Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Winter Streets, Seize the National Day List and Critters

Misty loves snow!

Winter Streets

I'm also posting to City Daily Photo   and in honor of quite the National Day list for 26, February!
Beginning with, For Pete's Sake Day, National Carpe Diem Day. National Tell a Fairy Tale Day, National Pistachio Day, National Levi Strause Day, National Personal Chef Day and National Thermos Bottle Day. Who knew that about thermos bottles? Honestly a whole lot more if you google it.

Just a little note about our recent snow-blizzard my city of Lakeville got a whopping 19 inches added to our way over average total for the year. Yikes.

Snowbank Misty is her new name. She loves rolling, leaping and running through the snow, but she's not a fan of ice coating everything it can sometimes touch.


Sweet baby Jasmine. 

Yes? Who needs snow when there's a warm house to roam about.

Go, kitty go! Play away and she loves being playful for any photographer too!

"At the very moment when people underestimate you is when you can make a breakthrough."
Germany Kent

Happy National Tell a Fairy Tale Day
So, if you see a fairy tell her a short fairy tale poem before she flitters away!

"Always learn poems by heart. They have to become the marrow in your bones.
Like fluoride in the water, 
they'll make your soul impervious to the world's soft decay."
Janet Fitch, White Oleander

Rusty is also a fan of winter and all the snow he can find!

What more can you ask for?

"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation." 
Richard Lingard 

Lou-Lou seems to be tolerating Athena's desire to play, for this moment.

Random pup on my walk today.

As for National Thermos Bottle Day, well you might think it's frivolous but yet necessary to many of us, right? 

"The wind in your head is the storm in your life." 
Tamerian A. Kuzgov

I hope you brought your thermos today, because seriously there's lots of sunshine but a bitterness in the air.

Once winter leaves, there'll be a wait for a table here.

"Live in the sunshine and cry in the rain."
(we need both)
Bert McCoy
The sun is always there, even if we turn our backs.

Driving home I listened to a wise DJ explain what to do when you've got the blues and feel lonely. Don't stay inside sulking. Go out anyway, even if it feels more comfortable to stay all by yourself, (sulking) go where other people are. 

Thing is, "When you're feeling down,"
 "Bless the world with your mind, heal the world with your heart,
 lift the world with your soul; elevate the world with your life."
Matshona Dhliwayo 

Live wide. 

"Your worth is not what you have but who you are."
Matshona Dhliwayo

When it snows you have two choices. Shovel or make snow angels.

Or grab your sled.

So, rescue yourself, have fun in the snow!

"Let us love winter for it's the spring of genius."

Pietro Aretino

"The world owes you nothing because the universe has already given you everything."
Matshona Dhliwayo

"I am success," said excellence.
"I am mastery," said discipline.
"I am persistence," said focus.
"I am influence," said action.
"I am character," said destiny.
Matshona Dhliwayo

Thanks for stopping in to spend this time together.
Know that you are all day brighteners in my world.
Take good care of you.

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Art Shanty Project and Critters

 Welcome to another post for


from sunny Lake Harriet 

in Linden Hills of Minneapolis.

"Art is magical, but it's not magic."

"Nature is always lovely, invincible, glad, whatever is done and suffered by her creatures. All scars she heals, whether in rocks or water, or sky or hearts."

John Muir

and some moments from The Art Shanty Project 2023

A fellow critter artist at this year's Art Shanty Project.

"Everything you can imagine is real."

 Pablo Picasso

She made these critter sleds for the kiddos. Another moment where being a child really rules the day!

"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away."

Pablo Picasso

"In this world you are given as you give."

 Peace Pilgrim

"The goal of life is rapture."

Joseph Campbell

Meet Mr. Adorable! I just loved this little pup.

Part of the Wearable Car Art Parade!

This pup knew something was up looking at Lake Harriet.

Really? No ducks? What's going on?

"The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one's life." Peace Pilgram

"Life is like a mirror smile at it and it smiles back at you."

Peace Pilgram

"Only insofar as we remain in harmony with divine law, do good, things come to us."

Peace Pilgrim

Hello Sunshine girl

 in another Wearable Car Art!

Thanks for your visit and comments they brighten my day!

Enjoy your weekend and take good care of you.