Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Degree of Forward

Good morning and welcome.

Karina and her Art Teacher

"All real education
is the architecture of the soul."
William Bennett

"A teacher takes a hand,
opens a mind
and touches a heart."

"A teacher affects eternity,
he can never tell where his influence stops."

 "Expect while reaching for the stars,
people to whirl by with their dark clouds
and storm upon you."
Anthony Liccione


Sometimes, it feels good to just sing it out!

"Nourish the mind like you would your body.
The mind cannot survive on junk food."
Jim Rohn

"As long as I dream, that is enough for me
 to keep moving forward."
Kcat Yarza

Love all critters.

Downtown Minneapolis

I bet you all know of places 
where abandoned architecture waits to be seen again, 
with new eyes.

Just because we stumbled upon some hurdles,
big or small
it doesn't mean that time will stop
and wait for us, it won't.
We have to keep moving forward no matter what."
Kcat Yarza

I always love seeing fresh young minds/faces
all ready to conquer the world!

Just for fun-

from the funny side of life-

Johnson and Hanks for 2020!
Yep, I believe I'm in, how about you?

Reach for the stars,
no matter how far away
 you believe them to be.
Anything is possible.
Dream it.
Do it.
Conquer it all!

Thanks for stopping by 
and take good care of you!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Lady in White


Emmie was ecstatic, 
sharing the day with us at the lake for Mother's Day!
I hope you all had a marvelous day.

I begin this week's posts about a favorite poet of mine.
Emily Dickinson

I wonder if she ever came to Minnesota in person?

Don't let talk of Minnesota being the frozen 
tundra of the United States fool you. Why?

Emily Dickinson often called the lady in white 
died on May 15th 1886, at the early age of 55.
She may have lived most of her short life
 in reclusive isolation,
but I promise reading her words
offers such empowerment.
I'm sharing a few
of her quotes today,
along with a few recent photos of mine.

My life away from the headlines of day.
This is not fake news.

Live streaming is a good thing, 
 like bringing Lyra's concert
 live all the way 
from Alabama to Minnesota!

"The soul should always stand ajar, 
ready to welcome the ecstatic experience."
Emily Dickinson

"Not knowing when the dawn will come
I open every door."

"To live is so startling
 it leaves little time for anything else."

Never sit too long.
Journey on.

"Forever is composed of nows."

Okay this photo is from a few years ago,
 but what's happening in this photo really speaks to Emily's quote.
Little Danny running about soaking up life, is a priceless moment."

"Saying nothing, sometimes says the most."
We are what we do.

Recognize these pillars?

It's a springtime view, of my blog header photo.

"I dwell in possibility."

Okay, seeing snow you know this wasn't from this week, but it's one of our last snow falls not long ago.
 Meet Viper, a new neighbor that couldn't wait to come say hello!

"Dogs are better than human beings
 because they know but do not tell."

Well since I brought in snow how about one of my favorite photos of this year because again it's so fitting with one of Emily's quotes.

Hurry snap my picture, because next week,
 (I kid you not) the temperatures hit the 70's!

"We turn not older with years 
but newer every day."

and sometimes we simply melt away....! 
quoted the snowman before he took leave.

"I am out with lanterns, looking for myself."
and what did I find?

A whole bunch of faces that I really, truly love!
Here are just 4 faces smiling for my camera!

"Till I loved 
I never lived."

Thanks for stopping by,
enjoy your week and always
take good (best/better/tremendous
care of you.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Critters at Every Turn

Welcome to 
on Saturday

"It's better to be a lion for a day 
than a sheep all your entire life."
Elizabeth Kenny

I'd be lying to you if I didn't say,
Lions, and laughter are the music of the soul.

Welcome everyone!

Just a selfie with Dashiell!
Happy Mother's day tomorrow
 for all the critter Mommies out there.

Hurry up Mom take my picture!

Sometimes you just never know who 
may be hiding, in or among the bushes!

"He who angers you conquers you."

"You got to look on the bright side, even if there ain't one."
Dashiell Hammett

"Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone's hand is the beginning of a journey.
At other times, it is allowing another to take yours."
Vera Nazarian

"Isn't everyone a part of everyone else?"
Budd Shulberg

Just a funny capture (many of you have seen this before)
my children dressed as characters from Scooby-Doo
for Halloween.

Enjoy your weekend, I know I will since it's my weekend to be off. Lucky me.
Mine begins live from Faribault a town about 15 miles from home.

Alexander Faribault
read about here
in Faribault, Minnesota

What adventures will you discover this weekend?
At the moment this is mine.

Thanks for stopping by, 
and take good care of you.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wednesday Wonders

Welcome back to my

From the edge of the desert,
successfully mapped.
(Of course, I still use maps.}

The place is Nevada, 
where many folks head to Las Vegas.
But there is so much more waiting to be explored 
even just 16 miles away from Las Vegas.

One of my favorite Nevada destinations.

Red Rock Canyon


and day in the desert.

Words will never explain the total peace 
that one feels anywhere in the desert. 
You must experience for yourself.
You only need to live one sunset.

"The desert, when the sun comes up,

I couldn't tell you where
 heaven stopped and the Earth began."
Tom Hanks

I'm a grateful person for having a grandfather
(that after long consideration) decided to make the desert his new home,
 when my father was just twelve. 

How about a bit of humor to our adventure?
 Shall we send in the clowns?

Going north about three hundred miles from Las Vegas is 
Tonopah, Nevada.

Clown Motel

Another comfort from the desert,
"All sunshine makes the desert."
Arabian Proverb

I hope you enjoyed a bit of clowning around today.
Enjoy your adventures and take good care of you.

Today I'll be happier than a bird with a french fry.
Cuz I'm one cool cat!
Look out squirrels!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Critters on Monday, A Hot Cup of Joe and Play

Good morning!

Believe in your heart.

Welcome to Monday

"We are all different.
Don't judge, understand instead."
Roy T. Bennett

and then,
How about that Hot cup of Joe?

"Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind.
Be led by the dreams inside your heart."
Roy T. Bennett

Just so you know I enjoy Mika and Joe and of course Morning Joe
(most of the time)

If incredible laughter is something you need/enjoy/crave/search for
then I hope you caught SNL Saturday night/
They, and a few other cast members from Morning Joe were featured on 
I hope you caught it
Mika and Joe!

On the art of playing, where in the world am I?
Can you find me, remember I'm the photographer.

"There's a difference between playing and playing games.
The former is an act of joy,
the latter, an act."
Vera Nazarian

Any guesses?
(More later)

"A little nonsense now and then, 
is cherished by the wisest men/women/critters."

Silly-Nonsense, play, imagination.

I love your visits, enjoy your week
and take good care of you.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Palace of Wisdom

Welcome to my Wednesday Wonders.
Wednesday wonderment where anything is possible.
Where we'll step out of the everyday norm
 just to see what else there is.

Where in the world is this?
Are we still in America?

built by architect,
Terry Brown.

Inside the Hyde Park Neighborhood 
The Mushroom House

"The man who never alters his opinion
is like standing water
and breeds reptiles of the mind."
William Blake

Terry Brown thank you for altering 
architecture in such an artsy, delightful sight.

There are not seven wonders 
in the world in the eyes of a child.
 There are seven million.
Walt Streightiff

"There are few things so pleasant as a picnic
eaten in perfect comfort!
W. Somerset Maugham

Enjoy your day
thanks for stopping by.