Peaceful Coexistence

White-Tailed Deer are commonplace in northern Minnesota.  So common that my favorite running companion hardly pays them any mind when we encounter them on paths and trails.

Deer and Dog ~ Peaceful Coexistence

The sides of this path are still piled with snow (although the piles have diminished in recent weeks!), but once the snow fully melts, this is not an unusual sight.

Deer and Dog ~ Peaceful Coexistence

As the deer grazed, Corbin pondered him, and then decided to join in.

Deer and Dog ~ Peaceful Coexistence

The deer quickly realized that Corbin posed no threat, and they maintained a peaceful coexistence.

Deer and Dog ~ Peaceful Coexistence

Wouldn’t the world be a wonderful place if we could all be so respectful?

Ciao! ~ Kat

Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved

I struggled with responding to this week’s challengeto share a photo which represents one of your New Year’s resolutions.  I have gotten away from making formal New Year’s resolutions and didn’t think you wanted to see a photo of my messy garage that I resolve to clean and organize by the end of the year in anticipation of a high school graduation party the following summer!

A malt from the Portland Malt Shoppe while enjoying Duluth's Lakewalk
A malt from the Portland Malt Shoppe while enjoying Duluth, Minnesota’s Lakewalk

Then I came across this photo and thought it at least represented some general life philosophies of which I try to regularly remind myself, if not formal resolutions:  appreciate your surroundings whether or not you travel, and treat yourself to things you enjoy while doing so!

Ciao! ~ Kat

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