Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Critters on First Day of Autumn

 Happy first day of autumn! Let's bring in some critters for


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"If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration."

 Nikola Tesla

and also,

"The energy of the mind is the essence of life."


Mindset is Everything!

"Outside, it was the perfect air temperature, not too cool and not too warm. It was perfectly still.
The sky was a hazy shade of white peculiar to autumn mornings, and especially this first day of autumn."
 Donna Tartt and Me

"Good morning, Goose!" said the one goose to the other.

And they went on with their day, not even noticing me. 

Is that a hat on your head?

Hello Horsey!

Northfield Minnesota Jessie James Day!

"The people who have closed their eyes and ears to the new opportunity are the people who are actually using their brain very little."
Anuj Jasani

"Use what you have, use what the world gives you. Use the first day of fall: bright flame before winter's deadness; harvest; orange, gold, amber; cool nights and the smell of fire."

Live from the best ever Minnesota Rennaissance Festival!

From the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden outside The Walker Art Museum

"I would rather sit on/with a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion," Henry David Thoreau

The leaves as they spark into wild color just before they die are the world's oldest performance art, and everything we see is celebrating one last violently hued hurrah before the black and white silence of winter."

Shauna Niequist

Artemis really knows how to live each and every day!

"Explore, Experience, then push beyond."
Aaron Lauritsen

Thanks for stopping in and gifting me with your thoughts.
Take good care of you and enjoy this first day of autumn.

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Critters in Scandia

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Getting to know you, bark! Bark!


and kisses!

Yesterday was devoted to romping, roaring, taco-ing and critter hunting at Scandia-Marines Lions 48th Annual Taco Daze event.

Such grace, devotion, determination and hard work for these young adults and their horses.

Hanging with Gnomies!

"We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person."

W. Somerset Maugham

"The secret to life is meaningless unless you discover it yourself."

Such a glorious day to be alive and among the vitality, artsy nature of others and their traditions. #BeAdventurous 

"Every animal is a tradition, and together they are a vast part of our heritage as human beings. No animal completely lacks humanity, yet no person is ever completely human."

Boria Sax

"Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderations from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit."

W. Somerset Maugham

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.

Izaak Walton 

It wouldn't be as great of an event, if it weren't for the many actually thousands and thousands of folks bringing their wit, silliness, and vintage and unusual vehicles of all makes and models to these town gatherings.

"You can do anything in this world if you're prepared to take the consequences."

W. Somerset Maugham

May there be a special Tomte in everyone's lives.

(They're usually hiding)

Sweet little Tomte and all the people who "patter about" your lives, at whatever hour of the day to enrich people's lives and "check on everyone's welfare.

Thank you for stopping by and your wonderful comments that always brighten my day.

Take good care of you and of course your Tomte!

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Find Your Beast

Life is better when you're in


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Unleash the beast within you.

"Humanity is a cage, and our puritanical sensibilities comprise the bars. We are confined by our own reason and intellect, and yet most of us don't even know it." Nenia Campbell

Trust your gut instincts.

"I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, 

I'll go to it laughing."

Herman Melville

and I'll make others laugh with me.

How much does a thought weigh?

Don't overload your thoughts. Put s0methings on the backburner.

Great advice from dogs,

"I try all things, I achieve what I can,"

Herman Melville

But know, I prefer treats that are delicious!

Don't be that person who doesn't see the beauty behind every day. Enjoy those simple pleasures in life they say yet, there's more than smelling roses. Scream out to the skies your worrisome fears. Unleash and move on.  Skip following the overtold rules. Fly with the stars. Give away your favorite book and make someone's day. You're on the right path when you move about with feeling. Set forth on your own path, achieve the unachievable that calls to you.

Be the one that bursts out of the crowd.

"You were born an original work of art, Stay original. 

Suzy Kassem


The grass on the other side is the same. Trust me on this.

Do what you can, with what you have,

 wherever you are.

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."

Helen Keller

"Truth is in things and not in words."

Herman Melville

Together We Can

It's all about teamwork.

"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." 

Martin Luther King Jr


I'm excited about tomorrow which is adult/family day 
at the Renaissance Festival! 

There's only room for merriment.

"Far more important than the tribulations and heartaches, the thrills, merriment, and pleasures of life is what you learn from it all. It isn't the tunnel we pass through that matters, it's what emerges on the other side." Richelle E. Goodrich

Life is full of choices so get out there and have a blast doing whatever you're doing.

Our Minnesota State Fair has arrived again! 

Impossible doesn't stand a chance.

"Scars are but evidence of life," Coquette said. "Evidence of choices to be learned from, evidence of wounds, wounds inflicted of mistakes, wounds we choose to allow the healing of. We likewise choose to see them, that we may not make the same mistakes again," Marcia Lynn McClure

So, what plans do you have for this last weekend of August?

Thanks for sharing time with me and gifting me with your thoughts and comments.

Take good care of you.