Minnesota Public Radio features by Jennifer Simonson http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=31182 en-us Copyright 2014 Minnesota Public Radio Thu, 25 Dec 2014 21:06:45 -0600 Minnesota Public Radio features by Jennifer Simonson http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 A holiday yarn: Creating the Christmas sweater We visit a volunteer who turns cast-off sweaters into wearable celebrations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/12/22/ugly-christmas-sweaters?refid=0 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:19:00 -0600 How to make a festive holiday cocktail How to make an easy, accessible and sparkling holiday drink. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/12/17/holiday-drink?refid=0 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:22:40 -0600 Photos: Protest shuts down I-35W Protesters walked from south Minneapolis, blocked part of Interstate 35W and rallied at Minneapolis City Hall protesting police brutality and racism around the country Thursday afternoon. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/12/04/photos-shutitdown-protest?refid=0 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 20:01:46 -0600 Video: House of Balls is on the move and everything is for sale Sculptor Allen Christian, best known for his carved bowling balls and use of recycled materials, is having a moving sale today and Saturday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/21/allen-christian?refid=0 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:23:08 -0600 Photos: New Union Depot murals show train travel through history Six 16-foot high murals painted by artist Ralph Gilbert depict the earliest arrival of settlers and the impact on the Dakota people, the orphan trains, and the Union Depot during the Civil War. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/10/27/photos-murals-going-up-at-union-depot?refid=0 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:17:50 -0500 Second baby zebra born at Como Zoo A Como zoo zebra named Thelma gave birth to a baby boy over the weekend. Zookeepers found him Sunday morning when they arrived at work. http://blogs.mprnews.org/cities/2014/09/second-baby-zebra-born-at-como-zoo/?refid=0 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:47:17 -0500 You're out! At St. Paul's Midway Stadium, the Saints end an era They locked the gates and turned off the floodlights at Midway Stadium for the last time Thursday night. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/29/st-paul-saints-midway-stadium?refid=0 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:44:11 -0500 Photo gallery: Welcome to the fair The Minnesota State Fair kicked off Thursday morning and marked historic changes, an annual parade of new foods (some on a stick!) and the unofficial start to campaign season. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/21/state-fair-opens?refid=0 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:43:42 -0500 Video: Foraging for wild mushrooms, finding something more Mike Kempenich forages for wild mushrooms all around Minnesota, which he then sells to chefs in the Twin Cities. In the process of finding mushrooms and teaching others to find them, he found something of his own. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/19/mushroom-hunter?refid=0 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:00:00 -0500 Garlic festival highlights growers -- and eaters The Minnesota Garlic Festival description is as the "premier event for lovers of garlic," and there was garlic everywhere -- being eaten, worn and judged. Saturday in Hutchinson at the McLeod County Fairgrounds, brave souls even sampled the garlic ice cream. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/10/garlicfestival2014?refid=0 Sun, 10 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Henderson Sauerkraut Days are sweet and sour fun For more than 80 years, Henderson's Sauerkraut Days has celebrated pickled cabbage. The week-long festival features two parades, a classic car cruise, a softball tournament and music. It's capped off with a sauerkraut eating contest. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/29/sauerkrautdays-photos?refid=0 Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:38:03 -0500 Photos: Kayaker braves raging Minnehaha Falls Professional kayaker Hunt Jennings (backed by his professional safety team) took on the teeming waters of Minnehaha Falls Thursday evening, the same day Minnehaha Creek's water level reached an all-time record high, rising more than a foot and a half. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/19/minnehaha-falls-kayaker?refid=0 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:36:58 -0500 Photos: Dogs with bad reps need homes too For the first time, the city of Minneapolis is making so-called "power dogs" available for adoption at its animal shelter. This includes Dobermans, Rottweilers and pit bulls. