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mountain 1.15.

I knew I shouldn’t just stop along the highway, but when I saw the trees coated in white snow, I found a way to stop so I could take a few pictures.

mountain c 1.15

Too often, I squeal with delight at something I pass along the way.  I know moments can’t repeat themselves, but still I try.  I wanted to capture the white frosting on the sculpted branches.  I drove for miles and saw only open fields, with winter shades of blanched stalks, and soft golden grasses standing out from the fresh fallen snow.  Farm houses, and barns in the distance would have made great captures, but there was no place to stop.

We need to seize opportunities when they show themselves.  As I turned off the busy #43, towards Mountain, I saw the  stand of trees, with their blanket of snow, and the textured ground cover and I knew… it was time to pull over.  Such moments, are not necessarily the best photos, but they sure are rewarding moments that leave a person feeling good. Sometimes we need just LIVE the moment, and then move on.

If we hold back, wait and want only that perfect picture.  We miss the moment.  Technical composition, for me does not  >for me<  a memory make… Just saying…

That is why we are all so different, and why appreciation of another is so valuable in the enrichment of daily life.

Oyashikiri

 

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bee happy

Sea una persona que atrae la felicidad

Be a person who invites Happiness

Seja uma pessoa que atria felicidade

Oyashikiri

VelcroStart your week with a positive vibe.   Let it carry through giving you a wonderful week.

breakfast

noodles,shrimp,egg and greens

Japanese noodles, Chinese greens, green pepper, hard-boiled egg, and big yummy pieces of shrimp.  The shrimp I put in first, so that it would warm with the hot chicken soup base, and pork flavour seasoning.  While this sits soaking up all the flavours, I read my morning lesson,

PL Calendar #13  There will always be a Way     

“As long as you are serious, there is no reason for you to give up.  Move forward one step at a time and things will always turn out for the best”

What better way to start the day, nourishment for the “tummy” and wisdom for the “soul”    

If you haven’t already gotten your calendar, there are still some available at the church here in Ottawa,  or any  of the other churches nearer to you.  They are available in Japanese, English, Portuguese and Spanish.  

Oyashikiri

calendar 13

 

Friday Fog

Innes VV 1

As I drove through the fog today, there were stretches of road that simply disappeared from view.  I turned on my head lights and carefully followed a good distance from the car in front.

The radio was on, the announcer telling me about the flash freeze heading our way, and that once the temperature started to drop, listeners were to proceed with caution, being watchful for black ice.  I was almost at my destination, slowing down I pulled into the parking lot and made my way to the back of the building.  As quickly as the rain had started to  pour down in an angry stream of driving rain, it stopped. I was able to get out of the truck, and snap a few pictures before it started up again.

I got home before the temperature did its plunge to below zero, in single digits.  The fog inspired another page on http://www.dymoonadventures.com  It will be a challenge, splitting my “creative moments” but, I feel up to it.  I am hoping that it will encourage me to write more of the fiction that I used to so enjoy.

In PL, Perfect Liberty, PL Precept # 20   Live Maintaining equilibrium between mind and matter.  Basically to me, reminds me to find and maintain balance in all I do.   Like today’s fog, that floated in and out of my awareness, ideas, words, thoughts are continually taking center stage in my conscious mind.

Obviously I am grateful, and appreciate that this is “me”  but there are times, when the “I” in me wants to express life in a different way.  Where philosophy, and creativity “play out” to get my attention.  My solution today, clean up my messy work table in my “studio” and reward myself with an early night.

PL Precept #7  Everything exists om relativity.

Have a super great week-end everyone.  Till soon.

Oyashikiri

 

cheerful greeting

calendar 5

When meeting someone, take the initiative, be the first to open your heart

A greeting that is sincere, is one that is heartfelt.

Oyashikiri

 

photo from the Japanese PL Calendar for 2018 – #5-

one liner Wenesday

Listening is an art to be practiced everyday

Oyashikiri

 

Wakefield, Quebec, Canada

Spam

spam and eel 1.2018You betcha… it is cans of SPAM

Good morning, there is a soft snow falling, the plow has been by, and I am preparing to head out.  May not go too far, if the snow picks up..  but need to get basics, like milk and eggs.

When was the last time you had Spam, have you ever had Spam?  It has been around for ages, I recall it being used for sandwiches.  Never on my shopping list, nor was it part of my Mother’s inventory for meals.  For years, it was totally lost to me.

Then I read an article about how Spam is a delicacy  in some countries, and in Korea and Hawaii, they make special dishes with Spam.  In fact, someone told me, there are areas in this world where they can’t keep it on the shelves, and it gets locked up because it is a favourite for shop lifters.  Hello?????? Spam??????

Curious me, I decided to look for it in our local Asian grocers.  I was really surprised at the variety offered. And now it is being made by other companies, using a different name, since Spam is trademarked.  Will wonders never cease.  Initially I bought one can, brought it home to try, and discovered that for a canned product, it had potential for integration into my style of dishes  And my husband could easily chew, eat and digest it without a problem.  Hello Spam!

As I sit here munching on my spicy Szechuan Spam  sandwich made with a Chinese sweet bun.. I am very content with this new discovery.

Trying something new is fun.  Leads to new possibilities, and a different taste to the palette, which in turn, makes for a truly “yummy” moment.  Early morning and I am already having a day of discoveries.

Hope you are also enjoying an exciting and adventurous day.  We are the captains of our own ships.  Or is it the chefs in our own kitchens.  Whatever, I know you get the drift.

Enjoy the day allow it to build to its fullest potential.  You will be blessed!

Oyashikiri

 

other tins.. eel, one is roasted and the other  in black bean sauce

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