Close ups of a fun place. -Maine,USA.
There are times when I feel simply overwhelmed by the creativity of others. Thus was the case here, my husband is used to my hollering “stop the car, stop the car” and having to pull over turn around and bring me back to the “whatever” that brought on this outburst. I was totally taken by this building, it was once an antique car lot. The detail, the whimsical character of the architecture. I would have loved to have met the previous owner.
See the tie man!! I loved, loved, loved it. I toured around the building, as much as I could without being an intruder.
The second floor balconies made me itch with curiosity. Wanting a ladder or access to the inside to I could get closer.. I’ll post a shot from the road, so you can see what I first saw.
Like HELLO.. how could I just drive by and not get a closer look. It was on getting closer that I saw all the details, and the charming way the owner had put character into the building.
This is what life is. Think about it. How often do you meet someone, or see someone and think, how interesting, I wonder?? But, we never follow through, we never take that chance .. we are polite, and go about our business. I was blessed that in growing up, I was encouraged to meet and greet the world in a positive light.
Not only in old abandoned buildings and lost,left behind vehicles do I see beauty and wonder. I see it in my fellow-man.
PL Precept #10 Love Yourself and Others
PL Principle # 3 I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.
There will be more pictures of this house, (Norm’s “Thursday Doors” ) but before I sign off, please let me show you the car that was left behind. It was being textured by Mother Nature, she was looking “some” good…=^_^=
Beauty if in the eye of the beholder, isn’t it ….
For those of you who love “rust detailing” and the different patina that Mother Nature can bestow on metal
this car is showing a lot of promise
So it was, there before me, in its majestic glory, the ocean. It was later in the day than we expected to arrive, but here we were. Other cars were parked along the road, people with their camera poised for that perfect picture. For me, it was the moment itself that was perfect. Taking in a deep breath, the rest of the world around me disappeared. In a second one can live and relive a lifetime. No matter how often such moments occur in my life, I am always amazed that such serenity and peace can wash over me, filling me with a gratitude and appreciation that no words can fully express, the blessing is to live that moment to the fullest.
The camera can capture the landscape, and perhaps a “mood”… but that moment of connection to the “Universe” is very personal and unique to each person who was there on that highway, we all experienced our own individual “blessing”
Some of us travel on the water, some of us are grounded on land, but no matter where we are in life, when we experience that intimate connection with the Divine force of Nature, we are captivated, enthralled and in that moment, we are ONE totally engaged in the transcending power of LOVE.
PL Precept # 11 Always be with GOD
PL Precept # 21 Live in Perfect Liberty
Looking for a place that is welcoming and well stocked with tea.. You have come to the right place if you have discovered the TeaStore@ 53 York Street in the Byward market right in the heart of the city, minutes away from Parliament Hill, and the Rideau Shopping Center. These two ladies are regulars, they bike down on week-ends to enjoy a visit and their favourite tea and baked goodie. During the summer they are able to add the delicious fresh fruit that is abundant in the market stalls nearby. In winter they soak up the warmth inside of the shop, where they get to sit in a sunny area, either at tables or if lucky to get it the small red sofa. Cosy as all get out..!
The shop is now owned by Joshua Savoie, who obviously has done a great job in maintaining the welcoming ambiance of the shop, he is gaining new “regulars” week-days and week-ends. The young hostess that was there when I visited Saturday was very knowledgeable about the teas, and products sold in the shop. Had I had more time, I would have welcomed a lazy visit watching the activities from outside at one of the tables or inside at the big bright window. Perched at the window table =^_^=
Ahhhh and what was I doing there… this charming shop, *teastore* has started to sell the cards I make for the Perfect Liberty, Funky Monkey Boutique. As you know the FMB has a sale only 2, 3 times a year, The cards are available all year, however we are at 1010 Hunt Club (near Airport Parkway)… so that is going west on Hunt Club if you are at Bank, you turn right to go towards Airport Parkway, Riverside etc.
