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Doesn't that look refreshing?
After more than a week of extreme heat and humidity, this was exactly the kind of sight I was craving....
So on the first day that the temps dropped below the 90 degree mark, we were ready for an outing!
I'm sort of embarrassed to admit that after 30 plus years of living here, I had not yet visited one of the most beautiful natural treasures of Minneapolis.....
These are the gorgeous Minnehaha Falls.....
I was trying to capture the mist here....
can you see it on the left side?
Nestled in limestone bluffs, this waterfall is a part
of the 167 acre Minnehaha Park.
Minnehaha is the Dakota word for waterfall.....
Jacob Fjelde's sculpture of Hiawatha and Minnehaha based on Longfellow's "Song of Hiawatha".....not the most historically accurate poem, but the sculpture is beautiful.
The park area is vast, and there is much to explore, including some lovely historical buildings and gardens.
We only had a couple of hours to spare, so I wanted to take in the beauty of the falls.....and if you follow the water just a bit more....
you can watch it flow into the mighty Mississippi...
Wishing everyone a magnificent week!
By the way, what did you think of the Opening Ceremony?