Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, August 17, 2019

August Love

of course

Ah yes what I love 
most about
(besides some special birthdays)

The Minnesota Renaissance and
the Minnesota State Fair

Can't you just take in the fragrant steam rising from
the funnel cake deep fryers to the tranquil
aroma of wood smoke wafting through the air?
Bundles of fun and the greatness of culture can be found at both places.
Treat yourself. Make more memories.

"The purpose of life is to live it.
To taste experience to the utmost.
To reach out eagerly 
and without fear for
newer or richer experience."
Eleanor Roosevelt

Those who don't believe in magic
will never find it.

Who doesn't adore a pup in her tutu?

Low and behold I must have dinosaurs on my mind. 
Can you see them too?
 Back behind the low sulking heads?

Inspiring souls
 see what they believe!

When going to the Minnesota Renaissance Fair
Wacky Chickens 
are a must to see
and share their stage!

Chickens are like potato chips 
you just can't have one.

Live today like you're getting fried tomorrow!

No not snakes on a plane
Snakes galore here.

Dreams are made to come true.

Always something new at the Butterfly House!

The Minnesota State Fair
Deep Fried foods new and old 
mostly on sticks.
Swedish egg coffee.
Soft and scrumptious chocolate delicacies
unbelievable perfection of
arts, crafts, foods, discussions.
Animal births.
So many animal critters.
Deep Thoughts and memories born.
Cotton candy, Ice drinks, wine and beer flights
and rides for every human condition 
young and old scary and not.
The House of Mirrors
and House of Horrors.
Fruits, flowers, vegetables, politics and new designs.
Tractors and trucks and cars too, new and old.
So many things carved from butter.
Cheese Curds, Carnies, Corn Dogs
and the Human Condition.
All kinds of foods.
Crowds, entertainment big names too.
Just to name a few things at the fair.

We have a great sense of togetherness
we just have to bring it out from within
 and share it more often.

You can always take the human spirit out 
for a whirl anytime you want.

Thank you for spending time with me.
Take good care of you.


eileeninmd said...


Both the Renaissance Festival and the State Fair sound like a fun time with the family. I love all the costumes at the festival and the dog with the tutu is cute. Beautiful butterfly. Great captures of fun times and your beautiful family. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend! PS, thank so much for your visit and comment.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I always loved going to the State Fair in NC! So much fun! You sure saw some neat things to share. Happy weekend!

RedPat said...

You have been busy! I love that olive green fairy! And the chicken!

Sandi said...

Looks like fun...except for the snake! Eeek!

Elephant's Child said...

You can have a life or you can have an existence. You have firmly chosen the first. Thanks for taking us along.

Anni said...

That last photo? PRICELESS. When younger, we went to state & county fairs. And R.faires lotsa fun too. I went for the jousting...AND the turkey legs.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh wow Karen, that looked like so much exhausting fun, I bet you were all tuckered out by the end of the day 😉 I can tell from your pics there was never a dull moment.. as always a special visit 💙

Powdered Toast Man said...

Minnesota is a bit far for me. Can you bring the fair to me? I promise I will believe in the magic.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

It's been soooo long since I've been to a state fair.

Last time I 'went'...stood in line a close enough to read the items I couldn't bring camelback, nor my tripod was I won't be back.

It gets hot in FL...and I dehydrate easily...and they won't let me wear my hydration system?

(and I can't hold a 300m lens still enough to get a good shot without

Debbie said...

oh this looks like so much fun!! and fair food, that's the best!!!

that image of the monarch is gorgeous!!!

Jeff said...

Looks like a great time--love the costumes!

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