Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A few of life's interesting paradoxes

Youthful drummer at the
Minnesota State Fair parade
More of life's paradoxes... 

1. To have wealth: create value for others 
2. To obtain freedom: adopt discipline 
3. To gain tomorrow: sacrifice today 
4. To be secure: take risks 
5. To lead: serve 
6. To get up: lift another 
7. To get revenge: forgive 
8. To win: find the lessons in every loss 
9. To fly: fall often 
10. To change the world: change yourself

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014


Big clouds were passing through last evening.  This is a reflection from the pond at Bassett Creek Park.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Monarch on chives blossom

A monarch butterfly visited the chives in our backyard garden yesterday.  It added some nice color!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Trip to Iowa

On a trip down to Iowa yesterday we saw miles and miles of corn and soybean fields.

While visiting the campus of Luther College we were surprised to discover a doe and her two fawns resting nearby the physical education facility.  They seemed fearless.  What a friendly campus!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Great Blue Heron in the rain

After many dry weeks we finally received 0.8" of rain yesterday.  The trees and plants are no doubt rejoicing, as might be a few farmers and gardeners around the state.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Duck feather with reflection

When you know, to know you know. 
When you don't know, to know you don't know.
That's what knowing is.