Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, February 14, 2021

A Walk in Search of Critters and Muses

Once we realize that all the simple things in our lives are beyond the ordinary and wonderful enough, it's that very moment your inner muses come to life. 


What's that luscious green stuff underneath Rusty?
Grass you say? What's that again?

Okay this is more like today! Our temperature right now -16 with a high of -4! Ouch!

"I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day."
Vincent Van Gogh

So let's search for those muses.

Why not begin with learning to play with shadows?

A year ago today, on this Valentine's Day we enjoyed our Science Museum which is temporarily closed. But our learning process continues in other ways.

"All of us need to be in touch with a mysterious, tantalizing source of inspiration that teases our sense of wonder and goads us on to life's next adventure." Rob Brezney

What shall we do today?

So I ask,

The lion to the left of me and

 The lion to the right of me.
They answered, ask the

 Colorful moose and butterflies in the middle.

"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"

Van Gogh

If you're lacking inspiration or you're suffering from heaven forbid that creature called "boredom" as I've heard an occasional kiddo proclaim, 

I'll say go for a walk, talk to someone along your way.

Even if it's your fellow critter.

"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together."

Vincent Van Gogh

How about that snow person you may encounter. What do you notice?

So Mr. Snowman are you seeing with green peppers for eyes?

And Frosty put your hat back on, it's cold outside!

What about that cat-in-a-box?

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

It is fun to have fun! Dr. Seuss to the rescue.

So you're hungry you say after touring the town?

What shall you discover?

If  your adventure happens to include a plastic igloo aren't you the lucky one!

Sit down awhile, relax, and perhaps sip some wine or warm yourself with tea.

Once you've dined, visit some shops, support their stores. 

Excuse me Heather but you have a pup following your every step!

So whether you're serving up cake for your family or spending the day about town remember what Van Gogh said, "Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love, is done well."

and at the same time

Involve yourself in 10 actions.

Try daydreaming, watching clouds, dance, go to a lake, eat soup, visit a farmer's market, read old journals, eavesdrop at a coffee shop, go to a bakery, just be.

Enjoy comfort food while watching a movie!

Visit a nearby town, but make the drive an exploration along the way.

If you could compose a haiku what would it be?

Cold February day 

On this bright sunny morning 

Hear the bird chirp overhead?

Thank you for taking time to visit and share your thoughts with me.

Stay warm and safe and take good care of you.


Debbie said...

ooooh such cute little critters!! i LOVE that colorful butterfly!!

and that giant snowman, wow!!!!

Elephant's Child said...

Van Goph was a wise and very, very talented man who is sadly missed still.
Thank you for this reminder - and for the beauty and whimsy you share.

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sage said...

Love the quotes, especially that opening one (who is it from?). And smiled at the green-eyed snowman. Clever!

RedPat said...

Love the moose and butterfly. They make me realize how much I miss colour at this time of year!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Your posts are always a joy to read and see Karen, your children are a delight and how could they not be with such an enlightened mum 💙

eileeninmd said...

I just love all the furbabies, cute pups! The colorful moose and butterfly and snowmen are lovely. Great quotes and wise words. Raise them kind, words to live by and so true. The igloo is cool, I'd like to sit near the near the fire. Stay warm and safe! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a great day and a happy new week!