Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Good Fences- Fallen But

"..she cried because prejudice outlives passion and because she was
sentimentally patriotic." - Irene Nemirovsky


GOD
SPARE
THE
TREE


Fallen, but never forgotten.


....and so it goes, a weekend of storms racked havoc in random places.

GOOD FENCES 






The good thing is Rusty has a gigantic new chew toy!



.... and we had a place to hang this-








"It's not what you gather,
but what you scatter 
that tells what kind of life
you have lived."
Helen Walton


I appreciate every moment you gather and scatter here.  This is a wee bit early but, Enjoy your Fourth of July celebrations and be safe.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thematic Photographic - 339 - Aged

It began with tantalizing conception, as townsfolk banned the wood and built of brick, with wealth held in high regard.  From the land of yesteryear, they blessed those sacred stones set for centuries to come. Or, so they dreamed.

Long gone are those ancient hammers and trowels which shaped a mighty presence of community; defining a strong sense of continuity and years of continued success.  What once was diligently formed and leveled by man's heroic craft and fined tuned touches, from face brickwork to mass blockwork, now is left standing in the great doom of void.  Simply said, a complete breakdown in the continuity of care.









Sadly, it still stands empty.

The signs of the time and personal prejudices has left this structure void of life.
Ancient or modern?

"It seemed a part of her life, to step from the ancient to the modern back and forth.  She felt rather sorry for those who only knew one and not the other.  It was better, she thought, to be able to select from the whole menu of human achievement than to be bound within one narrow range." - Orson Scott Card.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bedazzled




THE GOOD.

The Good was seeing artwork designed by David Cook, aka the Flower-Bomber at the Minnetonka Theater Art Gallery.







Just a glimpse of his work.  Another post will follow soon.



This collection of David Cook is leading up to the fun, which follows, randomly and is completely off topic for a moment, with nearly an equally colorful subject, our weather.







The Random.

The weekend proved to be a mix of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, weather-wise. 



Our weather traveled so many directions this last weekend and was mostly quite rewarding.  Except for the torrentinal rain falls, oh and the "snap, crack, POP!" which occurred at my son's house.

Yes, that's my son playing lumber-jack man after one of their gigantic old trees-


didn't fare so well through Saturday's nights storm.



While it's incredibly sad, at the same time they can thank their lucky stars it didn't hit/hurt the house, shed, fence or neighbor's yard.  Even the grill underneath that fallen, enormous branch is perfectly fine! 


Oddly enough, earlier on Saturday, we had quite the hiking day for all.




Ready for some fun?

THE FUN.

Meanwhile, on the other side of town Sunday was the final show for Lemonade for the Lawnboy  ...the musical.



Here is David Cook with two of his dazzling, lady creations, just two of his characters from deep inside his head and detailed throughout his book.


Of course, the best fun ever was arriving early before such a delightfully quirky musical as such and catching up with David himself!  Can you see my excitement right?!  This creation of his between us is one of my favorites.


















There were live characters dressed equally festive in the musical!

(just one review of the musical)



Of course we must finish with one spectacular lawnmower right?!

That's it for now.  Thank you for stopping in! Have a wonderful week.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

If We Wait Until Noon

We'd Miss How a Morning Sings.

So My Friday began like this-





Adrienne served Toast, as our theme.
Okay, toast is fitting, for breakfast.
But, before I leave the house
 I had gardens and blooms and
 busy little creatures on my mind.

and




Of course this Saturday morning, the sun was willing to play.




So this is what happens nightly?



"While we slept, these formal gardens
worked into their disguise. The Warden's 



Judas and tulip trees awake in
Ermine. Here and there a flake
Of white falls from the painted-scene,
Or a dark scowl of evergreen
Glares through the shroud, or a
leaf dumps its load and the 
soft burden slumps. Earthward like a
fainting girl.  Snowfall on a College-Garden."
Cecil Day Lewis

(Sounds just like a song right?)



Never Miss the Quietude of Morning.





When morning opens, our gardens spring
to life with mighty handsome gnomes.
 Little bright red pointed hats awake




it's their village for heaven's sake.
It's quite the painted flower scene
and you'll see their garden green
this loveliest day of all, dumps
a wish, as each afternoon slips
into night, Welcome to their garden.




"WAIT!" bellowed a nearby blue gnome.




Is that a critter in sight?











Take good care all, happy weekend!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tree Huggers - GF

Unplug your phones,
disconnect you game devices
put down those game controllers
for just one hike.
Okay.
Yep, amusement parks rock, 
Lego Land builds imagination
while water-slides refresh 
 especially after Rock Climbing 
elevates us to higher places.

But there's something invigorating 
about interrupting a hike to embrace the moment.





Stop, look what we found!
Goes to show there's more to a hike
than just hiking!

..and gee whiz there's a fence for Theresa's Good Fences too!
Win! Win!



"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, 
he finds it attached to the rest of the world." 
John Muir



We found a tree, and somebody built a fence around it!



Look Grandma, I'm tall like a tree too!








"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything is better."
Albert Einstein







"Everybody who's anybody longs to be a tree!"
Rita Dove





"In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks."
 John Muir



Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Straight Lines- TP -Take One


Barry H. Gillespie's quote on straight lines, "The path isn't a straight line; it's a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths." 






First a few great straight lines from movies you may well remember yet today.



"I'll have what's she's having." - Estelle Reiner (female diner Bob Reiner's real life mother) When Harry Met Sally and that unforgettable moment was all thanks to Meg Ryan ad-libbing one of her best parts ever.



"I gave her my heart and she gave me a pen."- Lloyd Dobler, (John Cusack) in Say Anything



"Show me the money!" Rod Tidwell, (Cuba Gooding Jr.) in Jerry Maguire, "You had me at hello." Same movie, Dorothy Boyd (Renee Zellweger)







Our theme is STRAIGHT LINES
deserves more than one post,
it's that good.

See you later 
with one more
neat look into
straight lines!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Gerunds

"Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground."

Rumi






Waiting.



  
Arriving.



THE RANDOM
Art made by little hands.


Danny's Dog



Eye rolling!


Lyra's Kitty



Purring!




Mason's Kitty.








Gathering!

Karina's Angel.



Smiling!

THE FUN


Laughing and playing.




  
Talking!





Pushing, and gliding.






Reflecting.



Hoping!



Dash Enjoying the early morning.



Thanks for visiting and may your week be filled with good, random fun and lots of smiling!