Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, September 10, 2015

All That Shines

"In the morning, celebrate the beauty and warmth of sunlight.
In the evening, celebrate the song of silence and love of night."
Debasish Mridha

Time spent at the lake
is never wasted.

I'm lucky to have found places where it's hard knowing which side of the tracks is prettier.  

"We can never be born enough." 
E. E. Cummings

E. E. Cummings begged
"Go sailing away and away sailing into a keen city which nobody's ever visited."

I agree... and just be free.

"The snow doesn't give a soft white damn about whom it touches."
E. E. Cummings

... and so because of that one simple act of old man winter
it's days like this we Minnesotans soak up as many summer rays as possible.

In a short while, these boats will be,
sailing their dreams away.

Just a few blocks away,this poor little, lonely restaurant sits empty without a soul in sight,

 and it was so used to the laughter of people
 that once gathered here.

"wholly to be a fool

while spring is in the world"
E. E. Cummings

The spring of immensely bigger and colossally better establishments, tear down, rebuild and haul back the folks, that's always been the mind set around these suburbs. Quite sad, for those of us peacefully enjoying quaint little bits of history.

and this is/was the rear entrance.

From the other side of the tracks,
said the one flower to the other

"I will take the sun in my mouth 
and leap into the ripe air
with closed eyes
to dash against darkness."
E. E. Cummings

Sounds lovely, don't you think?


eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen, The flowers, quotes and images are beautiful. I love the shot with the two chairs on the deck. Pretty fence series. Have a happy day!

TexWisGirl said...

lovely blooms and fences! and great watery reflections, too.

Small City Scenes said...

Interesting and reflective post. I am sad too about closed up places that once were happy places. Many different fences too.

Booth 555 said...

beautiful pics and great way to blend in the quotes. love it.

Christine said...

Gorgeous views from both sides of the fence. I feel sad too about quaint little place losing out to the new brash ones. Enjoy these last of the summer days too!

RedPat said...

Lovely post, Karen!

Cloudia said...

Thank You Karen


sage said...

Nice photos, enjoy your remaining days of summer!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

uh...Kilroy was here

Carola Bartz said...

How beautiful are these images. I wouldn't mind sitting in those Adirondack chairs and just enjoy the view.

Elephant's Child said...

Love ee cummings. And all of the beauty you have given us today.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

It's never a mistake to visit the lake!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I am glad you can enjoy the clear skies, here the haze is back from the forest fires from neighboring country.

Ida said...

It is nice to soak in the sun while we still can. This looks like a lovely place to do it. I enjoyed your fences and scenes very much.

Janice Adcock said...

Lovely scenes around your fences.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

From the first quote to the last, lovely! Happy weekend Karen.

Kathe W. said...

fabulous photos! Especially the asparagus! Cheers!

Gail said...

Wonderful photos.

After this summer's work, I first think beautiful then I think, how much work is that?

Forty-eight this morning!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the variety of fences you photographed. And lovely quotes.