Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

You are the Universe in Ecstatic Motion

Welcome, I hope everyone is enjoying all of your traditions and celebrations during the holidays. 

Posting to City Daily Photo.

 Every living thing is precious somehow.

T.A. Barron

"There must be a reason for holiday hoopla. A reason the halls are bedecked there must be somebody behind all of this, and a cause for this spectacular effect."

It might just be a Fire-Fighting Elf with a few shenanigans at the ready.

Today's gentle snow fall.

"Don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter.

It's quiet

but the roots are down there riotous."


"Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest little snow crystal, matters somehow. I have a place in the pattern, and so do you. Thinking of you this holiday season."

T. A. Barron

"It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters."

Amit Ray

Everyone matters. Even Snowmen.

"Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion."


Greetings from my two daughters in law!

Cheers everyone.

"A life-whether seamstress or poet, farmer or king-is measured not by length, but by the worth of its deeds, and the power of its dreams."

T.A. Barron

"Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment."


"Stories help me. To live. To work. To find the meaning hidden in every dream, every leaf, every drop of dew."

T.A. Barron

"When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy."


There seems to be a bit of magic in the ordinary silent snowfall,

as it touches the human heart. If we let it.

So, banish all winter darkness. See the cardinal as he appears in your yard, it's a visitor from heaven. 

Whenever a little magic is needed linger about those things that cheer you.

Thank you for your visit, enjoy your holiday celebrations and

take good care of you.

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Critters and Muggles

Welcome to 


and City Daily Photo

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."

Anatole France

Oops! Where's my self-control?

Sometimes, especially so during holidays, if the weariness of your day gets you down repeat this.

"The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful."

 E.E. Cummings

"May my heart always be open to little birds (and big green strangers named) The Grinch

 who are the secrets of living. 

Whatever they sing is better than to know

and if men should not hear them men are old.

E.E. Cummings and Me

"Don't let the muggles/or blues get you down."

J.K. Rowling and Me

"There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts." Richard Bach

Lyra's very own new pup!

"When you come to the edge of all the light you have 

and step into the darkness of the unknown

Believe that one of the two will happen to you.

Either you'll find something solid to stand on

Or you'll be taught how to fly."

Richard Bach

One last thought today (every single day) to carry you through these days of festive holidays and all the rushing here and there. Breathe. Take a moment to reflect. Rejoice now.

And may myself do nothing usefully 

and love yourself so more than

 truly there's never been quite such a fool who could fail,

 pulling all the sky over him with one smile. 

E. E. Cummings

"We are here to turn the forest into a home,

 and make peace with all creatures." Michael Bassey Johnson

Thank you for stopping in. Please know your thoughts and comments brighten my day.

Enjoy every moment.

Be safe and take good care of you.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Saturday Critters and Weathers and Climates

Welcome to SATURDAY'S CRITTERS and City Daily Photo

My daughter's sweet Lou-Lou.

Cats rule. Fact.

Funny how in my/our childhood we desire to rush it to be all grown up. Our twenties and on taught us to take all that we can experience and finally now at this point in my life all that wonderous and sometimes bloody experience has given me the light to see my way to where I belong. - Karen Sather


"Myths can't be translated like they did in their ancient soil. We can only find our own meaning in our own time." Margaret Atwood

Reading brings knowledge. So," From the power of myth." I believe this quote below to be spot on.

"People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. I don't think that's what we're really seeking. I think that what we're seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive." Joseph Campbell. 

Charming, knitted boy. From, Gullah crafts.

The Places we journey to by day or week, bring memorable experiences, that by sharing bring those experiences to others. Also like

"Books like landscapes, leave their marks in us. Certain books, though, like certain landscapes, stay with us even when we left them, changing not just our weathers but our climates. Robert Macfarlane

Dash is begging, let's go out and play, please?

Have dog bone will travel. Could you join me please?

This charming critter, and well his many cousins could be spotted, (often missed) hanging and climbing about the grounds and buildings at the Boone Hall Plantation.

This random, sweet pup (couldn't stop wagging as we said hello) is waiting for his Dad that was ordering take out where we just had breakfast.
Another dog friendly town.

Let there be joy, and where there is joy, take the time to burn it into your memory. Never let it go.

Joseph Campbell

Thank you for your visits they mean the world to me.
Enjoy your
 weathers and climates
 and make your world bright just like you!

And take good care of you.