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.

28 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I noticed a large, fallen, uprooted tree at a parking lot just yesterday. We had a torrential downpour with strong destructive winds ....sad to see 'em damaged.

A new chew toy? Oh my...gigantic!!!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Wow, Rusty DOES have a big chew toy!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Karen

The storms have been wreaking havoc all around. I am happy for Rusty and the giant chew toy. Great fence shot. Happy 4th of July to you and yours!

Anonymous said...

On that is a mighty big chew toy.Your words made my heart sing. Beautiful. Hug B

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I hope you have good weather for the holiday! Happy 4th my friend. Hugs, Diane

TexWisGirl said...

i loved your opening lines. strikes the heart. :)

sorry about the tree damage! be safe up there!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

A happy Independence Day 2 u 2

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Karen, so sorry for the fallen tree. But like you said, a place to hang your sign. Making something nice out of the misfortune. Love your sweet pooch with his huge chew toy!!
Wishing you a happy 4th of July too.
Hugs, cm

Paula said...

Have a happy and safe 4th Of July.

Linley S said...

Thankfully me the tree missed the fence, stay safe. Had a giggle about the giant chew toy.

sage said...

Have a wonderful fourth (and it looks like you have some firewood for winter)

Tanya Breese said...

oh no, that's a big limb! rusty scored! have a safe and happy 4th, love your sign too!

Gail said...

Love the quote!

A chew toy!!! That will keep him busy a while.

LV said...

Glad it was a tree and not your home.

Annesphamily said...

I am glad no one was injured. Falling trees are so sad to see. We are suppose to get storms with high winds. Our youngest Hannah has a birthday tomorrow (24) and she and her beau Bret went to the Royal Gorge to take a helicopter ride. I hope the wind is calmer where they are. The words you chose work so beautifully with this post. Happy 4th of July to you and yours! Please be safe!

Felicia said...

I'm sorry you lost your beloved tree but yes it does make a great dog chew toy.

happy 4th

Ida said...

How sad to lose your tree. That's some chew toy though. Happy 4th, still celebrating (Red, White & Blue).

RedPat said...

Love that last quote, Karen! Have a good July 4th!!

Elephant's Child said...

I hope the havoc is over and that you and yours have a wonderful celebratory weekend.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Hurrah for Rusty!

Better than having wolfhounds gnaw your expensive and already repaired once wooden stairs...
~

"...E...", from VA, Beth said...

now i have seen chew toys ... but this one was huge!! ( :

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Karen; OMG, "Fallen, but never forgotten" is the phrase, isn't it! I LOVE the picture very much, Dear friend♪
Happy 4th of July to all of your family☆☆☆ 

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Cloudia said...

oh honey, you scatter gold every day!





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Margaret Adamson said...

well that sure will keep Rusry quiet for a long time!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

May all of your crackers pop after they are fired.

Debbie said...

ooooo i love the colorful sign....and the fence, yes the fence too!!!!

bailey-road.com said...

Nice sign. Sorry you lost your tree, but it looks like Rusty's making the best of the situation. Happy Independence Day!

Chandra Eswaran said...

May be it is time to make another swing with the fallen tree...
Love that dogo!
Have a Wonderful Day, Karen!
Peace :)