Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Critters and Mothers

A special Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers here, especially all the Critter Mothers. Posting to SATURDAY'S CRITTERS and City Daily Photo.

Let the Critters play!


Bugs being Bugs!




"Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look."

Jodi Picoult





Look! Flowers.





"Maybe who we are isn't so much about what we do, but rather what we're capable of when we least expect it." Jodi Picoult



That certain look when you pick them up from the groomer!



Our pets have facial expressions too. You've just got to see them.



"You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not." Jodi Picoult





"Love is not a because, it's a no matter what."



"He was sunshine most always, I mean he made it seem like good weather."

Mark Twain

Be someone's sunshine!

Today, tomorrow, and forever.

What you give comes back.


Every life has a soundtrack, 

keep on keeping yours alive.

Thanks for sharing time with me

Take good care of you and be safe.





A sign of love!





Thursday, May 6, 2021

Proximity and Soon Normalcy

My post for City Daily Photo today speaks to our theme this month of Earth and relief for normalcy! Yes, we're getting a bit closer here in Minnesota to letting go of some restrictions according to our Governor Tim Walz which he'll be announcing very soon. 



Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.

Rabindranath Tagore



This old Minneapolis Fire Station closed years ago to house a restaurant and other offices and finally has opened it's doors for serving again!



We're still mandated to wear masks and some places still aren't offering inside service, but that may very well change soon! 



With the warmer weather more outside cafes and coffee shops are prospering!



Yes! Love these signs! Progress.



We still need to practice social distancing and wear our masks for now, and with everyone getting their vaccinations that will close the gap! 



"Even city people have ancestors who had their hands in the dirt."
Carlene Carter


As for my Earth mention, what is Emme looking at?



Don't limit your child to their own learning, 
for she was born in another time.
Rabindranath Tagore



Doesn't it feel really good to have nature surround you? 



Up close and personal, play in dirt, life is growth. It's a world full of dirt and rocks, so why not make something with it all?







Here's a thought, 
You can't cross the sea by merely standing and staring at the water.
Rabindranath Tagore

Makes sense doesn't it?
Thanks for stopping in
and take good care of you.







Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Earth Care

 City Daily Photo theme for May is Earth! 



Flower will not grow if, the stem doesn't allow. 

Nayreil



Working with plants will teach you 

all other social commitments in a soothing way.

Karthikeyan V




A passionate look, touch or a hug on a plant is enough to open your inner eyes than going for a serious yoga and other therapies. Karthikeyan V 


As you'll notice I happened to be out and about in Hastings, gathering all the earth shots I could for City Daily Photo! 



Mostly, we've learned we have much to learn.




I am not a teacher, but an awakener.
Robert Frost



 One day is not enough to watch a tree, one life is not enough to love a tree.
Karthikeyan V



"Ancora Imparo"

Yet, I am learning. 
Michaelangelo



The best way out, is always through.
Robert Frost





As we wander through our days, we hope to uncover more about ourselves.


If by chance you happen upon something, anything that's quirky, stop!
Camera ready. Shoot.


I'm not confused. I'm just well mixed.
Robert Frost


One important thing about earth is what we consume. 

"The act of putting in your mouth what the earth has grown is perhaps your most direct interaction with the earth." Frances Moore Lapp




Here's a treat from my daughter's garden!



So,

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. Michael Pollan


and enjoy your Earth moments every single day and thanks for stopping in.

Take good care of you. 

 


 

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

National Tell A Story Day April 27th

I'm posting to City Daily Photo  and Words for Wednesday the April 21st posting From The Other Side of Sixty The words will be this shade!


 Did you know today is,

  National Tell A Story Day, on this April 27th 2021.


Playing With Pumpkins


Being a defender of all pumpkins

 more than you would imagine 

 residing in strange places.

Confessing my desire to uncover their whereabouts

before any slaughter or carving begins.

 

Bridges by water all the better to look my dear.

Eliminate colourless  pumpkins for obvious reasons. 


Pumpkins have long noses for reading
 must check bookstores and artsy shops
 yet their birth places are more 
earthly than you'd imagine.



Their many relatives can turnip
while others in their family squash or beet 
and jockey about other fellow relatives
hollowed out or not
it's all in good jack o' lantern fun!


Yet being the most magical of all plants 

 they can become a coach in a flash.

But when midnight strikes 

once again they're confronted with harsh realities of life. 

Defining cookie-cutter-features

often fat, orange, rough and round creatures

carved with silly or scary expressions

and toothless grins under glowing eyes

and the occasional furry moustache attached 

each perform in a frightful plight

of a vast sea of orange hiding in nearby patches

but their biggest fear is hearing,

anyone desire a cinnamon-streusel pumpkin muffin?

Turn on the oven!

Oh the wickedness!


Clear vision is the answer to solving puzzles.

and good whiskey upon rising theometers!



Allow yourself to venture.




Sorry, barnacles can't grow clues.




Even a stream of sophisticated narrative techniques
 won't enlighten this search.
 



Where oh where could all the pumpkins be?


Paving the way across this cobblestone lane
step by step all the way home again to find
my very own Pumpkin person.


and in the end

"Only a knife knows what goes on in the heart of a pumpkin.

Simone Schwarz-Bart


Thanks for stopping by. Stay safe. Take good care.

Shakopee Glimpses

Welcome from the Twin Cities and today I'm featuring the town of Shakopee Minnesota and posting for City Daily Photo.


And there to greet you as you arrive is,



Welcome to all!

Begin with no particular plan just unplug and reconnect with something past, it'll make all the difference in a day.

 Welcome to part one of my Saturday day trip.


Shakopee, Minnesota is a mere 20 miles from my house although it's in a direction away from my regular visits. So Satruday on my way to Wayzata I took the long way around to checkout Shakopee!



A motive for day tripping,

"If you dig it, do it. If you really dig it, do it twice.
Jim Croce 


Chief  Sakpe said, Over These Hills I Once Rode Free Upon My Horse.




Absorb those things that make your day memorable to you.





One set less of footsteps and yet many more to follow his
around town. This tribute brings those memories to mind, Chief Sakpe, leader of Mdewakanton Dakota Village.




Stop dreaming of places you'll see and

dare to adventure and learn things.




"Hey tomorrow I can't show you nothin'
You've seen it all pass by your door
So many times I said I've been changin'"
Jim Croce

So many changes happening must catch up.

It's up to us to keep track 
of what's happening around us.





When you take that daycation and beautify your surroundings 
it overhauls your day to day life with vigor and charm.



 What the heck? 


"The true secret to seeking the unknown is in the looking, not the finding.
 The journey is what matters." Josh Gates





"We cannot bear for our most mysterious experiences to remain unexplained. I've therefore learned that every story has worth, since a person takes the time to tell it. The key is to listen."  John Gates

Thanks for taking in my story today.
Stay safe. Take good care of you.