Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

The Splendor of This and That

 Absolutely the splendor and simplicity of everyday objects, odd and unusual things or random artwork will pave the way as those storms of life slip by with numerous distractions.  Come what may, our endurance conquers anything. 

Posting to City Daily Photo

My son and I spent the day here and there seeing this and that and it was a blast for this birthday girl!

So, it was a thing my youngest son and I did for my birthday a couple of weeks ago we went to the 

Ax-Man Surplus Store

Believe it or not Axman has a zillion things for sale, from everyday nuts and bolts to gadgets you never thought you'd see for sale. About the photo above they're objects of affection for some folks and are not for sale. Another fun thing is they have humorous notes on things all over the place.

"Oddity, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. What one person rejects as lunacy; another reveres as truth."

Philip Gulley

"I am not what happened to me. 

I am what I choose to become."

Carl Jung quotes

Would we call this a treehouse? Photo taken in an art gallery, not Ax-Man.

"If all the eccentricities and all the strangeness's in this world suddenly disappear, people will fall asleep from the boredom! Every kind of oddities make life more interesting, less boring."

Mehmet Murat ildan

You know it's an exceptional floor when you're inside an art gallery and the floor below you screams, I'm beautiful take a photo of me!

Everyone has at least one or possibly ten favorite candy shops. 

This is one of mine.

Speaking of treats...

I was gifted with the most delicious Bubble Gum Ice Cream!

It's not only delicious items prepared for you these days, it's also the creativity that inspires chefs to create masterpieces that not only you enjoy eating but naturally take photos of too!

"Creativity is that marvelous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition."

Max Ernst

Be a tourist in your favorite city, ride the trolley and listen as the driver or tour guide spins tales about the city.



On my drive to work yesterday morning it appeared like a day in autumn with the thick fog.

"Embrace the uncertainty with courage and grace, 

for in this cosmic adventure, amazing things take place."

 Lyra Brave

Thanks for visiting. Take good care of you.

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Come Hike With Me and Critters

 Welcome to 


and City Daily Photo

We had an early Father's Day outing in Prior Lake, Minnesota at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club. They have an amazing amount of sportsmanship activities that are beyond exciting to watch and tryout.

These are three of their employees! Great job right?!

This one is checking for birds.

So, what's his secret?

"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Sometimes you can never be too close!

Artemis and Athena squeezed into my daughter's two-person car!

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."

Nicolas Chamfort


Jasmine, pretty princess.

Anne Frank knew the way to be-

"I don't think of all the misery,
 but of the beauty that still remains."
Anne Frank


Think beauty. 

Never realized this but my reflection is captured

 in this photo of Francis, one of the Llamas at Lark Toys.

Lyra and Lou-Lou have a cuddle.

Lunch anyone?

"All grown-ups were once children.... but only few of them remember it."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Joy doesn't just happen. You must choose joy. Repeatedly. 


Such a sweet and adorable face!

Remember in your life's adventure, 

"Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world."

Marianne Williamson


"Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called, "All the things that could go wrong."

Thanks for spending time with me.

Take good care of you.

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Smile Theme of the Month

 Our June theme for City Daily Photo is Smile 😊

I'm also posting to 


Smile it's free!

"Let us always meet each other with a smile, 

for the smile is the beginning of love."

Mother Teresa

Smiles, they come from your heart.

"A smile remains the most inexpensive gift I can bestow on anyone and yet its powers can vanquish kingdoms."
Og Mandino

One can never have too many smiles!
Animals have a way of turning any frown upside down!

"And so long as I can laugh never will I be poor."
Og Mandino

"Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward in the life intended for you with grace, strength, courage and confidence."
Og Mandino

"Wealth, my son, should never be your goal in life. Your words are eloquent, but they are mere words. True wealth is of the heart, not of the purse."
Og Mandino

If you look through all my fur, you'll see I'm smiling!

As a matter of fun, I could do this all day long. Keep pushing!

"Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.

Michael Jackson


"If you smile when you are alone, then you really mean it."
Andy Rooney


Animals always have a way to make me smile!

Play peekaboo!
If you smile at a stranger, you'll change both of your lives.

"Today will never happen again. Don't waste it with a false start or no start at all."
Og Mandino

Bring your smile with you too and give it away over and over again.

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you caught a smile or two and share them with the world.

Take good care of you.