Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, February 18, 2018

O, Winter Evening

What an incredible day to enjoy an afternoon of window bliss,
 one window at a time.

I discovered windows one afternoon and after that,
nothing was ever the same.
Anne Spollen

Feel free to catch the splendid beauty of the outdoors
as it silently slips
 through large glass panels.

Don't waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, 
run to the next window, or break down a door.
Brook Shields

I spy a snowman!

If the house of the world is dark, 
love will find a way to create windows.

Such tasteful concrete with cow spots!

Need a ride?

Free parking until spring.

Plenty of room at the inn.

 Where have all the people gone?

O, winter evening you happened in 
just as my stroll 
drew near an end
through your deserted town.
What a pleasure it was
free from having 
to bundle up heavily against the cold.
Especially when they say
 a blizzard is on the way.

Behind this window glass a quiet office 
waits for people to return.
I can almost smell the coffee!

Stop the words now
open the window in the center of your chest
and let the spirits fly in and out.

Stop. Look. Listen. Enjoy. Live.

There is a place where words 
are born of silence.

and music sweetens the soul.

Thanks for stopping by 
take good care of you.


Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Kilroy says, Nice shots

eileeninmd said...

Hello, cute kiddies in the window. I love all the window displays, the elephant painting is my favorite. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Jenny Woolf said...

A nice combination of pictures and words. It made me think about different aspects of windows, and actually made me think of the 17th century hymn, with a line I always liked,

"A man that looks on glass,
On it may stay his eye;
Or if he pleaseth, through it pass,
And then the heav'n espy."

But wow, it looks cold where you are! :)

Karen S. said...

Hello Jenny great to hear from you again! Yesterday we had a heat wave, about 42 but today it's 21 with flurries and freezing rain, so perhaps the scheduled blizzard has lessened! That would be wonderful.

Hootin' Anni said...

Everything's simply awesome...from Rumi's quote to the reflections & seeing the world pass by thru windows

Christine said...

That was a really delightful wander around!

RedPat said...

Thanks for the nice walk, Karen! You must take advantage of warmer days at this time of year!

Debbie said...

i enjoy window shopping to see how store owners decorate their windows, especially during the holidays!!!

the weather has been a bit wacky this winter, here at the jersey shore too. it's suppose to be 71 on wednesday!!!

Lois said...

Lovely post Karen.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Always such a pleasure Karen, I love the way you look at the world and yes I remember your merman 😊

sage said...

there was a vinegar and olive oil shop in South Harbor, Michigan, which I enjoyed shopping at. Great photos and quotes, as always.

Cloudia said...

Thank You for your healing ministry, Karen