Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Tonic for Life

Welcome I hope you'll enjoy my recent visit to Faribault, Minnesota about 25 miles away from my house. I'm posting to City Daily Photo.

Faribault Minnesota 

The Wahepkute Nation of Dakota Sioux Indians, they were the earliest occupants of the region around Faribault. Minnesota arrives from the Dakota word for Mni Sota the river that reflects the sky.

Grab a refreshment and carry on with me so you can feel like a tourist as I do every single time, I wander to cities near me.

"We will be known for the tracks we leave behind."

Santee Sioux Tribe

From the City of Faribault

For those that have the time this story tale walk is so worth the wandering.

I had so many unexpected surprises this trip and rewarding like in a bead shop where the owner is downsizing and she gave me so much free stuff I still can't believe it. The next photos are from a different shop, that another store owner told me about. The retail shop owners in Faribault are truly interesting and sharing people, what day brighteners they all are.

Seriously though, there's something to be said about buying local and skipping the big box stores. It's like a family connection.

Please step inside.

The Nook and Cranny

If you have the funds, buy the church. They will come.

and so she did.

Through these doors it's not only a shop but the architecture that draws you in. These are the kinds of places that are top on my list.

Life is a journey.

"Life is so full of unpredictable beauty and strange surprises. Best of all when someone says something or writes something that often brings you to tears or belly laughter that point when you know you've been changed, appreciated, and actually seen for yourself, and you wonder what did I do to deserve this? That is the point of renewal by wandering about and meeting folks along your path." Me

Kindness is what opens the door to another glorious day of not only new and invigorating adventures but also personalities that can shape your day like no other.

We learn from others.

"Elegance is a glowing inner peace. Grace is an ability to give as well as to receive and be thankful." 

Mystery is a hidden laugh always read to surface! Glamour only radiates if there is a sublime courage and bravery within: glamour is like the moon; it only shines because the sun is there." C. Joybell C.

Aren't symbols and trinkets, especially vintage trinkets invigorating to your soul and vital for your imagination?

Sometimes when you slow down, breathe and let the day take you away, you'll capture the essence of an old soul linked to a vintage heart and a beautiful mind that is willing to bring you inside.


"Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. unfold your own myth."


Back home again and a view of my favorite spot, some may refer to as a jungle. 

It's the view I see from my computer desk.

and from one of my garden Frogs below he offers this advice.

"We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down." Kurt Vonnegut

"The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt."
Sylvia Plath

"Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we are curious...curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Walt Disney Company

Thanks for stopping in, your visits make my day.
Take good care of you.


21 Wits said...

Checking to see if my comment gets posted. Blogger was at it again and put most of my comments left on my last post in spam. Why are they doing this?

Elephant's Child said...

What an absolutely delightful wander with you.
Blogger seems to allow our own comments but is happily spamifying too many others.

Cloudia said...

I couldn't agree with you more. Karen!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen,
What a fun place to visit. There are so many things to look at, interesting shops. I like looking forward not backwards. Fun post and photos.
Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

William Kendall said...

Wonderful shots, Karen.

21 Wits said...

I know I can’t understand why. It’s such a shame. Thank you enjoy your evening!

21 Wits said...

Thanks always a treat to catch up with you! Hugs to Pixie ❤️

21 Wits said...

I know almost too much all at once and so many different things here! It was fun 👍

RedPat said...

A nice journey away from home but not too far. A mini holiday for you.
I find so many comments in the spam on my blog too. I now check a couple of times a day.

Jeff said...

That church is beautiful and it appears the art work left behind in the church adds to the art that is for sale.