Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Journey Hand in Hand

Hello, I hope everyone is enjoying wonderful weather and not experiencing too many summer storms.

Welcome to Wacky Wednesday, well not really totally wacky, but a few of us at work have been naming each day to lighten our heavy workload and offer some well needed humor. It's quite comical to see how many co-workers carry each new name throughout the day. It actually works.  

I'm sharing some photos from yesterday my day off which I spent with my son and his little girl at Centennial Lakes in Edina. None of us have been there in quite some time, and it's only 25 miles from us and it happens to be a crown jewel of Edina, Minnesota. I'm posting to City Daily Photo.

Edina, Minnesota

"Nothing could be more pleasant than to live in solitude, enjoy the spectacle of nature, and occasionally read some book..."

Nikolai Gogol

Don't laugh but this view reminds me of "A River Runs Through It."

"Eventually, all things merge into one, a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. (I like how that sounds) On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters."

Norman Maclean

"One of life's quiet excitements is to stand somewhat apart from yourself and watch yourself softly becoming the author of something beautiful even if it is only a floating ash."

Norman Maclean


The family that walks together laughs and lasts together.

"Laughter is wine for the soul, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living."

Sean O'Casey

"I am fated to journey hand in hand with my strange heroes and to survey the surging immensity of life, to survey it through the laughter that all can see and through the tears unseen and unknown by anyone."

Nikolai Gogol

If it weren't for summers (and spring and autumn in Minnesota) I probably would move far, far away from my Winter wonderland. Seriously.

Reflecting on Friendship is the title of this statue, and the artist is Nicholas Legeros

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."

Anais Nin


"Perfect nonsense goes on in the world. Sometimes there is no plausibility at all."

Nikolai Gogol

"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would you see?"

Lewis Carroll


Grab a chair, sit for a while. Enjoy the view,

 breathe the fresh air and let the birds sing for you.

"Even as we sit, I feel how much I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it and feel myself continually coming to life."

 William Shakespeare and me.

and that's a wrap. I hope you all enjoyed this jaunt around Centennial Lakes in Edina.

Thanks for sharing your time with me and take good care of you.


Elephant's Child said...

Your day off looks beautiful, blissful and I am very sure that there were lots and lots of smiles and laughter. Which is always welcome.

RedPat said...

That is a lovely spot, Karen and a great post.

William Kendall said...

What a pretty place.

21 Wits said...

Thank you! A great place to relax as well as hike about. Oh and did I mention ice cream? Yes we stopped!

21 Wits said...

It really is and you might not expect it but it’s nestled right in the center of busy Edina!

21 Wits said...

Looks like I need to go on my computer and let the comments they sent to spam be allowed!

Cloudia said...

Always such a pleasure to be with you Karen. Truly