Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Critters on First Day of Autumn

 Happy first day of autumn! Let's bring in some critters for


and I'm posting to City Daily Photo

"If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration."

 Nikola Tesla

and also,

"The energy of the mind is the essence of life."


Mindset is Everything!

"Outside, it was the perfect air temperature, not too cool and not too warm. It was perfectly still.
The sky was a hazy shade of white peculiar to autumn mornings, and especially this first day of autumn."
 Donna Tartt and Me

"Good morning, Goose!" said the one goose to the other.

And they went on with their day, not even noticing me. 

Is that a hat on your head?

Hello Horsey!

Northfield Minnesota Jessie James Day!

"The people who have closed their eyes and ears to the new opportunity are the people who are actually using their brain very little."
Anuj Jasani

"Use what you have, use what the world gives you. Use the first day of fall: bright flame before winter's deadness; harvest; orange, gold, amber; cool nights and the smell of fire."

Live from the best ever Minnesota Rennaissance Festival!

From the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden outside The Walker Art Museum

"I would rather sit on/with a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion," Henry David Thoreau

The leaves as they spark into wild color just before they die are the world's oldest performance art, and everything we see is celebrating one last violently hued hurrah before the black and white silence of winter."

Shauna Niequist

Artemis really knows how to live each and every day!

"Explore, Experience, then push beyond."
Aaron Lauritsen

Thanks for stopping in and gifting me with your thoughts.
Take good care of you and enjoy this first day of autumn.


RedPat said...

A lovely autumn post. I like the autumn bright flame before the deadness of winter.
I saw that rooster or a version of it in Trafalgar Square in London about 10 yeas ago.

Cloudia said...

I love how our sensibilities rhyme but are different as each leaf in the autumn. Thank you so much for sharing the beauty that is you and your place in the world and your animals and your point of view. And I must congratulate you on the twin cities baseball club which is moving forward into the post season. I hope you enjoy many crisp autumn ball games! Best wishes my friend. Aloha!

eileeninmd said...


Happy Autumn to you! Love the pumpkin heads, so cute.
Artemis looks ready for a hike, nice he carries his own backpack.
Beautiful captures of the heron, geese and the ducks.
The blue rooster and the camel are cool.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you (so much) for sharing the beauty and the wonder. Autumn is one of my favourite times of year.

Revrunner said...

This autumn comes as a GREAT relief!

Hena Tayeb said...

Really loving the fact that autumn is finally here..

Shiju Sugunan said...

Happy first day of autumn! Your photos are lovely, and the quotes are a nice. Enjoyed the post!

magiceye said...

Beautiful captures and captions!

Debbie said...

you got outside and saw some amazing wildlife/big birds!! i think these feel good quotes are my favorites because they made me feel so happy!!

i LOVE fall festivals the best, during the summer it is always too hot!! the 2nd to last image is gorgeous!!

i wonder if the rooster is your mascot??

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I like that blue rooster and all of your quotes. I need to copy some of them in my journal today! Happy Sunday!

William Kendall said...

Quite a variety of critters.

Jeff said...

Camels can be nasty, but they have a most pleasing face! Where did the summer go?