make a wish

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The great debate in my apartment is whether dandelions are a flower or a weed.  I think the persistent ‘flower’ makes massive fields look like blooming gardens, but Jon thinks the white and yellow ‘weed’ needs to be picked and pulled, stat.  
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The good news, for me, is that I don’t have to feel guilty about plucking and pulling to make a wish or two or three.  Maybe even four? I’ve plenty to be grateful for this summer, but it never hurts to make an additional request or two, right?
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Aside from the great flower debate, we’ve also been discussing the pros and cons of biking vs. hiking.  Jon likes to escape the city for a hike through the woods, but I can’t think of anything happier than hopping on a bike and finding a new spot to brunch.
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I guess if weeds vs. flowers and biking vs. hiking are the great debates, life is pretty good.  Hemingway said that, “When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest.”  He spoke those words in Paris, but they are ringing true here in Minneapolis.

Hope y’all had a lovely three day weekend 🙂

22 thoughts on “make a wish

  1. I’m sure you can enjoy a lifetime of debating these topics and still be friends. If you ever find yourself in the company of a rabbit, you might call dandelions “rabbit crack”. Our vet calls it “bunny chocolate” which sounds much nicer. Rabbits go mental for dandelion leaves and flowers, not so much for the fluffy bits funnily enough.

    As for hiking or biking, I’d do either quite happily. I guess biking if you’ve got more terrain to cover and the roads are paved, hiking if you want to slow down to see each sight or the terrain is a bit uncertain.

  2. If you could bike to a hike, let Jon pick the “weeds” and then you make wishes upon them, you would have the best of all worlds 😉 Either way, it looks as though Minneapolis is shaping up to be a beautiful place to spend the spring/summer. You have a true gift for combining engaging photos with alluring words to accompany them, thanks for sharing.

  3. I want to go on all the bike rides this summer, its breezier than walking, and a little bit faster! Although, I do have a hard time knowing where the bike routes are versus just on the side of the road. Also, dandelions are flowers.

  4. These pictures! Love them all! I love summers at the lake. And I’m with ya on the whole “biking to brunch” thing. Thankfully Minneapolis is such a bikeable city!! Also, where did you guys go over the weekend? The tulips! The sailboat! Love it!

  5. They are definitely flowers! I love all the wild flowers and “weeds” that grow in our backyard. Christopher will let them grow up just a little for me because I like to see them, but then he’ll mow them down to prevent bugs/snakes/etc from hanging out back there. It’s a happy medium, haha! And I enjoy biking, but since we have the dog, we find ourselves hiking a lot more. And I love it! 🙂 Hope you had a great weekend, friend!

  6. I need to find some places to hike around KC. I’m actually not sure if it would be my thing once I’m surrounded by all the bugs, but since I haven’t done it yet, I’d like to think I’d be a trooper! 🙂

      • I gave The Paris Wife 3 stars on Goodreads. It was well written and a nice historical fiction, but it didn’t wow me enough to receive 4 stars. I wouldn’t re-read it. But I’m glad I read it. I haven’t read A Moveable Feast, but I loved the quote you used, so I may need to check it out!

  7. I love all the photos you take and share on your blog 🙂 you tell such a story with them, every time! Love that! And I like to think dandelions are flowers that you don’t have to feel guilty about picking too soon 🙂

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