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Petrie Island

Sometimes, my mind is not always present. This was my first visit to Petrie Island in a long time. I parked and walked across to the inlet, and was startled by a black bird who few right up to me and landed just a heart beat away. He puffed up his chest opened his wings and I was delighted at his welcome, managed to grab a picture, and then took a few more of the water behind him and the activity in the bay. Guess who had not put her memory card back in her camera.

I grabbed for my cell phone but of course, by the time I did all that the bird and his partner were long gone. I continued on the trail chastising myself.. mutter mutter… I did get some pictures with the cell, but the cell is not my Nikon or the Canon .. The two ducks I came across were no interested in me, they basically ignored my presence. I am not standing all that far a way from them when I was taking their pictures.

I will go back. I went out today because the forecast calls for a nice temperature today, and sun, the rest of the week till Friday, is overcast with rain, and in the low 40’s. This was the first time I’ve ever not returned my memory card to the camera when done with the transfer of pictures from the card to my PC. Hopefully it will be my last.

In the summer, this location is full of people enjoying the island and the waters around it. Today it was quiet, there were people but not too many. It was ideal for a relaxing wander … I could hear all kinds of birds over head, but I lack the zoom lenses that my wildlife photographer friends have, so .. I just took my time walking the trail and listened.

meet the robin that walked along with me for part of my journey.

Oyashikiri

PL Precept #1 Life is Art

Weak tired and weary, I took to my bed early. The activities of yesterday had drained me physically, and left me wanting to do nothing but take myself to bed. I was almost settled in, when I heard my phone ping. Usually I have it turned off, or down but I hadn’t done it yet. I checked my Instagram since that was the last app I’d used. Walloping kadoodle.. Num had posted these pictures of an ermine he’s spotted in the woods. I was so excited I got up and came into my office to see them on the big screen. I had to write him and congratulate him on his captures. I’ve seen them now a couple of times, they are fast, they move with the speed of light and are so agile and graceful… that he was able to capture this little one with three good pictures .. I was delighted, couldn’t wait to send him a message. Thank you Num you are amazing.

Isn’t she/he just the most darling of creatures. The one I’ve seen has been at Dewberry in the east end, if I recall he found this darling in the west end. I had been heading for Sarsaparilla trail on my way to church but had gotten sidetracked, and ended up at Beaver Trail. Ottawa is a delight for nature & wildlife photographers, we have dozens of woodlands, forests and green spaces within and all around the city.

It’s Okay! God is watching over you. things turn out for the best. Don’t be captured by momentary troubles but continue doing everything with sincerity.

Perfect Liberty 2021.19
you can see more of Num’s captures on Instagram – NumOttawa

Oyashikiri

Beaver Trail

I went to Beaver trail, just for a peek..

Since my shadow is very plain to see.. I can’t very well deny having done so. I did behave I only wandered in so far, I kept my car in sight Took a few pictures and headed back out. I was on my way to church, OK, yes it was a bit of a detour, somewhat past the church, but … =^_^= it was in the west end.

I was intrigued by this huge slab of rock, people have used it to put seed down to attract the birds, I will examine it more at another time, I had limited time today, and I had set a time limit and distance to what I could and could not do during this outing. I am still supposed to be home recuperating. Sigh.. I didn’t acquire the nick name “hard head” for nothing.

I have to admit to being very very tired by the time I was ready to head back home. I left the above location and found my way to the church, after service I didn’t dawdle for too long, my body was giving me warning signs.. it was tired and wanted to be home. I will go back… I also found Pinhey Forest today, now that I know where it is, and how to access it, that is another of my “to explore” locations.

I should have perhaps not done as much on my first outing .. but.. I came home feeling like I had accomplished something, and with the desire to go back .. it was exciting to have found new places to explore and discover. I heard birds, but I didn’t see any, oh that is not quite true, I did see birds with the squirrel when I arrived, they flew away tho’ as soon as I started on the path towards them. (black birds )

PL Precept .. #1 Life is Art – Vida es Arte. – Vida e Arte.

Does that rock give you any ideas? What if anything does it remind you of?

Oyashikiri

photo Shirley Keen, NZ

Succulents, I remember when they were a passion and I scoured every nursery around for miles to acquire another variety for my indoor garden. Where I live in Canada, they were an indoor plant, could be put out in the summer months but for sure had to come back in come fall and winter. Eventually I moved on, but I still stop and admire them when I see them being offered in the plant section of a shop I’m in.

