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Early Morning Walk At Moose Lake


My grandparents bought a cottage at Moose Lake in 1960.  Later my parents owned it for many decades. Now my brother and his wife own it.  This week my siblings and I gathered there with our Dad and some of our partners to plan my father’s 90th birthday celebration this fall. 

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Where I’m From – Moose Lake

At the Lake

Lord You Have Come To the Lakeshore

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Nature in the City

I live in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, not a place you might typically look for nature photos, but we have lots of natural beauty here. My friend Suzanne nominated me for a photo challenge on Facebook.  I was to post nature photos for seven days.  I decided to cheat a little and post seven pictures all at once on my blog.  To narrow the field I only chose photos taken in my neighborhood. 

Spring Window on Rorie Street

Spring Leaves on Rorie Street

Icicles on the Royal Albert Hotel

Icicles on the Royal Albert Hotel

Prairie grasses on the bank of the Red River near my home taken in October 2012

Prairie grasses on the bank of the Red River

Canada Goose in Steve Juba Park

Canada Goose in Steve Juba Park

October trees on Bannatyne Avenue

October trees on Bannatyne Avenue

Winter Pines at the Goldeyes Stadium

Winter Pines at the Goldeyes Stadium

Railroad Bridge at the end of McDermott Street

Fall colors at the end of McDermot Avenue

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I’m Happy My Taxes Are Paying For This

Wisdom on a Tree

Couples in the Library

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Lord You Have Come To The Lakeshore

mom's wheelchairLord, you have come to the lakeshore
looking neither for wealthy nor wise ones.
You only asked me to follow humbly.

Refrain
O Lord, with your eyes you have searched me,
kindly smiling, have spoken my name.
Now my boat’s left on the shoreline behind me;
by your side I will seek other seas.

You know so well my possessions;
my boat carries no gold and no weapons;
But nets and fishes my daily labor.
Refrain
O Lord, with your eyes you have …

You need my hands, full of caring,
through my labors to give others rest,
and constant love that keeps on loving.
Refrain
O Lord, with your eyes you have …

My mother requested we sing this hymn Lord You Have Come to The Lakeshore by Cesareo Gabarain at her funeral. I think the words really reflect the way she lived her life, humbly, caring much more for people than possessions, taking joy in the things she did for others and having a constant love for her family. 

As the congregation sang it during her memorial service the photo above came to mind. I took it the last time Mom was at our family’s Moose Lake cottage. She really wanted to go for a boat ride and so her grandsons carried her in her wheelchair down to the dock and lifted her into the boat. Off she went for a last tour of the lake where she had spent time with her family every summer for over fifty years. 

Other posts about music at my Mom’s funeral…….

Now Thank We All Our God

Let Me Call You Sweetheart

God of Eve and God of Mary

In the Bulb There is a Flower

Precious Lord

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