Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Walk Your Talk and Critters

 Often it's an invisible enthusiasm that silently waits to be discovered. What an excellent way to begin the day.

Remember to include your favorite critters!


If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic. Dale Carnegie

Once again I lean toward a quote I've read that gives me pause. This one by Erik Pevernagie, is one of those thought provoking wonders, which excite my senses. He begins,

"In their quest for the "real moment" some expect to grab hold of the singular instant that feels like a journey between the past and the future,

Joy to the world!
We had an unexpected surprise visit from my daughter and her family!

Between a land they know and the land they don't know.

In their pursuit they hope to encounter that 'genuine' moment, that frail child of the fleeting time that leaves a scar in the memory.
Erik Pevernagie

About those details in life that may look insignificant, "They enable us to retreat from the trivial, daily worries and can generate delightful bliss and true joy in a sometimes frantic and chaotic life." Erik Pevernagie

Critters offer a delightful bliss.

Thank you but I can see clearly so no need for a haircut!

Thanks for my own special place!

This visit made it possible for Lyra to play in the snow this winter with her Minnesota snow cousins!

A most curious creature the owl, stays awake and often preys while the world sleeps, seeing so widely in the dark, as does even this little shop owl waiting for someone to bring him home.

There is never a dull moment with kiddos and critters of all makes and kinds.

Moments of simplicity.  They define real genuine moments in life.

Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated.

Manifest plainness,
Embrace Simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires. 
Lao Tzu 

Yesterday we celebrated my daughter-in-law's birthday.

So, always eat the cake, and for those that know this story "Always make the chili."

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments
 they mean everything to me.
Take good care of you.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

A Grab Bag of Critters

I've found this to be very true. "Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, and filling an emptiness we didn't even know we had." Thom Jones

Although, that can and has been said about other animals in our lives as well.


Welcome and please enjoy just a few animals within my orbit.

There's something about critters always grabbing my attention.

Like these wooden dudes, just sitting in the afternoon sun swinging the day away. Watching people go by, wasting the time away, just swinging away.

 I know I'm not the only one missing our local zoo.

Stop thinking and end your problems. Tao Tzu 

If only it were that easy!

Act without expectation.

Lao Tzu

And reap your rewards.

On bringing critters into your life. 
I guarantee it will change your life.

The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. William S. Burroughs

Like all pure creatures, cats are practical. 

William S. Burroughs

"You'll never have to walk alone again because I'm always ready to go!" said dogs everywhere!

Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to."
Lao Tzu
Read that again, and remember it well.

Open your mind and let the pictures out. William S. Burroughs

The charm of life is letting yourself go and express yourself.

Hiding in plain sight.

There is nothing stronger than gentleness.
John Wooden

My Misty wears snow well!

Every bunny needs some bunny sometimes.

"Animals are born who they are, accept it, and that is that. They live with greater peace then people do." Gregory Maguire 

Thanks for visiting and your comments, they mean the world to me. Take good care of you. Stay safe.

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.

Be as it may. Life goes on and we must live it.

and always enjoy your adventures!

Sunday, January 10, 2021

All Life is an Experiment


The world has a habit of going on. The more experiments you make the better. 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it's the only thing that has.

Margaret Mead

I not only use all the brains that I have, 

but all I can borrow. Woodrow Wilson

Sometimes all you need is a little sunshine and a walk in the fresh air.  Let's boogie!

and of course your favorite fur baby helps.

Excuse me, but I'm all dressed up so, where are we going?

You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. Woodrow Wilson

If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. Woodard Wilson 

It's me again.

I had to laugh when I read this quote, but it makes total sense.

"Always remember to take your vitamins: Take your vitamin A for Action, Your vitamin B for Belief, Vitamin C for Confidence, Vitamin D for Discipline, Vitamin E for Enthusiasm! Pablo

And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been. Rilke

You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child. Dogen

Where did I put my spectacles?

The spectacles of experience: Through them you will see clearly a second time.
Henrik Ibsen

While there are many different roads that we take in life, it is those that walk with us, that make the journey worthwhile.

You know what? Life does not get better. You do. You get better!

True wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by, and the most important thing in our lives is what we are doing now! E. S. Bouton

Thank you so much for stopping by,
your comments are gifts.
Take good care of you.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Welcome 2021

 I know not all that will be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing. Herman Melville

Welcome to our clean slate for 2021

and posting to


How about if we travel into this new year, as if we are in charge to the best of our ability, in a kind and caring and yes of course, cautiously safe manner? Don't just live within what everyone tells you, but rather how you feel within your own heart and soul?

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.

Oprah Winfrey

Excited for a new and enriching administration for America.

No, not palm trees, better. Pine trees reaching into the sky of hopes and dreams.

No, No! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time. Lewis Carroll

It is not down in any map; true places never are. 

Henry Melville

We gladly drank in a welcome of 6 million lights celebrating a warming glow under the open sky along the Apple River set in a winter surrounding you could snap with your fingers. So you warm up by a bonfire and move on under the twinkling stars and slight bite in the air! Feeling the great outdoors and celebrate Sam's Christmas Village and Light Tour in their second year. Enjoy a few photos.

The welcoming crew.

We're on a mission this I know. Into the new year and beyond.

Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can. Danny Kaye

Smiles and giddy laughter is a gift you give yourself.

Hot Chocolate cheers to all!

Child, child do you not see? For each of us comes a time when we must be more than what we are.
Lloyd Alexander 

Indeed the more we find to love, 
the more we add to the measure of our hearts.

Lloyd Alexander

Storybook characters we long to see. Keep reading. It's one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have. Lloyd again.

Celebrating the Fire Departments everywhere.

We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself. 

Lloyd Alexander

Thank you for sharing this time with me and may we find this 2021 a spectacular new year for all!