Spring thaw - Minneapolis trails.
“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”– Ernest Hemingway
Early Spring in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin
“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
Later, in St Croix Falls, Wisconsin.
We ran across a whole family of snakes! It was fun to see them curled and coiled.
“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”
The Lake Harriet Rose Gardens.
I saw a turkey outside of Starbucks last week. (I'm not joking)
“Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.”
Road trip to Menomonie, Wisconsin.
The glorious Red Cedar trail.
“Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love.”
This old railroad bridge is at the fifteen mile mark, on my favorite biking trail along the Red Cedar River. (thirty miles round trip) If it wasn't for the pain-in-the-ass part of biking, I could have biked fifty miles - no problem. Biking is a breeze on my new Rad electric bike!
I was blog hopping last week, visiting my internet friends and returning comments to all lookie-loos. On one particular blog visit, I learned that not everyone enjoys reading quotes. The unnamed blogger stated that any middle-aged individual worth their salt, should be able to come up with their own freaking quote. I laughed, since that is exactly what I did last week. Did you notice? Well, I love to read inspiring quotes. So today, I posted a quote for every image. Ha! Take that, anti-inspiring-quote-Debbie-downers of the world.
"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles."
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!