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invasion has started

Canadian mosquito,,, wicked pest

they are tiny,hungry, sting, bite and are aggressive

my heartfelt appreciation to all the birds that feed on these nasties.

When you face difficulties start with anything you can do. When you ar able to grasp the situation, you will surely be able to notice something that you can do.

Perfect Liberty 2022.12

morning missive from Japan. –

πŸŒΈπŸ€πŸŒΈπŸ€πŸŒΈπŸ€ 2022/05/12 [Lilac] The flower language is “an important friend.” There are a lot of people around you. “Treasure” is hidden. “Treasure” doesn’t make money. You’re involved, you’re accepted, you’re cared for, you’re cheered up, Sometimes they worry and encourage me. Such an important companion is a treasure that money can never buy ☺️ And you are someone’s treasure. Your kindness is my treasureπŸ₯°πŸŒΈπŸ€πŸŒΈπŸ€πŸŒΈ

Re- mosquitos .. started noticing them the other day. It wasn’t too bad, the odd bit of buzzing, but yesterday they were bolder, I suspect with each passing day they will get more persistent. Time to find another way to get my walking in. Something to ponder on. for sure.. long sleeves, neautral colours.. note to self, they bite through some clothing, somehow they even manage to get into your hair and will find any open areas to get at your skin. I am not exaggerating their zeal.

Have a grand day everyone, we have been experiencing weather in the 80’s here. day after day, we are not in the summer season yet. Forecast is for sunny skies and a lot of record breaking heat.

Oyashikiri

Today is Thursday Doors... I invite you to follow this link to Dan’s site to see all the wonderful doors that will be posted by fellow door aficionados https://nofacilities.com/2022/05/12/other-cheney-structures/

Bom dia

Start today with a fresh mind. Even though people and situation may look the same, they are constantly changing. Start each day with a fresh mind.

Perfect Liberty 2022/ 17
Oyashikiri

circumstances

I happened on this duck while walking along the path that goes along the shoreline of the lake

He/she was not interested in me.. simply walked on by.. and down to the water’s edge. Here are some of the other encounters – You can see it was a very peaceful walk, everyone was just lazing about.

Always be aware of the beauty around you. See who is sharing your day with you, maybe not up close and personal, but under the same vast skies, taking in the fresh spring air.. to harmonize with the world around us, is a gift we give ourselves.

Don’t let circumstances sway your decision. It does not help to overthink things. Sometimes we just need to make up our minds and move forward.

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This is a conservation area I was visiting, thus the many different wildlife. We re very fortunate here in the area, that we are surrounded by green spaces, and not one, but many conservation park. I am grateful and hold a lot of gratitude in my heart.. that I am able to enjoy the richness of the world around me.

Oyashikiri

Day of Peace

Today in PL (Perfect Liberty) we celebrate at church with the Day of Peace ceremony. service will be at 10 a.m. Through this ceremony we pray for world Peace and dedicate ourselves to live as peaceful human beings in our own worlds, which includes our home, school, work and community.

Be a messenger of Peace. Always think “for the sake of others and society.” and express yourself for the happiness of all people.

Perfect Liberty 2022.1.

I was looking at Num’s pictures .. was actually looking for doves … I have been seeing doves at Mer Bleue (NCC conservation area) Doves have been eating with the Blue jays, red wing black birds, and yesterday there were a dozen or so cackles there too. Fewer chickadees, but several groups of finch.. it was cold enough that the ice was solid underfoot, but one an feel the difference in the air, spring weather is here. Up and down, yo yo.. weather.. cold, mild, more cold, you get the drift. Then I saw the owl picture and knew I wanted to share.

At P23 (DewBerry, again NCC land) I was thrilled to see a couple of woodpeckers, they have not been around that much. However for those of you who are interested the white “ferret” has been around, he/she is changing colour..but I have seen him/her scampering through the woods, up, over and under what snow remains on the forest floor.

Also the wee ones are chasing about in great numbers. Where in the dead of winter the squirrels were busy gathering and munching on what they could find, the smaller animals I didn’t see.. but now I see little critters, chipmunks and smaller, scurrying with tails waving in the air behind them…. they seem to be everywhere. Maybe that is why I hear the owl(s) especially if I am there very early. Also its mating season right?…

Yesterday I heard that sexual energy (it was a quote) is one of the strongest drives in nature.. (for creativity and inspiration) Hey.. i was half asleep You Tube Quotes was playing actually I think the series is Kuotes spelled with a K.

Have a great day everyone… Till soon.

Oyashikiri

The owl is sought out by photographers and birders.. for some reason, they are fascinated by the owl and want to see it, usually he/she keeps hidden and certainly far from humans. It must wonder at the strange behaviour it sees from its perch .. as the two legged beings point and stand for long periods of time focused on him.. content to watch him sleep, and thrilled when he winks or turns his head…. forget the reaction if he stretches and spreads his wings.

chickens

Unlikely pair to find on my way to the woods. I have to turn off a country road unto another very rural road that leads to one of the conservation area… I drove by the two chickens just sitting on the road (opposite side from the side I was driving).. at first I thought, my eyes were deceiving me.. I stopped looked in the rear view mirror to find two heads turned my way. I backed up. what else could I do.. stopped beside them, turned my flashers on and got out. They watched with interest .. didn’t move… just waited for me to???

I got seed from the back of my car and put it on the other side of them.. hoping to lead them off the road itself. they didn’t hesitate they began pecking and moving to the side of the road. What to do.. I didn’t want to leave them the woods there are full of coyotes and other critters that could do them harm. In the end I did drive to the parking lot and got the phone number for the NCC (National Capital Commission) the land owners … who in turn assured me they would get in touch with someone from the conservation team. And a ranger would come to the rescue… I sure hope they did.

