, including ones centered on the care of head injuries suffered during World War II, poliomyelitis, and radiation.
In 1945, Tower View served as the home of Central Research Laboratories, one of our nation's principal manufacturers of robotic arms for the handling of uranium and other radioactive materials.
From 1971-1995, Tower View became a rehabilitation center dedicated to helping those with physical disabilities, and was also home to a satellite campus of the Minnesota Southeast Technical College offering courses from carpentry to energy conservation technology.
With its distinctive Georgian Revival buildings and cylindrical red brick water tower, the Anderson Center Tower View estate in Red Wing has been a familiar Minnesota landmark for almost a century. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Tower View, along with 350 acres of farm and forest land, comprises a legacy to the region from Dr. and Mrs. Alexander P. Anderson and their heirs. Dr. Anderson gained worldwide renown for developing the American breakfast cereals known as Quaker Puffed Rice.
Today the center is used as an artists community with several fun pieces of art on the property.
Cold as Ice
When I was out shooting the sunset (yes the sun was out a week ago!) I spotted this small piece of ice in the middle of the bay.
I really miss seeing these wonderful painted ladies around. I even saw a few on the North Shore in October. This one graciously landed on a wonderful coleus plant at Lake Harriet gardens for me.
The Northern Shoveler
This bird comes thru the metro area both in the spring and fall.
Two small screech owls tucked in a tree hole.
Sundown in the City
Trumpeter Swans call and ducks swim as another day ends.
Leopard frog in the fallen leaves.
Standing at Attention
All but one. Something about this shot appealed to me so I took it. What does it make you think of?
Part of what is so fun about these little herons is the silly positions they can get into. They go from short and fat to a very long neck.
It is really great to see the wide range of shots and subjects on CM. I have been admiring them for a couple years. I have been enjoying photography and nature for many years. My latest passion is wildlife. I also like to shoot flowers, barns, old structures and anything else that trips my shutter! I have met people from CM out in the field and a couple on line also and really have enjoyed that!