Remember that October 15th. we are having our fall, Funky Monkey Boutique sale, 9 a.m. 1 pm. After that it will be after church on the 21st. and by appointment. We have a lot of Diva jewelry, brand name purses, Xmas village what nots, funky bits and pieces for your Halloween outfits….some crafty items. I will have a few of the scrapbooking/card making extras there, you never know what you will find.
Don’t be disappointed, come early, there is only so much room in the FMB. What is that expression “the early bird gets the worm”…
Look at all the teas, this is just a portion of the tea being offered at the * teastore*, you can follow them on facebook and twitter, their web address is http://www.teastore.ca
Everyone loves a good cuppa tea, there is so much to explore and see on the market. and the new updated Rideau Center.. Shake the shoppers and the big price tags, wander over to the * teastore * 53 York Street, (next door to Lapointe’s) enjoy the brew and the view.
Everyday is a new beginning
Still revisiting pictures of Sharon Springs. NY while I have my breakfast. Wondering what I’ll find this year when we head out on another road trip. I’m drawn to landscapes with a “story”, at least one that speaks to me. When I take the picture, I’m trying to capture the thoughts, or story line that came to mind when I came across the “scene” Some are just my artistic expression, of a time and space, and others are like visual bookmarks for my “gray matter”
We are all different in how we catalogue information, for me .. I know… I’m visual… my desk always looks like gremlins came in the night and tossed everything looking for hidden treasures. Of course, it is the work of my lazy mind and my easily distracted attention. Smiles sweetly, and looks up with innocent eyes. Of course I know it’s a mess… but it is my mess, and I like it. that is what having one’s own space is all about. =^_^=
Now breakfast – small bowl of steamed rice, small helping of pickled cucumber (Japanese) and one lightly poached egg (omega) on my rice.
PL Precept #2
To Live is to Express One’s Self
We will each do this in our own unique way. Life will continually present you with new moments of wonder, awe, and surprises. Some you will delight in and other’s may not charm you as much, but each and every one of the moments, are moments we are living.. and part of. It is your choice, to live happy, when challenged, find a new creative way to overcome, to surpass, and go beyond.
PL Precept #15
All is a mirror
PL Precept #17
Grasp what is most Essential
Have a great day everyone!!
I don’t know whether to thank Norm or not. I have alway had a “love” for doors. From early years I collected pictures of doors, admired doors and bla bla bla…. but with his little challenge, it has put “focus” on doors again, in a sense that I see a door and wonder.. hmmm will do this for the challenge..
My husband and I for some odd reason, have taken to a game on Facebook called Cafeland. It is a cute game, we have a restaurant and we make food, sell to customers and of course, build the business and you make money, and if you keep at it, your money of course builds. I began playing the game years ago, when I first began in FB, I soon tired of it, being too busy with commitments etc. in my day to day, and my friends had basically moved on to other games.
What I didn’t know my husband who does not play games, except Scrabble and Word with Friends, who had started a restaurant to help me while I was playing, liked seeing the $$ add up, so he just over the years kept playing, Long and the short of it is, thar when a new friend learned about Cafeland, she started to play and I reopened my cafe so that I could help her with the challenges. WELL Hubby was now way ahead of me in not only points but in $$$. He’d built up a fortune.
I began to play regularly again, to try to catch up, but with years under his belt, he is just too far ahead in points and he has managed his money so that, I think there is just too much there to work through. So being the considerate wife, I offered to remodel his cafe ….evil grin…. knowing his wife, kind husband says sure, and leaves me to it on his computer and with his accumulated fortune. hehehehehehehe.. pulls my witches hat further down on my head.
I redid all the floors, walls, put in new windows, decor, and still he has millions and millions left over. I even put in new DOORS.. two of them. Here you go Norm… it is while I’m looking at the doors, what to put in, that I get this little “ping” I start wondering if I can use the doors in Cafeland, in Norm’s Thursday doors. Norm!! what have you started.
Enjoy every day, make every day worthwhile
PL Precept # 11 Always be with God