Wayzata, Minnesota

Friday, July 22, 2016

Words Mean Things


but pictures
bring life to your story.

There's a whole lot of living to be had!

First thing
welcome to another 

buried treasures.
Sometimes you just never know what may be on the other side.


An experience of love and support and a bounty of beauty.
Sometimes delicious things to eat too!
Never ever stop learning, or doing or questioning.

A simple hello.
those spontaneous
simple kind hellos exchanged
changes lives forever.
A cherry for your banana split maybe?

Isn't it always about the cherry on top?
If you're around munchkins it sure is.
Pickles and cherries go with everything
didn't you know that?

When you hear the bell, you feel a tug at your heart.

"Dare to be different.
Show off you
to everyone you meet.
Stand out and fill your world with joy."
Said the little turquoise sailboat to all the other sailboats.

Friends do things together.

Sharing precious silly, spontaneous, and captivating 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

The Phone Booth
Things we may miss, and hold endless memories of.

This one is actually still in service at our local airport, for public use in Dakota County.


"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."
Mother Teresa

"PEACE begins with a smile."

"Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand."
Mother Teresa

I extend my hand to you all
I'm so happy when we share this time together.
Take good care of you.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Moonbeam Song

Lately, it seems we go from one tragic moment to the next.  We're finding ourselves lost in deep ugly thoughts from the hands of others.

Well Martin Luther King offered many perfect quotes in times like this.

"We must learn to live together as brothers
or perish together as fools."


"Darkness cannot drive out darkness:
Only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate.
Only love can do that."

and I believe nature.
and Moonbeams.
And blue skies.

The thing about
they are real.

as real as life.

As real as the little tidbits life offers.


As real as horses.

"There is nothing so good for the inside of a man
as the outside of a horse."
John Lubbock

"We all live under the same sky
but we don't all have the same horizon."
Konrad Adenauer

"Now come the whispers
bearing bouquets of moonbeams
and sunlight tremblings."

Have you ever watched a moonbeam
As it slid across your windowpane
Or struggled with a bit of rain
Or danced about the weathervane
Or sat along a moving train
And wondered where the train has been?

When life offers us the blues-
Remember what Duke said.

"I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues."
Duke Ellington

When I took this picture,
 I was capturing more than beautiful clouds!

"Life is colorful, enjoy every moment.

"There is beauty
heartbreaking beauty
Edward Abbey

From a child's laughter.

When we bloom as if we were flowers.

Dare to go out and live 
out loud.

Yes, there have been cows known to ride over the moon too!

Thanks for stopping by and
May happiness and love follow you everywhere you go.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Saturday Critters on Sunday

on Sunday

"It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept."
Bill Watterson

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and right-doing there is a field. I'll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about."

Facebook reminded me this morning, that I know a blue whale that I really need to visit again.  

"You know Hobbes, some days even my rocket ship underpants don't help."
Bill Watterson

Sometimes we meet new friends!

Hello sweet doggy, are you here by yourself?

Nope, you came with your Mama!

Throw off your shoes and join us in the water!

"Better than a thousand hollow words
is one word that brings peace."

"Hello. May I help you?"

"Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes,
that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts."
Paramahansa Yogananda

I'm really happy you stopped by.
Enjoy your day and

"Measure your success by how much fun you're having."
Gabrielle Bernstein

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Coffee Beans, A Fence and Me

"I have learned that the point of life's walk
is not where or how far I move my feet but
but how I am moved in my heart."
Anasazi Foundation

"Never did the world make a queen of a girl
(or a carrot)
who hides in houses
 and dreams without traveling."
Roman Payne


I really owe today's Good Fences post to 
and a memory of mine they had waiting for me.
(I really enjoy reviewing what memories they've left for me)
It's like living it all over again.

It was a post I shared on FB that stood out the most today, and now I'm sharing it with you.

If it all came down to carrots, eggs and coffee beans,
and if I had a choice, I'd chose to be a coffee bean!

"Where's the coffee?" cried the thirsty Gnome while wiping his beard!

Grandma always sees thing much different-

(as well as my dear great-grandmother)

they showed me the way-
ways I still follow today)

Their biggest point was
always be thankful-

Being thankful spreads too.

"The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water."

And they were thankful to bring such flavor to life.

 Grandma always sees things much different.

Those little munchkins are counting on it!

"You must give everything to make your life
as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination."
Roman Payne

Enjoy your life! Thanks for stopping by to make my day brighter!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

240 Candles

America is 240 years old!
1776 to 2016

We really could compare this quote by Robin Sloan

"Walking the stacks in a library
dragging your fingers across the spines
it's hard not to feel the presence of sleeping spirits."

with the thoughts and dreams of our Founding Fathers

"How little do our countrymen know
what precious blessings
they are in possession of 
and which no other people on earth enjoy."
Thomas Jefferson 

Happy 240th!

We can't really put 240 candles on a cake or it would look like this photo below
when blowing out the candles!

"America is a tune. It must be sung together."
Gerald Stanley Lee
song by Ray Charles

(I am so thankful my family took and shared photos of their day)

The Red, White and Blue boys!

Three things cannot be long hidden:
the sun, the moon, and the truth.

"One flag, one land, one heart,
One Nation Evermore."
Oliver Wendell Holmes

We celebrate with 



Say hello to my son!

American Flag and the Statue of Liberty Mural from Bay Minette, Alabama

of course it's always another reason to have a bonfire!

A great thought for any day

"Your life must be an open city
with all sorts of ways to wander in."
Robin Sloan

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Freeze-Frame for Critters

Animal moments this Saturday for

Say hello to Sparkle!

On my visit to Alabama as soon as I reached my daughter's house-

"...and there to greet me as I walked through the door-
Miss Sparkle of course."

"Animals are such agreeable
friends, they ask no questions,
they pass no criticisms."
George Eliot

Riding the Tiger!
(can you spot me in this picture?)

Imagine that, the Alabama #Targetdog looks much like ours here in Minnesota. Have you visited a #Targetdog in your neighborhood?

Once upon a time there was a dog with black spots until

somebody turned on the fan.

Life is always better riding animals!

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all."
Helen Keller

Friday, July 1, 2016

Rocking Inside Good Fences

"Thought for the day: we have far too many of them. And we prize them too highly; more so then we do for the power of silence, mindfulness and pure kindness." Rasheed Ogunlaru

"If you listen quietly enough life will whisper its secrets to you."
Rasheed Ogunlaru

In the next photo
You have to look real close, but there is a fence right behind me!

Artsy subject discovers fence!

So of course while I was in Alabama Lyra and I had to revisit all the fun playgrounds and we saw many of her school classmates hanging out there too!

"So what is it that makes life good?"

The answer is lots of things!

and especially a Very Cherry snow cone
following a hot day at the park!

Having fun
enjoying the love of family and friends
doing things that you love to do
becoming all that YOU can BE
helping others
enjoying each moment.

Thanks for stopping by to rock and roll with me today!
Take good care of you.