Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Snow Fairies for Words on Wednesday

Welcome to Words On Wednesday. Word list offered by Hilary Melton-Butcher and presented on Elephant's Child blog. I've used all 12 words.


Fairies of the Snow



Catching Fairies in the Snow.

Plants and fairies speak their own language that humans often find confusing or misleading in most situations. Bold and joyful Fairies tend to mix folly with work while living freely among growths of Violet and Snowdrop flowers. 




I hear them whispering to tulips, daffodils 
as well as other flowers known as medicine for the soul
and will cure any ailment.






Most Fairies use twigs for beds and cabbage plants are often their carapace protecting them from wild grizzly bears or the occasional Hessian mannered stray meowing their way through snowy paths along ornamental brick borders of my gardens.



A fairy illustrator that's more like a cross between a courageous to fair dinkum rather than a jokester once cried "Eureka we shall carry fairies away by ship," as they pulled up anchor and gathered moonbeams that could cure any ailment under the sun. 

That my friends once the sun melts the snow it will be the end of the story for all fairies in the snow.




"Well, she's walking through the clouds 
With a circus mind
 that's running wild 
Butterflies and zebras and moonbeams and fairy tales
 that's all she ever thinks about.
Riding with the wind."
 By the Jimi Hendrix Experience




 

Take good care of you and your own snow fairies.



Sunday, January 16, 2022

Life Imitates Art at The Gibbes Museum

Welcome please join me for an exciting exhibit I viewed this last November in Charleston, South Carolina at The Gibbes Museum. I'm posting to City Daily Photo.

The Gibbes Museum of Art statement- Through our complicated history, through light and shadow, we have persevered-humanity intact. Art is the reason.




This exhibit is titled Life Imitates Art.
Join the #MuseumChallenge and recreate your favorite work of art.
Pictured below is Grace the Pug recreating Mrs. Robert Gilmor, Jr (Sarah Reeve Lodson, ca.1790-1866)1823 by Thomas Sully 




















Emmy and Sarah Ross recreate
 Edmund Charles Tarbell's The Sisters 1921.

I think these girls are priceless in their portrayal. Great job.




"I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives."
Jane Austin



"Art transcends culture boundaries." Thomas Kinkade







Magnolia, recreates The Green Fan, (Girl of Toledo, Spain) 1912, by Robert Henri


















Recreates April (The Green Gown) 1920 by Childe Hassam






This art recreation project speaks to me. 


Below is my from in-house which I'll follow up later out and about our town.
Meet my Scarecrow and recreated as Firefighter Scarecrow.










Below is from my own downtown of Lakeville, Minnesota 



Baby it's cold outside anyone have a scarf?







Here are a few more items we found














"Here's to freedom, cheers to art.
 Here's to having an excellent adventure
 and may the stopping never start."
Jason Mraz


"There is no end. There is no beginning. 
There is only the infinite passion of life." Fellini



Thanks for stopping in and for your comments.
Take good care of you.



Saturday, January 15, 2022

Remember Your Why and Saturday Critters

 Good morning fellow critter lovers and welcome to


 SATURDAY'S CRITTERS 

I'm also posting to City Daily Photo. Remember, weekends don't count unless you're engaged in doing something completely random and pointless! Enjoy your weekend everyone and a few charming critters to brighten your day.



Nothing is more memorable than a smell. Ask any dog.

Also never forget all of your summer memories which last forever and help keep us warm all winter long.




Gone to the beach. Be back never.

Okay, I'm kidding.


"To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist." Gail Sheehy



By seeking and blundering we learn. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe




After you fall you get up and try again.

It's the courage to continue that counts.

Ask any proud pup.



A man/woman/dog/critter sees in the world what he carries in his heart. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe




Nope they're not looking to get into trouble just hoping for treats.



"There are no bad dogs, there are only some that may not be as good as others."

Quoted by anyone living next door to a 24/7 barking dog!



Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe




I'm so beautiful!






Keep those family trip memories close to your heart. This photo from South Dakota.






"The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, river and cities; but to know someone who thinks and feels with us, and who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden." Goethe




Yesterday after our newest snowfall Misty and Dash loving their romp in the new fallen snow.


"There is no need to lay low.

Go right ahead and give the world your brilliance."

Nicky Verd



Start where you are.

Use what you have.

Do what you can.


I enjoy your visits and comments thanks for stopping by.

Take good care of you and enjoy your moments!

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The Best Version of Winter

Woo-Hoo! When I left work today it was 37 marvelous degrees! It's been difficult trying to find good things during these frozen tundra days, especially when temperatures are -17 below and the wind chills plunging as low as -27, it's hard to follow that happy-go-lucky mantra. 

I'm posting to Words For Wednesday (words in green) and City Daily Photo. 


I'm using all 12 words given to us by Hilary Melton-Butcher and posted by Elephant's Child blog, and here's a lovely winter quote to get us in the proper mood. By Lewis Carroll.




"I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again." 

Lewis Carroll


Strolling Through Winter




Please take this jaunt with me as I unravel the near toxic experience that feels more like a hundred days and yet this frozen tundra lasted about two weeks.


Snowmen = Winter Happiness



Snowshine my only snowshine

with delicious Oreo eyes

 and crunchy carrot nose

you are my snowshine.





So horribly cold that even the beauty of hoarfrost stretched across the land disappeared and a bevy of folks have taken to leaving on a jet plane.

Such as it was, while others grabbed their maps and packed their cars to flee in search of warmer climates.

and yet the joke was on them.


Unfortunately, even those normally warmer cities were being slammed with ice storms, freezing temperatures and even snow, oh no.


This winter brings a vengeance that just won't end.
Frost hanging from branches, and forlorn weeds windblown and frozen like art in a winter-wonderland movie.








Lost and covered by frost and a blanket of snow across this weed garden and any hope for even a turnip or daffodil to pop up again is sadly months away.



Just the very sight of this hobbit like house is like something Lewis Carrol may have delicately slipped inside a scene from his nonsense poem, "Jabberwocky" amidst a calm winter day.



A shell of their former existence now dried up and lifeless but still owning a chrome yellow shade of color and makes a lovely background for this child statue.




It's no coincidence that you're surrounded by signs of winter as it whispers, which direction shall be your destiny?





Perhaps a bit of camping could spruce up our mojo?




Silly Frosty why are you carrying your carrot nose?



Go with the glow, I guess!

And I leave you with this one thought after our winter wonderland stroll.

"When we feel we have benched ourselves for too long, we must loosen up the unessential, get over our endless cringing and make a bold leap 
to the glowing stars of our dream. ("Steaming ahead.")"
Erik Pevernagie

Take good care of you and enjoy every moment.