Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Open City on Critters for Saturday

"Your life must be an open city with all sorts of ways to wander in."

 Robin Sloan

"What strange phenomena we find in a great city, all we need do is to stroll around with our eyes open. Life swarms with innocent monsters." 

Charles Baudelaire

Welcome everyone, today I'm posting to SATURDAY'S CRITTERS and City Daily Photo. It's an inside and outside adventure through the city to combat the winter blues. 

Rusty says, "Hello everyone!"

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

Anatole France

"Nine tenths of education is encouragement." 

Anatole France

So, my suggestion for any youngster feeling a bit sluggish, lost in an overload of work they fear will never be completed- put a camera in their hand and push them out the door.  See what they come back with. Work from there.

Camera Bug.

"For me the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity."

Henry Cartier-Bresson

Imagine if you will a surreal adventure where you are the investigator of your life. What shall you find and where will you be?

One of my most favorite places is a bookstore, or library and since my children were young this bookstore, Wild Rumpus is home to a variety of critters as well. This photo was taken inside Wild Rumpus. They are finally open to the public again although masks are required.

"He has the strangest expression on his face, the emotional equivalent of 404 PAGE NOT FOUND."

Robin Sloan

"If you want a stable friendship, get a horse."

Out and about our yard. Critters and kiddos at play.

"Genius is nothing more nor less than childhood recaptured at will."
Charles Baudelaire

"Strangeness is a necessary ingredient in beauty." 
Charles Baudelaire

"There is something about the outside
whether it be city or country
that is marvelous for the inside of man."

 "I walk alone in my fantastic play,
until your next return.

Tripping on nothing, nimbly backing away,

as if on rough paving upon the street, or packed counterspace,

bumping into nothing, listening ever so intently in this race

for my next lunch.

Charles Baudelaire and our Peacock 

"All the secrets of the world worth knowing are hiding in plain sight."

Robin Sloan

Did somebody say turn around please?

Facial expressions are a form of nonverbal communication and occur not just in human but also other animal species, and they have always fascinated me. Buggy's, especially. Constantly.

What is he thinking?

What is it that you are wordlessly saying?


"Whose thoughts like larks spontaneously rise
into the morning sky; 
whose flight, unchecked,
out reaches life and readily comprehends
the language of flowers and of all mute things."

Please let's wander where the wi-fi is weak.

Better yet, nonexistent. Bring your camera.

It may not appear so, but on this day when I snapped this, it was horribly cold outside! We quickly went for a hot cup of cocoa.

"Many times the wrong train took me to the right place."
Paulo Coelho

Come to the city and ride our Minneapolis Light Rail.

Thanks for stopping in.
Your comments are a joy for me.
Take good care of you.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Snow Fairies for Words on Wednesday

Welcome to Words On Wednesday. Word list offered by Hilary Melton-Butcher and presented on Elephant's Child blog. I've used all 12 words.

Fairies of the Snow

Catching Fairies in the Snow.

Plants and fairies speak their own language that humans often find confusing or misleading in most situations. Bold and joyful Fairies tend to mix folly with work while living freely among growths of Violet and Snowdrop flowers. 

I hear them whispering to tulips, daffodils 
as well as other flowers known as medicine for the soul
and will cure any ailment.

Most Fairies use twigs for beds and cabbage plants are often their carapace protecting them from wild grizzly bears or the occasional Hessian mannered stray meowing their way through snowy paths along ornamental brick borders of my gardens.

A fairy illustrator that's more like a cross between a courageous to fair dinkum rather than a jokester once cried "Eureka we shall carry fairies away by ship," as they pulled up anchor and gathered moonbeams that could cure any ailment under the sun. 

That my friends once the sun melts the snow it will be the end of the story for all fairies in the snow.

"Well, she's walking through the clouds 
With a circus mind
 that's running wild 
Butterflies and zebras and moonbeams and fairy tales
 that's all she ever thinks about.
Riding with the wind."
 By the Jimi Hendrix Experience


Take good care of you and your own snow fairies.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Life Imitates Art at The Gibbes Museum

Welcome please join me for an exciting exhibit I viewed this last November in Charleston, South Carolina at The Gibbes Museum. I'm posting to City Daily Photo.

The Gibbes Museum of Art statement- Through our complicated history, through light and shadow, we have persevered-humanity intact. Art is the reason.

This exhibit is titled Life Imitates Art.
Join the #MuseumChallenge and recreate your favorite work of art.
Pictured below is Grace the Pug recreating Mrs. Robert Gilmor, Jr (Sarah Reeve Lodson, ca.1790-1866)1823 by Thomas Sully 

Emmy and Sarah Ross recreate
 Edmund Charles Tarbell's The Sisters 1921.

I think these girls are priceless in their portrayal. Great job.

"I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives."
Jane Austin

"Art transcends culture boundaries." Thomas Kinkade

Magnolia, recreates The Green Fan, (Girl of Toledo, Spain) 1912, by Robert Henri

Recreates April (The Green Gown) 1920 by Childe Hassam

This art recreation project speaks to me. 

Below is my from in-house which I'll follow up later out and about our town.
Meet my Scarecrow and recreated as Firefighter Scarecrow.

Below is from my own downtown of Lakeville, Minnesota 

Baby it's cold outside anyone have a scarf?

Here are a few more items we found

"Here's to freedom, cheers to art.
 Here's to having an excellent adventure
 and may the stopping never start."
Jason Mraz

"There is no end. There is no beginning. 
There is only the infinite passion of life." Fellini

Thanks for stopping in and for your comments.
Take good care of you.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Remember Your Why and Saturday Critters

 Good morning fellow critter lovers and welcome to


I'm also posting to City Daily Photo. Remember, weekends don't count unless you're engaged in doing something completely random and pointless! Enjoy your weekend everyone and a few charming critters to brighten your day.

Nothing is more memorable than a smell. Ask any dog.

Also never forget all of your summer memories which last forever and help keep us warm all winter long.

Gone to the beach. Be back never.

Okay, I'm kidding.

"To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist." Gail Sheehy

By seeking and blundering we learn. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

After you fall you get up and try again.

It's the courage to continue that counts.

Ask any proud pup.

A man/woman/dog/critter sees in the world what he carries in his heart. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nope they're not looking to get into trouble just hoping for treats.

"There are no bad dogs, there are only some that may not be as good as others."

Quoted by anyone living next door to a 24/7 barking dog!

Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I'm so beautiful!

Keep those family trip memories close to your heart. This photo from South Dakota.

"The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, river and cities; but to know someone who thinks and feels with us, and who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden." Goethe

Yesterday after our newest snowfall Misty and Dash loving their romp in the new fallen snow.

"There is no need to lay low.

Go right ahead and give the world your brilliance."

Nicky Verd

Start where you are.

Use what you have.

Do what you can.

I enjoy your visits and comments thanks for stopping by.

Take good care of you and enjoy your moments!