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Who knew. Not me, I’m a novice on what happens in the woods during a snow storm. I found out today, the heavy snow had blanketed most of the feeders. The cold, wet, thaw, freeze of the last 48 hours, also brought down weak limbs. To this end I found several of the feeders on the ground, one very damaged, and the other not so bad, but in need of attention.

I sent myself to clearing off the snow, and putting out fresh seed so that the now hovering birds could eat, while I righted the refilled the feeders that had suffered during the storm.

this heavy feeder was the one that had been on the limb that came down during the storm. I was fortunate that I was able to get a snowshoe enthusiast who came by with his young son to help me get it back up on a sturdier limb. The man had to put his son on his shoulders, so that we could hang the first S hook. Fortunately I had gone to the store a few days ago and stocked up on the larger S hooks. I had no idea at the time why I had a need to acquire them.. The Universe knew… they sure came in handy today.
I use a variety of containers, so that i can offer an assortment of food. The stump on the left had to be cleared of snow so that the black sunflower seeds and peanuts could be scattered there for the birds to drop down and gather up.

At the Mer Bleue site, I was thrilled to see a bird that till that moment I had not seen, a Hoary red poll. When I get a picture I will share it with you.

Now that the birds have been fed. It is my turn, home made beef bone soup with fresh veggies and dried Chinese mushrooms. Yum

Oyashikiri

Golden Bay, NZ by Shirley Keen

My sincere thank you to all who joined in last evening for 7 pm Evening Service. I admit that as I prepared, I asked myself, “why”… but … the moment passed and at 7, I began the service. I sat for some time after, allowing my emotions and thoughts to empty. I guess the events of the past many months has taken more of a toll on me, than I had imaged. The service and the prayer, were a balm .. I slept last night, with ease. I really do believe in the power of prayer. When this is shared, it is even more “powerful”

a relaxed whippet

Ok so maybe I didn’t sleep quite as relaxed as Velcro, but I did sleep, it was a sound and restful sleep. First in a long while.

Make today a different day. Instead of doing the same old thing, be creative and do things to improve your day.

Perfect Liberty 2021.17

Always live with a kind and generous heart. Show love and embrace others good points, be willing to overlook their faults. One who has a generous heart can live a fulfilled life.

Perfect Liberty 2012.17

Oyashikiri

special prayers 7:pm

10:12 and it is still snowing – Nikon doesn’t like being outside when it is snowing.

Good morning everyone. After reading my incoming this morning, and taking a few calls .. I have decided that this evening I will do special prayers at 7:pm EST. I will begin with the PL Prayer, and then do a short prayer, giving thanks and appreciation for all that we have experienced since the start of the new year. For the friends in the community that are dealing with extra “stress” challenges/opportunities, I will ask that the spirit of calm, and gentle goodness surround us while we pray for our loved ones and our concerns.

PL Precept # 11 Always be with God.

Please set aside a good twenty minutes. Find a place where you can sit comfortably , those of you with your own Omitama or Aramitama can do your usual salutation. Then sit quitely and gather your thoughts. We will begin with the PL Prayer, and then after a few seconds of quiet reflection, I will begin the special prayer … Before standing and returning to your normal activities, please take the time, to say “thank you” and to send your love/caring thoughts to those who have joined in our prayers.

Thank you everyone for sharing in this special evening of prayer.

PL Precept # 10 Love yourself and others.

PL Precept # 15 All is a mirror

Hospitals are crowded, people we know and don’t know are stressed and anxious. Let us join together in positive action. Let us Pray.

If you are reading this and can translate it for me in Portuguese for our members in Brazil, it will be much appreciated.

Oyashikiri

outside my bedroom window at 7:30 a.m YES it is still snowing.
guess my little Garden spirit will be smoothened under the snow. (see PS below)

What is “Normal” is different for each individual. Everyone has a different way of thinking and doing. It is important to understand others’ feelings.

Perfect Liberty 2021.16

Value those who are nearest to you. It is especially easy to overlook how wonderful your spouse or other family members really are. Always remember to respect and value one another.