Are you overdoing things? Not only do you harm yourself when you overdo things, but you may be imposing on others as well.

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New encounters can help you change. BE up for anything even if its out of your comfort zone. This is a chance for you to improve yourself as a human being.

Perfect Liberty 2020.30

btw. no I don’t think the chickens came from somewhere near by.. it is in the woods there are no farms in that area.. it is all protected land. It snowed last night.. there were no tracks in the snow.

For everything there is a reason .. maybe not at the time … will you know why? … but there will be an aha moment when something will “relate”

Till soon..

oyashikiri

-busy day/busy mind

found in my inventory of interesting quotes

Ever have a day where it is so busy, you literally miss it, Yes … you lived it … yes it was fun … yes it was positive… but at night as you prepare to lie still .. it comes to you…. you were so busy, you missed it.

Come back to the present … be in tune with now…

appreciate the moment………..it is essential…

PL Precept #1 Life is ART

thanksgiving -appreciation

During the winter, when the birds find water they can have fun in.. they have a splash. The Cooper’s Hawk Dan Cadieux https://www.instagram.com/dancadphotography/ found one day wandering in a stream, he apparently stayed to wade for a good hour giving Dan plenty of time to get a few good pictures in.

These wonderful pictures I get to share with you, is due to the amazing patience and dedication the photographers I work with give to their craft. I so appreciate them and their generosity in sharing with us.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Let’s live with gratitude towards everyone and everything all day today.

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Today in Perfect Liberty is Thanksgiving/appreciation day. As always there will be a service for special prayers. If you are unable to attend, please spend a few minutes in prayer giving thanks for the blessings we receive.

Here is a small thought to tuck away, and meditate on … it is important to remember. anxious feelings happen to all of us from time to time… it is the wise person who listens and learns from them...

Till soon

love is

photo Omega Park by Jason see his site https://www.instagram.com/jason_from_ontario/

You are the result of your daily efforts. Put your whole heart into everything you do in your daily life. Your true self will shine through.

Perfect Liberty 2022.20

There are times when circumstances give us momentary moments of angst. It happens, but always, always there IS a solution.

It is interesting because it is difficult. In order to overcome difficulties in your life, you need to think hard and be creative. That is why life is always interesting,

Perfect Liberty 2016.12

PL Precept #1 Life is Art

Always

bird talk

The activity at the feeders has been telling me for weeks now that the birds have begun to wander and soon, few of the original “gang” will still be around. Today at Mer Bleu there was a very clear indicator that in the bird world, spring is very near.

Photo by Daniel Cadieux Rusty Blackbird https://www.instagram.com/p/CafpSSxPGxF/
red wing blackbird Photo by NumOttawa https://www.instagram.com/numottawa/

I saw one, than 2, then there they were, all scattered on the forest floor picking up seeds. The Red Wing Blackbirds… above, Dan saw the Rusty Blackbird in February… these birds are here early. It is interesting for me, since last year I read the signs, but didn’t understand, this year I recognize the “change’ in the ” glen” and realize that the travellers have started to migrate.

Start by thinking ” Let’s do it” Once you decide to do something and put your whole heart into it, things will start moving forward.

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In Nature, things happen when it is time.. obviously these birds have decided it was time to move on and come to their “spring” grounds.

Photo by NumOttawa – Downy Woodpecker

The darling woodpeckers are still hanging out… still a lot of snow on the ground in the woods.. If the birds are right, the balmier weather is here to stay.. We’ll have cold spells, but they will be fewer and farther in between.

Strive to live with a positive outlook everyday. Put your whole heart into whatever you do. With motivation you will feel joy and excitement.

Perfect Liberty 2017.20

The season is changing, I can but.. go with the flow…

Oyashikiri

hold for 30 seconds

the entrance is around here somewhere….. hold that thought….

No one can take away the joy you get from putting your whole heart into something. The joy you feel when you’ve put your all into something is yours and yours alone. Nobody can take that away from you.

Perfect Liberty 2020.29

An artist ( I don’t like titles/roles) but I’m often referred to as an artist, so I’ll wear that hat for the moment, I learned a long time ago when I would have an urge to paint or visually express something and I’d draw a blank.. to stop… take a step back… and let it go if I had to.. if I forced the idea, or tried to replicate my “feeling” into a visual, I would end up with a disaster.. technically speaking I could paint/draw or sculpt something.. but it just wouldn’t be “right”. We all have had that “blank page” empty canvas moment.

When I’m in the woodland… some days I simply tend and fill the feeders.. and leave.. other days, I’m drawn to stand still, or sit where I am and let the environment speak to me. I take in the decaying vegetation, the fallen branches, the sounds and the scents… I simply stop moving, close my eyes to regroup, then with my eyes closed the sounds become music, the breeze/wind becomes an instrument harmonizing with the chatter of the squirrels/chipmunks and the social greetings of the birds. I am re-energized.

How many “me” moments do you take during the day/night.

Don’t let circumstances sway your decision. It does not help to overthink things. Sometimes we just need to make up our minds and move forward.

Perfect Liberty 2022.6

We limber up our bodies, we stretch, and move so that as we “age” we can still be mobile as “time” inches its way into our lives. Let’s’ not forget our minds… the mind gets so overworked, we expect it to constantly be on the alert for us. Take 30 seconds .. start with baby steps… give your mind a break, allow it a super stretch of “stillness”..

Service is at 10 a.m. today… let’s share…

Oyashikiri

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