Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Nature of Critters

About my secret well of happiness, 
it pretty much begins with 
CRITTERS

There's really only one thing that brings me down.
I know it's utterly ridiculous yet,
Who is minding our world affairs?
Who is, protecting our hearty fields of grain 
and sweet flowing waters, 
and ......
(okay, I remember this is our happy place)


See why critters are so dear?



Adorning, serious eyes, holding a world of wisdom in those eyes.




SATURDAY'S CRITTERS




"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language."
Martin Buber





Sniff, sniff, are you a real bunny? Sniff, sniff.


Yep. Really real.



Just kidding. I know she's stuffed, all the more fun Mommy.


"You can judge a man's true character 
by the way he treats his fellow animals."
Paul McCartney



My mother always said, beware the person who doesn't
 like animals, or children, 
and especially those who don't drink coffee.




"A bird without wings and a man without art
are both condemned to wander in low places;
they can never soar up to those
unrivaled heights."
Mehmet Murat ildan

When there's a choice to play dress-up, always play!


Lose your stillness and you will fail
 in everything you do."
Lieh-tzu





Love all critters.
Two legged, four legged, three legged, no legged.




And if ever you're confronted with anyone being,
Absurdist, bullyish, childish, devilish and utterly ridiculous just


Hold your head high
 and carry on!



"If you look at the monkeys
you can learn many things about the men;
if you look at the men
you can learn many things about the madness."
Mehmet Murat ildan








Rusty's not so sure why Oliver is getting all the attention, 
Don't they remember dogs rule and cats drool?




Children need critters.
Critters feed a person's soul.




Always feel like the prize ring in a tug o'war rope
and you'll always be a winner.

Enjoy your day, in everything you do-
we're headed for some earthiness,
(on a mission to gather some nature photos
 as incredible as our dear writer friend, Mac)

thank goodness there's sunshine outside!
No matter,
Take good care of you- 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Retail - TP

I didn't need to shop for ideas for Carmi's theme of "retail" this week which by the way has more than one direct meaning. You just need to let your imagination flow.  

Retail, can travel well beyond the fork in the road.



Here are my goods for
RETAIL


If I were to follow along the less traveled road 
of the latest fashion design, this would be it.



Stylish. Unique. Exciting.

The following are uniquely approved.

"If men liked shopping, they'd call it research."
Cynthia Nelms




Picky mom approved.




"In order to be irreplaceable, one must be different."
Coco Chanel


Everyone can be a little green. After all, the best is fresh.


New ideas at work.


Natural. Safe. Fun. Organic. 




Explore. Nurture. Inspire. 



"You live but only once, you might as well be amusing."

Coco Chanel


"The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all."
Walt Disney Company 





Ravishing. Feathered. 


I've shared other works similar to this before,
 but this is from their third display.
This year at the Galleria in Edina, they brought local designers
from the Twin Cities.



I can't wait to see what they bring for us next year. 
I hope you enjoyed their creations.
Thanks for stopping by 
and take good care of you.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Saturday Critters Do not be so



Don't be so serious
If you can't laugh at yourself, 
call me, I'll laugh at you.

Well the weathermen were spot on
it's snowing here!


Of course our Snowgirl Misty
is very pleased!


Best thing ever, licking the snow off her face!




Fresh falling snow, a simple joy of winter,
for dogs!

Welcome to




We all need someone to watch over us.
Yep, that's our kitty cat.



See all our snow was gone again.
Dash blends well in our present grass, don't you think?



When you chase a cat up a tree you can expect to get scratched if you're a dog, but if you're a human expect an elf to appear.  True story!





There must be an Oz in Alabama.

"Don't listen to them, I do have a heart, I really, really do.
You see it right?"


"What promise of a new day 
does one have to ignore 
to laugh so early in the morning?
Leot Felton


Sometimes, if you ask no questions, you'll never know the answer!



Whirlybird or critter?

Enjoy what's left of your weekend and
take good care of you.



Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thoughts On Imitating

Before I head out to work,
my I share a few thoughts?


"Children have never been very good at listening to their elders,
but they have never failed to imitate them."
James Baldwin







Never get caught up in just making a living.
There's a whole lot of life to squeeze out of the tube of life,
before it's empty.
Me




Take time to share your walk.
Learn things.
Laugh.


"Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes."
Bertolt Brecht







Waiting for a birdie.



"Children are superheroes in disguise."

Parties are dress-up time for everyone.
Yep that's me, a few years ago.





"Be yourself because an original
 is worth more than just a copy."
S. Kassem




By all means dress-up your scarecrows.


Take time with your critters!




Enjoy your day 
and take good care of you.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Take A Walk


Getting ready for our walk.



Welcome!



Look a stone gnome!


Our theme, take a walk
begins from across our deck.

You won't be seeing a snow covered deck this March!

(about three years ago, through the snow)
There's a crazy little shack beyond the tracks

and everybody calls it the Sather shack


well it's just our family's house and it's made out of wood



Look more happy stone creatures!

and we've been living here since 1989!


Wait, do I smell a bunny or is it a squirrel?



Even pups gaze off into the afternoon.
  I wonder where his thoughts are right now?


I definitely know what Misty is thinking.



Stepping just a wee bit into the backyard I spy a birdie!



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

Even if it's a decorated bird, it's still a birdie right?


"The days in which one has been the most inquisitive
are among the days in which one has been happiest."
Robert Lynd


Thinking we should continue this walk at Lake Calhoun later today, if the wind calms a bit. I'm curious to see what it looks like there right now. 


"Everywhere is walking distance, if you have the time."
Steven Wright

Enjoy your day!