Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Good Fences The Falls

Frozen Falls of Minneopa State Park in Mankato, Minnesota.

GOOD FENCES


I mentioned in my post yesterday that we visited the park to take a picture next to the Checkpoint Minnesota sign.  There are 12 checkpoints located in various locations in Minnesota and they offer prizes of course, but mostly I crave the hunt (some are difficult to locate) no hints given and you're on your own to locate the sign.  It also keeps "cabin fever" at bay!



The word Minneopa comes from the Dakota language and is interpreted to mean "water falling twice" referring to the beautiful waterfalls of the Minneopa Creek.


Minneopa State Park virtual tour worth a look.  After viewing the virtual tour it seems the new rod iron fence was recently installed.



Here is a closer look at the original fence (built 1905) that surrounds the waterfall area.



"What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness." - John Steinbeck


I think it's wonderful to see they kept the original fence when they installed the larger,  sturdier fence. 






There is a small walkway between the two fences but it's forbidden to use.



I'm still laughing at this sign.  It reads, Warning, Please stay on the sidewalk. This area was recently seeded and should not be walked on at this time.  Thank you! Park Staff.  Perhaps a bit of staff humor?  Where have I heard that before?!

Poor little seedlings!  Brrr!


More shots of the two fences.



"Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space has ceased." - John Steinbeck

26 comments:

eileeninmd said...

What a pretty place for a walk. A beautiful winter wonderland. The new fence is nice. Great photos, happy Thursday!

Knipsa Passtscho said...

I love both fences, they're both pretty. And I fell in love with the frozen water :)
Have a great day!
【ツ】Knipsa

www.kraeuterklatsch.de said...

perfect photos , the waterfall is beautiful
Claudia

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

you got a double allotment of fences on this wander. Lucky you -Killroy

TexWisGirl said...

love the glint of sun to provide a bit of 'warmth' to the shots. :) great new fence and laughed at your comment about the poor seeds...

Carola Bartz said...

The frozen waterfall is truly beautiful - but it also shows how cold it is. Brr indeed. I like the old fence in front of the new fence.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Maybe they planted icicle seeds, Karen?
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carolann said...

Oh a delight to see this you have for show. Thank you.

Winter Freeze. Great!

Jutta.K said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!
Your fences ar also very interesting, a good selection !
♥ly greetings from germnay

Margaret Adamson said...

Wonderful series of fences in this post. imag

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Looks a great place. Though I think the older fence is a tad too close to the edge for me. Don't you just LOVE signs!?

sage said...

It looks cold and beautiful!

Lea said...

Very pretty winter scenes!

Prenter said...

I like those fences. Very special!

RedPat said...

Those are tough seedlings!

Jeanie said...

Recently seeded or a very old sign?! I do love those lovely fences!

Cloudia said...

What a fabulous take on the meme!!! So nice to walk here with you, K





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Debbie said...

Pretty fences, a great spot for a walk!! Especially as the sun made an appearance, to warm things up!!

Bob Scotney said...

You find some great places to visit and the old fence is a real bonus.

humbird said...

Its reminds me our Minehaha frozen waters. Brrrr...not going there though now...

Felicia said...

the waterfall must be beautiful when not frozen.

neat the two fences together.

JJ said...

You make me miss the winter months. Before I became a Florida weather wimp, I loved the snow. Thanks for the memory.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Karen; Oh My, Beautiful waterfall and yes I LOVE the sun light in the picture; wonderful capture♡♡♡ Looks REALLY cold but I wish I could experience this nature and walk at least once☆☆☆ And I smiled with your comment for the sign. Haha, funny warning and wondered under that weather:-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

laura.forestdreams:) said...

oh i LOVE love love the frozen waterfall!!! AND the two fences. yes, it's so very cool that they kept the original one & added the new one on the 'public' side.
fitting quote too! :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Handsome fencing. I hope it prevents people for walking on the seeded area. ;)

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Cool place!