Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Dreaming Of Warm Summer Days

Come with me as we find some summer warmth. I do like winter, but I also find that it is a good time to look back at the summer that is past, even as I look forward to the one that is coming. 

An old abandoned railroad track curves gently into the trees and out of sight. Hmm,I wonder what is just around the bend? A careful look will reveal a bird sitting on the right rail, just before the bend.I believe it was a Red-Tailed Hawk. This will have to wait for another day, because today I take you to Lake Minniwasta, located just a mile from my home.


 Green grass and trees in full leaf means that it is summertime. This lake may not be very large, but it does have some beautiful views.



A walk along the trail which goes to the far end of the lake gives some more lovely views over the lake. This is the kind of sky which adds beauty to almost any picture.


A short drive west of the lake, a totally different view can be seen.This was an evening of calm and beauty. That warm light that happens just before sunset, bathes the area in rich color.


The daylight fades as the sun sets in the west.This is yet another location not too far from my home. Each sunset is unique and each one has some special beauty about it.


Closing Thought:

There’s a wonder to life.Pursue it.
Hunt for it.Your goal is not to live long; it’s to live.

17 comments:

  1. Such a glorious post today. My favorites are the first and last. The railroad track picture has everything: the mystery of the bend, the light on the trees, and the bird watching us. The next to last picture casts a gorgeous light over everything!

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  2. I love these, specially that first with evening light. Also love the railroad shot...I walked a railroad to and from school almost all my life. Well, it was a couple blocks from my elementary school...and I caught the bus to high school after walking that same distance.

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  3. That last photo just wowed the socks off me!! Magnificent.

    I would love to walk the rails!! And then seeing a hawk would be the cherry on top!!!

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  4. your last two photos say it all for the quote, the wonder of our world.. and you do pursue it well. love that railroad track and see the bird sitting there.. as a child we used to walk the railroad tracks for fun, now I shudder to think of how dangerous it was

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  5. You find -- and capture -- such wonderful beauty wherever you go. Thanks for sharing it all with us.

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  6. I love all of the seasons as well, I don’t think I could live in an area that did not have four seasons. With that said, I am missing summer a little bit these days. Your pictures are beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Love the old railroad! Thank you for the walk during this dismal winter!

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  8. Great picture of the RR tracks.
    All photos are beautiful.

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  9. we are having snow fall ... not sure if it will still ... we will see in the AM!! have a nice weekend. such great shots. i really enjoy the train tracks view. ( ;

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  10. Your photos glow with an amazing light, Ruth. We're supposed to get an overnight storm. White on white...

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  11. Such glorious beautiful and so close to your home Ruth Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  12. My, Ruth, you live in such a lovely place. The lake would be so inviting to me to walk around. So lush and green.
    Thank you for Summer on this chilly, gray and murky day around here.

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  13. You are rght, it is beeutiful in all lights, the lake. The tracs have a mystery about them

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  14. Gorgeous - especially that last stunning shot.

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  15. Great. Thank you so much for all summer green.

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  16. My favorite of favorites is photos of Old railroad tracks. I sure enjoyed my trip with your through each of these photos....Keep warm!

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Ruth