Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Critters, Movie Titles and Wilde


Where The Day Takes You - 1992

It's always your best adventure unfolding.

Dragon Seed - 1944 
Katharine Hepburn

"That split second 
when you realize
how much you love a fictional character."

Even those made of hay.

Too often it seems
"To live is the rarest thing in the world.
Most people exist, that is all."
Oscar Wilde

FairyTale: A true story. 1997

A movie about a magical carpet ride
that will make anyone believe.

The fact that bunnies exist is proof
that everything's going to be okay.

"Just Another Pretty Face - 1958
France in the 1950's

"Know the rules well, so that you can break them effectively."
Dalai Lama

Walkabout - 1971 Australia
A film about breaking cultural barriers.

No matter where we come from,
 there's a certain language that only arrives by hugging.

Just The Two of Us - 1970
A film about examining passion and identity.

and the seasons they go 'round and 'round
and the painted ponies go up and down
we're captive on the carousel of time."
Joni Mitchell The Circle Game

Carousel - 1956
Rodgers and Hammerstein film about
a roguish carnival barker, and so much more.

When critters are handmade

The Impostors. - 1998
A witty and hilarious film.

Probably one of my most favorite 
Robert Redford movies
The Horse Whisperer - 1998

Horse sense is a thing a horse has 
which keeps it from betting on people.
W. C. Fields

"Words are like leaves;
and where they most abound
Much Fruit of Sense beneath is rarely found."
Alexander Pope

No matter where your day has taken you,
I'm so very pleased that you stopped by to say hello.
Take good care of you.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Back Home Again

Welcome October
it's actually nicer back home than i thought it would be.
Although the weather in Alabama
was by far more like summer.

Enjoying the day at Tate's Farm 
Meridianville, Alabama

An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

But what minutes! 
Count them by sensation,
and not by calendars,
and each moment is a day.
Benjamin Disraeli

The cotton fields of Alabama will give you pause.
They are a sight to behold.
My daughter refers to them as Alabama's snow!

Something about each December for me is to remember and express our past traditions, but I also welcome new and refreshing ideas from outside my norm.

So while we were out and about (waiting for the new Goosebump movie) we came upon
 a special southern style for Christmas tree decorating!

He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Festive pooch for Halloween- brings this quote to mind.

He's a book full of footnotes brought to life.
He's a jacket made of elbow patches.
Rainbow Rowell- from Carry On

Yep, Lyra and her daddy have been busy decorating for Halloween!

"There is something in the autumn 
that is native to my blood
Touch of manner, hint of mood;
And my heart is like a rhyme,
With the yellow and the purple
and the crimson keeping time.

"There is something in October that sets 
the gypsy blood astir:
We must rise and follow her
When from every hill of flame she calls
and calls each vagabond by name."
William Bliss Carman

A Pumpkin's Confession. We've been harvested and hauled. Grown worthy to be carved with faces which smile or groan. We're not a cheesy lot. Perhaps a bit seedy and we'll live forever on FB and Instagram. Pumpkin Bon Appetit!

Ah yes, a most delicious lunch it was.

Like all great travelers,
I have seen more than I remember,
and remember more than I have seen.
Benjamin Disraeli

and still I desire more traveling moments!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Bits and Pieces of October

 Our lives are like quilts
Bits and pieces
joy and sorrow
stitched with love.

Bits and Pieces of October.

Black and white is salt and pepper of colors,
for life tastes bland without them.
Vikrmn, Corpkshetra

I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
L.M. Montgomery

Soon I'll be joining my daughter and 

her girl scout troop for another cemetery tour 
in Alabama, and I'm excited to see the costumed 
actors and hear their stories.

Gnomebody loves you!

Autumn time is football time,
and sudden fast moving thunderstorms!

There are four seasons
winter, spring, summer and

Behold Cardboard Art!

Cardboard has always been a storage thing.
Great for shipping, gifting and storing.
Cardboard has no nutritional value, if it did
 it'd be too tasteless to eat anyway.
But cardboard is great for creating 
silly, scary or happy faces.

The great garden protector 
his job is nearly finished for this season.

Hello sweet Mr. Robot!
Isn't he adorable? Making good use of old things.

It's delightful when your imaginations come true,
isn't it?
L.M. Montgomery

Isn't this just the perfect picture of autumn?
Can anyone have too many Jack-O-Lanterns?
I think not! 

When witches go riding
and black cats are hiding
and black dogs are seen
the moon laughs and whispers,
'tis near Halloween.

I still feel that delightful essence of  childhood
 and the excitement in carving artful faces and bringing these
pumpkins to life and you can't forget the smell of pumpkins in the air!

Oh what fun it is to watch a magician perform 
his own special tricks for treats!

In the art of magic,
keeping a secret is the greatest sleight.

Just having a certain kind of attitude can be magic.
Matt Posner

October reads aren't just for children or the young at heart!

Thanks for stopping by and brightening my day.
Take good care of you.

“We all have an inner voice, our personal whisper from the universe. All we have to do is listen -- feel and sense it with an open heart. Sometimes it whispers of intuition or precognition. Other times, it whispers an awareness, a remembrance from another plane. Dare to listen. Dare to hear with your heart.”
CJ Heck