Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, June 8, 2015

Just Because

So, here's a bit of the good, random fun in my world this last week.

The Good.

Every now and then unexpected treasures force you to pull off the road 
and capture a rare moment!

"When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills." Chinese proverb

In this case,
I think this person is planning on a windmill! 

Every visit to Cannon Falls has to include stopping by to see my favorite pair of Trumpeter Swans.  Yep, they're still residents.

I'm watching you watching me watching you! 

The Random

Spending Friday in Linden Hills, a favorite destination. 

You just never know what storybook character may be lurking about the bookstore, so keep your eyes open.

.... and just down the street is a fashionable store with designs especially for Faeries and other woodland creatures. 

The Fun

Of course we all had the best fun at the most entertaining bookstore ever, chasing a few animals, meeting new friends, and bringing home a special summer read.

Talk to the animals and they'll talk back to you.

Please hold still Mr. Grasshopper so I can take your picture!

You know what they say, "A restless grasshopper eventually ends up in a birds teeth." African Proverbs

Yep, you guessed it.  We spent some time leaving little messages in various locations. 

A stick message!

One of the best ways to close out the weekend was chilling by the waterfall in Cannon Falls.


abrianna said...

I like that colorful wind mill and the pig by the bookstore. Wonderful fun shots.

TexWisGirl said...

i love the swans. the windmill is awesome.

Cloudia said...

This post trumpets your joy!

ALOHA from Honolulu,

Elephant's Child said...

All wonderful. And white swans blow me away.

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

I like the windmill, pretty pictures!


This is a super post Karen. The fun all the way around. The future windmill, the falls, the friends....and the BOOK Store. I love perusing all the books and finding treasures.

eileeninmd said...

What a fun weekend! The windmill is cool and I love the grasshopper shot. The swans are lovely! And chilling by the waterfalls is great too. Happy Times and memories! Have a great Tuesday!

EG CameraGirl said...

You spent your weekend time well! What a pleasure to have you share parts of it with us. ;)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

She who travels with a camera will have proof of her memories...

(or some such hogwash)

jandi said...

SO much fun! Love that windmill! And your stick message!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

lots and lots of fun here. The windmill/thing looks like giant wooden match sticks.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Pretty good weekend Karen, really fab bookshop there.. I just spotted that one of our big bookshops in the city is closing, not good news!

RedPat said...

I love the stick message!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I bet Mr. Gnome would love that store!

Tamar SB said...

Beautiful swans!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I wish I had that old Chevy. I couldn't go anywhere in it, but I still wish I had it. Sigh.

Debbie said...

too much fun, the swans are beautiful!!!!

Jeanie said...

Karen, I love how you see! You have such joy around you!