Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Critters, One Fence in Vorfreudu Style

"Words are a form of action,
capable of influencing change.
Their articulation represents a complete,
live experience."
Ingrid Bengis


 (The joyful, intense anticipation
 that comes from imagining future pleasures.)

Ah yes, growing delectable
mouth-watering tomatoes 
a soul-satisfying experience
in everything fresh from the garden.


Behold Aslan

Two sweeties that have crossed the rainbow bridge but are always in our thoughts.

She was a stray that enjoyed living on our grounds.

At first I thought this was a live critter, as this young Farmington student strolled the room.  This little young'un is his own creation for the Art Fair.

All the right moves
to appear live.

Book Art.

Created by an elementary student.

"We never realized we were making memories.
We were just having fun."

The Basilica of Saint Mary.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Eyes wide open.

Lake Calhoun

"Summer is a great time to visit art museums,
which offer the refreshing rinse of swimming pools -
only instead of cool water, you immerse yourself in art."
Jerry Saltz

Selfish Gnome?

Now I lay me down to

Young adventurer.

"Every day or two,
I strolled to the village
 to hear some of the gossip
 which is incessantly going on there,
circulating either from mouth to mouth
or newspaper to newspaper,
and which, taken in homeopathic doses
was really as refreshing in it's way as the rustle of leaves 

and the peeping of frogs."
Henry David Thoreau

For Good Fences

Smiling face and wistful fence.

To everyone caught in the throws of a tragic fire in Canada, as my pups and I walked outside this morning we caught the scent of our pain.
You are in our thoughts.

I close by sending well wishes and prayers
To everyone in Canada.
 God Bless you all,
in this devastating time.

Take good care everyone and enjoy your weekend.


eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen, what an awesome post. I love all the images and the quotes. It is wonderful to see the students are so creative. Sweet furbabies, my Goldie Girl is always in my thoughts. I love the reader shot! My prayers go out to the victims of the fire in Canada too. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Debbie said...

I so enjoy seeing a child, who can't end the day without a good book!! Lots of fun today, I enjoyed your quotes!! Happy Mother's Day to you, enjoy your weekend!!

kaykuala said...

Most reassuring Karen! One sees participation and appreciation of the arts in a relaxed mood mindful of the delusion and confusion brought on by the fire. Most unsettling to see people losing their homes and everything they had labored for. We feel for them!


Cloudia said...

Your post is my church today!

sage said...

That picture of Lyra is wonderful! Lots of good photos, today. Have a wonderful weekend.

carol l mckenna said...

Delightful series of photos ~ all wonderful and unique ~ Love the critters and the little girl is precious ~

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Jeanie said...

Sending memory hugs for your sweet rainbow cats. And really? A grade school kid made that?

Elephant's Child said...

A really heart-warming post.
And I echo your thoughts and well wishes for those affected in Canada's fires.

RedPat said...

I love the memories quote, Karen!
Those poor souls out in Alberta need our prayers - I hope it rains soon for them!

Christine said...

I did enjoy seeing the Supervisor & your dear kitties.
Really really liked the young students creation with all th right moves! It is fab!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I join you with the wishes and prayers.

(Did you throw in that gnome for me hehe

TexWisGirl said...

sorry you missed the fence link-in. your note about the smoke sure brings it home. lovely critters of all kinds. :)

Gail said...

I always enjoy your posts.

Love that frog!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Wonderful shots, Happy Mothers Day, Karen!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Those adorable furry faces make my day...

shortybear said...

cool pictures

Titania Staeheli said...

Great post Karen; "Vorfreude" is a powerful word, genuine and keeps its promise. Love the guardians and friends of the family. Never forgotten the ones who have passed and enriched our lives.