Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Hypermagical Words and Critters

Greetings on this incredibly warm day 
that pretty much every Minnesotan has been dreaming of.
Of course all this bliss is nearly to an end
since there's a winter storm warning is in effect. 
It's supposedly arriving tonight.
Oh joy!

 Early mornings are a blessing, after coffee of course.

As if by magical light
they dance in delight.
Until they're covered in snow.

Snowball fight anyone?

Mr. Tin Man

Enjoying a day without rain.
(pulled him out of last year's vacation.)

and for all the Lovers of
Words and pictures
here are a few random photos to enjoy.

Snowman photobomb.

"There are things 
We live among 'and to see them
Is to know ourselves.'"
George Oppen

"I have always imagined that Paradise 
will be some kind of library."
Jorge Luis Borges

I see you too!

Yep, I had to add this oldie but goodie
especially on this second day of 
Our Government Shutdown

I sure miss these Obama years.

At least we still have geese and ducks and other critters.

There are words that mean nothing
But there is something to mean
in everything we see.
Not a declaration, which is truth
But a thing,
Which is. It is the business of the poet
and photographer
"To suffer the things of the world"
and capture the fascinating attention 
of simple splendor
And to speak them and himself out.
George Oppen and Me

It's all about
How we look at things.
Our mind shifts between
the sense of things
or the nonsense of them.

It's highly likely these pups wish you hadn't seen them
 until they fixed their hats!

Hello family of smiley faces!

Stand tall, stand strong for what you believe in.

"Don't talk unless you can improve the silence."
Jorge Luis Borges

Ah, the smell of
is everywhere
this morning.

"Anyone who gives you a cinnamon roll
 fresh out of the oven is a friend for life."
Lemony Snicket

Who looks outside,
who looks inside,
Carl Jung

Enjoy your evening
 and take good care of you!


Sandi said...

Is that a giant jalapeno pepper?? Yay! I hope someone brought giant cream cheese and bacon.

Elephant's Child said...

LOVE the beauty and whimsy you share.

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eileeninmd said...

Hello, I just your images and post. I have a hard picking a favorite, I loved them all. The ice sculptures are just beautiful. Love the cute pups and sweet kitten. I miss Obama too, all we have now is chaos and hatred. Yes, to the cinnamon rolls. YUM! The last view is gorgeous. You brighten my day, thanks!

Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

RedPat said...

We are having a January thaw too - warm up the fingers while it lasts.
I loved you story about your mum's quotes that posted on Cloudia's site.

Revrunner said...

Wonderful image of that ice sculpture.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh la! J'adore your first shot here Karen, the ethereal feel is breathtaking! So happy that you had a wee bit of warm amongst the cold weather, makes it bearable oui!

Lois said...

Absolutely love that first photo of the ice sculptures. The light is wonderful. Love all of your other shots too, especially the one of Obama. I miss him too!

Cloudia said...

miss these Obama years! [So do my sources who work at the Pentagon and devoted their lives to the defense of this nation. Obama was respected and did good for the military and svc people. Trump is sowing chaos.]

Love your quotes, Dear.

"It's all about
How we look at things.
Our mind shifts between
the sense of things
or the nonsense of them."
Karen S. [may I use it!?]

Hootin' Anni said...

Love tbe kitty best of all! For me, the two 'runners up' are the sunset snow scene & the don't fall on your ice!

Debbie said...

oh i love this post, so many really fun things!!

those ice dancers, drenched in light were a favorite as were the smiley faces!! someone made a really awesome snowman...

i am not sure if the sun is rising or setting but it is gorgeous...the jung quote is awesome. i am both, in every way!!

sage said...

I hope you enjoyed the warmth, it’s probably over by now. I Like that first photo of the sun shinning through ice sculptures.. Very nice.