Private residence in Lowry Hills Neighborhood, Minneapolis.
Private residence in Lowry Hills Neighborhood, Minneapolis.
My photos this last Saturday are limited since the rain wouldn't let up.
"Let's just sit quietly and listen to the secrets the rain wants to tell us."
John Mark Green
Minneapolis and Saint Paul are known as the twin cities, after its two largest cities, but they are not identical. Minneapolis still remains as the most populous city in the state over Saint Paul its neighbor to the east.
Rush out in the rain to be soaked with the sky. Rumi
"Nothing of worth or weight can be achieved with half a mind, with a faint of heart, and with a lame endeavor." Isaac Barrow
The ever great protecting eagle won't escape storms as they fear nothing.
"Many times it happens we live our life in chains and we never even know we have the key."
Be a desperado and take those risks you fear.
As an author for children I believe Beverly was their eagle, and her stories will continue on endlessly. For those that read.
In honor of Beverly Cleary, a children's writer, imaginative and clearly she wrote for the enjoyment and betterment of all children. Born in McMinnville, Oregon on April 12, 1916 and died March 25, 2021. She lived a wondrous 104 years.
The next few photos are from a parade (before COVID) in McMinnville, Beverly's birthplace.
Hello from the Tickle Monster, totally friendly critters.
She was not a slowpoke grownup. She was a girl who could not wait. Life was so interesting she had to find out what happened next.
Honestly, this character of sorts has a wee bit of eagle blood don't you think?
"Words were so puzzling. Present should mean a present, just as attack should mean to stick tacks in people."
Beverly Cleary from Ramona the Pest
If you don't see the book you want on the shelf, write it.
This is probably my most favorite as well as inspiring quote by Beverly.
"I don't necessarily start with the beginning of the book. I just start with the part of the story that's most vivid in my imagination and work forward and backward from there."
Some critters are much, much, oh, ever so much-much
So muchly, much-much more unlucky than you! Dr. Seuss
When you've got critters, than life is better than great!
You get what everybody gets. You get a lifetime. Neil Gaiman
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I took a roundabout way after work today, which brought me by these old friends. You're right, they're statues playing their instruments in theory right in the middle of the city.
"You are a valuable instrument in the orchestration of your own world, and the overall harmony of the universe."
No matter what city
there's something waiting for everybody.
Have bike will travel.
If you're not desiring a stroll
There's biking or running!
Monday doesn't need to be just a work day. You can close it with a little play.
and when those city lights come on, even better.
Every single day of our lives we should involve some time for work and time for play. When you do, regrets are few, if any, and your life becomes an enthusiastic success.
You can't stop the future. You can't rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret is to press play.
It's where dreams are made.
Eyes wide open now.
What do you do at a long light?
Snap a shot.
You take delight not in a city's seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours. Italo Calvino
What strange phenomena we find in a great city, all we need to do is stroll about with our eyes open. Life swarms with innocent monsters. Charles Baudelaire
There's something about arriving in new cities, (or your old familiar) wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I'm born to leave." Charlotte Eriksson
Cities are much like people, showing us their varying personalities hence some may be more favorable than others depending on our own likes and desires.
For those that are lost, there will always be cities that feel like home.
Simon Van Booy
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Posting today for City Daily Photo.
A few thoughts on waking the artist within us.
Make visible what,
without you, might perhaps
never have been seen.
No matter how manty times I visit the
Minneapolis Art Museum
and many items remain still
there's always something new that refreshes my soul.
"There is a magic and mystery in art that you know nothing of."
"Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working." Pablo Picasso
"Art washes away from the soul, the dust of everyday life."
A Frank Lloyd Wright House a gem within the city of Minneapolis.
Posting for City Daily Photo
Since my childhood I've always preferred to hop on my bike or go by foot and explore beyond my usual surroundings. Always in search of that hidden forest and water. But also, houses and other structures that urged me to learn more. My perceptions weren't always accurate but as humans our first understanding arrives from what we already know until, we discover more.
These photos are of a house and surroundings located in Minneapolis designed by Frank Lloyd Wright now on the market and Saturday I uncovered so much more about this location. A well worn foot path behind it leads between it and Cedar Lake. Trust me the feel is like that familiar hidden forest from my childhood.
Henry and Frieda Neils House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Delay not to seize the hour.
Pablo Picasso said, "Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist."
and I believe Wright used that practice when designing structures. He desired out of the ordinary over a typical floor plan.
Another trait was simplicity. If you notice his designs offered less need for furnishings.
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." Leonardo da Vinci
A bit more detail about the Wright house with detailing links if you're interested in discovering more.
2801 Burnham Blvd in Minneapolis, located in the Lake of the Isles area, with Cedar Lake directly behind it, is one of two houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and as supremely gifted as Wright was he benefited greatly with close collaboration with his clients, Frieda and Henry J. Neils, on this house built in 1951. It happens to be on the market at this time so if you're looking to move to Minneapolis it's a rare although expensive buy. You can view the unbelievably gorgeous and unique design here.
Two features that standout most to me is the enclosed galley like kitchen with windows looking into the house and a gallery leading to a hidden main entrance. I'm sure many trick-or-treaters were mystified as to where is the front door?
Below photos of a house designed by Wright in Madison, Wisconsin having similarities to Wright's house on Burnham Blvd in Minneapolis.
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