Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Mostly Hidden Fences

On the subject of 
Otherness and togetherness.

It's the sort of otherness that brings folks out here in droves
and we share a togetherness as we roam these grounds.

This place was a dream of one strong, determined woman.
Now it's in the hands of her son.

Through that gate and just before the car is a gigantic metal ladybug. 

Can you see it better in this photo?

Welcome to another week of

When we look at unexpected things,
  we are curious about the meaning behind them. 
We seek answers to understand 
another's thoughts.

The meaning behind many unexpected things 
which otherness harbors so freely
in another's mind
  we have yet to understand
on so many occasions.


The journey can be so uplifting.
It often opens our eyes in ways
 we've never seen before.

Is that a smile on his face?

Good thing I came here yesterday.

Look ever so closely, there is a fence or gate in every photo.

And the meaning of this is-
within your own imagination.

Things have a way of hanging around
but at what degree?
Decay has a way of sneaking up on us
 before we know it.
Start living now.

Turmoil. In decayed hut
The spirit of putrescence flutters with black wings.
Crippled birches in the autumn wind.

Evening in deserted tavern. The way home is scented all around
By the soft gloom of grazing herds;
Apparition of the night; toads plunge from brown waters.” 
Georg Traki

And togetherness makes us stronger!
You really make my day with your kind words
and presence! Thank you.


eileeninmd said...

Hello, wonderful fence shots. I like the tall metal sunflower. Is that a smiling trash can holder? I like the yard art, very cute. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

Debbie said...

is he smiling because he loves trash??? like the guy on sesame street??? your fences are great today!!!

Elephant's Child said...

Love wandering for you. Your eye for beauty, for quirkiness and fun is always a joy.

RedPat said...

That woman must have fun in her life!

Jeanie said...

This is really a terrific post, Karen. Wonderful photos and thoughts.

carol l mckenna said...

What a place and so creative and wonderful fences ~ Great photos ~ thanks.

Wishing you a peaceful weekend ~ ^_^

TexWisGirl said...

some funky finds. :) love the woodsy gates and fences.

Cloudia said...

You are note perfect with healing vibes!

Felicia said...

sure looks like an interesting place to visit. i like the giant sunflower too.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I imagine that is a very fun place, and that has to be a smile!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I'll have to ponder this otherness thing.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You're spot on Karen, gates and fences in all, along with some whimsical characters ☺

Ruth Kelly said...

Looks like a smile to me. That giant sunflower lamp is cool.

Ida said...

Such a whimsical place. Lots of fun stuff to see and good fences to go with it all.