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/05/photos-dogs-with-bad-reps-need-homes-too?refid=0 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:32:31 -0500 Photos: Baby eagles get a spring checkup Scientists from the National Park Service are conducting an eagle survey along the Mississippi River and elsewhere, collecting blood and feather samples from eaglets to measure contaminants the eaglets ingest from their prey. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/20/eagletsurvey2014?refid=0 Tue, 20 May 2014 14:25:01 -0500 Video: Island Station demolished Island Station, an old coal-fired power plant on the Mississippi River, was imploded Sunday in St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/16/video-island-station-demolished?refid=0 Sun, 16 Mar 2014 09:49:37 -0500 Accused priests: Who they are, where they've served, what's alleged An MPR News investigation found the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has dealt with allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse involving at least 70 clergy members since 1950 -- nearly double the church's official count. Explore an interactive database with details of the allegations against those priests, deacons and monks, along with the locations of their service and their current status. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/catholic-church/priest-list/?refid=0 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 04:07:14 -0600 Photos: Learning to ski the Minne-Loppet way Over the past decade the Minne-Loppet Foundation has helped teach more than 3,000 north Minneapolis elementary students how to ski. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/31/photos/minne-loppet?refid=0 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:35:58 -0600 Photos: Inside the dismantled Metrodome Photographer Jennifer Simonson got a chance to visit the Metrodome last week, as seats were being taken out and the turf rolled up. They're getting the dome ready to be deflated this weekend. http://blogs.mprnews.org/stadium-watch/2014/01/16/photos-inside-the-dismantled-metrodome/?refid=0 Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:14:33 -0600 Photos: St. Paul landmark Seven Corners Hardware closes after 80 years After 80 years, Seven Corners Hardware, the St. Paul landmark at 216 W. 7th Street, is closing its doors. Seven Corners owner Bill Walsh has decided to close the store and its catalog business and sell off its building, just a block from the Xcel Energy Center. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/14/photos/seven-corners-hardware?refid=0 Tue, 14 Jan 2014 21:04:02 -0600 Photos: Cleanup, investigation continue after Cedar-Riverside fire Investigators continue to work at the scene of a fatal fire in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis that started on New Years' Day morning. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/02/news/cedar-riverside-photos?refid=0 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:16:53 -0600 Our favorite photos of 2013 May snow storms, tall ships, annual rituals and small towns fighting for survival all were part of the stories told with photographs from around the state this year. Here are a few of our favorites. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/12/23/news/photos-of-the-year?refid=0 Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:08:45 -0600 Video: A simple, improvised dessert from Lynne Rossetto Kasper The Splendid Table's Lynne Rossetto Kasper demonstrates how to make an easy, improvised trifle using sweetened ricotta, pound cake and fresh whipped cream. It's a beautiful dessert that's perfect for holiday parties. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/12/20/video-simple-holiday-dessert-recipe?refid=0 Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:59:33 -0600 Appetites: The essential do's and don'ts of holiday entertaining The Splendid Table's Lynne Rossetto Kasper shares some tips to make your holiday party a relaxed, warm affair. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/12/18/appetites-holiday-dos-and-donts?refid=0 Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:57:49 -0600 Video: Super-easy holiday appetizer ideas with Lynne Rossetto Kasper The Splendid Table's Lynne Rossetto Kasper shows us two easy appetizer recipes, featuring fresh mozzarella and endive, that can be combined to make a variety of dishes that are perfect for holiday entertaining. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/12/13/super-easy-holiday-appetizer-ideas?refid=0 Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:10:13 -0600 Video: How to spice up a whiskey sour for those cold winter nights Erik Eastman, from the local bitters kit makers Easy & Oskey, shows us how to make a beautiful cocktail in time for holiday entertaining. