As anyone who follows this blog would know, since January 2012 I've lived by Minnehaha Creek in south Minneapolis. It's a very beautiful part of the city, and I feel very fortunate to be living here.
A tributary of the Mississippi River, Minnehaha Creek starts at Gray's Bay at Lake Minnetonka and winds 22 miles through the cities of Minnetonka, Hopkins, St Louis Park, Edina, and Minneapolis before flowing into the Mississippi just beyond Minnehaha Falls.
And, of course, it's been an especially wonderful thing to experience the changing seasons – winter, spring, summer, and autumn – when living so close to Minnehaha Creek and its surrounding parkway and areas of urban wilderness.
And so today, the day before my 52nd birthday, I went for a solitary walk along the creek. Most of the images I share in this post were taken during this walk or in the past week. Enjoy!
Above: Standing alongside the tree I've come to experience as my "Prayer Tree."
See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
An Autumn Walk Along Minnehaha Creek
• From the Falls to the River
• Autumn Beauty
• Autumn Leaves
• O Sacred Season of Autumn
• "Thou Hast Thy Music Too"
• Autumn Hues
• The Prayer Tree
• A Magical Time and Place
• Autumn: Within and Beyond
• Autumn Dance
• Minnehaha Awash
Related Off-site Link:
Autumn Beauty – The Leveret (November 15, 2008).
Images: Michael J. Bayly.