I live in Minneapolis, the City of Lakes. The story is that the first schoolteacher named the city after mni, the Dakota Sioux word for water, and polis, the Greek word for city. The city is aptly named, with wetlands, creeks and the Mississippi river in addition to twenty-two lakes within the city limits. Truly, a wonderful blend of nature and urbanity.
Of course, most of this water is still frozen at this time of year in Minneapolis. I took this photo of my neighborhood lake – Lake Harriet – while I was out on a run a couple of evenings ago. Enjoy!