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/12/06/winter-whiskey-sour?refid=0 Fri, 06 Dec 2013 09:37:44 -0600 Photos: Minneapolis and St. Paul residents head to the polls Minneapolis and St. Paul residents voted in mayoral and municipal elections on Tuesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/11/05/politics/election-photos?refid=0 Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:51:42 -0600 Marching miles to raise awareness of military suicides According to data compiled by the Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately 18 to 22 veterans die from suicide every day in the United States. Dozens of veterans embarked Oct. 25, 2013, on a 23-mile walk to raise awareness about military suicides. The march began at the VFW on Lakeshore Drive South in Richfield, went through the State Capitol in St. Paul before ending at the VFW in Uptown Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/25/marching-to-raise-awareness-of-military-suicides?refid=0 Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:38:24 -0500 Photos: Seward, a Minneapolis culinary enclave The Seward neighborhood in Minneapolis has long been known for its diversity, its progressive politics, and the co-op and cafe that bear its name. But it's increasingly becoming known for a place to get a great bite to eat. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/24/lifestyle/photos-seward-a-minneapolis-foodie-enclave?refid=0 Thu, 24 Oct 2013 09:43:34 -0500 See inside a Minnesota bat cave Thousands of Minnesota's most common bats make their winter homes here. So do a handful of the less common big brown bats and tri-colored bats, also known as eastern pipistrelles. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/07/photos/bats-in-peril?refid=0 Sun, 06 Oct 2013 18:00:00 -0500 Photos: 'Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties' This weekend the Walker Art Center opens "Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties," an enormous show of the early work of the artist who gave the city one of its landmarks. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/09/20/arts/photos-oldenburg?refid=0 Fri, 20 Sep 2013 04:00:00 -0500 Photos: Despite lockout, Minnesota Orchestra plays the Lake Harriet Bandshell The locked out musicians on the Minnesota Orchestra played a free concert at the Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis in Sunday evening before an audience of thousands. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/09/16/arts/photos-despite-lockout-minnesota-orchestra-plays-the-lake-harriet-bandshell?refid=0 Mon, 16 Sep 2013 07:00:56 -0500 Video: Lindstrom 'town' girl's State Fair cow connection With the help of 4H, Megan Nelson, of Lindstrom, Minn., raises dairy cows to show at the Minnesota State Fair even though she doesn't live on a farm. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/08/29/video-lindstrom-town-girls-state-fair-cow-connection?refid=0 Thu, 29 Aug 2013 10:16:31 -0500 Photos: Get behind big toys at Extreme Sandbox If you've ever driven by a construction site and thought it looked like fun to drive a big earth-mover, a business in Hastings wants to give you that chance. Extreme Sandbox will put you behind the controls of a 19-ton excavator, and even let you loose with a sledgehammer and spray paint before you crush a car. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/08/14/photos/extreme-sandbox?refid=0 Wed, 14 Aug 2013 04:00:00 -0500 Photos: Midnight same-sex marriage ceremonies at Mpls City Hall At Minneapolis City Hall early Thursday morning, the first day same-sex marriage was legal, Mayor R.T. Rybak officiated more than three dozen same-sex weddings. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/08/01/news/same-sex-marriage-minneapolis-photos?refid=0 Thu, 01 Aug 2013 05:38:10 -0500 Photos: Shop locally at the farmers markets With the proliferation of local farmers markets, cheesemakers and breweries, packing local food for a picnic, trip, or camp out can make for a more interesting trip and a richer experience. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/07/03/arts/photos-appetites-farmers-market?refid=0 Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:40:32 -0500 Photos: Cocktails at The Bachelor Farmer Restaurateurs, such as The Bachelor Farmer in Minneapolis, have been creatively pairing food and cocktails. