Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Nature and Critter Superpowers

Happy Sunday morning to all.
I hope you enjoy my postings for



Being an optimist is not only fun and courageous, it's powerful.
Especially living in Minnesota. (and nearly every other place on earth this winter season.)

Yes, we all take advantage of outings when the weather warms up.
(Remember click on the photo to enlarge.)
Too much snow for you? 
Well then, "Picture yourself in a boat on a river,
with tangerine trees and marmalade skies.  from Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds"

Some bunny loves you!

But for the moment, the snow has pretty much disappeared.
"Creativity is intelligence having fun."
Albert Einstein

Who said toy pups aren't playful?

Bark! Bark!

Yes, Winter is definitely on the fritz.

How about these photos I took yesterday along the Mississippi River?

Pretty right?

I saw bikers ready to ride the Big River Regional Trail, and there 
were many walking it with their beloved dogs, or sweetheart.

Hard pressed to find any snow, but there were Eagles flying overhead, and what is that up in the sky, a bird or -

a plane! A bit blown up version so you can see it too.

Speaking of bunnies

If you look closely you'll notice they are popping
 or is hopping up everywhere you go these days.

So many pretty flowers too.

Munch, munch, munch!

Of course, while winter is on the fritz and yesterday our temperatures were in the 50's, not so many birds have returned thankfully, as winter is still prepared to offer a few more wintry blasts before spring officially arrives.

So, if it's feathered friends you wish to meet,
 head-on-over to the local pet shop.

Again blowing up the shot

Hmm, is that a ghost bird  sitting next to you, or?

Last, here's a glimpse into what we can expect in the next few weeks.

Raise them, bake them, build them,
 feed them, decorate them, and eat them all up!
A true story, coming soon to your house.

Everybody loves snowmen, it's true.

Where there is art, there is love.

Floating with a purpose these-
Sticks and stones, and ice and snow, but creeks will
 always brighten your day. No matter what.

Ah, pretty little butterfly, we miss you so.

Well perhaps, not all in this order, 
but that's life, and especially here in Minnesota
this year anyway.

Spend every single day you've been given
with meaning. 
Take good care of you, thanks for stopping by.


eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen, awesome post. I love all the bunnies, even the one half hidden in all the snow. The toy puppy is cute and I love the pretty birds. It is great to have nice weather for the outdoor activities. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Elephant's Child said...

Love it.
And next week I will see some 'giant' inflatable bunnies...

Cranberry Morning said...

Wasn't yesterday's weather glorious! Give a Minnesotan or Wisconsinite a day in the 50s, and people start showing up in shorts and T-shirts. I'm not quite that brave, but loved being outdoors with NO jacket! The sun was wonderful, and I enjoyed the bit of springtime weather. It was enough to prepare me for our snowiest month - March. Let's hope it's not too bad. Love all your bunny and bird images. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Love your critters, Karen!

Here's Pebble the Cockatoo. Make sure no kids are within hearing if you play it!

Gail said...

Such a varied and delightful group of photos.

Enjoy your week.

Lois said...

We had a glorious weekend here too, but our temps were in the low 70's. I just love that pair of zebra finches with their little peach colored cheeks. I used to have a pair like that years ago.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

You've been out and about a lot. Yeah.

Loved that fluffy pup. Have a great week.


Nothin' like a hint of Spring before another arctic blast hits our senses [and roads!].

I couldn't help but think while viewing the puppy...."You're BARKING up the wrong tree". But I won't say it. Just think it.

As for the bunnies....cute as ever.

Now, spell this...M I S S I S S I P P I. What a gorgeous time of year to explore the river banks and trails.

Debbie said...

nice to see pretty is primrose season!!!!