Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Celebration of Critters

I almost missed Carmi's TP post sharing 


as our theme this week.




Being that he's not human he must be of the critter family!



I wonder where he's going with that tree?





Oops somebody took a dive into the snowbank!

Celebration comes in many forms.

"One can never consent to creep
 when one feels an impulse to soar."
Helen Keller





Feeding critters! A thankful, tasty celebration!




Celebration of memories of beloved Lady in her puppy days! She came to work with me every single day!
It's no wonder she became the alpha dog in our family.


Often times, celebration comes in the form of remembrance.





"Love, to be real,must cost-
it must hurt---it must empty us of self."
Mother Teresa

Silly is as silly shoots with camera!



Really, with my sweet adorable face this is how you take my picture!
I swear that's one adorable nose!


Celebrating the lives that once walked among us, is especially honorable.


"Yesterday is gone.
Tomorrow has not yet come.
We have only today.
Let us begin."
Mother Teresa
Taken from her book
In The Heart
of the World.
Thoughts, stories and prayers.
A book to read over and over.

15 comments:

Jeanie said...

Your elves are the cutest critters of all! Your photos show such joy in life, Karen! Much happy!

eileeninmd said...

Helo, I love the cute elf running off with the tree. I hope he did not go too far. Your Lady was a sweet puppy. The Mother Theresa quotes are wonderful. Great variety of critters and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Bob Scotney said...

I'm torn between Lady and the leopard for my favourite.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great pics, Karen! Shirley that is a cheetah? (I'd bet a leopard that big wouldn't be allowed to sit in public with just a leash on.)

Poor armadillo, such an indignity!
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Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Hi there! I'm dropping in from Eileen's critter link-up. Love the armadillo photo, gave me a giggle! But the elf was my favorite!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Have elf, will travel.

Gail said...

Looks like every one had a good time...except maybe the last critter!

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing & celebrating today & making me laugh at the elf taking a snow dive!

Elephant's Child said...

Love the critters. And the snow.
And the smiles.

Cloudia said...

You share the most important gifts with us! Thank you, lovely Karen







Warm ALOHA,
ComfortSpiral

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EG CameraGirl said...

How special to have a job where you could take Lady with you every day!

TexWisGirl said...

some cool critters. love your pup. :)

jandi said...

Love your Lady! I had a dog named Lady as a child! And LOVE that armadillo!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I don't know quite what to think of that armadillo's pose.

Tony McGurk said...

That photo must be rather embarrassing for the Armadillo. Let's hope he doesn't see it.