Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Times are Changing

It's the call for Good Fences once again.

that's for sure.

Last weekend, I had to drive to Minneapolis to escape snow.

This was no April Fool's joke, we reached 82 degrees.  

"Come gather 'round people
and admit that the waters
around you have grown
(yes,the ice has melted)
and accept it that soon you'll be-

Drenched to the bone.
If your time to you is worth saving
Then you better start swimmin' 
or you'll sink like a stone.

For the times they are a-changin'."
Bob Dylan

and spring has sprung.

We did have a late evening thunder storm and rain mixed with lightning. 

Mother nature fooled many Minnesotans yesterday.
70's were predicted and we got eighties!  Florida temperatures without the bugs.

Arriving at this park there was one lone boater (yeah there were white caps)
and one woman sunning herself and tossing a Frisbee for her dog.

But that too will change.


eileeninmd said...

Happy Easter! It is finally nice to enjoy the warmer temps.. Lovely images and view of the water! Have a great day!

eileeninmd said...

Happy Easter! It is finally nice to enjoy the warmer temps.. Lovely images and view of the water! Have a great day!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

wow! no bugs! -Killroy

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Beautiful spring pictures, Karen!
Love those weathered fences :)
Happy Easter to you!

Ileana said...

Lovely photos! Enjoy your day!

Margaret Adamson said...

Glad spring has arrived with you. Lovely scenes and fences.

TexWisGirl said...

crazy, crazy weather jump! but you're right - a nice summer day without the bugs. :) thanks for the views, karen!

Filip and Kristel said...

Yesterday we even had swnow in Munich and this is not an April fools.


Small City Scenes said...

We have been nice weather here finally---which means no rain during the day. Highs n the high 50sF. Rain at night and sun during the day. We had no snow at all this winter but we seldom do anyway.
Enjoy spring and have a happy weekend

Felicia said...

wonderful images. love the rustic fence.

sure didn't have 80's here yesterday, just opposite.

sonia a. mascaro said...

So beautiful photos, Karen!
Happy Easter to you and your family! :)

EG CameraGirl said...

82°!!!! That's way too warm for April but still a welcome change from the bitter cold winter this year. :)

Nukke said...

Lovely spring photos ! Happy Easter to you !!

Ida said...

82 degrees...lucky you. It was nice here yesterday but only in the 60's. Such a lovely outing and some nice fences.

DeniseinVA said...

Lovely fence post photos Karen. We got up to 73 degrees the other day and it was wonderful!


i hope it warms up here too.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Um, you meant to say Florida temps without bugs yet--right? Nope, there ain't no forgettin' you-all's mosquitoes as big as humming birds!

Carola Bartz said...

I'm glad for you that spring has come to your area as well. 82 F sounds good to me when it is not humid. No bugs is great as well. But - they, too, will come.

RedPat said...

Wow - I wish we would have a day that warm down here! Lucky you.

NatureFootstep said...

April weather, but your shots looke sunny enough. Spring is on it´s way.

ThreeOldKeys said...

A warm day, no bugs, quiet nature and good fences ... priceless.

I like your photos ... happy spring!

Paula said...

Like the old wooden fence. It's heating up here in south Texas too.

sage said...

Sounds like spring is earlier than normal up there in MN!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Fences and lovely!


Gorgeous park no matter what season, I'm sure. Love the Springtime 'thaw' and lake with open space.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Karen, your pics are beautiful and I love all the fences you share. Glad you warmed up and it sounds like spring has arrived. We were 88 degrees here in Texas yesterday.

Wishing you a Happy Easter!
Hugs, CM

Cloudia said...

love rambling with you

ALOHA from Honolulu,

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Karen; Love the phrase 'spring has sprung. Finally.'♡♡♡ Wonderful Park and fences, I've already seen cockroaches(^^;)

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

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

82!! We haven't been that warm yet.

humbird said...

Love the observations for weather and pics...esp. I enjoyed ' Florida temperatures without the bugs.' ~ Today 30 dg, feels like 21 dg, and I was walking in winter

Debbie said...

pretty fences!!! our weather has been up and down. 61 yesterday and 60 today but we are getting the spring showers.

have a lovely weekend!!!

Stacy Lynn Mar said...

oh, i love your song of choice. and your pictures are fantastic!

darlin said...

I love the old wooden fences, even if times are a changin, I say keep the wood fences. :-)

Wishing you a Blessed and Happy Easter Karen!

Truedessa said...

those old fences add a special charm to the landscape...we had our first warm day yesterday and I also saw my first robin of the season. A nice way to start a day.

Carletta said...

Sorry to be late getting around this week. These are wonderful fence finds. I like the lines and curves you've found.
Happy Easter!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

It sounds like a wonderful day!

We have been in the 50's and 60's and I'll take that. It has spitted snow a bit too, but doesn't last.

Kathy M.

laura.forestdreams:) said...

wow! 82!! i wish we didn't have the bugs down here! ugh!! i love the first shot...the bridge. and all the wooden fences!!
pretty soon the trees won't be very bare anymore!!