Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Saturday Critters from Charleston

Welcome to


and City Daily Photo

I arrived back to Minnesota last night and if it weren't for work tomorrow, I'd be ready to fly back to the more desirable temperatures of South Carolina. We're expecting a low of 12 degrees this evening. Brrrr! 

Grace, style, dignity and proudness. All words that come to mind when I see these beautiful horses.
and as our guide said about his horse, a whole lot of wit, highly intelligent, patient and humorful, as he'll push the limit when he can.

Horses are a common sight on the streets of Charleston, South Carolina. There's a load limit for these horses and that's why some have two rather than a single horse. Notice the Horse Poop Catcher Bag?

I have to tell you we never once ran into any horse or dog poop for that matter, it's an extremely clean well-kept city.

Hello and Greetings, a huge Welcome from Charleston just for you.

"Your life determines your journey and explorations, so it makes sense that your journey and exploring determines your life."

Meet Pinckney and the horse that took us on our city tour carriage ride. I met several before we chose Pinckney and he goes home every day with his owner (our tour guide.)

Carriage rides are one of the major tours in Charleston.

(Not to forget we also did the Tour Guided Walking and Ghost tours as well.) 

"The wind of heaven is that blows between a horse's ears."

Arabian Proverb

"A pleasant traveling companion helps us on our journey as much as a carriage."

Jonathan Swift


"May you live all the days of your life."

One artsy dog found in an antique shop.

"Our life is not short; the only thing short is our stay."

Nalini Dhiman

My daughter and I stumbled upon the

 Pounce Cat Cafe.

Besides petting and relaxing with cats they offer, Pet Adoption, Wine Bars, Coffee and Tea.

"Ultimately, everything that we do is merely in hopes of being loved or spreading it."

Nalini Dhiman

"Vision is the art of seeing things invisible."
Jonathan Swift

"We live on the scattered rocks of a large planet that burst out of emotions. Therefore, it is normal to experience pain and stress, it's how life is completed."
Nalini Dhiman

Honestly darling, there's not anything silly about my ears.

Mr. Pounce?

"Cats randomly refuse to follow orders to prove they can."
Ilanoa Andrews, from Magic Strikes

"Time does not change us. It just unfolds us."

Max Frisch quotes

"Cats are a mysterious kind of folk."

Sir Walter Scott

I believe this quote from John Steinbeck immensely defines my way of thinking and it's a great way of living life.

"I take pleasure in inquiring into things. I've never been content to pass a stone without looking under it." J. S.

Pretty much everything you see, feel or touch is a mystery begging to be solved.

Thanks for stopping in and know that I appreciate your comments as well. Thank you. Take good care of you.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Ecstatic Motion


Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.

Anita Desai

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

Lao Tzu

Sometimes your adventures take you 30 miles away.

Downtown St. Paul, Minnesota

"Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. Stop acting so small you are the universe in ecstatic Motion."


"Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames."


"The soul has been given it's own ears to hear things mind does not understand."


Today in just a couple of hours I'll be flying to Charleston, South Carolina to meet my daughter and celebrate her birthday tomorrow! 5  days in Charleston, is going to be a well deserved getaway vacation.

Market Hall in Charleston, South Carolina.

See you in a few days.

Take good care of you.

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Great Big Mess- November Theme for City Daily Photo

Oops, life and work has been a bit overwhelming, but we're not too far into November yet so here is my take on City Daily Photo and our November theme of "Great Big Mess" please enjoy.

Photo below live from yesterday inside our (a tad bit messy workspace) Pole Barn our visiting (moved in forever?) Peacock pretending to be a mechanic? Carpenter?

Perhaps our idleness lies scattered about in the hope of the great refreshing, redeemed and necessary awareness that one must harness some civilization and clean it all up? My thoughts anyway.

It's like the Beauty and the Beast, as our visiting, remaining yet, Peacock brings such a glorious sight and pure enjoyment for us (excluding my dogs opinions of course) and is often found in the messiest of situations. Secure safe and sound hiding places to preform the duties of preying upon some unlucky critters.

Even in our messiest of places, within our life and places, everything keeps moving forward. Thankfully.

"This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; a shower is forever falling: vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls."  John Muir

Catching the sun rays across his back.

When we only focus on grey clouds and the dark sky 
then you'll find yourself well, a bit gloomy.

How many of you have that unfinished project? I'm afraid to count the years that have flown by since we parked this 1949 Cadillac right here.
See, just another safe harbor for those critters looking for a peaceful surrounding.

Unfixed. (never started) Unfinished. (is there hope) We can always hope so.

They say no matter where you find yourself in life, 

there's always hope. Take control of those things, which you'll soon discover can lead to larger accomplishments and those goals you truly desire. 

"Progress is one step closer to excellence."

 Frank Sonnenberg from Listen to Your Conscience; That's Why You Have One.

Note: Sadly the link for this Great Big Mess closed on November 4th. Oh well I'm still learning, and even so, I hope you enjoyed my post! 

I thank you for stopping in and your comments. Enjoy your weekend.

Take good care of you and please stay safe.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

In The Eye of A Cat on Saturday Critters

 Good morning all and welcome to another 


 and City Daily Photo posting.

I open this with a photo from my relaxing day last Tuesday in charming and quaint Northfield, I've brought you here before. I'll post more from that day this week as I wandered through the most incredible peaceful pathways carved out of an empty prairie and decorated with not just nature's gifts but some incredible artwork as well and my first visit there. Trust me there will be more visits there.

There's something alive in this moment as reflections glisten across the water, peacefully unfolding from a bathing by nature's finest gifts, waiting just for us.
Karen Sather

and there will be lots of silent judging happening in these next photos.

Thoughts in Sparkle's head:
If I sit here real quiet and pretty maybe they won't notice me and feel forced to add more things to my body for this thing they call "Halloween" as quite frankly they are all a bit weird looking today. Look at the dog.

"I mean what is Artemis trying to prove here?" Questions Sparkle.

Sparkle attempting the cat-strut-stealthily-hoping-to go unnoticed. 

and of course Lou-Lou was all upset because nobody bothered to dress her for Halloween.


Until they did! Careful what you wish for. 

Emphasis on really? has reached a new meaning with this expression!

The occasional resistance and dramatic pause is often so cat material.

In a cat's eye all things belong to cats.

Always, and forever.

Self-reflection is the School of Wisdom

Baltasar Gracian

"A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not."

Ernest Hemingway

"Cats have it all - admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it."

Rod McKuen

To be loved by a cat is rewarding beyond words. Try it sometime.

It applies to the love from a dog as well, never forget that.

WooHoo an extra hour of sleep tonight.

Remember here in the United States we are turning our clocks back one hour tonight for 
Daylight Savings time.

Keep Calm and Carrot On

Rusty offers this good thought that too often we forget to apply.

"Practice the pause. Pause before judging. Pause before assuming. Pause before accusing. Pause whenever you're about to react harshly and you'll avoid doing and saying things you'll later regret."
Lori Deschene


Thank you so much for stopping by.
Your comments are so special to me.

Enjoy your weekend and the autumn-like weather
 as we all know around these parts what lies ahead for us.

 Take good care of you and stay safe.