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/06/26/arts/photos-appetites-cocktails?refid=0 Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:58:03 -0500 Photos: The Buttered Tin The owners of The Buttered Tin, a new bakery and restaurant, have set out to change the culture of the lowertown neighborhood of St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/06/19/appetites/photos-buttered-tin?refid=0 Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:00:59 -0500 Photos: Minn. same-sex couples line up for marriage licenses Same-sex couples lined up at government offices in the Twin Cities this morning to apply for marriage licenses for the very first time, just a few weeks after same-sex marriage was made legal in the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/06/06/news/same-sex-marriage-license-photos?refid=0 Thu, 06 Jun 2013 12:03:51 -0500 Photos: Farmers markets in full swing It's been a slow start to the growing season, but now we're in the swing of things at farmers markets around the region. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/06/05/appetites/photos-farmers-market?refid=0 Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:28:58 -0500 Photos: Clancey's Meats and Fish A classic ground-beef burger is a terrific way to kick off the summer, but outdoor chefs might also want to experiment with other types of meat: lamb, turkey, salmon, pork-or even bean-and-grain veggie burgers. The current Real Food magazine, which you can pick up free from Lunds and Byerly's has a lot of great alterna-burger recipes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/05/29/appetites/photos-outdoor-grilling?refid=0 Wed, 29 May 2013 15:00:00 -0500 Photos: Heart of the Beast May Day parade Thousands of people turn out every year for the May Day Parade from In the Heart of the Beast Theater to Powderhorn Park in south Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/05/28/arts/photos-may-day-parade?refid=0 Tue, 28 May 2013 14:53:25 -0500 Photos: Cossetta's new Pasticceria, or pastry shop Cossetta's has long been one of the biggest names in Italian food in the Twin Cities, and it has just gotten a lot bigger. They've undergone a major expansion and renovation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/05/22/news/cossettas-photos?refid=0 Wed, 22 May 2013 13:10:32 -0500 Art Heroes photos: Roger and DeAnna Cummings at Juxtaposition Arts Roger and DeAnna Cummings founded Juxtaposition Arts in 1995 and continue to teach and train young people in the arts while employing them as apprentices to work alongside professional artists. They were photographed outside the Juxtaposition Arts gallery space near West Broadway and Emerson avenues N. in Minneapolis Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/04/26/arts/photos-art-heroes-roger-and-deanna-cummings?refid=0 Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:00:16 -0500 Photos: Abortion demonstration at Planned Parenthood Protesters on both sides of the abortion issue gathered Friday for dueling demonstrations outside the Planned Parenthood office in St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/29/photos/abortion-demonstration-photos?refid=0 Fri, 29 Mar 2013 16:30:23 -0500 Photos: Minnesota Regional FIRST Robotics Competition This year's regional robotics competition at the University of Minnesota is so big it will take up two sports arenas. About 120 high school teams from Minnesota and surrounding states have designed robots that can throw Frisbees and climb a 10-foot-tall pyramid. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/29/photos-minnesota-regional-first-robotics-competition?refid=0 Fri, 29 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Photos: Connecting the needy with homeware necessities A non-profit founded in 1987 by the 88-year-old Heitzman at a suburban Twin Cities church, Bridging has grown into one of North America's largest furniture stores in which customers too poor to pay can shop for free. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/27/news/bridging-photos?refid=0 Wed, 27 Mar 2013 15:59:11 -0500 Photos: Twin Cities' newest foodie hot spot is North Washington Avenue A short stretch of North Washington Avenue in downtown Minneapolis is where a few of the best restaurants in the city are now clustered, says Star Tribune variety reporter Tom Horgen. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/27/arts_culture/photos-twin-cities-news-foodie-hot-spot-north-washington-avenue?refid=0 Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:30:00 -0600 Photos: James Beard Award nominee Butcher & the Boar restaurant Butcher & the Boar was named on Tuesday a James Beard Award semifinalist for Best New Restaurant, and chef Jack Riebel was nominated as Best Chef in the Midwest. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/20/news/photo-butcher-and-the-boar?refid=0 Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:47:40 -0600 Photos: Faye Price and Noel Raymond lead Pillsbury House Despite numerous challenges faced by its leaders Faye Price and Noel Raymond, Pillsbury House has changed people's expectations for what a community center can achieve with an injection of artistic talent. