Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Happy Earth Day with Critters

Wishing everyone a Happy Earth Day and that you have sunshine and can celebrate it with gusto. Here in Minnesota we can't really celebrate earth day by planting any trees, shrubs or flowers during this wintry mix point in our weather.

I heard a rumor that winter has packed its bags but missed every train.

"The stars are a reminder that we are all part of something bigger, a cosmic tapestry of weaving together the threads of the universe."

Aja Ahmad Khawajz

All we can do is make use of our greenhouses and inside blooming planters.

"The earth is what we all have in common."

Wendell Berry 


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I've been dreaming of days from last summer, like this photo in Hastings, Minnesota.

Sometimes, too often, "We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about."

Charles Kingsley

"Earth care, as it turns out, is really about self-care and other care. What we design today impacts how we live tomorrow. For better or for worse, it impacts far into upcoming generations."

L.L. Barkat


This artwork was created by an eleven-year-old artist, and it was one of the winners in The Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest.

You haven't appreciated real friendship until you've been loved by a dog. Or a cat. Maybe a Peacock, or horse. Maybe even a goat, or a llama llama without any drama!

Spilt Rock in Two Harbors, Minnesota

and mighty Lake Superior

Different days, different captures.

"Saw a little girl touch a big bug and shout, "I conquered my fear!
 YES! and calmly walk away. I was inspired."
Nathan Fillion

The earth and its many gifts are so inspiring too!

"The mind that is not baffled is not employed. 

The impeded stream is the one that sings."

Wendell Berry

 "No matter what your level of ability, 

you have more potential than you can ever develop in a lifetime."


"Enthusiasm is that certain something that makes us stand out, pulls us out of the mediocre common places, and turns us into powerful influencers."
Michelle Moore

Always go with your gut feelings. 
Dogs do this.
"The most intelligent people have learnt the art of ignoring what does not make them feel good."
Sanchita Pandey 
and from her book Lessons from My Garden

"Your intuitive powers increase when you are with plants because your mind is silenced, and you become more aware in the present moment."
Sanchita Pandey

Thanks for visiting and
 know that your comments are special to me.
Take good care of You.

Sunday, April 9, 2023

Easter in the City with Critters

Good morning and Happy Easter to all and may whatever your celebrations be may they be joyous, and bring you love and comfort in all you do.



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Spring is a time of plans, projects, growth within and around us. We welcome renewal. Each new day hope springs within us.

"The most beautiful moments in life are moments when you are expressing your joy, not when you are seeking it."

Jaggi Vasudev quotes

I love your puppy dog eyes and nose and everything 
about you sweet Dash!

"sweet spring is your
time is my time is our
time for springtime is love time
and viva sweet love"
e.e. cummings

Oh, sweet Parrot! What do you have to say?
Yes please. Feed me more!

The sign of intelligence is when you have your eyes wide open
and you are always constantly wondering. Be curious.

Rusty in his unspoken but knowing way,
 yes of course I'm listening!

Hello sweet baby face Rusty. Little do you know now, 
but the Easter Bunny has something for you too!

"Let us dance in the sun, wearing flowers in our hair." (And chasing inflatable bunnies) 

Susan Polis Schutz

"Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens."

Tony DeLiso

Critters know this.

Love is your quality.

Love is not what you do.

 Love is what you are.


"Create. Not for the money. Not for the fame. Not for the recognition. But for the pure joy of creating."

Ernest Barbaric 

May the hunts begin all around town.

"Love is being honest with yourself at all times. Being honest with the other person at all times. Telling, listening, respecting the truth, and never pretending."

 Susan Polis Schutz

Just be you. Always and Forever

No matter what.

Did you know that good old fashion Easter Egg hunts, 
originated from Germany and goes back to the sixteenth century.

"To get the full value of joy you must have 

someone to divide it with."

Mark Twain

"Unless you do the right things,

the right things will not happen to you, even without your intent."


May happiness follow you everywhere you go.

Thanks for spending time with me and know 

your comments are very special to me.

Take good care of you.

Sunday, April 2, 2023

My Favorite Toy and Critters

Welcome to my 



City Daily Photo 

Our theme this month of April for City Daily Photo is 

My Favorite Toy

So, it will also be photos of My Favorite Critters! 

My Favorite Toy is pretty much the same now in my adult life as it was as a child. Animals, living and not, in Lego forms to ceramic and (if only I had a picture of my huge stuffed animal collection from childhood) to me they are here to love, frolic with and enjoy their company.  

"Watch any plant or animal and let it teach you acceptance of what is, surrender to the Now.
 Let it teach you Being.
 Let it teach you integrity. 
Which means to be one, to be yourself, to be real."
Eckhart Tolle

Toys from my childhood.

"Go into the direction of where your peace is coming from."

C. Joybell C.

"Extraordinary things are always hiding 

in places people never think to look."

Jodi Picoult

Oh, those eyes!


 in that moment I decided to do nothing about everything."

Lana Del Ray quotes

It's okay to have days like that.


Feeling this quote below should be a marvelous mantra. What do you think?

"We have nothing to lose, nothing to gain, nothing we desired anymore-except to make our lives into a work of art."

Lana Del Ray

"Gratitude is medicine for a heart devastated by tragedy. If you can only be thankful for the blue sky, then do so."

Richelle E. Goodrich

That look of love. Can you feel it too?

Always the look of a sad face, but in reality, he's a live wire that loves to play. He's a speed demon once you arrive it's all about focusing on sweet little Bugs!

If you don't toss his toy fast enough, he'll do it for you!

Love is togetherness.
Togetherness is love.

"When we're awake, we see what we need to see. 

When we're asleep, we see what is really there."

Jodi Picoult

Love and devotion. A boy and his dog.

"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like." Lao Tzu

"They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for."

Tom Bodett

"A daily dose of daydreaming heals the heart, soothes the soul, and strengthens the imagination."
Richelle E. Goodrich

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate hearing from you all.
Take good care of you.