Minnesota–Land of 10,000 Lakes

Lily Lake, Stillwater, Minnesota

The word, Minnesota, comes from an Indian word meaning “sky-tinted water“…

Lily Lake, Stillwater, Minnesota

And our license plates boast (without exaggeration): “Land of 10,000 Lakes”.

Lily Lake, Stillwater, Minnesota

This is Lily Lake one of the many gorgeous lakes in Stillwater.

Lily Lake, Stillwater, Minnesota

It is reminiscent of a Monet painting…

Lily Lake, Stillwater, Minnesota

If I were a painter, I just don’t know where I’d begin…

Lily Lake, Stillwater, Minnesota

May your Saturday jaunts be filled with painterly visions!

Lori

The Simple Joys

Tulips, Roses, Ranunculus

After complaining for days (okay weeks) about the record-setting snow here in Minnesota…I decided a little color in the house might go a long way.

Tulips, Roses, Ranunculus

I found these tulips, roses and ranunculus at Trader Joe’s.

Tulips, Roses, Ranunculus

It’s amazing how the simple joys in life can make all the difference!  A vase of flowers on the counter…a taste of Spring!

The snow is gone today and the forecast is 70 F and partly sunny…No quilting for me today!

Pink Tulip-A Photo Tip

Pink Tulips, Color, Inspiration, Flowers, Photography, Macro Lens

THE best thing about digital photography is that you never have to limit yourself to one photo.

Pink Tulips, Color, Inspiration, Flowers, Photography, Macro Lens

Take the shot from as many different perspectives as you can.

Pink Tulips, Color, Inspiration, Flowers, Photography, Macro Lens

For a different point of view, try a new lens.   (These photos were taken with a 60mm Macro lens.)

Pink Tulips, Color, Inspiration, Flowers, Photography, Macro Lens

I took nearly 50 shots of this tulip…

Pink Tulips, Color, Inspiration, Flowers, Photography, Macro Lens

The only hard part was narrowing the choices…

Pink Tulips, Color, Inspiration, Flowers, Photography, Macro Lens

If you are looking for more color inspiration today…The Color of the Week at Color Route Co is pink…

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