Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Blue-pencil Our Recent Whiteout

 How about we all blue-pencil drastic winter weather altogether, okay?

Since there really aren't any flowers to stop and smell,
I've been stopping to read tree messages.

And what about those fabulous critter catching trees!

Say hello to a new critter in our family.
He even glows when evening falls.

He doesn't eat much!

More about the weather in my world.
On last Saturday evening-
Throughout the night, 
well into Sunday morning, 

while everyone slept dreaming of sugar plums
 (or whatever) 
winter slyly arrived in full force. 
  This new fallen white stuff was mostly a wet, 
slightly slushy blanket of snow, 
but it covered everything it could.

However, somewhere in Alabama,
there wasn't even a flake of snow in the air.

And what to my wondering eyes should appear?
Almost eight not so tiny canoes!

My daughter went camping for the weekend 
to achieve her Trooper Camper Certification
 from the Girl Scouts of America. 

Yippee fire starter success!

As dry leaves before the wild hurricane fly
(or rather recent tornado cries)
When they meet with an obstacle, they mount to the basement.
But all ended well in their little town!

Wow, it's hard for me to imagine camping (like this) in December. 

Although our recent snow is pretty much history again,
 as you'll see from my walk around town on Monday,
 see what I discovered?

Can you believe I met the most colorful moose ever?

So, "Keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly,
keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing,
and there's so much to smile about."
Marilyn Monroe

Howdy folks!

Mostly, what I've been up to is seeking my mantra for the day. Here's one I think you'll enjoy as well. 

"Smile. Dance. Giggle. Laugh. Marvel. 
TRUST. Hope. Love. Wish. BELIEVE.
Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, 
and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always 
focusing on how far you have to go."
Mandy Hale

Thanks for stopping by to say hello,
enjoy your journey and take good care of you!


Sandi said...

LOVE the colorful moose! How fantastic is that?

Tread thee carefully...wise words.

Debbie said...

Love the colorful mouse -so cool, the things you see along the way!! I am waiting very impatiently for our first snow!!

RedPat said...

I love the moose and your inspiring words, Karen!

richard said...

and winter we are truly having this season. brrrrrr!! single digits above and below the bit 0!! and, of course, wind.

Jeanie said...

TOTALLY fabulous tree messages. Love those! And I especially adore your newest family member who looks both adorable and full of it!

Wonderful photos of your family and the snow -- Yes, it's that time! Ours hasn't really stuck but it will. Soon enough!

Have a wonderful week!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love this! That moose is awesome.❤

Cloudia said...

you are a delight!

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you. I needed to see this today.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the snow, love your new family member, love the colourful moose, your daughter's scouting skills.. all in all a darn top post Karen ☺

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Wuv da moose

Lois said...

Fantastic post. Love that colorful moose!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, maravilhosa selecção de fotos com cores fantástica que só a natureza oferece.
Continuação de boa semana,

eileeninmd said...

Hello, love the new kitty. Congrats to the fire-starter daughter on her certification. I like the view of the lake. The colorful moose is awesome, I love it. Great post and quotes. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Hi Karen, you must be very proud of your daughter!

I used to be a Boy Scout. I think it's great for kids to go camping.

Anonymous said...

Camping when five below zero in the company of a porcupine, will make the silence of a winter morning most memorable.