Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, December 15, 2018

The House With Critters

Setting the scene. Our senses are feasting this time of year. Open fires, roasting chestnuts, gingerbread, Hot Chocolate, fresh pine trees, cinnamon, eggnog, candles burning, and for many snow, each harvest our celebrations.

Merry making feeds the soul, even the smallest acts.

Everything matters.

Any house without critters
 is missing 
what our heart desires most. 
Unconditional Love.

Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes,
that I might scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.  
P. Yogananda

Creating is living beyond your dreams.
 Dream with open eyes. 
Your eyes are the doorway to our hearts.
Your smile will unlock any heart.

Smiles are free.

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
John F. Kennedy

Of course all the critters in my family know Santa always remembers them in my Christmas packages.

Have you ever wondered what magic lies within cardboard boxes, that always brings such joy and comfort to kitty cats?

Meow, purr, purr. Wow, this kitty toy actually squeals like a mouse! Purr, purr, puRR!

Being joyful every minute of the day, isn't reserved just for critters.

Christmas cards, or whatever holiday cards you desire most, all signed, sealed and delivered are unexpected joys for everyone, beginning with you, the sender.

Don't ever be defined by the things you didn't do. Just open another chapter and live on stronger than yesterday. You'll be thankful in all your tomorrows if you do.

The faces of the all the critters in my life enrich my heart more than words can describe. I am defined by each and every critter I've ever come to know.

Critters live by appreciating everything, 
and that's their little secret they wish upon us all.

Dogs will always teach unconditional love. It's what they do best.

So whatever is in your life I hope it includes a critter or two or more.

You may recall this photo from last May, taken on my birthday this year, and the humor that I was trying to offer by pretending to take a drink. But that message is still one I offer today.
Life without good and kind humor is no way to survive. 
Thanks for stopping by,
stay joyful 
let humor live outward
and inward
and take good care of you.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Solvitur ambulando and Critters of Course


"Set your course by the stars
not by the lights of every passing ship."

Solvitur ambulando Latin phrase which means
It is solved by walking,
(and it is used to refer to problem which
 is solved by a practical experiment.)

   It was something enjoyed by all
Northfield, Minnesota's Winter Walk.

Bright, lovely carolers, lighting the way
 through a chilly evening. 

and Saturday's Critters
with Eileen

Hello. Purr, purr. Meow.
As a matter of fact, "No comment  (a cat's thing)
is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again."
Winston Churchill

"When the owls sings, the night is silent."
Charles de Leusse

This, is my new secret ornament to hide this year, in our Christmas tree.
 Out with the old traditional "pickle" for us this year, rather bring in the forest critters. (stuffed of course)

What do we have here?

Christmassy time of the year.
 Especially when everything is running
happy and smooth
like every new season.

Chilling, until he leads Santa's sleigh. 

This happy little Scarecrow Elf is 
almost ready to brighten someone's day.

Of course, you can dream of rich, smooth and velvety chocolate.
The Elves have it covered.

Sharing silly little secrets over hot chocolate 
after a wild chilly evening of sledding!

Let your feet lead (solvitur ambulando) you to new adventures.

A bit of glass blowing for that perfect self-made ornament.

Horse drawn sleigh rides all night long
 at Northfield's Winter Walk.
Truly delightful.

Yep, it's all about the critters on these adventures. Meet every dog, never pass up a conversation with a horse or two either.

Apples. If only these folks remembered to bring apples.

"Real poetry, is to lead a beautiful life.
To live poetry is better than to write it."

Every Girl Scout designed their own boat to race!
Lyra is exceptionally proud of hers.

"I must take issue with the term, "a mere child"
for it has been my invariable experience that the
company of a mere child is infinitely preferable 
to that of a mere adult."
Fran Lebowitz 

"What is a man's eye, but a machine
 for the little creature
that sits behind his brain to look through."
Samuel Butler

Whatever and where ever you are-
let joy fill your heart
and sounds make you lighter
"The temple bell stops
but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers."
and the hearts of mankind.

She lights the way to freedom
showing us the path to liberty.

Come, see the true
flowers of this pained 
Matsuo Basho

Thanks for stopping by, sorry I've been posting so few posts, it's a busy time with work and catching as many adventures as we can.
Take good care of you.