Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Critters and Sepia on Saturday

Welcome to 

"Life, we understand it differently at different stages. It's what is interesting about getting older, you realize your relationship with the past is always negotiable.  There is a lot of freedom in that, because you realize you can go back to what you did such a long time ago. You can talk with the dead, talk with your lost self, your disappeared self, and you can visit those places again, and understand it differently. That makes a huge difference." Jeanette Winterson

Our theme photo for Sepia Saturday this week falls right into
the subject of

On the subject of identifiable places, identifying a place or time without knowing the location or era can make it tricky to determine when and where it's from.

But you'll always capture human/animal spirit.

I wish I had photos to post by Walter De Mulder, but if you viewed the video above you'll treasure his eye/heart for photography.

Photos of just animals are timeless.

Sharing folly together.

"Friends will not only live in harmony, but in melody."
Henry David Thoreau

Porches can be just as timeless.
Is this Texas or Minnesota?
Recently or years ago?

The above photo is recent, depicting history, and locating these kinds of places happens to be one of my favorite things to do.  Stepping back in time, watching and listening to historical interpreters spin their story of way back when puts you right back to that era.

Just as long as a cell phone doesn't interrupt the storyteller.

Their locations can be hard to detect.  Would you guess this was taken at the George Ranch Historical Park?  On the porch of the 1830's Jones Stock Farm House, in Richmond, Texas.

Of course I had to throw in another South Dakota critter for you all!

Take good care of you and enjoy every moment through the projector of life as it arrives!


TexWisGirl said...

i like that - photos of just animals are timeless. :)

Gail said...

What adventures you have!

My favorite, of course, is the herd but I'm very partial to house with "dog trots" too.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen, wonderful critter post. I will check out the link for De Mulder next. I love the shot of the horses gathered together and the friend photo. The historical park shot is awesome too. That last sculpture is cool! Awesome photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

happy Saturday to ya

Kristin said...

I wasn't surprised that the house was in Texas at a historical museum because I've never seen a dog trot house in the north, so not MN. And they didn't take color photos back when people were wearing the clothes she is wearing, so historical museum.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice fences with some of those critters, too. I like T Rex!

Cloudia said...

"Friends will not only live in harmony, but in melody."
Henry David Thoreau

Thanks for a fun romp, and the quote parting gift, Karen

sage said...

Interesting quote at the beginning about our relationship with the past, although I am not sure I agree with it. I laughed at the historical interpreter receiving a cell phone call! Is the photo of the sculpture in SD at a rest area along US 80? I seem to recall one in which I went out to see and almost stepped on a rattlesnake.

Christine said...

So sweet & timeless indeed to see the youngster bottle feeding the lamb!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Karen!:)Wonderful post, full of great quotes and tímeles images, and I will see the vídeo now, of W. De Mulder's photographic work. Have a great Weekend!:)

Elephant's Child said...

Thoughtprovoking. I do like sepia photographs, and had never stopped to consider the timeless quality of so many of the things I value. Thank you.

Helen Killeen Bauch McHargue said...

What is that South Dakota critter?

Wendy said...

Love the Thoreau quote!
I like the field of horses. I would like to own enough land to RENT to someone else for their horses or cows so I could just sit and watch them. I don't want to take care of them though.

La Nightingail said...

Those darned llamas like to eat basket purses! :) That is a cat in front of them - yes? Reminds me of one of our cats who used to stalk deer - and not behind a fence, either! And yes - what the heck IS that unusual, er, critter? Don't think I'd like to meet it anywhere!

RedPat said...

A very thoughtful post today, Karen!

Nancy said...

What a sweet photo of the girls "sharing folly."
--Nancy. (ndmessier @,

Jeanie said...

These are wonderful photos and they share stories, each and every one of them -- all perfect for prompting creative thought.

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely shots of the timeless animals . Have a great week ahead.

Mike Brubaker said...

Nicely done! I like it when history theme museums and parks include an assortment of animals added to the historic landscape. I reminds us of how important they once were in everyday life.

Debbie said...

cute critters and very nice fence!!!! i am always drawn to vintage images and historic landscapes!!!!!

Little Nell said...

Aha, that last photo was a surprise! As ever Karen, I enoyed your pictures and thoughtful quotes.