Carmen and I visited Minnesota last January, attending Carmen's company dinner and bumming around Minneapolis and St. Paul. The light reflects clearly in the cold dry air.
Looking up in Minneapolis.
The buildings and shops are connected through second floor walkways.
The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park
Minneapolis opened in 1915.
The Cathedral of Saint Paul.
New construction in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Back home in Nashville, Simon trades licks with pro saxophonist Bob Mintzer.
Brother Per and I met up in Los Angles in early March to attend the annual Porsche Literature Meet and visit Porsche shops.
Hanging out at Willhoit Auto Restoration in Long Beach, CA.
A Stone Grey 1958 Speedster at Willhoit's.
Vendors hawk Porsche paraphernalia at the Porsche Literature Meet.
"Keep the bills coming and I'll tell you when you it's enough." Money talks at the Lit Meet.
A garage in Manhattan Beach, California: You've got your hi-performance Exotic and your hi-mileage Hybrid.
A 911 shell in the spray booth.
A collection of restored Porsches at Willhoit's.
In mid-March I attended the Sebring 12-hour race in central Florida, focusing on the historic side of the event.
1962 MGA "Sebring" Coupe
1959 Corvette Roadster
A 1952 Siata 300 is driven by 92 year-old Otto Linton who competed in a similar model in 1952—the first 12-hour race at Sebring.
Birds are plentiful in Tennessee. This Red-bellied woodpecker found a perch in our Tulip Poplar.
Radnor Lake Natural Area is five miles from our house. Duckweed floats on the surface near the west bank.
Every so often you see the wild turkeys that reside in Radnor Lake Natural Area.
A Great Blue Heron.
Radnor Lake at sunset.
We found a swimming hole at the recently-opened Cummins State Park. So did a lot of other folks.
We made numerous trips to Chattanooga in 2012. Downtown is old town with no skyscrapers. The city has wide sidewalks and pedestrian-friendly bridges.
Delta Queen (foreground); Market Street Bridge (middle); Chattanooga Aquarium and Lookout Mountain (background).