Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, July 30, 2023

County Fair Critters

Welcome to a wild and wonderful world of critters at the Scott County Fair yesterday. It was my first time going to their county fair, and it didn't disappoint although it's a wee bit different than the Dakota County Fair where I live. Showing up to see how folks share bits and pieces of their community are well worth seeing it all!


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If she wants to go to the fair instead of

a fancy restaurant put a ring on it!


"It isn't about what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing, that makes you happy or unhappy. 

It is what you think about it."

Dale Carnegie


Never trust a person who doesn't like cows!

How now, Brown cow!

If you do what you can with what you have you will always be successful.

Best part of every fair around our parts is a K-9 Demonstration from the Sheriff's Department and this one is the best I've ever seen by one special K-9 Deputy Floyd who was born 8 years ago in the Netherlands, and he knows English and Flemish! 

In training for catching that "Bad guy" they're taught

 to always go for the right arm.

One proud K-9 Deputy Floyd 

(His favorite treats, balls, and a pup cup of ice cream)

If you're wondering he does go home with his handler, and has his own kennel in the backyard, heated but only fan cooled. However, it's his place, he loves it, and waits for his command to go out in his romping area! The family has little dogs that live inside the house and Floyd is good with that!

Life is good when we share it.

There's something that feels all American about county fairs.

Happiness doesn't depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions."

Dale Carnegie

(and critters in your life of course, even though chance one time meetings)

Meet Waylon Jennings. Yep, sweet and friendly Waylon.

Winner! Winner!

Absolutely there were pig races, and they were racing for milk!

These darlings were born hours before I took this photo.

"People rarely succeed unless they are having fun in what they are doing."

Dale Carnegie


"The county fair is a place for warm and cuddly with wet noses and a colorful spectacle that delights young and old alike."

Sometimes it pays to shoot the view in front of where you parked.

 Especially when you're parked within a sea of vehicles!

Thanks for coming to the county fair with me!

I really appreciate your comments, thank you so much.

Enjoy whatever you're doing.

Take good care of you.

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Critters that Show up

"Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen." 

Brene Brown

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Unconditional love. Always.

"When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you'd like them to be." 

Leo Tolstoy

I spy!

"What we know matters but who we are matters more."

Brene Brown

This so reminds me of the princess and the pea story.


Taking the scenic route.

Cows grazing in the grass. Farmington. 

"A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbor - such is my idea of happiness."

Leo Tolstoy

"In the best, the friendliest and simplest relations flattery or praise is necessary, just as grease is necessary to keep wheels turning."

Leo Tolstoy

Off the beaten track.

Go when possible.

"Explore the lesser travelled paths of life."

"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science."

Albert Einstein

"True life is lived when tiny changes occur."

Leo Tolstoy

Thanks so much for your visit and your comments.

Enjoy a marvelous and fun-filled weekend!

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Street Scene Critters

 "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Yesterday was a fully loaded and packed heavy day with vehicle shows, firetruck shows, parades, 150 Year Celebration for the Farmington Fire Department and Lakeville's one and only Pan-O-Prog celebration. 

(This was quite possibly one of their biggest turnouts ever!)

Some critters today are icons!

Of course, some live animals!

Car shows means metal critters for our delight too!

Wouldn't be fair to leave out cookie critters walking the parade!

Eeyore is and has been one of my favorites!

"It's okay to not be okay,

 some days are just harder than others."

Remember, "It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine." Eeyore

I'm a firm believer in more than one dog in a family. They need a buddy/partner.

"If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic." Dale Carnegie

Aren't horses graceful?

The simple key to attitude is beating attitude. Make enthusiasm your passion!

No matter what others might think!

Bark if you must. Roar!  Just get on with it!

Meet the barkers! Little did I know that they'd be kitty corner from me during the parade, barking at every moving thing that passed by!

Of course, they were barking in pure enjoyment!

ADVICE from Road Runner.

Be quick. Full speed ahead. Hit the ground running.

 Get off the beaten track.

Kick up some dust.

Beep, beep, BEEP!

The simple truth is this, we are always highly motivated when something means a great deal to us.
But. Why? Stop there? Make things a big deal. BE EXCITED!  No matter what.

"You cannot have an empty or neutral mind,
 as long as you work the mind,
it will contain dreams. If you stop working, it will contain regrets."
Amit Kalantri

"Today is life - the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto."
Dale Carnegie

Thank you so much for stopping by and know your comments mean the world to me.

Take good care of YOU.

Sunday, July 2, 2023

Come Take a Safari with Critters

The best thing to do, especially during our horrible air quality is exactly what adventure we took on this particular day being extremely high with an index of 166, we opted for an inside tour of a fantastically fun inside safari!



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All of their fancy chickens roamed about freely 
greeting everyone they met.

"Those who do not move, do not notice their chains."

Rosa Luxemburg 

"Being human means throwing your whole life on the scales of destiny when need be, all the while rejoicing in every sunny day and every beautiful cloud."

Rosa Luxemburg

My what a big nose you have!

A true animal lover loves all animals.

"A simple act of kindness and compassion towards a single animal may not mean anything to all creatures but will mean everything to one."

Paul Oxton

"No matter how few possessions you own or how little money you have, loving wildlife and nature will make you rich beyond measure."

Paul Oxton quotes

"Making a difference to the welfare of Animals doesn't require a massive effort; it requires small actions that can make a significant impact."

Paul Oxton

Thanks for your visit and comments as your sharing time with me is wonderful. Take good care of you.