Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Yellow Mellow-Bellow

Strolling along one of my favorite small towns,
Northfield, Minnesota.


Beautiful
Cannon River.

Good morning! 
Welcome to another


our theme is



YELLOW!

"It is amazing what you can accomplish
 if you do not care who gets the credit."
Harry S. Truman
That's integrity.



Looking for the sunshine!


Lately it's been a chameleon-like ability 
to adapt to my surroundings.
Seems if you don't have the sense to know
 that you can't win if you don't play-
you lose.




This space Available because the (Big Stores) 
are the cheaper way to shop.


"Look on every exit as being 
an entrance somewhere else."
Tom Stoppard


"There are so many doors to open.
I am impatient to begin."
Charlie Gordan

"Be an opener of doors."
Ralph Waldo Emerson


I grew up in a little town without alleys.
A most charming place I've come to learn.




"The buck stops here."
Know who said it?
Popularized by U.S. President Harry S. Truman
who kept a sign with that phrase on his desk in the Oval Office.
The phrase refers to the notion that the President
has to make the decisions and accept the ultimate 
responsibility for those actions.





"Actions are the seed of fate, deeds grow into destiny."
Harry S. Truman


These small town shops can't compete with big store outlets.
Of course you're going to shop for the lowest price.



"Men make history and not the other way around.
In periods where there is no leadership
society stands still.
Progress occurs when
courageous, skillful leaders
seize the opportunity
to change things for the better."
Harry S. Truman


Be useful, be honorable, be compassionate
Be Honest and sincere.
make a difference while you can.
Mostly just be Kind.
 and take good care of you.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Stuff on Critters

Good morning!
Happy day after 
posting with Eileen with our critters.






In the scenery of spring
(even when it's not actually spring)
there is nothing superior, nothing inferior;
flowering branches
are by nature
some short 
some long.





"Sit loosely in the saddle of life."
Robert Louis Stevenson





Deal with it pup, I know there should be snow just like this!




Events happen in our lives that stir up things in all of us.




"One's destination is never a place but rather a new 
way of looking at things."
Henry Miller


Some so those things are,
silly, mushy, open, calm, happy, worried, 
goofy, joyful, crabby, and loveable
moments.


"Each friend represents a world in us,
a world possibly not born until they arrive,
and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."
Anais Nin 



It's really time to visit the dog groomer again!


Enjoy your weekend
bake a cake for our beloved past presidents,
to honor Presidents Day tomorrow!
and take good care of you.




Friday, February 17, 2017

Favourites - TP




In honor of this being our 400th post for 





Favourite or Favorite
however you spell it
bring your favorites here.

Quotes and photos, a couple of my favorite things,
and an afternoon visit to one of my favorite towns,
Northfield, Minnesota.


"To be too large for worry, too noble for anger,
too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble."
Christian D. Larson






"This is for flames, for petals,
for the weight of night
and morning's distance."
(opening line of sidewalk quote below)


Always make your optimism come true.



Artwork by Northfield High School students.

"To think only the best,
to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own worth."
Christian D. Larson




"To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind."
Christian D. Larson




I see trees without leaves
knowing soon they'll be green.
Skies of blue
clouds of white
the white blessed days
wearing cheerful faces
and sharing smiles.



Look up!
I think to myself
What A Wonderful World



Do not be afraid to let your mind wander.






In the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul
and take good care of you.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Wherever I May Roam


Greetings. 
and in honor of
One hundred years of National Parks
enjoy my post.

It's all about the journey.
No matter where you are
or where you travel
make it worthy.

I've got a plan for 2017 and it's all about more
 journeys away from my own backyard.
I'm excited about meeting new places and people
and animals 
and yes, even trees.


I've never met a tree I didn't like.

Even their shadows are gifts.



"If you don't have any shadows
you're not in the light."
Lady Gaga




Sink, swim or float 
it doesn't matter.
It's your boat.
Be yourself.
No matter
what.

Feeling out of sorts?
There are, So many places one must visit to feel.



Friendship Bridge

wikipedia


Make new adventures with family and friends too.



"Best friends (and family) are the people in life that
make you laugh a little louder, smile a little brighter,
and live a little better."

Even in the worst of circumstances
you can always find a little peace.




The Peace Monument at Peace Circle
Washington





From Guadalupe Mountains National Park

America has so many National Parks just waiting
 to be enjoyed and explored.






The Statue of Good and Evil
Part of the Peace Fountain
outside the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
in New York.


So when I'm feeling blue or overloaded by so 
many dumps 
(you know the ones that tug at your very soul)
then it's time to re-boost and reload.


Wow.
Incredible.


So let's start making plans!
America we love you.
No matter what,
it's home.


God Bless America
God Bless Us All

Take good care of you,
and spread your goodness everywhere you go.





Tuesday, February 7, 2017

On a Mission in St Paul

Beginning from downtown St. Paul




Greetings from
The St. Paul Hotel 
a Minnesota Landmark hotel.

Workers were busy taking down the remains of this year's ice sculptures.








"Become slower in your journey through life."
Wayne Dyer

It just might stretch our lifetime.


I see your smile!


F. Scott Fitzgerald hiding behind some pine trees.
These trees will be carried away too.
 They were part of the winter decorations.

"So we beat on, boats against the current

borne back ceaselessly into the past."
F. Scott Fitzgerald


"Our intention creates our reality."
Wayne Dyer



Welcome to the icy remains of Rice Park in St. Paul, Minnesota.




Good bye for now Rice Park, I'll see you once spring arrives.



Now on to the Crocus Hill neighborhood, Summit Avenue and other streets
 around my old stomping grounds for a bit of old fashion research.




Stately old mansions of stone and the people that lived there
 carry many secrets and stories.


"We all have a shadow self 
that is a part of our total reality."
Deepak Chopra


Corban Manor Inn



A walk around any neighborhood,
but especially here,
is like poetry beneath my feet.


"What hurt you today
was taken out of your heart
by the meadowlark
who slipped the silver needle
of her song in and out of the grey day."

You can find the quote above written on a
 sidewalk outside the Happy Gnome in St. Paul.


"Centuries of knowledge are compressed in revelatory moments."
Deepak Chopra


"We live as ripples of energy in the vast ocean of energy."
Deepak Chopra







May Peace Prevail On Earth.
Take good care of you.



Saturday, February 4, 2017

Critter Gathering

Welcome to 



"As ridiculous as it may sound,
sometimes all any of us needs in life
is for someone to hold our hand
and walk next to us."
James J. Frey


I'm long overdue for a visit to the
 National Eagle Center
in Wabasha, Minnesota.



"In order to see birds it is necessary
to become a part of the silence."
Robert Lynd



Dogs love snow in their face!
Me, not so much!


They just cannot get enough of it either!
Come on, please, please come out and play with me,
 please, please!





Bird house in Alabama announces Tiger Pride
which Tigers also hail in Farmington, Minnesota too!







"A cat is only technically an animal, being divine."
Robert Lynd



"Mighty things from 
small beginnings grow."



I am a mighty kitty cat, can't you tell?

"Rest not. Life is sweeping by;
go and dare before you die.
Something mighty and sublime,
leave behind to conquer time."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Thanks for stopping by to say hello!
Enjoy your weekend
and sun or snow or both
but especially enjoy your critters
 and take good care of you.