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Photos of the Day
August 26, 2011

Yesterday I went out to photograph my friend with her horses. The top photo shows two of her horses. I rode the lighter, chestnut-colored horse on the right  The second picture is of horses that visited us at the fence line when we came by with my friend’s horses. Such beautiful animals. Here’s part of a Navaho prayer and night chant that seems to fit these animals and our afternoon:

With beauty may I walk.
With beauty before me, may I walk.
With beauty behind me, may I walk.
With beauty above me, may I walk.
With beauty below me, may, I walk.
With beauty all around me, may I walk.

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Cool View for a Hot Day
July 20, 2011

Cool waters run at Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park in Chicago

I recently returned from a trip to Chicago. I’ve always loved Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park. It’s one of the largest fountains in the world. It’s another heat wave in the Midwest. Enjoy this visual/virtual relief.
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A short video of this beautiful fountain:


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Buckingham Fountain-Behind the Scenes

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A Mix of Ruins and Modern Architecture

Yesterday I spent the morning with my photographer friend Valerie. We walked along the riverfront of downtown Minneapolis and across the Stone Arch Bridge. It was an overcast morning–not the best for taking photographs. But that’s what nature dished up for us. Here then, some of the photos from the morning walk.

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This is a wonderful part of the city to explore. There’s plenty to see and do. Take a Segway tour. Visit the Mill City Museum and the Guthrie Theater. See St. Anthony Falls from the Water Power Park on the other side of the river. Explore Father Hennepin Park and Island. Stroll along Main Street. Have fun!

 

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Real Estate Weekly Update
February 7, 2011

For the week ending January 29, 2011, purchase activity in the Twin Cities 13-county metro registered 2.0 percent below the same week in 2010.  That marked the smallest decline in buyer activity in two months. Pending Sales in the first half of 2011 will struggle to match the high marks set during last year’s tax credit but should parallel 2009 levels.

Seller activity has mimicked last year’s levels thus far, only about 300 units slimmer. A total of 1,317 New Listings entered the market for the week, 16.9 percent fewer than the same week last year.

Active Listings for Sale increased a modest 1.8 percent from last year. Current inventory levels have remained fairly static over the past five weeks.

As reported by the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors.

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