“Then, if ever, come perfect days”

My photos from Week #25 follow at the bottom, after a poetic message from James Russell Lowell.  Now is the “high tide of the year”.

“Whether we look, or whether we listen, we hear life murmur, or see it glisten”

 

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(6/18/17) Big Stone Lake, on the Minnesota/South Dakota border, as seen from the Ortonville Golf Course.

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(6/19/17) The 16th green at the Ortonville Golf Course is perched on the edge of a deep valley containing Big Stone Lake.  South Dakota is visible in the distance.

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(6/20/17)  OK, so this is one of the reasons I like my teeny little car so much — 45.2 mpg on the trip back home from Ortonville!

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(6/21/17) We got the deck staining almost done today.  Now, when the stucco gets re-dashed later this summer, I think it’s going to look pretty good.

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(6/22/17) What’s a beautiful day in June without as least a little time in the basement?

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(6/23/17)  Justin and Linh Buoen invited us to their summer solstice party again this year.  Their house and its setting are stunning and the party was wonderful.  Thank you, J and L!!

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(6/24/17) Downtown Minneapolis at dusk looking north up I-35W from the 50th St. bridge.

From Lanesboro to Ortonville

Week # 24 was bookended by weekend trips — one southeast to Lanesboro and one westward to Ortonville, on the South Dakota border.  In between, a couple of rounds of golf and a little time with the G-Kids made for a memorable week.  I’m a very lucky guy.

Here is a photo from each day.

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(6/11/17) Along the Root River Bike Trail between Lanesboro and Whalen.

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(6/12/17) Jerry and Roger on the 18th at Gross Golf Course, trying to finish under a menacing sky.

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(6/13/17) I have a feeling that rabbit ears are about to pop up.

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(6/14/17) Here’s one that will probably only be impressive to other golfers. Graydon fixes his ball mark, showing where his tee shot landed on a 170-yard par 3. The tee is behind me, so his ball flew past the hole by 3 inches, backed up and hit the flagstick (clank!) then came to rest a foot away (ball marker). 

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(6/15/17) Parking lot behind the hardware store.

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(6/16/17)  Can something be cute and dreary at the same time? Hopeful and sad? Colorful and dull?

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(6/17/17) Rain in the distance on the Minnesota prairie, a few miles east of Ortonville.