“Aaah, summer – that long anticipated stretch of lazy, lingering days, free of responsibility and rife with possibility. It’s a time to hunt for insects, master handstands, practice swimming strokes, conquer trees, explore nooks and crannies, and make new friends.”
~ Darell Hammond, (1955- ) American actor, stand-up comedian and impressionist
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Summer comes and goes too quickly, especially in Minnesota.
“We all experience ‘soul moments’ in life – when we see a magnificent sunrise, hear the call of the loon, see the wrinkles in our mother’s hands, or smell the sweetness of a baby. During these moments, our body, as well as our brain, resonates as we experience the glory of being a human being.”
~Marian Woodman, (1928- ) Writer, international teacher, and Jungian analyst
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This is a young loon swimming in the shadows of a lake on an autumn morning. The calls of a common loon across a lake are magical. If you have not heard any before, click on the links below for a sampling:
“Living big and joyful and content is almost always the result of our finding satisfaction in life’s ordinary day-to-day pleasures. And God must be fond of them, too, for He made so many of them for us to enjoy.
~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr., (1940- ) American author
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The Water Shield plant is also known as the Dollar Bonnet. Here is a photo of some that I found floating on a pond in northern Minnesota. I’m told that this plant indicates a good spot for fishing as it provides shade for panfish, largemouth bass, and northern pike.