Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Language Without Words

One of my favorite languages, isn't words written or spoken.

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Henry David Thoreau

"If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical 
would have something to do with a shortage of flowers."
Doug Larson

Honestly, the Snapdragon flower resembles the face of a dragon
 that opens and closes its mouth by a squeeze of your finger.

"Whatever you focus your attention on 
will become important to you even if it's unimportant."
Sonya Parker

So far this winter it's been unseasonably warmer, far less snow and more often rain and yes, this is still Minnesota. The winds are a bit gusty today, but they'll be heading out soon.

Even overcast, grey skies, barren, broad calm, bitter cold, or chilly days, and cloudless, hazy grey or even clear pale skies we snap pictures of it perhaps to prove ourselves wrong, that in truth there is always a silent spring existing within every winter.

On a canvas of grays and white 
 a red barn prevails in spite
of old man winter.

Your eyes assume there isn't any open water here,
 when in fact there actually is.

Look I caught myself in the window!

Actually dogs have a language all their own, and it's not just barking.
It's their body language and it overpowers words.

"Words are pale shadows of forgotten names.  As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts."
P. Rothfuss

"Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are."
Jose' Ortega Y Gasset

Thank you, I enjoy all your visits and comments
Take good care of you.


Debbie said...

i always read all of your fabulous quotes and wonder how you come up with the ones you are going to share. one of my favorites today was "Whatever you focus your attention on will become important to you even if it's unimportant."

we have been having a much warmer winter than usual also, we have not had any snow. north jersey got hit hard once, but we did not get any!! yours looks pretty, like you have just the right amount!!

Elephant's Child said...

Glorious images - which transcend words. Thank you.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

'There is always a silent spring awaiting in every winter' love, love, love! As always an uplifting experience here Karen, merci beaucoup 💙

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

They do overpower words.

(I wonder how Old Man Winter got his name)

RedPat said...

I love the pic of the dog looking out of the window!

Cloudia said...

These are some excellent photos and wonderful words from the heart that we can connect to in their authenticity. Where do you FIND these amazing quotes that I steal, girl!!??