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There is something so magical about watching the sun make its appearance . A brand new day. New beginning, a fresh perspective, how wonderful the moment is when you see it between the trees teasing and tempting. There is no way I can ignore the majesty of it all.

There isn’t another car in sight, I slow down, looking for that perfect moment to stop the car… of course when I get out of the car, my view is different, and I have to walk around the car and walk up or back down the road to see if I can catch the glowing ball of fire before it drifts out of my sight.

The birds are quiet today, ok, well not all of them, the nuthatch are not carrying on, but the Jays are being absolutely silly. I’ve spoiled them, usually as soon as I get out of the car, I throw out handfuls of peanuts in a shell. LOL … now they expect it.. The evening grosbeaks are being patient, I can hear one or two of them begin their song. But… I’m still focused on getting a picture… which I did.. and only then did I dutifully go tend my charges.

Get things started with Grit. If you work on things in daily life with the attitude of “let’s do it!” you will feel a power to accomplish things. People around you will rely on you.

Perfect lIberty 2023.29

I have been tired a lot of late. So much so, it has been a bit of a worry. YET the Vitamines D and B the magnesium and and and.. that were recommended sit on my counter. Not being opened or used. What is it with me (part of me) anyway! What I have been doing, is still cleaning up (per Chinese New Year tradition) and yesterday…. finally…. I took out the “brasso” (cleaner) and cleaned my prayer bowls.

Little steps right….

Oyashikiri -love, gratitude and appreciation everyone.. there is no me without you.

The dragon roars

In every garden there lives a dragon. They come in many sizes shapes and colours, mine is rare and elusive. He has the uncanny ability to show up in the darndest places. always he is watching, he never really lets me out of his sight. He is so good at it that I often forget that he is there. He though, does not forget, dragons are forever, and nothing is going to happen on his watch.

Today with all the snow, I had to exert myself probably more than I should have… I was feeling faint, having just cleared an area again for the third time (that is how much snow fell overnight and during the day) that I had to lean on the shovel, my breathing was quick and almost harsh.. I knew I was over extending, but I wanted it done. Besides I told myself… neighbours are all at work, no one is going to hear my laboured breathing…

Then I heard the hissing sound… it was soft but there could be no doubt that it was a warning, not a gentle purr, but a hissing that stopped me still. I looked over the mound of snow towards the tree where the dragon has a den… and there covered in snow he stood glaring. Whether he’d come out of the den or had just returned from one of his celestial journeys… I didn’t know.. but I knew the silent command, Stop.. enough!

Of course he was right, I was light headed now.. I came back in, looked around at the mess in the kitchen and decided, it would have to wait. I went to lie down… it took a bit of time, but the breathing calmed and I fell into a light sleep. (On waking I did take my blood sugar level to make sure my number(s) were not too high or low.)

I am blessed to have a dragon in my life. the dragon symbolizes power, change, and spiritualty, as well as good luck, fortune and prosperity. In many cultures the dragon is a protector. For sure mine is. He guides me and helps me tap into my power. A dragon has potent and auspicious powers.

Am I being fanciful .. still dreaming… who knows… all I know is that having a dragon in my life is super fantastic. Gives a whole new meaning to unconditional love.

Happy New Year. Rabbit

Good Sunday morning. This little quote hangs on the back door, I see it every time I use the back door. Let me rephrase … I pass by it everytime I use the back door. this morning when I let the dogs out, the Chinese New Year red celebration good luck symbol caught my attention, and I lifted it to straighten it and saw the words that I had hung there months ago. Why had I covered it up… I have been walking past it and not seeing it. What a good message to start my year with.

Discover something new today. have a willingness and an interest ... start your day with excitement.

Perfect Liberty 2023.22

Resolve – A firm determination to do something… decide firmly on a course of action.

The most famous Rabbit in chinese culture is probably the “jade rabbit” who resides in t he Moon Palace. “Legend has it that three fairy sages transformed the selves into starving old beggars, they came across a fox, a monkey and a rabbit. The beggars asked for food, the Fox and Monkey both had food and shared it. The Rabbit had nothing to share with them… wanting them to be well and not to starve to death, he jumped into a fire determined to save them. The sages were so moved by the Rabbits sacrifice that with their powers they revived the rabbit and granted it eternal life. sending it to live in the Moon palace with Chang Er the Moon fairy.

Some say on a full moon if you look closely you will see the beautiful Chang Er fairy and the cheerful Jade Rabbit singing together in the Moon Palace. The Chinese it is said are fascinated by the moon and celebrate Moon Festival on the 15th day of the eight lunar month – families watch the full moon together. It is also the romantic festival for lovers. Looking at the moon links them together.

Happiness is sharing life with you… Always and forever.

Moving forward

Move forward with confidence. Experiences you have acquired through efforts so far are wonderful. Give it all you’ve got.

Perfect Liberty 2023. 20

The skies are cloudy and overcast – we have snow falling again..but it is mild. yesterday I did get my walk around the bog in. The above is the winter landscape that faced me. The world was quiet, the bird were busy at the feeders enjoying the fresh sunflower seeds with bonus tidbits of a variety of worms. The woodpeckers were showing their appreciation for the new suet blocks. We all enjoyed the comfortable community we were able to share. An early bird photographer came along, other than that, it was quiet on the home front.

Check with your church – all the snow should be cleared in time for service tomorrow, but check with Rev. Eugene San if you are in this area where there is a winter storm warning in place.

