Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

River Town for The Taking

Let Red Wing's River touch your life.  Shut off the media, turn off all notifications, take a deep breath and take a day-cation! This was my Sunday with the weekend off thank goodness too, because Monday arrived with what I'm still referring to as "living life in the surreal mode" honestly. Remembering also, my mother's all time motto of, everything happens for a reason. 




My first stop on my way to Red Wing, was here in New Trier, Minnesota. 
Today otherwise known today as a ghost town, not your usual Sunday.

(I took an all steeple photo shot along the way)

Red Wing, Minnesota abounds.


Red Wing Train Station

The Sheldon
A favorite theater of mine.


Oops... hope this theme quickly ends.






Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms
you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross



If you're having trouble counting your blessings,
remember you are alive to count them.
Charles F. Glassman





Seek for you the blessings each day brings,
no matter their size.



The comforts from an old or new book
is just another gift to yourself.





Even the smallest changes in our daily routine 
can create the incredible ripple effects
that expand our vision of
what is possible.
Charles F. Glassman



Courage doesn't always roar. 
Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day
that says I'll try again tomorrow.
Mary Ann Radmacher



No waiting. Enjoy.




Rivers know this, there is no hurry.
 We shall get there someday.
A.A. Milne



It does not matter how slowly you go 
as long as you do not stop.
Confucius

Keep moving forward.




Folks were out with their cameras and binoculars snapping eagles!
and I found a bench to eat my lunch and take it all in.



I shall post about Red Wing's many historical buildings one day. Yes I will.

This photo below was taken about 19 miles from Red Wing, and I felt it quite fitting for today's post.


Lake City

Never stop fighting until you arrive at your 
destined place, that is, the unique you.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam



The key that unlocks everything important is this....

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself,
 and know that everything in life has purpose. 
There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings
given to us to learn from.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Thanks for stopping by
Take good care of you.



9 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I do enjoy your inspiring words and the photos. Take good care of yourself and your family. Keep calm and be happy. Have a great week!

Sandi said...

Deep Breath. Everything for a reason!

"Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms
you would never see the true beauty of their carvings."

This really spoke to me.

Thank you for your restful, non-screaming post of peace! Bless you. 😊

Anne's Phamilyblog said...

Beautiful photo shares! Take care and thank you. HUGS HEALTH LOVE

Cloudia said...

Bless you my dear!

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you for the beauty, for the whimsy and for the wisdom.

Jeff said...

River towns are always fun. I suppose I was through there on the Empire Building (train from Chicago to Seattle), but that was a few years ago and over night.

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RedPat said...

Thanks for the nice walkabout, Karen!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Every quote a gem, every image a delight.. always a pleasure Karen 💙

Debbie said...

i don't know why other people don't see the great opportunity that lies in front of us. peace, quiet, reflection. these statues are so fun!!