Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Saturday Wooden Critters

by wooden designs.

Hard to believe Thanksgiving Day is only 5 days away!

Tomorrow is just a dream away.

This turkey is still on the fence about Thanksgiving.

So, have you ever heard about the clever Danish artist, Thomas Dambo known for hiding giant wooden sculptures in hopes to inspire nature lovers to explore the unknown depths of Copenhagen's forests? He has hidden six of these giant sculptures throughout six different municipalities in the area.  His sculptures are amazing as these photos show.

Below are some wooden sculptures so much closer to home.

Home is where your Gnome is.

There is a great lesson of Beauty and the Beast
that a thing must be loved before it is lovable.
Chesterton G. K.

In some neighborhood, live a couple of trolls
 perched on tree stumps 
that spend their days
 laughing hysterically or so I've been told. 

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
A happy face makes everything better.
Wouldn't you agree?

Is it a bird?

Dreams must be chased,
for if we wait for them to chase us
we will live a life of waiting.
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Since the livelihood of turkeys is crucial this time of year
here's a bit of turkey humor.

Lovely wooden little free library.
Feed the birds while feeding minds.

Not what we say about our blessings
but how we use them
is the true measure of our thanksgiving.

Thanks for stopping by you visits are special to me.
May all your Thanksgiving celebrations be
 joyful and filled with love and happiness.

Thankfulness always sees everything as a gift 
even though it might be wrapped in 
some rather unsavory wrapping paper, 
for the wrapping need not dictate the contents.


Elephant's Child said...

How I love sculptures - particularly wooden ones.
Many, many thanks.

Joyful said...

A really cute collection of photos. I like the one of the turkey sitting on the fence. That is a cute caption to go with your photo. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

eileeninmd said...


Love the collection of sculptures, they are all cute. I hope the turkey on the fence has found a safe place to hide. I would like to visit the Copenhagen forest and find the giant sculptures. Wishing you and yours a blessed and happy Thanksgiving. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, have a happy new week ahead. PS, Thank you for the visit and comment on my blog.

sage said...

Wonderful carvings! And your caption on the turkey is perfect ;)

Pat's Posts said...

Followed this one over from FB, I seldom check the blogs and need to return, to that routine. I am better at keeping my book blog but even then it gets away from me. However now that the weather is going into winter and we are not heading south again this year, I will do some blogging too.
The wooden statuary carvings are magnificent/ are those all near your home?

Cloudia said...

Karen you are a treasure of a friend!

Hootin' Anni said...

Really cool sculptures!! Two favorites are the trolls & gnome.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

'Home is where your gnome is'... Love it! Am going on the hunt for a suitable gnome today 😁 Your posts always leave us with a happy face Karen, merci beaucoup 💙

Ornery Owl of Naughty Netherworld Press and Readers Roost said...

Those woodcarvings are wonderful! I'm going to show them to my son. He has an old stump in front of his house that he's been contemplating carving into something. He has been doing woodcarving for a couple of years now.

Powell River Books said...

Interesting carvings. For the last few summers we've had a chain saw carving competition in our town along with the Logger Sports events. Each carver makes one item to leave in town for display. - Margy

RedPat said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Karen!

Elkes Lebensglück said...

What great turkeys, great photo and the wooden figures are fantastic!
greetings Elke

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the sculptures too! We saw a BIG arrowhead carved from a tree on a hike a few days ago. What talent people have! Happy Thanksgiving!

Debbie said...

i always feel so bad for turkeys this time of year, poor things!!

you always find fun things to photograph!!! i hope your thanksgiving was nice!!

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