Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Making the Most and Critters

Welcome to


and I'm posting to City Daily Photo

Fill your days with what makes you joyful.

 It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.

"Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it. Sauté' it. Whatever. Make.

Joss Whedon

Let your tongue hang proudly!

"Creating means living."

Dejan Stojanovic

My granddaughter loves play and exercise time with the pups!

"How you make others feel, says a lot about who you are.

"The thing about a hero, is even when it doesn't look like there's a light at the end of the tunnel, he's going to keep digging, he's going to keep trying to right and make up for what's gone before, just because that's who he is."

Joss Whedon

"Passion. It lies in all of us. sleeping, waiting, and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir, open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us, guides us. Passion rules us all. And we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love, the clarity of hatred, the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we'd know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms shattered and dank. Without passion, we'd be truly dead." 

Joss Whedon

When you know something is right you will feel it in your bones.

Doing good to others is not a duty. It is a joy for it increases your own health and happiness. 

So many projects making after school snack bags, activity bags for cancer patients, placemats for Meals on Wheels, cards for the homeless, Fleece blankets for kids, diabetes hypoglycemia kits, Save the Bees" seed balls, birdhouses, dog and cat toys.

My granddaughter joined the event too.

Unbelievable number of toys for rescue dogs and cats. Lots of scraps leftover from making tie blankets. Everything has its use!

"Create. Not for the money. Not for the fame. Not for the recognition. But for the pure joy of creating something and sharing it."

Ernest Barbaric

Introducing several communities to a day in the life of Lions.

"Life will throw so many trials your way, but never let them distract you from your goal, for you are destined for phenomenal greatness."

This was a hands-on messy event but so worthy!

A table for making placemats for Meals on Wheels

Promis me you will always remember, you're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

A. A. Milne

Thanks for your visit and comments and

always, always be good to yourself.

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Running Like Dogs and other Critters

Welcome to


 and City Daily Photo posting.

Dash (short for Dashiell) is always ready to run, and sniff and investigate!

Dash gaze fixed, intently with his eyes wide open waiting to hear,

 "Who wants to go outside!"

How about that run? Catch a ball? Throw the stick?  

Waiting for our humans.

"Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create."

Roy T. Bennett

A cat's purr is the sound of love.

"My way of learning is to heave a wild and unpredictable monkey-wrench into the machinery."

Dashiell Hammett


"Art can blow us out of our pigeonhole. In deafness it may shout or scream, in blindness it may arrest our attention, in numbness it may shake up our mind. If we don't sense anything at all and take everything for granted, art can kick us in the ass, give a conscience and make us aware."

Erik Pevernagie

Animal love best thing ever.

"When our thoughts are unsettled and our inner world is in a muddle, we may sharpen our wits and try to recognize the invisible edges of our fractured stance. If we seek to figure out, what our life story is all about, we may be able to put the missing pieces in place and identify what is driving us, what we are actually up to and why we are running like mad dogs, sometimes."

Erik Pevernagie

"By freeze-framing the image of our lifestyle, by stopping our mental clock at times and letting time flow, 'psycological' time can replace 'chronological' time and our human condition can be called into question. This opens the door to a new challenge and a new future."

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

Anais Nin

Every dog's motto - aka- always keep alert.

"Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must, never give up."

Take good care and enjoy your weekend and remember it's time to spring forward again. 

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Elevate Yourself and Critters

 Good morning to all and welcome to another post for


and I'm also posting to City Daily Photo


Elevate yourself to higher levels!

and embrace the change and enjoy life!

"The sky is not my limit I am." 

T.F. Hodge

"Day by day begin to stand out. Be a difference maker. Fitting in with the crowd is robbing you of your destiny."

Hiral Nagda

"Day by day elevate yourself to a breathtaking level by working on your passions."

Hiral Nagda 

"Elevate your inside game. A negative attitude is below the horizon, a place for lonesome hearts."

T. F. Hodge 

The Photos below are from the Northfield Arts Guild and their series ELEVATE Raising Kids in the Arts show currently running at The Guild and ends on March 9th. Come be inspired at Northfield student's artwork.

"You may never know how even a little kind gesture from your end can create a massive impact on someone's life."

Hiral Nagda

"The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life." 

Willam Morris

Remember this-

"The things you are passionate about are the real reason for your existence on this planet."

Hiral Nagda

Thank you so much for stopping in to share time with me and for your comments. Take good care and enjoy your weekend.

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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Window Reflections is our March Theme

Our March theme

 for City Daily Photo is,

Window Reflections

I crave window reflections and search for them in every walk I take. Seriously. 

Our eyes are the window to our soul.

and why not Celebrate the Unknown?

Those little things waiting to be seen. 

"Set wide the window. Let me drink the day."

 Edith Wharton

 Can you catch my reflection in several of these photos?

I spy myself here can you see me too?

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.

 "May you live everyday of your life."

Jonathan Swift

The shipwreck of my thoughts is, not having any.

So, begin each day not by vision alone but with a positive thought.
(And if you're super lucky you can share the morning air with your dog or dogs.)

"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom."

Same place different view in the photo above and the one below.

There are so many sides to who we are depending on who you're with and sometimes it's about who we reveal and who we keep hidden inside.

"The difference between who you are and who you want to be,

 is what you do."

Bill Phillips

There's so much more to a window than looking inside like the view of the outside it offers as well.

A little of inside the window along with reflection playing in this photo.

"The biggest window in the world is your mind, and the capacity of your mind depends on how much of your window is curtained and how much is not curtained. The brightest mind is of course the mind that has no curtains!"

Mehmet Murat ildan


"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."
Mahatma Gandhi

Thanks for stopping in and leaving me a comment.

Take good care of you!

Sunday, February 25, 2024

New Ways

Welcome to my Sunday post for


and I'm also posting to Daily City Photo

Looking at new ways to do old things.


I shall leap from this corner to the other counter, and I shall do this without fail, for I have mastered jumping!


My youngest son and my daughter showing us their super-strengths!

"Don't let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks."

Dr. Roopleen

So put on your sunglasses and head outdoors and forget your woes!

"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me. So, when I feel like quitting, I ask myself, which would I rather live with?"

Lance Armstrong

"We're so busy watching out for what's ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are!"

Bill Watterson

"Anyone who imagines they can work alone winds up surrounded by nothing but rivals, without companions. The fact is no one ascends alone."

Lance Armstrong

"Make every negative into a positive," as my mother says. Nothing goes to waste, you put it all to use, the old wounds and long-ago slights become the stuff of competitive energy."

Lance Armstrong

"Being humble means recognizing that we not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others."

Gordon B. Hinckley

"That's why animals are so soft and huggy."
Bill Watterson 

"When the owl sings, the night is silent. (Quand le hibou chante, La nuit est silence)
Charles de Leusse 

Thanks for your visits and your comments

 and enjoy our new week ahead

 and take good care of YOU.