Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


I hope this post finds you enjoying your winter 
or summer depending where you live.

Currently this is my world today.

I'm sharing a bit of photos with a bit of quotationary fun
 I hope it brightens your day.

One picture can tell the whole story.

Empty of people.
For the moment.

Want to meet at the lake?
Nah, let's go inside.

Downtown Minneapolis.
Before the snow arrived.

"We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny.
But what we put into it is ours."
Dag Hammarskjold

Lucky us, if we dine outside, no waiting for a table today!

"The longest journey is the journey inwards."
Dag Hammarskjold

Plenty of parking as well.

Some Sage advice.
"When the morning's freshness has been replaced by 
the weariness of midday, 
when the leg muscles quiver under the strain,
the climb seems endless, and, suddenly
nothing will go quite as you wish
it is then that you must not hesitate."

Ready to learn new things.

The lesson which life repeats
and constantly enforces is
'look under foot.'
John Burroughs

"Go, learn things." Agent Dwayne Pride
from NCIS New Orleans
10 pieces of wisdom here from Agent Pride
one of my favorite characters and show.

Cold weather brings so much creative play don't you think?

I especially enjoy winter projects, and especially knowing

The Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts will be accepting our artwork soon!

Wine-cork-man is one of my favorite pieces that was accepted two years ago.
I don't remember this artist's name but I've heard more work is in progress.

Just have to share a wee bit of blue skies and clouds.

Creative Kidstuff bubble-blowing-bear but 
No bubbles today or until spring arrives.

Winter strolls are the way to discover snow and ice art out and about.

Looking forward to this year's ice castle in St. Paul and other ice art.

"Most people are like a falling leaf that drifts and turns in the air,
flutters, and falls to the ground.
But a few others are like stars which travel one defined path:
no wind reaches them,
they have within themselves their guide and path."
Hermann Hesse

Our paths with others create a winning life.

Yep, we were told to make funny faces! 
Something I need to work on. 
Thanks for stopping by
and take good care of you.

How do you like my poinsettia, so far still surviving?


Cloudia said...

Bless you and yours, Dear!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Years ago a peer sold the idea to do pictionary during a team build. Didn't go over so well.

Elephant's Child said...

Blow bubbles. And freeze them. A different kind of magic.

RedPat said...

I did a wander in the winter sun today and it felt great!

Revrunner said...

I'm still waiting for my fingers to thaw out after having lost power here for four hours. BRRR!!! I vote we go inside.

Debbie said...

a wonderful picture of you and the kids!

i adore snow sculptures and all the fun you shared today and always!! all of our snow has melted!!

Anonymous said...

I adopted a baby monkey after I found him on the side of the road next to his mother's lifeless body. The baby didn't know what to do and was sad and crying so I decided to take him with me and help raise him. So I decided to daily post a YouTube video of our baby monkey so everyone can see him. Here's my YouTube channel:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I always enjoy your inspiring post and quotes. The views of the lake are pretty. Cool sculptures. Great shot of you and the grandkids. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh Karen my weather couldn't be more different to yours if it tried.. hot and humid, but thankfully the humid part is no more 😀 Tres enjoyable post as always ✨

Anonymous said...

Nice to see all your pictures...

Lois said...

Lovely post. I like the snow art!