the land of 10,000 lakes
I have been to Minnesota many times in my life, but only seldom to the more rural areas west of the Twin Cities. I must confess that I did not see the beauty in those rural areas back then. On this visit, I did. As I drove to a friend’s house, I was itching to stop and capture the beauty of the lakes, and the rolling farmlands, and the barns, and the pelicans, and the golden-brown cattails. I did stop and take this photo – but I captured most of the scenes in my mind instead. The pelicans were most uncooperative.