Picture of the Day: Maze


Maze
Originally uploaded by Jvstin

Today’s picture is amazing.

No, really its a maze, a hedge maze in fact, at the Minnesota Arboretum in Chanhassen. This was taken from a tower you reach once you solve the maze–and it is a real maze that takes time to solve.

Kids and those young at heart love it, judging from how popular it was with kids and adults alike…

Books Read and Reviewed 2010 to Date(August 29th)

Italicized books are ones I received books from the author, or review copies.
24. Lucky 13, Sommer Marsden
23. Got a Minute, Alison Tyler
22. Torn: Erotica Ripped from the Seams, Alison Tyler

21. Empire in Black and Gold, Adrian Tchaikovsky
20. The Dreaming Void, Peter F Hamilton
19. Land of the Burning Sands, Rachel Neumeier
18. Allison’s Wonderland, Alison Tyler
17. Fast Girls, Rachel Kramer Bussel

16. Lord of the Changing Winds, Rachel Neumeier
15. Much Fall of Blood, Eric Flint, Mercedes Lackey, Dave Freer
14. Stories, Edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio
13. Dragon Keeper, Robin Hobb
12. The Dream of Perpetual Motion, Dexter Palmer

11. Star Finder, Poul Anderson
10. The Van Rijn Method, Poul Anderson
9.Starfinder, John Marco
8. The River Kings Road, Liane Merciel

7. The Stepsister Scheme, Jim Hines
6. Prince of Storms, Kay Kenyon
5. Into the Looking Glass, John Ringo
4. The Quiet War, Paul McAuley
3. Servant of a Dark God, John Brown
2. Cursor’s Fury, Jim Butcher
1. The Edge of Physics, Anil Ananthaswamy

Picture of the Day: Entrance to the Fair

Its that magical time of the year here in the North Star State–State Fair time.

The MN state fair is one of the largest and best of such events across the country, lasting nearly two weeks and drawing a substantial percentage of the state’s population. The only real pain is that The Source is near the fair, so visiting my FLGS during fair time is a bad idea,at best.

Anyway, today’s picture is of the entrance to the fair…and weather permitting, there should be new pictures from the fair this year if and when I go.

Picture of the Day: The Lost Tettegouche Arch


The (lost) Tettegouche Arch
Originally uploaded by Jvstin

Today’s picture for you is of something that no longer exists.

This is the Tettegouche Arch, in Tettegouche State Park, Minnesota. Over the weekend, erosion finally caused the keystone of the arch to collapse. I took this picture of the now lost arch in April 2009.

An article on the destroyed arch is here:

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/176979/