Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, December 28, 2017

WFW Pictorial Style and Merriness

First on behalf of family celebrations, life and work
It's not that I'm procrastinating with this past due post
I've just had little blogging time.

Pictorial style!
Photos were posted for our blogging creativity)
(Wishing Merriness just for you)

"We shape our buildings;
thereafter, our buildings shape us."
Winston Churchill

Everything we build 
has meaning and purpose.

(inside the Hands-On-Museum in Huntsville, Alabama)

Look for those things you might be lucky enough to discover inside trees.

(words for Wednesday photo)

"Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness."
William Shakespeare

"Deep into that lightness seeing,
long we stood there
wondering, laughing, counting moments
dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before,
Edgar Allen Poe and Me

A funny true elf story created for MPR for adults.


Am I trapped and living somewhere else in the past? Maybe, but oh my gee golly gillacures this is the only Merry Christmas video I want to share for your enjoyment!


you've got to see!

Knitted with love by my daughter just for me!

When you can,
Bring out the brushes and paint.

Flowers just for you, enjoy.

Oh the silly things kitty-cats do!

This is from where I grew up in Michigan.
Isn't it a beautiful winter-wonderland view?

Things we do!

Sharing a Christmas Eve dance.

Eat more cake!

Speaking of food-

Minnesota nice moment,
for Floridians battered by Hurricane Irma,
see what a Minnesota food truck is doing for them here.

The trick to creating a life you enjoy
is celebrating you and all that makes you
feel alive.
It's all up to you.

Wishing everyone a lovely close to 2017
 and welcome to an even brighter and better new year in 2018

Thank you for sharing your time with me here,
and always take good care of you.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

From the Corner of

Greetings from my corner of the world.
I'm hoping you are all experiencing joy and harmony
in all that you celebrate this time of year.

Snowmen everywhere are rejoicing 
hoping for more snow!

"Go and open the door 
Maybe outside there's 
a tree, or a wood, a garden
or a magic city.

from The Door, by Miroslav Holub

Go and take a walk outside
and enter your local library
and see what you can uncover inside!


"We have all been placed on this earth
to discover our own path
and we will never be happy
if we live someone else's idea of life."
James Van Praagh

From the grounds of the U of M 

Goldy Gopher

Next door is the Weisman Museum
on the U of M Campus

Inside Prince from Minneapolis Collection

among other collections of artwork.

Dance Lightly With Life
Today is your day to
dance lightly with life,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play
sing wild songs of adventure
soar your spirit
and unfurl your joys.
Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Especially remembering lost loved ones. 

My parents, watching from above.
Don't forget to celebrate your loved ones 
you never know how long they'll still be with us.

A wonderful gift might not be wrapped as you'd expect.

Joy blooms where minds and hearts are open.

Hello from

My Guard Dogs!

Another special feature at the Weisman Museum and I'm hoping it's found a permanent place there.

Frank Gehry's Standing Glass Fish

I was ecstatic to see this fish that used to be
 at the Walker Art Sculpture Garden
before their renewal.

There is nothing more magical than family and friends to
brighten up your life.

We wish you all a merry Christmas 
and joyful gatherings to all.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Kvell to All

Good morning everyone, I hope you're all enjoying December to the fullest, and enjoying as many snuggery spaces you can. Snuggery, that delightful old term brought to life again last Sunday while we were on the Alexander Ramsey Victorian Christmas tour. It was the buzz word of the day, in our tour group anyway.

This time of year, I think it's all about feeding your flame, and keeping it going.

Welcome and enjoy a bit of history at the Alexander Ramsey house.

My friend Debbie caught me snapping away!
She never rushes me either, but I have to laugh about her  
never taking any pictures!

Noticing what's alive.

From the Ramsey's front yard you can spy downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Speaking your truth.

From my house to yours,
wishing you all peace and happy hearts.

Can anyone spot Misty in this photo?
Here's a hint, she loves chairs.

Gifts we give ourselves.

Taking time to nurture yourself.

Keeping the magic of your childhood alive

Below is a photo taken at the Dakota Heritage Village 
last Sunday evening. It was a full family gathering touring the winter walk.

Notice every single snuggery that comes your way.

Join your local historical societies and why not give memberships as gifts.
It's a gift that keeps on giving.

In the heart of the world that is where we find peace.

The smiles on our faces are like ornaments on a tree
the more you have the brighter life becomes.

You can always find something to enjoy
 in your outdoor garden.

As a matter of fact all our munchkins sat with Santa, 
or rather Father Christmas as he called himself!

Sharing love with others!

Keep snapping those precious moments and relive them over and over.

Joyful hearts unite.

Now I made this pretty easy, but can find the pickle in our tree?
It won't be so easy for the kiddos!

Yes Virginia there are wonderful Hallmark movies this month and if you listen to joyful and merry Christmas music all December long, you'll soon be singing them as well!

Craft things with your heart and soul as your choice tools.

May you all have happy endings to your days 
and joyful mornings to begin your new day again.
(and of course good coffee!)

Thanks for stopping in and
Take good care of you.