Friday, February 04, 2011

Sailor's Delight

"Red sky at night, sailor's delight", was a frequent quote that my dear mother would tell us kids. Here is another one..."Red sky at night, God's artistry in sight", or "Red sky at night, His blood shed for our plight". Our God is truly an awesome God and what a creation He has given us!

photo taken from in front of my garage door the evening of Feb 3, 2011.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Mississippi River on a Cold Day

This morning, heading to work, I was intrigued by the steam rising from the Mississippi River outlet from Lake Bemidji. Although the water is quite frigid, the surface movement keeps any ice from developing in this area. It is the temperature differential between the water and the -20 degree F air causing the steam.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sanford Date Night

I had an opportunity to take my most lovely bride out on a date. We caught a hockey game at Bemidji's most recent addition, the Sanford Center. Too bad the BSU Beavers lost 5 - 1! But does that really matter when you are with the woman you love?! Absolutely NOT!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Photo Challenge: Day 7 and success!

Last day of the photo challenge. Playing around with the shiny cut glass again. Here is a piece I call...."Double" pronounced (doo-bla).

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Photo Challenge: Day 6

I realize I have started to run out of interesting things to take pictures about. Weekdays are pretty standardized for me. Yeah, I could take photos of interesting sample products or office equipment, but the number of people who actually think those things are cool are probably in the minority. I thought about a photo of a sharp pencil, but I realized I was grasping at straws. The weather today is cloudy and basically dreary. Not really inspiring out there for cell phone photography. So, like any desperate critter would do, I was drawn to the magical properties of cut glass (a.k.a. a prism). The only question that remains is how far can one take this style of photography? Hmmm, might have to work with this a bit! Stay tuned...

10:35 AM

Monday, June 07, 2010

Photo Challenge: Day 5

Another reflection photo...can you guess what object I'm reflecting from?

5 PM

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Photo Challenge: Day 4

Northern Bible Church in Bemidji, Minnesota
10:20 AM

Psalms 31:19-20
"How great is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you, which you bestow in the sight of men on those who take refuge in you. In the shelter of your presence you hide them from the intrigues of men; in your dwelling you keep them safe from accusing tongues."

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Photo Challenge: Day 3

Thomas strikes a silly kung-fu pose before heading down to the garden with me.

10:30 AM

Friday, June 04, 2010

Photo Challenge: Day 2

Part of my daily routine!
Time on deck is nine and one quarter bells and all is well.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Photo Challenge: Day 1

Ok...not sure how consistent I can be on this, but I'll give it a whirl. My sister Melanie is doing a photo challenge that was thrown out there by the Tinglestad girls. Always up to a challenge and armed with my nifty difty mobile communicator complete with image capture technology, I figured I would step up to this challenge.

So, in my wanderings through the Ken Berge Construction Design Center, I stopped to grab a shot of my reflection in our Moen Chateau kitchen faucet display.

Wow! What a handsome devil!

Photo taken approximately 10:15 AM after 1 cup of coffee.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

New Office Digs

As some are aware, I have been heavily involved in getting the new office for Ken Berge Construction, Inc. up and running. After many years working out of a back bedroom office, my father and mother took a huge leap of faith in building an office in the city of Bemidji. Many years have gone into the planning and this project is one of the reasons Beth and I relocated back to Minnesota It has been a delight to be involved in this move and to take on the responsibility of the sales and marketing for the company.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Hey faithful blog readers! Ok, that was a joke. I am most likely talking in a big tin can all by myself since I haven't posted in quite some time. Frankly, the whole idea of regular posts started to bore me. Ok...enough updates for today.