Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, March 19, 2018

Spring in Hastings

Spring isn't on the calendar yet, but I'm hoping for it real soon.

As far as our calendar goes tomorrow spring will be here.
Friends have seen my Hastings photos and responded with, Brrrr!
But in truth, I wore a hooded sweatshirt and never used my hood!
The sunshine was hot!

Love is our true destiny.
We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves,
we find it with another.

Another sunny day!

New friends.

Another new pup and his brothers to meet!

Another delicious burger!
Still enjoy their Happy Meals with a toy.

Life is not a problem to be solved,
but a mystery to be lived.
Thomas Merton

A sunny walk along the Mississippi River.

So happy I wore boots.

Happiness is not a matter of intensity 
but of balance,
order, rhythm and harmony.
Thomas Merton

To have eyes like an eagle, you stop for things like leaves that never gave up the fight.  Even through all the blustery winter winds, they're still hanging on.

Just before I shot this, three children (in shorts, no jackets, and just their sneakers) made their way up these stairs. Yep, remember those days.
Okay, maybe not.

Yep, boots are key!

Better seating here.

The Mississippi River towns are commonly, clean,
 well built and pleasing to the eye,
and cheering to the spirit.
Nothing to hang a fret or worry or worry upon.
Mark Twain

I came here to see winter slowly slipping by,
and it felt as though winter wasn't quite ready to leave.

Yep, not the best seat here.

This, a likely chance to house an elf or gnome? 

Art made from nature by a friend I've posted his artwork before.

Always look upwards!
Or you may miss something.

Just a slight breeze added to their beauty.

You have been created in order that you might make a difference.
You have within you the power to change the world.
Andy Andrews

Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water
(or a boat passes by)
the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.
Dalai Lama

Another somebunny loves you!

Thanks for stopping by
your comments brighten my day.
enjoy your week and first day of spring tomorrow!
Take good care of you.


RedPat said...

A sunny winter day - let us all hope for spring tomorrow, Karen!

Debbie said...

there is nothing better than sunshine and warmth, when the ground is covered with snow!!

we are getting slammed with another snow storm tuesday and wednesday...this is the first winter ever that i am done already with the snow!!!

your images are beautiful, such pretty skies!!!

Elephant's Child said...

Love that life is a mystery - to be lived.
And the amazing blue skies. And the snow (which I see rarely).

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Personally I've never figured out life. I think I'll need another 60 years.

Sandi said...

"Love is our true destiny."

Amen to that!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, pretty collection of photos. The view of the bridge and river are lovely. I like the cute bunny and pretty dogs. Blue skies and sunshine are a happy sight. Have a happy day!

cocoya said...

I wish everyone wore wigs like that. How fantastic would that be? World leaders, movie stars, you and me...


humbird said...

Love is always in an air... even in our not welcoming benches...Thanks for reminders! <3

Anonymous said...

Your always amazing.