(Lake Superior at Duluth, Minnesota)
(Not Sea Gulls... Lake Gulls???)
(How cool is this bridge? The center slides up when a boat needs to pass through the canal.)
(Gooseberry State Park)
(Trees thriving in the cooler climate.)
(Guess what greeted us as we crossed the border? Canadian Geese. LOL!)
(We took a walk through some beautiful woods until we got to a historic fort.)
(A beaver fur top hat. I always wondered what they looked like.)
(Thunder Bay, Canada...a view from the top of a mountain.)
(Amethyst can come in more than one color. It gets its color from the iron and quartz in the soil.)
(We had big fun hunting for amethyst at this mine!)
(I'm going to give away a couple pieces I found later this month.)
(Ouimet Canyon was spectacular!)
(It was formed by glaciers.)
(Visitors are not allowed in the bottom of the canyon. Rare arctic plants grow there!)
(Then we took a quick trip to Bull Shoals Lake and to Branson, Missouri for some back to school shopping.)
I promise I used restraint posting these pictures! I took about 300 and only posted 18.
Have you ever been unhappy, I mean really unhappy? So unhappy you just wanted to go...anywhere.
I have a cure for this feeling of doom and gloom.
Consider this time of your life as a season. Seasons come and go. They don't last forever.
While you are in this season find ways to appreciate it for what it is. Go out, make friends, exercise, start new traditions and look for the good in your situation.
Because this is just one season in your life it WILL pass and you will move on to another season.
I REALLY & TRULY think this is true...
If you are in a season that you aren't enjoying (start small, like noticing how nice the neighbors flowers are) look for the joy of that season.
As winter approaches here in North America, I'm reminding myself that those frigid blustery days (that are getting closer) do have beautiful moments that can be appreciated; sparkly snow, Macy romping around, quiet still nights and sometimes days, crisp clean beautiful landscape scenes, and the opportunity to stay home because of the weather.
Remember you can get through this, just like the seasons; this too will pass.
What is going on in this season of your life?
(((Hugs))) to all!