Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

National Tell A Story Day April 27th

I'm posting to City Daily Photo  and Words for Wednesday the April 21st posting From The Other Side of Sixty The words will be this shade!

 Did you know today is,

  National Tell A Story Day, on this April 27th 2021.

Playing With Pumpkins

Being a defender of all pumpkins

 more than you would imagine 

 residing in strange places.

Confessing my desire to uncover their whereabouts

before any slaughter or carving begins.


Bridges by water all the better to look my dear.

Eliminate colourless  pumpkins for obvious reasons. 

Pumpkins have long noses for reading
 must check bookstores and artsy shops
 yet their birth places are more 
earthly than you'd imagine.

Their many relatives can turnip
while others in their family squash or beet 
and jockey about other fellow relatives
hollowed out or not
it's all in good jack o' lantern fun!

Yet being the most magical of all plants 

 they can become a coach in a flash.

But when midnight strikes 

once again they're confronted with harsh realities of life. 

Defining cookie-cutter-features

often fat, orange, rough and round creatures

carved with silly or scary expressions

and toothless grins under glowing eyes

and the occasional furry moustache attached 

each perform in a frightful plight

of a vast sea of orange hiding in nearby patches

but their biggest fear is hearing,

anyone desire a cinnamon-streusel pumpkin muffin?

Turn on the oven!

Oh the wickedness!

Clear vision is the answer to solving puzzles.

and good whiskey upon rising theometers!

Allow yourself to venture.

Sorry, barnacles can't grow clues.

Even a stream of sophisticated narrative techniques
 won't enlighten this search.

Where oh where could all the pumpkins be?

Paving the way across this cobblestone lane
step by step all the way home again to find
my very own Pumpkin person.

and in the end

"Only a knife knows what goes on in the heart of a pumpkin.

Simone Schwarz-Bart

Thanks for stopping by. Stay safe. Take good care.

Shakopee Glimpses

Welcome from the Twin Cities and today I'm featuring the town of Shakopee Minnesota and posting for City Daily Photo.

And there to greet you as you arrive is,

Welcome to all!

Begin with no particular plan just unplug and reconnect with something past, it'll make all the difference in a day.

 Welcome to part one of my Saturday day trip.

Shakopee, Minnesota is a mere 20 miles from my house although it's in a direction away from my regular visits. So Satruday on my way to Wayzata I took the long way around to checkout Shakopee!

A motive for day tripping,

"If you dig it, do it. If you really dig it, do it twice.
Jim Croce 

Chief  Sakpe said, Over These Hills I Once Rode Free Upon My Horse.

Absorb those things that make your day memorable to you.

One set less of footsteps and yet many more to follow his
around town. This tribute brings those memories to mind, Chief Sakpe, leader of Mdewakanton Dakota Village.

Stop dreaming of places you'll see and

dare to adventure and learn things.

"Hey tomorrow I can't show you nothin'
You've seen it all pass by your door
So many times I said I've been changin'"
Jim Croce

So many changes happening must catch up.

It's up to us to keep track 
of what's happening around us.

When you take that daycation and beautify your surroundings 
it overhauls your day to day life with vigor and charm.

 What the heck? 

"The true secret to seeking the unknown is in the looking, not the finding.
 The journey is what matters." Josh Gates

"We cannot bear for our most mysterious experiences to remain unexplained. I've therefore learned that every story has worth, since a person takes the time to tell it. The key is to listen."  John Gates

Thanks for taking in my story today.
Stay safe. Take good care of you.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Earth Day and Critters

Today I'm posting to Twin Cities City Daily Photo 


It's all about Earth Day in the Twin Cities and beginning this next month of May City Daily Photo will be honoring, Earth and of course everyday we honor critters everywhere! 

The Earth is What We All Have in Common. Wendell Berry

Speak to the earth and it will teach you.

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Albert Einstein

Plant new things.

"There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew." 
Marshall McLuhan

Even in the city things grow freely.

May Peace Prevail on Earth.

When we heal the Earth, we heal ourselves. David Orr
The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people,
But it does desperately need more, peacemakers, healers, restores, storytellers, and lovers of every kind.
David Orr

We need those insects!

Teach them when they're young.

Teach us to walk the soft Earth as relatives to all that live.

Sioux Prayer

"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods.
There is a rapture on the lonely shore.
There is society, where none intrudes.
By the deep sea and music in its roar:
I love not man the less. But nature more."

Oh the joys we celebrate on our great frozen 
Lake Harriet in Minneapolis.

There is something strange in the silence of a winter view: Something seems to happen, but nothing happens, as if all reality is frozen. Mehmet Murat ildan 

I believe something does happen in that silence.

The lake
water frozen
covered in snow
winter silence
noiseless steps
cold cheeks
and mittens
for our sake
soothing our soul
in soft resilience.
We're all the better at the lake.
Frozen or not.

Round and round we travel Lake Harriet with this 
 Artsy fun at the lake with a Caterpillar Bicycle! 

The Earth does not belong to man.
Man belongs to the Earth.

Enjoy your journey!

Happy Earth Day 2021 and beyond

each and every single day, 

let's celebrate our Earth.

Thanks so much for visiting and the gift of your comments.

Take good care of you, and stay safe.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Twin Cities Nonsense Or Not

Every moment happens twice: inside and outside and they are two different histories.
Zadie Smith

 Shall we stroll along inside for awhile?

It's a form of "chair art" please take a seat.

The artist is not a special kind of person

rather each person is a special kind of artist.

Ananda Coomaraswamy

Once you believe things are permanent, 

you're trapped in a world without doors.

Genesis P-Orridge


Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
Oscar Wilde

We live in this miraculous technological environment, and yet our human behavior is still governed by basic impulses from prehistoric times.

Genesis P-Orridge

Life and art are inseparable. Genesis P-Orridge

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.

Dr. Seuss

The innocent child inside you, 
are always the best part of your life.
Pradip Bendkule 

Flower yourself with love!

Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. 
Shel Silverstein 

The most important reason for going from one place to another

 is see what's in between. Thornton Wilder.

 Thanks for your visit, stay safe.
and Take good care of you.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

City Moments

 Posting for Minneapolis Daily Photo

Enjoying city life where nobody has to be a stranger.
Especially when pets are involved. 

The whole mechanism of modern life in the city is still that of togetherness
and how can we lure you in? If you're a fan of free live music this is the place every Thursday evening.
and, if you believe only the country can quiet your mind, you'd be mistaken.

Embrace a new perspective.

"Carpe diem" and live lightly.

Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise. Horace

"Sometimes it seems as if the universe wants to be noticed!"
John Greenleaf Whittier

"No longer forward or behind I look in hope or fear,
But grateful, take the good I find, The best of now and here."
John Greenleaf Whitter

and that castle like structure is actually TCF Bank, Minnesota.

Make time to seek places quietly waiting to surprise you.

Okay there's water before you beneath this big beautiful sky, what you can't see in this photo is that a train track runs right along this fencing. 

"Now is the time to drink." Horace

Drink in the day, the beauty (a train if you're truly lucky) calm flowing waters and dusk slowly slipping around us.

Firewood is here. Bring marshmallows and sticks. 

 Thanks for stopping in.

And yes, masks required everywhere.

Stay safe. Take good care of you.