Monthly Archives: April 2012

Who made those pretty red tiles? Part 2

Last month, I declared that a southern Minnesota tile-maker, A. C. Ochs, had probably made the 100-year-old Pillsbury grain elevator’s distinctive red tiles. I had my reasons. Turns out I was wrong. The brains behind mnbricks.com, Vince Godon, wrote to … Continue reading

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R.I.P., bur oak branch

Gone! My bur oak branch has been lopped off. Here’s the same shot in February 2011, which is when I started tracking the seasons by following this low-hanging branch on the University of Minnesota campus: I had just signed off … Continue reading

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