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Joyce D.Z.

Tag: ‘Lake Nokomis’

{Photos Du Jour} Spring has Sprung

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Just some photos that show the energy of spring… It is a season deserving of all the love. :)

Happy Wednesday night.

Much love,

{Photos Du Jour} Slower… (in Black and White)

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

A few months ago, I would have missed these as I try to kill myself running Lake Nokomis at 7 min/mile… But life gave me a reason to slow down; to breathe in fresh air (even frigid); to weed out things that aren’t necessary anymore and to spend my time and energy on things that are more important instead of just on myself.

Does this mean that I will stop running? My reply to that is no. But gone are those days where I want to push myself to the point of discomfort and exhaustion.

I still plan to run my favorite lake and the River Parkway here and there, so if you see me on the trail, do not hesitate to say hi… I will do the same. :)

Hope you are having an amazing Thursday.

Much love,

All Things Bright and Beautiful…

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

I had numerous friends and family members asking me if I was fine. I have scratched my head on almost all occasions because things have been very wonderful. Can you imagine my confusion as to why do they think otherwise? ;) When my sister asked the same thing earlier this afternoon, I decided to find out from her why. And you know what she said? Well, she blurted out that it’s because I haven’t been posting anything new on my blog. Hahahaha!

Anyway, I know I am guilty as I have been a bad blogger and photographer lately. And no, it isn’t because I lost the passion but it’s due to the fact that my focus has been diverted mostly to fitness and spending quality time with my husband (we are getting in shape together). :)

So please do not worry, I haven’t stopped shooting — in fact tonight, I snapped this one after a 3-mile run. :)

As you see, all things are bright and beautiful here… :)

Happy Wednesday night all!

Much love,

{Photo Du Jour} Early Sunsets and Shoes

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Oh, Lake Nokomis, my running shoes miss hitting the wonderful path around you after work as it is usually dark by the time I leave. Hopefully this weekend we will have the chance to have a little rendezvous…

Yes, me and you. ;)


Happy Thursday night all. I have a date with my dancing shoes. :D

Much love,

A Wonderful Wednesday Night

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Not only did I get the chance to run earlier tonight, I was also able to capture the beauty of one of my favorite lakes, Lake Nokomis. :)

This lake is the yearly venue of the Life Time Fitness Triathlon which is tagged to be “one of the most the premiere sporting events in the world as each year it draws many of the world’s best professional athletes in addition to a truly inspiring amateur field.




What a beautiful night! :)

I hope yours is too! :)


Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

(photo was taken using iPhone at Lake Nokomis after a good run)

When I truly take the time to consider
How much more I receive

Words that soothe the soul
A warm body that hugs and the spirit it carries
Sun that illuminates my entire being
Air to breathe and love itself
All that is freely given to me

I find gratitude
I find peace
I find love
I find solace

I find you…


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