Perfect Liberty 2014.22

Oyashikiri

PS. the sculpture using driftwood and apoxie sculpt is one of my earlier pieces.

silent Friday

at the start of a new day

I close my eyes and sit quietly

my thoughts, come and go

I let them happen, follow the flow

I acknowledge and accept that my mind is restless

Perceiving equals doing. each time you notice something, it is a gift from God. don’t miss this opportunity to act.

Perfect Liberty 2021.15

There is too much being said these days

too many words spoken without honest intent

more than ever, it is important to know one’s SELF

photo by Num (Ottawa)

Always express yourself with a bright smile. Strive to always be cheerful. A cheerful and open hearted person has the power to spread their positive energy to others.

Perfect Liberty 2016.16

Reality is, we are all in this together

love, compassion, understanding and respect

ingredients important to making a positive change

focus, prayer and or meditations

on loving, sharing and caring moments

we can do this, our ambition, our goal, world peace

PL Precept #11 – always be with God.

Oyashikiri

Photographer – NumOttawa (Instagram)

God &Nature -deus Natureza

I know you can only see the back, but do you know what kind of bird this is, she was such a pretty colour.

Try putting yourself in the other person’s shoes. pus aside your own convenience for a moment and think about what would make the other person happy, or what would best serve their needs.

Perfect Liberty 2016.27

I give thanks to the teachings of PL, for teaching me to love, to see God within me, and everywhere around (por me ensinar amar assim por ver d eus dentro de mim E em qualquer lugar.) In the pattern of colours, in the buzzing of bees, in the joy of the flowers, and gently swaying trees. Na harmonia das cores, Na musica a tocar, Na alegria das flores E no sol a brilhar.

In the singing of the birds, clouds dancing a cross the sky, in the leaves floating down, in a full moon on high. No canto dos passaros, Na folhas a goterjar, no verde das florestas, no murmurio do mar.

taken from PL song, Deus Natureza by Maria Aldiniria M Martins (God and Nature)

Today more than ever, we need to regroup and find our way back to Nature.

Oyashikiri

nature is a healing balm

visitors

breakfast

I am getting better at just enjoying being there with them. I do try to whip out the camera and have it ready, it just never seems to “happen” .. I’ll get better =^_^=

it pleases me to see them using the “tables” I put out for them. the frog is an S hook that is holding another feeder.

The Nikon is bigger than my Canon, I’m still learning how to hold it, and work the “buttons” etc. It has a greater telescopic capacity than my Canon, & they handle very differently. My fingers get really cold, I’ll get better with time. Meanwhile, I am enjoying being out in the fresh air, and sharing time and space with the woodland community. They are each so different in how they “dine”… I’m surprised by the “calm” nature of the woodpecker… It seems that nothing ruffles his/her feathers.. its been very interesting, watching the dynamics that play out.

View your difficulties as a chance to make rapid progress. You grow by overcoming the obstacles in front of you, one by one. Look at your problems as opportunities for growth and make the best of your situation.

Perfect Liberty 2014.9

Oyashikiri

For more doors, you can visit No facilities, hosted by Dan https://nofacilities.com/2021/01/14/first-journey-doors-thursday-doors/

Doors come in many sizes and colours, some are from the past, some are still being used today. Like the people who conceived them, used them, doors are all unique. When the shut down period is over I hope to get out to acquire more pictures. 🐱

Have a “let’s do it” attitude. Even if a t ask is difficult, keep in mind it is given by God and accomplish it.

Perfect Liberty 2021.14
Door to the loo!

Oyashikiri

I will update thig blog tomorrow with a link for you, that will take you to No Facilities, where you can see other posts for Thursday Doors. Here you go https://nofacilities.com/2021/01/14/first-journey-doors-thursday-doors/

13th

giving thanks!
There will always be, you & I

morning visitors

What beauties, when I arrived this morning, I was delighted to find that the Grosebeaks were all gathered for their morning buffet. Having come to fill the feeders before heading to the dentist I did not have my camera, fortunately for me Kevin came by mid day and got these pictures for us to enjoy.

Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Let’s begin today with a smile. Let’s start the day with a positive outlook, looking forward to what we can discover.

Perfect Liberty 2021.12

Oyashikiri

my little Nikon B500 arrived today.

*you can see more of Kevin’s works on Instagram

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