Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Live by Flora, Fauna and Foma

"Live by the foma* that make you brave and kind and healthy and happy." - The Books of Bokonon.  * Harmless untruths. (Bokononism) 


(which must include, reading)
Winter= Double library hours
My Week's read.
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, again 
Expect to gather solace reading authors like Vonnegut, especially when our world is
(need I say where it's headed?)
I didn't think so.

Also (because I'm pleasantly writing in this genre presently
Travel Writing
One from my own library.
The NEW books section always lures me to at least one
necessary read.
(Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things)

I believe the library is like a candy store.
I can't help myself sometimes, must have this and this
but at least- it's all free.

Must hurry to read.

"Books admitted me open-handedly, as people for their most part, did not.  The life I lived in books was one of ease and freedom, worldly wisdom, glitter, dash and style."- Jonathan Raban

To be an excellent writer/reader, one must learn to color out of the box as well.


Oh the gifts of flora that calls wistfully to fauna, that our nature so freely offers.

Oh these lovely, curly clouds and wavy branches so delicately posed.




View of winter driving.

View from winter playing.
We just landed at the bottom of the hill!  Misty chased us all the way down.


For love of life.

For love of capturing art. (That's my reflection in the photo)

No harm in that.

I believe
living a brave, kind, healthy and happy life,
is the way.


Cloudia said...

AMEN- You Rock!

ALOHA from Honolulu

Tamar SB said...

Great shots! I am so over driving in the snow!

TexWisGirl said...

LOVE the curly branches!

Rob From Amersfoort said...

I'd never heard of Bokononism and Foma before (yes, I should read more!).

DrillerAA09 said...

Great set of images. Curly is really nice.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello greetings and good wishes.

Amazing photos with an interesting commentary. You have great skill in photography.

I loved the quotes on reading and books.

Books are good friends. They impart knowledge, wisdom, understanding,thrill, peace, excitement, horror, mystery,sense of humour, happiness etc. Books make us forget this world and the numerous problems associated with it. They provide us a safe haven from troubles and tribulations.

As regards reading books,I am having trouble with this habit. I find it difficult to read a complete book. I generally read the first few pages and the last few pages and then I console myself that I have read the book. I read mostly classical books such as War and Peace, Les Miserable, books of Charles Dickens,plays of Shakespeare. Books like Gone with the Wind and Dr.Zhivago, the books of PG Wodehouse and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are some of my favorites. Perhaps I am living int he past.

This year I have made a resolution to read more books. I hope I will be able to fulfill this resolution.

Best wishe

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

"You had me with the cool tree." -Killroy

Jeanie said...

Wonderful interpretations! Love the tree as "curly!"

sage said...

I am always intrigued in other people's books... "A Sense of Place" sounds right up my alley

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

The famous reflecting cow!

Debbie said...

The trees and clouds are awesome. And so is your view!!

Other Mary said...

What a wonderful post celebrating books, libraries and life! Thank you Karen!

laura.forestdreams:) said...

OH i lovelovelove the curly tree!!!!
AND i love the library!!
and i love the cow!! moooooooo!

JJ said...

Your photos, of course, are second-to-none. I am a huge Vonnegut fan and Cat's Cradle is one of my favorites, along with Slaughterhouse Five. Claudia is right - You Rock!

JJ said...

Cloudia: Sorry for spelling your name incorrectly above.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely old tree! I love the stack of books too. Great interpretations for the hunt.