Interests, hobbies, change over the years, at least for me they have. I always said, I don’t have time for hobbies, but I am sure that friends who have been around me for years, will rolls their eyes and simply give a snort, should I be heard giving voice to such a statement now. Of course I don’t see all my creative interests as a “hobby” I see them as simply a part of my every day .. a way of expressing a thought, expression or to make “statement”. Words, can be so ambiguous. Mean one thing to one person, and something else entirely to someone else.

I think I am a visual person, I like to create with my “tools” for the visual results. Yet someone will argue, you are a writer, you love words and use words to create and tell “stories”. hmmmm that is true, I do that. Still I think I lean more towards being a visual person. Any thoughts on this? Are words not visual?

Today is Sunday, we have service at 10 a.m. with LIMITED capacity. I know Rev. Eugene sent out a notice earlier in the week, for those of you who will not be attending physically due to the limited physical seating, please join us in prayers this morning, from the comfort of your homes. If you are able to connect to the service in Brazil, use the link provided by the church Hokyoshi and enjoy!

Do everything willingly and joyfully. Your upbeat attitude will make things more cheerful and enjoyable.

Prefect Liberty 2021.18

longing

NZ photo by Shirley Keen

I want to be outside, I want to be outdoors, wandering through the woodlands, I want to be alone on a lost pathway, alone with my thoughts, the birds, and the wildlife that abounds around me, my only company. Wanting is not doing. Sometimes we just have to wait to do what we want to do. Sometimes we need to practice patience.

Today I am practicing “patience” and I’m not all that good at it. One would think after all the years I have had in the world and the chances I’ve had to practice patience, I’d have a better handle on it. Sigh.. I still have to work at it.

Do everything willingly and joyfully. Your upbeat attitude will make things more cheerful and enjoyable.

Perfect Liberty 2021.18

Tomorrow is another day…

If you like myself use writing as a tool for your creativity, you may find how I am trying virtual reality to flesh out my characters for some of the scenes in my blogs. https://wordpress.com/post/dymoonadventures.wordpress.com/292

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

No effort is ever wasted. Even if no one witnesses your actions, God is watching you. No matte how small your effort, your Makoto (sincerity) will always be rewarded

Perfect Liberty 2011.22

Oyashikiri

obrigado thank you

photo by Num Ottawa

The power of kindness is overwhelming .. I thank you all so much for the kind words and good wishes sent to me yesterday, and to my friends here in the city who rallied around lending support. I had no idea that the surgeon would require that I have constant attention after the surgery, I expected I would come home and go to bed. But no, the curve ball was that I had to have someone with me until the sedation had gone and I no longer had dressing in my mouth. Bonnie my efficient and very capable friend who was with me, was given the instructions.. I was totally ( my attention span) not present.

With Bonnie in charge, she had everyone knowing what was happening with me, and what was to happen. LOL I was too busy trying to deal with the freezing and my body’s reaction to what had just happened to it. Anyway, my heartfelt thanks to each and everyone of you who wrote, texted, (everyone except me I guess knew I wouldn’t be talking) My friends coordinated their visits, food was prepared/and or arrived ready for me to try and eat, my dearest friend Christianne stayed the night to make sure I behaved, I’m sure.

It was after nine before I could consider actually lying down. No lying down while dressing was being used.. sigh.. after all the pain meds had disappeared into my body, I slept.

Today I will listen to the wise and rest, my mind on waking thought it was going to get going again, but my body had another thought, one that has over ruled the mind. REST is what it will be. Thanks again everyone.. I do appreciate each and every one of YOU.

where I’d like to be – but not today =^_^=

normal

endless hours of work

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

Prefect Liberty 2021.16
acrylic doodle
a fun card from the past
must be Friday..
the newness in the green as it is being bathed in the spring sunlight.

There is beauty in every direction you can look, look up, look down, look all around. there are not bounds to the wonders of this Universe, and that includes the wonder in YOU – in fact – YOU are part of this vast Universe, and your presence in it.. is what makes it even more magical. Q

Have a great day today everyone – be kind to others and yourself. ” smile, and the world will smile with you”

Please if you are looking for doors, visit Dan’s site.. Thursday doors will be well presented there today. https://nofacilities.com/2021/04/15/naubuc-and-broad-thursday-doors/

I’ve posted this door before, but since I am unable to really do a full Thursday Doors today, I am going to share this one with you again.

Welcome to all those who enter – Peace lives here

In the top picture, for me the doorway was the invitation to enter the glade that was provided to me by Nature herself. This second door is a physical one, and one that is recognized by many as a place of worship, at one time such doors were always open, sadly … this is not the case any longer.

But Nature – is always ALWAYS right here with us, all around us.. part of our every day, whether or not we acknowledge Nature/s presence, it is there . one need only “look/feel”

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