Wednesday, May 18, 2011

In Full Bloom

A Prayer in Spring
by Robert Frost
OH, give us pleasure in the flowers today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasure in the orcahrd white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,
To which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends he will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Minnehaha Falls

The water is flowing...

after a very snowy winter the falls are raging

and Minnehaha Creek is not in short supply of water this year.

It's hard to believe but last year over the summer, the water was so low in Lake Minnetonka

that they stopped up Minnehaha Creek

and the falls was nothing more than a dribble.