Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

October Stylistically Masterful

Normally if things were anything like last year we'd be wearing hats and heavy coats today and crying about missing our incredible "fall colors" and yet this October it's almost as if we're living in a marvelous dream of summer still living on in October! I'm posting to City Daily Photo hope enjoy moments from this October.

October Bliss.

"Autumn gave a party, the leaves by hundreds came. The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples their costumes all aflame. The sunshine spread a carpet and everything was grand.  Miss Weather led the dancing. Professor Wind the band and the guests were all aflutter and danced off hand in hand." George Cooper Chrysalis

"The only journey is the one within." Rainer Maria Rilke

"I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone." RMR

"Love is the bridge between you and everything." Rumi

Our old Cedar Street bridge.

"Rather than focusing on the obstacle in your path,
focus on the bridge over your obstacle." Mary Lou Retton 

Care for a ride through the streets of Stillwater? Hop on then.

"If your life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches." RMR 

"The sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being." Carl Jung

"Were it not for the leaping and twinkling of the soul, man would rot away in his greatest passion, idleness." Carl Jung

"Trace your fingers along the lull of the afternoons then,
Take the spirit of the evenings in your arms, kiss it deeply."
Sanober Khan 

This was a new experience for Artemis on the river in a kayak. She mastered it!

"Let everything happen to you, beauty and terror, just keep going no feeling is final."


Enjoy those unexpected moments of gathering together. Time moves on far too quickly. Don't be left behind.

"You have to live life to the limit, not according to each day but by plumbing its depth."
Rainer Maria Rilke

I shot this photo two days ago and what a rare bloom for October this is, and a gift from my son.  I'm grateful for these precious finds because we all know our winter will be arriving at place very close to us right now. 

Still caring for this lovely creature for now.

"Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it is the wisdom and time you gave away to save another struggling soul like you." Shannon L. Alder

Thank you for your visit and comments they truly are a day-brightener.
Be safe, and Take good care of you.


Yvonne said...

A nice collection of sayings and your lovely photographs. Love the opening photograph. I have a daylily in a large container that had one bloom two days ago with two more buds ready to open. They really bring a joy to ones heart when unexpected.

Sandi said...

"Enjoy those unexpected moments of gathering together. Time moves on far too quickly."

Words to the wise.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely images and inspiring quotes Karen! Artemis is a cutie and great shot of your peacock. Enjoy the great weather! Take care, have a happy day!

RedPat said...

You find the most wonderful quotes, Karen. We are having the wonderful October weather too - at least until next weekend it seems. No furnace on yet.