Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Why Outdoors

Aren't we lucky for another new
 and fresh series of chapters just waiting to be lived?
Let's move away from the same old story line though.
I'm so eager for new adventures, I trust you are too.

"If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul."
Drew Barrymore

Take over your winter blues with nature's gifts!
Last Saturday I visited our lovely
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 

and I'm going to share a few tips for this new year.

Try going where you feel most alive.

Explore the unseen.

Seek adventures that open your mind.
Don't be stuck with the same ho-hum attitudes.

Gather earthy goodies
 and create anything.

You can try the same places or things
 just with new eyes/ideas/shapes/designs.

Work hard but travel so much harder.
Go to that destination you've been putting off.

Life is short just ask any snowman.

"Until you step into the unknown, 
you don't know what you're made of."
Roy T. Bennett

Last but not least for my post today
is spending more thought towards the ever mysterious
 shadows in our daily lives.
Victor Hugo

Had I cut my dog Misty out of this photo you'd never been able to guess where this shadow came from.
Here's to sharing mystery shadows to open our minds!

Thanks for stopping by I always appreciate your visits!
Take good care of you. 


Hootin' Anni said...

Well you've certainly opened my mind...but, for some reason it sounds a bit hollow inside. Best get to working on that and see what becomes of it.

By the way, terrific post.

RedPat said...

Such wise words from that snowman! Great post, Karen! ;-))

Elephant's Child said...

Love your open eyes, heart and mind - and the quirky wonders you share.

eileeninmd said...


Wise words and advice. Love the snowman and the shadow dog. I want to explore the unseen.. Pretty statues, thanks for sharing. Have a happy day and week ahead.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I will seek adventure... As soon as my hands are out of casts

sage said...

The lives of snowmen are especially short here! :)

Debbie said...

another super fun post!! i have been hoping for snow but our temperatures just keep getting warmer and warmer!!! 60's this weekend and i live in new jersey, the weather has been crazy!!

i love your snowman but he needs a hat ;))))

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Happy happy New Year Karen, how I have missed your inspirational posts 💙 I couldn't agree more, new year new mindset.. let's make it a fabulous year... Even though I don't have a snowman to check in with 😉

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Cloudia said...

Thank You

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