Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, February 2, 2019

A Few Critters


Things we hand down to our children that were handed down to us and will forever be handed down to future generations.
We're given life. It's up to us to make our living matter. 

There's something refreshing about 
 snowflakes falling from the sky 
and it feels like a thing of wonderment!

If it's snow on the range and a winter palace surrounds our arctic hearth and snowy forts, Misty is all in. 

The more snow on her face the better. She just hates having her picture taken.

My day off this week I spent time with Danny Jr. and Mason (school closed because we live in a frozen tundra) and quality time with their adorable pets too.

Rusty follows my every footstep making it tricky taking photos of the kitty cats. Jasmine has her eyes glued to Rusty behind me!

You know she's thinking, don't you dare enter my space puppy dog!

Clearly, Oliver doesn't mind his buddy and pal Rusty.

Rusty at the moment has his attention on

"What kind of snack are you eating Mason?"

Another kind of critter.

Meet my newest Scarecrow I brought to the deck for safety from our winter storm. You can see how well that worked.

Thanks for wiping the snow from my face but how about

Yes! I'm a little less snowy of a Scarecrow!

Stunning nature moment.

We've survived this arctic blast that sunk us deep inside another frozen tundra  our motto WE SURVIVED this too.

"You've got to find the force inside you."
Joseph Campbell

.....he allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over to give birth to themselves."
Gabriel Garcia Marques

In case any of you (like especially the Floridians including my co-workers that escape there until April) just in case you're wondering what we've been up too, not just quick-brisk-evening walks

lots, and lots of yummy cakes of various structures and flavors.

and busy putting away a few more winter-wonderland-decorations that have cheered our souls enough for this season.

Snow crafts 

and can't forget all our warming for the soul tummy comforts!

Thanks for stopping in
stay warm or cool whatever the case for you and
take good care of you.


eileeninmd said...

Hello, I have been hearing about the arctic blast that you and the Midwest had to endure. You are survivors, I am a wimp. These old bones like to stay warm! Love all your cute furbabies, Misty and Rusty and the sweet kitties. The snow-scarecrow is cute. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post today. Happy Saturday and have a great weekend. PS, thanks for the comment on my blog.

Elephant's Child said...

A delightful (as always) post. I am with Misty. I hate having my photo taken and the few times my face has felt snow I delighted in it. Glad you survived the recent cold blast with your positivity intact. And love your attitude.

Debbie said...

so much have a great, happy spirit!!!

have a wonderful weekend!!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...


Hugs to all your critters (and rug rats roaming around)

KB said...

Your pets are adorable. I'm Karen too

A Colorful World said...

Some awesome pets and snowy scenes! And that funny "snowman."

Jono said...

You were as cold as we were up here! Hopefully, the severe part is over now.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So enjoyed seeing the snow falling Karen, how sweet Misty is with his snow covered face. That freezing weather can't go on for too much longer, spring will be wonderful ✨

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow your weather is stunning. Here in NW Washington state we got snow today - just an inch or so here - the temperature has steadily dropped all day from 33 in the morning to now 18 degrees as it gets dark outdoors - with a wind chill of 9. Probably balmy to you - but for us wimpies it is cold - and the wind is supposed to be harsh tonight - gale warnings. Glad you and all the snowy critters are able to keep warm.

RedPat said...

Dogs do love snow so much!

Sandi said...


Love the snow!

Hootin' Anni said...

Brett, that escrow needed a bit of snow removal! I so loved it all!! In fact, you made me think twice of hating wintry snowfall...ALMOST. I'd be indoors with the kitties!

Hootin' Anni said...

Auto correct...sorry. not Brett, instead I bet. And escrow should be s'crow

Jenny Woolf said...

Rusty has such an expressive face! I have heard about your arctic vortex there. Snow comes here fairly rarely, and I think I would find it hard to spend quite so long in a winter wonderland, but I am glad you feel differently and can revel in the beauty of it too!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Karen is all well with you. Are you not posting anymore. This is the last post I can see of yours and it was back in February. I'm wondering if your blog seuttings have changed ✨