A Walk in the Park with Family

A Walk in the Park With Family

October 12, 2010

I love nature. God has created such a master piece in nature during autumn. It almost looks fake. The paint brush splashes on so much color and atmosphere in the fall. My family and I love the fall weather.

Here it is, October 12th in Minnesota, and it is 78 degrees. My family took advantage of the weather and took a walk in the park. The colors were so spectacular. We had to stop at the ice cream shop, better known as Ben and Jerry's in Wayzata.

We sat on the benches overlooking Wayzata Bay. The water glistened as we took in God's canvas. The reflection of the trees over the lake was moving.

I took pictures of my family and we had fun feeding our dogs ice cream. This is rare that we feed our dogs people food.


We left feeling happy and filled up by the autumn beauty.

I encourage you to think about the family you have or family you have had. My hope is that you can feel grateful for those around you that love and support you. Love is really all that matters.

The setting for this article is in Wayzata on Wayzata Bay

© Laura Rogers Arne


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Kaie Arwen 6 years ago

There's nothing like a walk in the park, especially WITH the family! Thank you for sharing.......... it was a beautiful trip! Kaie


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

I am so glad you enjoyed the experience Kaie Arwen,I am guessing you listened to the video then. Thanks for coming by.


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Fiddleman 6 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

We picked up black walnuts out i the country side today, great family time as well. Great hub and a good read.


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Fiddleman,

How nice picking up black walnuts in the countryside. You should hub this and if you took pictures, add them here. Thanks for stopping


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Ice cream, a walk in the park with the family, what could be better!


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europewalker 6 years ago

Lovely hub. I also love walking outdoors. It is very calming and relaxing to take in nature's beauty.


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dallas93444 6 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

Memories. The stuff life is made of. Thanks for sharing.


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singlmomat52 6 years ago

Thank you for taking us on your walk. There is no brush like God's paintbrush. I am always in awe of His Creation. Beautiful Hub!! Thank You!!


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K9keystrokes 6 years ago from Northern, California

HT, what a spectacular visual read. You have given us a look at the perfect day, what a treasure you bring.

That you appreciate the simple magic of your walk and the circa 1950's moments shared with human and canine family alike, make the edges of my smile swing upward as the corners of my eyes render crows feet of happiness for your experience. Short and ever so meaningful. Simply put, thank you.

K9


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

I love your hub! It's family time! Thank you Dear Healing Touch!


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Carolina Muscle,

I am so glad you stopped by. Yes, it is the simple things in life we remember.


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Europewalker. I so agree that nature can bring so much peace.


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Dallas, thanks for popping in. Your right. The stuff


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

singlemom52,

I am so glad you stopped by. Yes, Gods paintbrush is so amazing. Thanks.


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

K9keystrokes,

I love your comments. You always make me smile and my crows feet show too, but a perfect day for a walk is worth it.

It is the simplicity of life that matters isn't it?


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

My dear ever so sweet MickeyDee,

Thanks for enjoying my hub. I am guessing you might be a Marley fan. Are you?


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

The pictures of beautiful, and the day sounded refreshing!


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

bayoulady,

Thanks for stopping by. The day was so special your right.


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epigramman 6 years ago

..this is a definitive hub in many ways for me - you really have captured my life here by the lake where I live - right now I must paint a picture for you. It's 7:47 am Sunday morning and a big ball of fire is coming out of the east sky aka the sun over the lake and there is a broad canvas of light .....you see I live 100 feet or so across the lakeshore road at Lake Erie in Ontario, Canada - and I walk my 'deaf' cat everyday along the beach - he loves it and calls his body harness a proud suit of armor.


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Epigramman,

How blessed you are to live so close to lake Erie. Wow, It is beautiful there I hear. You live in a piece of heaven. You totally get the fact that once you live on the lake, it is in your blood forever.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota

Hi sis/Healingtouch-That was such a wonderful day with you and the kids. Such a gorgeous autumn day with our kids and our dogs and icecream and nature. It doesn't get any better. We are so blessed:)


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

MT- That was a day ever embedded in my heart and mind.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

How very true...I envy your Fall world with the turning of the leaves and all the beautiful colors. We have some of it in Texas but not near the richness of it like the northern states. What a great time to reconnect with family too...something most of do not spend enough time on regardless of the weather. Isn't it funny how most of the answers in life are the simple ones that we fight so hard not to accept and just go with? Finally with age, we begin to get it...at least I hope we do! Thanks for a good message for the season! WB


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

We had a walk in the park today too, we considered a picnic, maybe next time. Great hub.


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lyjo 6 years ago

Beautiful Hub, spending time with family, and making them priority is something I have always been passionate about. I too love God's land!


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Wb, thanks for stopping by. Your so right. Once we get older we start really getting what is important. thanks.


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

pollyannalana,

You got the nice walk in the park too. Great. I am so glad you stopped by.


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

lyjo,

I am so glad you popped over. I guess we both have that in common, knowing family is so important. Thanks


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agusfanani 6 years ago from Indonesia

Yes, I also think that hanging out with members of family is the most precious moment in life.


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

agusfanani,

Thanks for stopping by my hub. Have a great day


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Voted up and beautiful. A beautiful hub. Autumn or Fall as some like to call it is my favourite season of the year. I refer to it as the changing of the guard, as we sit and watch the greenness of spring and summer slowly fade away to nothingness, but before it goes a panorama or yellow, red, orange, and brown floods the different trees and shrubs. For 56 years now I have marvelled at this and stood in awe of God's ability to impress me with such beauty.


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carrie450 5 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

This is a wonderful hub Healing Touch. I almost felt as if I were there also. I love the video of Israel. Voted Up!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Pleased to meet you Healing Touch, I agree, quality family time is just the best! your photos are lovely, thank you for sharing.

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