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/18/arts/photos-faye-price-and-noel-raymond-lead-pillsbury-house?refid=0 Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:55:11 -0600 Photos: Meet the couple behind Mpls. bakery Sun Street Breads Solveig Tofte owns and operates Sun Street Breads in Minneapolis with her husband Martin Ouimet. Tofte is in charge of baking and the kitchen, while Ouimet takes care of coffee and the front of house. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/13/appetites-photos-sun-street-bakery?refid=0 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:10:34 -0600 Photos: Heartland Girls' Ranch The Heartland Girls Ranch in Benson, Minn., is one of the few safe places to go for girls who are the victims of sex trafficking. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/07/photos-heartland-girls-ranch?refid=0 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:31:05 -0600 Art Hero Maria Genne Maria Genne, the founder and artistic director of Kairos Dance, used to have a career that focused on dancing with young people. But as she grew older, Genne began looking at how she could create dance in which everyone felt welcome, and how music and storytelling could be used to stimulate the minds and bodies of the elderly in ways modern science is only beginning to fully appreciate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/28/arts/photos-art-hero-maria-genne?refid=0 Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:40:41 -0600 Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Minnesota Highlights of Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations in Minnesota on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 included the annual King Day breakfast in Minneapolis, and a march and program in St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/21/politics/martin-luther-king-day-in-minnesota-photos?refid=0 Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:31:02 -0600 Photos: Artisan chocolates from the Twin Cities Even the most creative people sometimes find it difficult to find the right gifts for the holidays. But very few people would decline artisan chocolates. The following chocolates are locally produced. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/12/19/arts-culture/artisan-chocolate-photos?refid=0 Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:18:33 -0600 Jeanne Calvit's Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts Jeanne Calvit, our latest Art Hero, is the founder and director The Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Minneapolis, which serves 130 artists with a range of physical and developmental disabilities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/12/17/arts/art-hero-jeanne-calvit-photos?refid=0 Mon, 17 Dec 2012 15:06:36 -0600 Photos: Sen. Amy Klobuchar on the campaign trail DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar enters the final weeks of her re-election campaign with a big lead in the polls and in the money race. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/10/26/politics/photos-amy-klobuchar-campaign-trail?refid=0 Fri, 26 Oct 2012 15:00:00 -0500 Michelle Hensley's Ten Thousand Things Theater Michelle Hensley, artistic director for Ten Thousand Things Theater, brings quality theatrical performances to people in prisons, homeless shelters, women's shelter and fixed-income retirement homes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/10/12/arts/art-heroes-michelle-hensley-photos?refid=0 Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:00:21 -0500 Ananya Chatterjea's Ananya Dance Theatre links dance, social awareness Ananya Chatterjea is the founder and artistic director of Ananya Dance Theatre. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/13/arts/photos-art-heroes-ananya-chatterjea?refid=0 Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:06:15 -0500 Photos of north Mpls., before and after tornado cleanup Compare photos of north Minneapolis taken before and after cleanup of the 2011 tornado. /projects/2012/05/north-minneapolis-tornado-anniversary/beforeafter/?refid=0 Tue, 22 May 2012 04:00:00 -0500 Photos: Minn. Republicans gather in St. Cloud About 2,200 Republican delegates gathered in St. Cloud Friday to endorse a candidate for U.S. Senate. They will also vote on Saturday to parcel out the remaining 13 delegates that will represent Minnesota at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/18/politics/minnesota-republican-state-convention-photos?refid=0 Fri, 18 May 2012 13:14:46 -0500 Minnesota in Photos: Spring blossomed early Signs of spring can be seen several weeks earlier than normal in Minnesota. We visited Battle Creek Regional Park in Maplewood and the Peace Garden in Minneapolis to get a closer look. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/30/photos-early-spring?refid=0 Fri, 30 Mar 2012 04:00:00 -0500