Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Walking with Critters

Let the fun with critters begin.

Good morning and happy Saturday that it is, because I have a day off.  Hooray!  I've been gathering thoughts lately not so much for mere blogging but for the dear munchkins in my life that are treading ever so quickly into their informative school aged minds.

Walking with critters for

"Walking is how the body measures itself against the earth."
Rebecca Solnit

and the sights we gather are everything, wouldn't you agree?

Keeping eyes wide open on a nature walk.

A friend of mine discovered this little sweet bird, believed to be a baby Green Heron, (she made the necessary call and it's going to rehab) it's a happy ending for this little one.

"The magic of the street is the mingling of the errand and the epiphany."
Rebecca Solnit

Zoo: An excellent lace to study the habits of human beings."
Evan Esar

During the ages before five while visiting the zoo children gasp with excitement at the sight of any animal we meet.  Over the age of 6 they beg to know why the animals seem so sad and can't leave their cages.

Our greatest reason to visit Lark Toys is to see the Llamas.
(Well mine anyway.)

"For me, childhood roaming was what developed self-reliance, 
a sense of direction and adventure, imagination, a will to explore,
to be able to get lost a little lost, then figure your way back."
Rebecca Solnit

Years later (long after my grade school years) my mother explained she always knew I took the long way home from school through downtown.  Funny thing I never felt scared, maybe that's why.

You're never too old to hug a stuffed animal.

From my downtown, this moose hasn't returned to this space yet, and it's empty all because vandals decided to destroy the beauty of it.
I'll continue to keep checking.

Thanks for sharing your time with me
your visits mean everything to me.
Enjoy your weekend.


Anonymous said...

I will walk with you and critters anytime. Thank you. This was a great start to my day. HUGS!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen, Hooray for having the day off. I am like a kid when it comes to all the animals too. I enjoyed my walk with you and the critters. The llama is a cutie. I am so glad the baby green heron was rescued, I hope it can be released later. What a shame the pretty moose was vandalized, mean people have to ruin it for others! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Lea said...

I like the quote about walking
Love the dog portrait!
Have a great week-end!

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Nice post. Love the hot at the end - reminds me of the dog we had when I was growing up (well, before I was an adult, anyway). And I'll bear in mind what you say about hugging a stuffed animal...

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Sorry - meant to say love the 'shot' at the end. Ooops.

Debbie said...

what an awesome critter post, such a great variety!!! i tried to pick a favorite...maybe snoopy was my favorite!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I'll definitely keep my eyes open. You enjoy your weekend too. Hope it ain't as hot up yonder as it is down here.

Revrunner said...

A very strange looking llama, I must say. :-)

Elephant's Child said...

Loved walking with you and the critters - and am so glad to hear that the baby heron could be rescued.

Cloudia said...

I spent a long time here today enjoying, Karen

Bob Scotney said...

Our weekend is almost over, but I'd go anywhere to see that dog.

RedPat said...

Love the dog portrait, Karen!

A Colorful World said...

Fun post! Love that baby green heron! The painted moose statue is pretty cool. Sweet dog!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

I can't believe that someone would purposely destroy a work of art such as that moose! So disheartening. I too like the llama hair-dos!!