Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Open Minds and Neil Gaiman

Greetings from the frozen tundra of 
Minnesota's Winter-Wonderland





Things are as you make them.


Open seating.


But
your thoughts
are everything.




"As the twig is bent, the trees inclined."
So grows the tree.
Alexander Pope


Remembering a time 
while standing still 
face to face
with the breeze
 and my face warmed by sunshine
 on an afternoon walk in June.





While Thoughts of bare feet making my way
through green grasses
 simply dance through my head.

Keeping these thoughts alive.


It's the only way to stay sane on freezing,
not-so-perfect day.


"Life is but thought."
Sara Teasdale



Eufaula, Alabama


How about waking up to accomplishing your fears?


Anyone care to spend the night in a haunted house?


Drish House in Tuscaloosa, Alabama





"Begin with an open mind

end with an inspired heart."
Sheri Fink


"Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated."
Confucius



"I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes."

Sara Teasdale



Not to forget what day this is!



Hello there,


Well, are you going to hug me or not?

Animals have taught me much.


Bring your best rabbit's foot forward.






Be silly.





They are, our best friends, for life.


In closing this morning, may I mention New Year's Resolutions?
Not many have here in Bloggersville
but outside of blogging, many are.

I believe, this quote from Neil Gaiman, says it best.

"There was a smile dancing on his lips,
although it was a wary smile,
for the world is a bigger place
than a little graveyard on a hill;
and there would be dangers in it and mysteries,
new friends to make,
old friends to rediscover,
mistakes to be made,
and many paths to be walked, before he would, finally,
return to the graveyard or ride with the Lady
 on the broad back of her great grey stallion."

Thank you dear ones for stopping by.
Take good care of you.


12 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Karen! I love those beautiful trees. Lovely photo. Cute shots of the kitty and I love the rabbit carving. Great quotes and post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Christine said...

You have and adorable feline friend there, Karen! Love the photo of the tree lined path!
Hold on to those good times!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

you know what this tree hugger went ohhh, ahhh over

-kilroy

HOOTIN ANNI said...

The walk in June....that's my kinda day!

And I can't help myself...HELLO KITTY!

That house looks haunted for sure, for sure.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

The walk in June....that's my kinda day!

And I can't help myself...HELLO KITTY!

That house looks haunted for sure, for sure.

kaykuala said...

Beautiful quotes and great pics to go along with them!

Hank

Lea said...

Cute kitty!
And I like all the quotes, too
Have a wonderful week-end!

Elephant's Child said...

Neil Gaiman is one of my heroes. He so often speaks to and for me (much better than I can do it myself). And of course I love your cat.

RedPat said...

It's hard to remember warm weather!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Love your kitty, Karen. Give hugs for me!
~

Cranberry Morning said...

I might take you up on the haunted house offer if I could be guaranteed of 70 degrees and sunshine. :-) Cool rabbit sculpture!

Debbie said...

i am a nature lover and a tree hugger, those tress are beautiful. i will pass on the haunted house but i would love to have the rabbit in my front garden!!