Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wear Sunshine

"The music of hope is everywhere,
but to hear it, you need to ignore
the muddy jangle of life's hassles."
Christine M. Knight

With the weekend off and
two days vacation
it's a four day weekend!

Oh yeah.

Stuff your eyes with wonder.

Just a few snaps from the last few days.

Everyone deserves to take one day away, or maybe three! 
A time when everyday life simmers on the back burner
and you embrace this day! You might just have to go unwired
to totally soak in the sights with the utmost of delight!

Free as a gull!

Let your wings fly like never before.

Looking down from our ship tour while docking look what I saw!

I can't believe how many dogs were everywhere hanging out with their humans. Even inside shops and cafes you name it they were there.

Grab another log okay?

Why not another bonfire?

I'll tell you it was especially calming to avoid all news, and just be on vacation.

Every time I visit here,
I always get attached to whatever ship is waiting to unload and this one had a longer wait than usual. Some sort of pesticide on board that Minnesota didn't approve of.  But finally the Taagborg (a Dutch ship) finally made it through.

Hollyhocks I love everyone of you.

"What sunshine is to flowers,
smiles are to humanity.
These are but trifles,
to be sure;
but scattered along life's pathway
the good they do is inconceivable."
Joseph Addison

Besides flowers, it's the little trinkets of life that keep us smiling.

"Our destiny is not written for, 
but by us."
Barack Obama

Enjoy your day
and may happiness follow you everywhere you go.
Thanks for being here and bringing your happiness with you.


eileeninmd said...

Hello, YAY for long weekend and vacations! Love the scenic images and the cute doggies. Pretty flowers and inspiring quotes. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sounds like you had a brilliant long weekend Karen, four day weekends are the best! Having a break from the news for a few days has a similar liberating effect without having to leave home 😀

Lois said...

Wonderful photos! Looks like you had a great time. I like to take breaks from the news too.

Cranberry Morning said...

I LOVE Duluth and we still haven't made it up there yet, during this ultra busy summer. Maybe early fall. There's so much to see and love about that place. I too always love the ships. Glad you had a good time.

Cloudia said...

Such wonderful imaged and vibes! Thanks Dear, K

RedPat said...

Looks like a good time for everyone!

Elephant's Child said...

thank you so much for the colourful wonders you share.

Debbie said...

everything makes you happy karen and it is quite infectious. so much whimsy and fun, the cone flowers are gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

*sigh* Perspective is everything. Hugs.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I like the seagull!

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Love the quote by Obama and the photos are lovely! Confused where were these taken?

Revrunner said...

Just got back from my vacation. Hope yours is as relaxing as was mine.

Jenny Woolf said...

Hey, splendid wings! or, rather, splendid wing picture. And I love the colour scheme in the hollyhocks photograph. Enjoy your holiday!

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Looks idyllic! Wonderful photos and happy words.

Revrunner said...

Only had two dogs with me on vacation and that was enough. :-)

humbird said...

Love flowers and places, water, and people!