Saturday, February 26, 2011

365 Project 2011 ~ February Update

I haven't forgotten my 365 project, but I'll say it hasn't been easy! Between leaving my camera at a friend's house (and having to use my cell phone for almost a week) and not having a lot of time to upload stuff, I got really far behind. Hoping it'll get a little easier as I try to fit it into my daily routine. Here are some highlights from this month. Since the last time I updated my 365...

St. Paul Winter Carnival ~ 29/365 ~ 2011

...I visited the Saint Paul Winter Carnival...

Blue Belt ~ 37/365 ~ 2011

...I graduated from purple belt to blue belt in karate...

Lovers' Sunset ~ 45/365 ~ 2011

...I saw a spectacular sunset on Valentine's day...

New Starts ~ 57/365 ~ 2011

...And I started the seeds that will become part of my container garden this summer.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

James J. Hill House at Night

I recently took a tour of the James J. Hill House. The house was completed for Mr. Hill, who was the chief executive officer of the Great Northern Railway, in 1891. At more than 36,000 square feet, it is the largest mansion on Summit Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota. I visited to take the Gas Light Tour, a rare offering in which visitors can view the home in the evening.

James J. Hill House at Night

Dragon Wall Sconce

Grand Hallway

Pipe Organ in the Gallery

View the rest of photos from the James J. Hill House Gas Light Tour