Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Like that Star of the Waning Summer

The fair in Minnesota
it's a bittersweet affair
 and always,
brings the close of summer far too close
 for my comfort.

It's always all about the cows.

Welcome to

and corn-men, because we're critters too.


Rather than corn critters
how about good old Dinosaurs?

Has it ever felt like your life unravels 
in the most unusual ways sometimes?

"Like that star of the waning summer
who beyond all stars rises
 bathed in the ocean stream
to glitter in brilliance."

"Never dull your shine for somebody else."
Tyra Banks

"The journey is the thing."

To be able to hear unheard sounds.

"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."
William Shakespeare

Life unravels in a mysterious way sometimes, doesn't it?

"Thank life for happening
thanks to you for being here.
Thank every twist and turn
that we are joined in this world together,
There is a reason for every single thing
and nobody can stop us, not ever,
There is a reason for every worry
and concern."
Dante Jannicelli
and me

“Bad things can happen, and often do--but they only take up a few pages of your story; and anyone can survive a few pages.” 
― James A. OwenThe Barbizon Diaries: A Meditation on Will, Purpose, and the Value Of Stories


TexWisGirl said...

the fair was always a fun sign of fall. harvest time. summer's last hoorah.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen, our state fair is not until Labor Day weekend. What a neat looking chicken, love the "do" The cow on the car is cute. I love the quotes, always inspiring words.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Good doggie!

RedPat said...

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) opened here last week and runs to Labour Day. It always signals the end of summer and back to school time!
Love that Owen quote!

Debbie said...

i love any kind of fair!! our star fair is always during the middle of summer, when it's so hot!! fun snaps!!!

Cloudia said...

You are a treasure in my life. K.

"“Bad things can happen, and often do--but they only take up a few pages of your story; and anyone can survive a few pages.”
― James A. Owen


Elephant's Child said...

Love the beauty and whimsy you find and share. Thank you.

kaykuala said...

A last hurrah before Fall that should be fun. Love the quotes. Shakespeare and Tyra Banks are gems in not so many words!


Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

everyone should go to the fair at least once


Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Love all the critters, the chicken's hair do is funny, and love all the meaningful quotes.

carol l mckenna said...

Love that chicken! All fun and wonderful photos and such inspiring quotes!

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

cedarmerefarm said...

Love that hairdo on the chicken!!! And thank you for sharing the quote from James A Owen. Have a great day Karen. Christa

Poetry24 said...

I love your philosophy. I'm also liking the cow photograph.

Lowcarb team member said...

I think the chicken may have been having a bad hair Day!

Great selection of photo's but your last one is my favourite.

All the best Jan

Anni said...

I am a die-hard Shakespeare fan, so the last quote was THE BEST EVER!! Unless you come up with another of his quotations.

Such a whimsical, fun, post. I'd like to know how that cow got thru the window!?!!! lol

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love the crested chickens!

Filip and Kristel said...

A cow on a car, strange.