Wordless Wednesday…The Force Was Not With Us

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Wordless Wednesday…The Force Was Not With Us

We walk every morning and some might think that it would get boring…same trees, same squirrels, same walkers. 

However, if you keep your eyes open, you never know who or what you’ll see!!!


We saw this “Storm Trooper” (Star Wars for those of you who just arrived on this planet) sitting in the back seat. I couldn’t help but smile and laugh. 

Having whimsy in our lives and those who share their whimsical creations makes the world a richer place. 


And just for fun…we saw this last year and it’s worth another share!!! 



By the way…I also love the cars at Christmas with Rudolph Antlers and a red nose on the hood!


You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life.

 Mary Oliver, Wild Geese


The pleasure of gratifying whim is very great.
It is known only by those
who are whimsical.
James Boswelln

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Comments (24)

Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Dec 14, 2022 05:08 AM
Kathy Streib

Myrl Jeffcoat this old fart thanks you. 

Dec 14, 2022 06:22 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

I love the Storm Trooper sitting in the back seat!! Hilarious! Yesterday at the grocery store I saw a mom walking out with her 5 or 6 year son dressed as bat man with his cape and mask on! I looked at her and smiled and she just rolled her eyes! Loved it!!

Dec 14, 2022 05:16 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX I love it too and what I also love is that the mom didn't discourage him. 

Dec 14, 2022 06:23 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... can't say I see many decorated cars in the Charlotte area. The occasional antlers or wreath attached to the bonnet. I love the picture of that highly decorated car... although, I don't know that I'd have the nerve to do that to my own car.

Dec 14, 2022 05:30 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker I love it too but yes, I know that I wouldn't do it on my own car.  I might consider the antlers and red nose though. 

Dec 14, 2022 06:24 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Why didn't you go talk with the storm trooper and ask him what he was doing in town?

Dec 14, 2022 06:02 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England simple...the Force wasn't with me. 

Dec 14, 2022 06:26 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I love that car with the Santa hat on it. I would love to see that live!

Dec 14, 2022 06:09 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I kept telling Larry to keep up with it and he was trying not to have a wreck. 

Dec 14, 2022 06:27 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Kathy,
If we pay attention, there is always something new to see and experience, even on the same route every day.  We need to look up and down and all around. When I got into macro photography some years ago, it was fascinating to notice the minute details of nature that God has created.

Dec 14, 2022 06:51 AM
Kathy Streib

That's the key Carol Williams we have to learn to stop and really see what's around us. 

Dec 14, 2022 06:29 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Great photos and for me being "whimsical" is just enjoying and appreciating life.

Dec 14, 2022 06:52 AM
Kathy Streib

Leanne Smith - I couldn't agree more. 

Dec 14, 2022 06:45 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - whimsy can make each day a bit more wonderful.  

Dec 14, 2022 07:00 AM
Kathy Streib

Michael Jacobs simply put and well said!!!

Dec 14, 2022 06:46 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Wednesday morning, Kathy.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Dec 14, 2022 07:13 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Roy Kelley and please tell Chef Dolores hello. 

Dec 14, 2022 06:47 PM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

I, too, walk everyday Kathy. No matter how pressed for time I am, I must move my body. I don't feel right when I don't. Too often I get lost in my thoughts though - especially when I take the familiar route, it's on autopilot - and I lose out on the whimsy. Perhaps a goal for 2023, to be more aware of my surroundings. 

Love the Mary Oliver quote! 

Dec 14, 2022 08:03 AM
Kathy Streib

Andrea Bedard walking every morning jumpstarts my day. Larry often spots things that I miss. 

Dec 14, 2022 06:51 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Goodness Kathy, Halloween lives on!   Love the decorated car, and we see some of those around here too.

Dec 14, 2022 08:15 AM
Kathy Streib

Joan Cox I just love it!!!  I hope to see more. 

Dec 14, 2022 06:52 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Ha! You are right- we have to keep our eyes open, even on our well worn walking paths. You never know what you might come across. I also love those antlers + red nose for the car  - they look adorable! 

Dec 14, 2022 08:35 AM
Kathy Streib

Lise Howe if it weren't for some very observant walkers we would have missed the black swan that has taken up residence where we walk. 

Dec 14, 2022 06:53 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

LOL!  Those are great shots!  We took Tristan down to Scottsdale to see the Fairmont Princess  Christmas event.  There was a car with Elves legs hanging out the trunk, and he got very upset.  We had to explain that they were just Xmas decorations!  

Dec 14, 2022 12:19 PM
Kathy Streib

Oh no Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I can see why that would upset a child. It's funny to me but children could really be upset. 

Dec 14, 2022 06:55 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy you better start bringing your lightsaber along with you on your walks ...... LOL

Dec 14, 2022 02:02 PM
Kathy Streib

George Souto I wish I had one!!!

Dec 14, 2022 06:56 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Kathy, who could possibly get bored with all that kind of action going on.  lol  

Dec 14, 2022 02:35 PM
Kathy Streib

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho I agree!!! How could anyone get bored when you see things like that!!!   It keeps us on our toes. 

Dec 14, 2022 06:57 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib like you I love watching things surrounding us with... and yes some of those Antler cars crack me up too, Endre

Dec 14, 2022 11:07 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Kathy - We see plenty of the cars with antlers but if you are walking you see more.

Dec 15, 2022 04:27 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Kathy Streib 

There is so much whimsey around us each and every day that goes, well, not unnoticed but not appreciated. Thank you for the reminder to appreciate the whimsical.

Dec 15, 2022 05:44 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Oh walks are never boring to me Kathy!  Always something fresh and new to enjoy and breathe in or see!  Around the holidays about 1/4 of the way up the mountain there is a tree that gets decorated by local hikers.  It's kind of like - WOW - you turn the corner and there it is.  Certainly a nice surprise for our winter visitors in Phoenix.  I've left many a decorations up there over the years.  Fun!

Dec 15, 2022 10:05 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

One of my favorite traits in people is a good sense of humor!

Dec 16, 2022 02:56 PM