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Another (death) Murder in Minnesota

Guns, pandemic, insurrection. This is our world.

I started reading Flynn Berry’s new novel yesterday, set in Northern Ireland in the time after The Troubles…and then, I heard the news that a Black motorist was shot and killed in suburban Minneapolis. These are our Troubles. They are not new. They are not unique.

The Derek Chauvin trial is underway in Minneapolis. I won’t kid myself and say Minnesota has changed since back in the days of Paul Wellstone. The Prairie Home northern bastion of liberal thought and fairness never existed for all.

In the 80’s I lived in South Minneapolis. We drove a little diesel VW Golf and put tinted anti-glare paper on the side windows; I hung a dream catcher on the rear view mirror. I got stopped by a cop one time. He gave me a ticket for a moving violation and said we had to take the film off the windows because we needed to be visible. I am still alive. I am a white female. Now read the article about Daunte Wright and say his name:

Police fatally shoot man, 20, in suburban Minneapolis, sparking protests
By Jared Goyette and Andrea Salcedo

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/04/11/daunte-wright-brooklyn-center-minnesota/

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Love from St Paul Minnesota

Greetings of the season to all our dear WP friends. Wishing you all a peaceful, healthy holiday and New Year.

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Moving Along…

We are adjusting to life without Dylan the Tabby and appreciate the hope of President-elect Biden. The virus is raging in Minnesota, however, so caution is still the rule. Bagheera is finding his way with the help of a glorious cat-cave that we got him as an early Christmas gift ❤.

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Fall-ing

We went in search of Fall; a local junket to Lilydale and Pickle Lake, parkland adjacent to the Mississippi in St. Paul.

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Getaway!

View toward ‘Yurt Village’ Afton State Park

We decided it was time to take a break from all the insanity and Afton State Park Minnesota was a perfect respite. Fall is definitely in the air!

The park is gorgeous with plenty of places to hike and birdwatch- also spend a night or two in a cabin, tent or yurt.

If apple desserts or just plain good eating crosses your mind, a quick trip down the road will suffice. Whistling Well Farm Minnesota is a perfect place to pick apples or purchase them bagged.

Whistling Well Farm

The dessert pictured above is Apple Crumble Slab Pie from King Arthur Flour recipes.

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Busy day in the garden!

There are quite a variety of bees hanging out in the garden…

Bee life

Of note, a few more blooms to report 🌞

A surprise late entry
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Friday update from the wildflower garden

There are a few new stars of the garden!

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Strolling at Dusk

The Meadow
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Update from the wildflower garden

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It’s going to be a hot day furriends!