Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Life That Surrounds Us

Saturday's Critters

You never have to travel too far for a critter sighting.

Here piggy, piggy.

"Only by going alone in silence, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness.  All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter." - John Muir

Life That Surrounds You
is something, we all can count on.

"If you are a dreamer, come in.

If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hoper, a pray-er, a magic-bean-buyer
If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire,
For we have some flax golden tales to spin.
Come in!
Come in!"
Shel Silverstein

Showing off-

"Nope, this is, the real me! Bark! Bark!"

Good morning Francis.

Happy Elliott!

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe." - John Muir

Sniffing, lots of bunny tracks all over, and a few deer tracks as well.  Misty, misses nothing.

Yep, our driveway is getting a bit snowy! Finally.

Funny thing about these trees, (I often recall back in the early 90's when we dug the holes) they were wee little babes then.  We placed them ever gently into the waiting earth.  Amazing what a couple of decades can do for their growth.

The incredible stories they could share!

"A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease."
John Muir

Ah yes, let winter rule for just a short while, hopefully.  The deep freeze has arrived.

Enjoy your weekend and your warmth!


Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Kilroy enjoyed...pups...and especially the piggies :O)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the Muir quotes. Misty is a cute dog. The piggies, Francis and Elliott are great critters. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

carol l mckenna said...

Fun photos of various 'critters' ~ love the black dog and the other one too!

Wishing you a fun weekend, ^_^

Christine said...

This little piggy went to market... so cute! Misty is a lovely dog and a best friend I'm sure!

Cloudia said...

Ha! Creatures surround you because you are filled with love!

Gayle atMuldoon said...

Great post.

Gail said...

A charming group of critters.

Elephant's Child said...

Love your critters. Envy your snow.

RedPat said...

Fun creatures!

TexWisGirl said...

the pigs are cute but i love your pretty pup!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice shots, Karen. I rely on the hounds quite a bit for critters!

Titania Staeheli said...

Plenty of critters and wonderful letters strung together to make them sparkle. Still love the magic of the "Froschkoenig".

Debbie said...

Cute real critters and some very creative and fun ones as well!! I like the pigs!!

Denise inVA said...

Great to be in one place long enough to see trees grow. Lovely critters Karen

As I have just changed over to my new blog, I thought I would sign off with my new addy to make it easier for my blogging friends. Have a very happy Sunday :)

Breathtaking said...

Hello Karen!:) Such cute pup and piggy images and loved the John Muir quotes.Have a great Sunday!:)

Marie C said...

Adorable face on your pretty black dog!! :-) Love the Llama face too! Cute snowy piggy and frog. Enjoyed the critter post!

Pauline W said...

Delightful critters, especially the frog. (I've set up computer so I can stand and comment!)

Pauline W said...

Delightful critters! (Computer is now set up so I can stand and comment.)

Truedessa said...

The dog in the pool is hilarious...just loved it!

sage said...

I watched the Viking/Seahawk game this afternoon. Sadly, you guys loss, but I was pulling for you and it seemed cold. I was once at a game when it was in the single digits and it was frigid sitting there. That curly haired black dog looks like a wonderful mutt.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

John Muir was a wise man!
We don't have snow here, but the temps are in the mid 20s...cold enough to hurt, but I don't mind if I can get out and take pictures. Have a super day, Karen!

Tony McGurk said...

Hi Karen, just catching up with people who've left comments on my blog over the past few weeks as I've got way behind. Your dog looks like a sweetie & really like the Alpacas, or are the Llamas, I'm not so sure. I am seeing so many blogs with photois of snow & we're in the middle of a very hot summer here in Tasmania at the moment. I'd rather be a bit cold that too hot &^ we badly need some rain especially for the poor old Farmers..