Better Late than Never

Dogwoods, Spring, Minnesota

Everything in the garden is a full month behind this spring– due to the cold weather patterns this year. (We had 8 inches of snow on May 6th.)

Dogwoods, Spring, Minnesota

The cherry trees just bloomed this week.

Dogwoods, Spring, Minnesota

A sight for sore eyes!

Dogwoods, Spring, Minnesota

I hope you get a little time to enjoy the flowers this weekend!

Happy Gardening,

Lori

Simple Joys

Sewing Images, It's the Little Things

It’s the little things in life that make us the most happy, don’t you think?  This week, all of my children will be home at the same time…

It doesn’t happen very often these days, so I am enjoying it while I can.

What are the “little things” in your life that make you happy?

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The Stillwater Bridge

Stillwater Bridge, MN

Anyone who travels to Stillwater, Minnesota is familiar with the silhouette of the Stillwater Bridge.  It is the unofficial symbol of the city and is featured on the logo of many Stillwater based companies.

Stillwater Bridge, MN

It is a 1000 foot Vertical Lift bridge that spans the St. Croix River connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Stillwater Bridge, MN

After years (probably decades) of legal wrangling, the bridge is now being replaced.  Ground breaking for the new bridge began this week.

The old bridge will remain open for pedestrian and walking traffic only…(perhaps even wooden alligators will lumber across–see photo below.)

Stillwater Bridge, MN

I am thrilled that the new bridge is finally being built, but I will remain loyal to photographing the “Old Bridge” on a regular basis…

Stillwater Bridge, MN