Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Bedazzled and Good Fences

"My experience is that the teachers 
we need most are the people 
we're living with right now."
Byron Katie

My world today.

"The grass as bristly and stout as chives and me wondering when the ground will break and me wondering how anything fragile survives."

Anne Sexton

The 30th is fast approaching.

We're busy making plans to celebrate Memorial Day-
and also visit Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Chasing Gnomes.

Peeking through fences.

and mystifying.

"The world can give you these glimpses 
as well as fairy tales can,
the smell of rain,
the dazzle of sun on white clapboard
with the shadows of ferns 
and wash on the line,
the wildness of a winter storm when in the house the
flame of a candle doesn't even flicker."
Frederick Buechner

Do you remember my fence from last week? 
Well here are a few more shots of it in other areas.

Ckick here for an inside looksee of 11005 203rd St. West

This is a view of the property from inside the garden center next door. 
They are the current owners of the property.

"Just the mere sight of some things make me sigh 
which always leads me to poetry or words longing to be said."

Below is an unexpected treasure, a patch of daisies growing wild and free.  On my first mow of the year I saw this circle of something growing, and it appeared more like daisies then a weed.  So I let it grow.  Am I ever happy I did.
In the 90's I planted a few daisies not too far from this spot that I dug up from the back woods of our property, but they eventually disappeared.  Until this year.

"It's the unknown that draws people."
E.A. Bucchianeri

"But they say if you dream a thing more than once,
it's sure to come true."
Walt Disney
12 Princess Stories

Here's to happy days 
"Brighten up the world like a little sunbeam."
Terry Practchett


TexWisGirl said...

princesses and gnomes. :) love the daisy patch!!

RedPat said...

The daisies are a real gift to you!

LV said...

A very nice presentation of different attractions.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a wonderful post and variety of images. The gnomes are always a favorite of mine. I love daisies, they look so pretty. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

Elephant's Child said...

Yay for the return of the daisies. Always love to see them dance in the breeze.

Gail said...

Daisies were in my bridal bouquet with yellow rose buds. Love yours.

Have a fantastic weekend.

Christine said...

Ooo I admit to taking a peek through fences - I just have to see what lies beyond!

ellen b said...

So glad you saved the daisy patch. Fun looking at and peeking through the fences you shared! Have a meaningful weekend.

sage said...

Great quotes and I could use a mess of chives :)

Cloudia said...

May your May 30 be magical!

Jeanie said...

Lovely photos, Karen. Have a wonderful Memorial holiday.

Ida said...

You have a wonderful sense of joy in life. The Gnomes, The Fairy Princess and the Daisies and Fences were all just delightful to see.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Karen!:) The return of the daisies, could be the title of a book or poem. Your patch of daisies look lovely,...have always loved these pretty wild flowers, and the chives look pretty too. A big thank you for your magical post of princesses, gnomes, fairies, quotes, and fences ofcourse.
Have a great weekend.:)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

chasing gnomes?

Lost cause...they just flick into the the Ethereal

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Those daises are amazingly hardy Karen, many people grow them here for just that reason, pretty hard to kill them :) isn't Google maps amazing, bit weird to think you can see close ups of residences all over the world :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Run faster, Mr. Gnome!

They're CHASING you!