Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Thinking with Critters

Good morning everyone.
Welcome to another


As critters frolicked 
inside a make believe woods
books still, man's best friend.

"Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life."
Mark Twain
There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning, and yearning."

"The law of our life, can be summed up in the axiom "Be what you are."

"Sometimes it seems that people hear best what we do not say."
Eric Hopper

"The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings."
Eric Hoffer

Living on either side of the fence.
His world is fixed.
Ours is not and still

"They should tell you when you're born: have a suitcase heart,
be ready to travel."
Gabrielle Zevin

"Ask the young, they know everything."
Joseph Joubert

"Thought forms in the soul in the same way clouds form in the air."
Joseph Joubert

"We aren't the things we collect, acquire, read. We are, for as long as we are here, only love. The things we loved. The people we loved. And these, I think these really do live on." 
Gabrielle Zevin

Thank you for making my day brighter just by you stopping by.

“But I believe good things happen everyday. I believe good things happen even when bad things happen. And I believe on a happy day like today, we can still feel a little sad. And that's life, isn't it?” 
― Gabrielle ZevinElsewhere


TexWisGirl said...

such cute little kids!! loved the opening scene and the camp chairs pic. and cute llama.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen, I love this post and images. Your grand-kiddies are so cute! I love all the critters and the quotes. The Joni Mitchell song is a favorite. I love the cute chick with the eggs. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

Martin Hodges said...

Love the kind of philosophy that threads through this post.

Elephant's Child said...

Such a mixed, wise and beautiful post. Thank you.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

i saw the gnome

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Watch out for that lion, Mr. Gnome!

Cute pics, Karen.


Oh my Karen...I think this has to be one of your VERY BEST posts ever. The photos and the so very fitting quotes. Just a perfect beginning to a perfect ending.

Debbie said...

such kids and critters!! adorable hatching eggs!!!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I just love that first chapter!

sage said...

Great shots. Is that a camel or a llama?

humbird said...

Great thoughts, quotes and photos as always! Life is indeed colorful experience! enjoy!

Jenny Woolf said...

Oh, those hatching eggs. What a sight it must be to see the whole incubator suddenly coming to life as the eggs hatch!