Oyashikiri

Stay safe everyone!

If you are travelling for the Chinese New Year, please be careful.

Now

Came across this huge poster the other day.. I tried to get a good picture to share, that is why I have put two copies of it up in case you can see one better than the other. I first saw such a poster when I worked at CTV (Canadian television media) back in the early years when it was a budding new industry. The new Pr man had arrived and was setting up his office. He had come from Hamilton and there against his wall was such a poster with interesting doors of Hamilton (Ontario/Canada) Do these posters still exist? Does anyone have an actual collection of the posteres? We are an avid door chaser group, besides sharing the doors here on Thursdays… do we have our own collection of door posters? What do you do with all the doors you’ve collected over the years?

For more doors, please visit Dan site.. https://nofacilities.com/2023/01/19/officers-quarters/

The turning point is now. Life is a sequence of moments called now. You have the key to turn yourself around.

Perfect Liberty 2023.19
You seriously want me to get up!

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Others are others, I am I. If you force your values about anything on others, it can be self righteous. don’t be overeager and have a sense of “Others are others, I am I.

Perfect Liberty 2023.13

Small changes can bring about a fresh outlook. Are you just living each day and getting into a rut? By making small changes in the things you do, your day to day life can become fresh and exciting

Perfect Liberty 2012.24

Today being a Friday and the 13th. it has the promise of being a grand day. The temperature is rising, yes there is snow, but it is not freezing cold out there, it is nice. If you can’t get out, find something to do that you’ve been putting off. I know I am not alone.. there are a lot of other people out there who thrive on enjoying the 13th when it rolls around and on a Friday!

What was will be again, never the same as it was, but it will BE.

12.23

Good morning, when friends travel they will often share with me pictures of places they visit. I know this is from a scene in a movie/series … there is something about how this shot was taken that draws my eyes to the door. Today being Thursday, I thought to share it with you.

For more pictures of doors, please visit Dan’s No Facilities site for the Thursday Doors feature ttps://nofacilities.com/2023/01/12/springfield-armory-nhs/

Everyone has their own way of seeing and thinking. There are different points of view and ways of thinking, which makes it interesting and creates new ideas. Try to enjoy others expressions.

Perfect Liberty 2023.12

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone.

today….

Everyone has their own way of seeing and thinking. There are different points of view and ways of thinking which makes it interesting and creates new ideas. Try to enjoy other expressions.

Perfect Liberty 2023.12

Till soon

walkin on water

When I arrived today, I was alone … there were no other cars parked along the road.. As I walked through the entry it seems so eerie, no ducks, birds, wild turkeys, not even a squirrel. There was a path, others had been by recently… I saw that animals had been walking along the shoreline… I pondered my situation, how often would I have Mud Lake to myself. I realized not often… this was a fluke. I wandered off the path to the water’s edge.. yup, it looked solid enough, there were tracks (animal/fowl). I stepped gingerly unto the frozen surface, and then slowly started to make my way towards the other end of the lake.

I took my time savoring the silence and the landscape. During any other season, this would be teeming with wildlife, and the water would be a deterrent … there would be no seeing the shoreline from this side of the lake. It was wonderful. The sky was cloudy, not the greatest for good pictures, especially with my new Pixel 7 that I still don’t know how to use properly yet. I said a small prayer of thanks, I was filled with a gratitude that was very soothing/comforting. It was so strange to be at Mud lake and not hear a cacophony of bird/duck sounds. I realized that I likey have never been there in the winter before.

Maybe about 15, 20 minutes into my “adventure” I heard footsteps and the sound of a walking pole hitting the ground as the walker made his way along the trail on the other side of where I was. We didn’t speak, I don’t even know if he realized that I was there. I had never before been on the lake, nor had I ever seen some of the shoreline I was seeing.. when walking on the trail, there are times the trail is a good distance from the shorelines… and the landscape/terrain between the trail and the shoreline is littered with fallen trees, thick shrubs and dense vegetation and rock.

I made my way to the “lookout” I think I’ve only ever been on it a couple of times .. certainly has a different feeling/air to it when you come at it from the water’s edge. It was here that I got off the frozen lake and found my way to the trail. On my way back towards the car I came across the lone walker who told me he was trying to find the wild turkeys, He hadn’t seen them since the holidays.. No sign of them at all, not even their tracks.

The only other people I met were a couple who were there to see if they could see/hear any birds. It had been strangely quiet. not even the chickadees made an appearance, it really was truly as one friend said “haunting” . I think I encountered maybe 3 squirrels on my way back to the car… big black ones.

Walking on water was a good meditation for me. It was time I needed to reflect and allow the world to wrap the solitude of nature around me, and to let me hear the natural silence of the day.

Enjoy what happens. People who can enjoy anything happening to them receive wisdom for the next step. Try to work on things without being over concerned.

Perfect liberty 2023.10

snap, another tree is down

Life is an accumulation of events… In my world, I encounter fallen trees, and learn to adjust and work around them, So that I can revel and enjoy the beauty of such moments as the other morning.

“Thank you” again and again. It feels great if someone tells you “Thank you”, even many times. By repeating this, become a person who comes up with the words “thank you” naturally.

Perfect Liberty 2023.8

Small change can bring about a fresh outlook. Are you just living each day and getting into a rut? By making small changes in the things you do, your day to day life can become fresh and exciting.

Perfect Liberty 2012.24
Oyashikiri

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