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We visited the small rural town of Preston, MN over Labor Day weekend. And I was so inspired by some of the beautiful morning photos that I plan to do oil paintings of some of the quiet scenes. Just like this one. The morning mist and light was so pretty here.
Sunset at a farm where part ot the family stayed. We had bonfires after Sunset. And a few beers. And at least two beer butt chickens.
In Preston the railway has been transformed into a bike trail. It goes for miles through the scenic country side.
This old building was beside an old country church. We almost didn't stop here. We were on a very important mission to get pie at the famous Aroma Pie Shop in Whalen.
We stayed at the Trailhead Inn near this photo. Some of the rooms are found in an old school house. My Mother and Father in Law stayed in the Principal's Office. Someone has to keep an eye on them! And the old school and its large chimney are the home of a growing population of Chimney Swifts. A big feather in Preston's cap. But I forgot to take a photo of the chimney. I'm not so swift I guess.
I love this photo. It is my Mother and Father In Law on a morning walk. We left an hour later than them and secretly crossed their path and snapped a photo.
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