Domini Brown is a photographer and writer. She lives in Richfield, Minnesota.
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From a cat's point of view, the neighborhood is a quiet and lovely place.
We had a blue, green, and white weekend. The patterns and textures of nature were alive. Icicles and open water; green trees against white snow; lichen alongside icy, marbled tide pools. Seasons were at odds with one another and on foot we were often alone in the landscape.
The best part of this experience was the genuine, but short-lived, bond between strangers. We laughed with people much different from us, cheered each other on, and pointed out where to put the next foot.
If you're a serious athlete in the Twin Cities, you may have heard of Performance Meals based out of Robbinsdale. Frontman and owner Adrian De Los Rios, along with a hard-working crew of chefs, puts out thousands of meals every week and delivers the food to gyms for his clients.
It's snowy and cold outside (but beautiful). A candle is lit and the cat sleeps on my desk. I'm drinking a husband-invented concoction of whiskey, orange liqueur, and butterscotch schnapps over a single giant ice cube, and listening to Karen O. So this is what we're getting on the blog tonight. Sound alright?
Why do we keep gardens, spend money on our water bills to make sure the flowers don't fade, and give our sweat over to the dirt? I asked myself these questions a lot this summer, and I only came up with one answer.
The river was absolutely quiet because it was a weekday. No boats, other swimmers, not even a single person beside ourselves in view. We took our fill of the river, floating and laughing, and sun bathed on the banks.
Just a little walk around the neighborhood in the spring. Richfield is in bloom.