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Tuesday 7th

photo by Geoff Stimpson 2017

To say I’m smitten with these birds.. would be an understatement. I can’t imagine what it must have been like for him when he encountered these darlings on his travels. Thank you Geoff for sharing!

Give importance to listening, looking, thinking, doing, and speaking. Look and listen carefully before making a judgement. Assumptions and hasty conclusions can lead to misunderstandings.

Perfect Liberty 2023.7
Oyashikiri

Feb….3. part 2

PL Precept # 15 All is a mirror

Tuesday 31st

Be flexible to change. A flexible way of thinking and responding is one of the keys to getting along with others.

Perfect Liberty 2023. 31

Sunday 29th.

Heavy snow made it hard to see much, I basically decided it would be best to not attempt too much driving. When I left snow was falling lightly, but by the time I was back where the crows were, it was falling heavily.. temperatures were such that ice formed on the windshield blades.. and crusted on the windows making it hard to see.. the wipers left big crushed ice arcs just where I needed to see the road ahead. I had my Nikon today, didn’t do me much good tho’ you can see the snow was falling so heavily it was like trying to get their picture through a shower curtain of wet sticky snow.

The crows on my second visit waiting patiently for me to get out of their way.. they saw where the food landed, circled the area, but waited.

I did get pictures of the grosbeaks but… they were too blurred or distorted… I erased them. There was a whole host of the smaller birds (finch) that look like smaller evening grosbeaks today, they were all over the area grabbing up what they could. In fact, at both P23 and P22 it was the smaller birds that took over the diners.. they simply dived down and began to clean up. The doves and the squirrels stayed out of their way. It was interesting. The pesky little squirrels stayed clear of where the ground feeders were.

A couple of the little red squirrels are no longer really afraid of me, in fact, they like to tease me… waiting till I’m almost at them.. then lifting their little chins and giving me a little chirp before moving away only to wait for me to move on.. their little eyes watching me.. I swear sometimes I think they giggle.

The roads are messy, if you are tempted to go out… be careful.

PL Precept # 20 Live maintaining equilibrium between mind and matter
PL Precept # 7 Everything exists in relativity

Just because you can … doesn’t mean you need to!

wandering

Have you ever found yourself in conversation with a squirrel. How they will look right back at you in pure defiance. There are a couple of the little red ones that are just a little bigger than a minute.. they are loud, noisy, have a lot to say … and are determined that if you want them to go away, they are going to show you, they are going to stay. I recognize that behaviour…. Have been known to display “some” of that annoying stubbornness myself.

Compromise makes things more complicated. if you go against your intuition and compromise because circumstances or conditions, things tend to get more complicated than they need to be. Always focus on the priorities and act accordingly.

Perfect Liberty 2012,22

Express straight away once you’ve found it…” great!”.. Proactively express about others’ goodness. It feels great to be told so, even about things you already know.

Perfect Liberty 2023.24 (translated in Japan from Japaneses)
To the Moon and back!

Monday, Monday

Having the whole area to myself, meant I could be a little silly. OK, well maybe a bit more than a little… I had a great time, I could run, jump, spin,turn and do a stretch and bend, I tried a few high kicks.. and discovered that I no longer have that can can kick I used to be able to do. hmmm. was it because of my big winter boots*, my 2 winter weight vests, my big winter quilted coat.. or… was it plain and simple I’m not in the same condition I was 10 years ago. (* I blamed my cleats that I have put on my winter boots for stopping my ability to glide and spin properly..)

I made the time to walk the whole area, making sure I put makoto (sincerity) into every step. I had no excuse, no diversions.. I was alone… even the birds had other things to interest them.. they were not following me or wondering what I was doing.. I got about 20 minutes of walking, skipping, etc. before another car came crawling along the road and into the parking area.

Today’s little “time to myself” moments were needed. Why I think I have to be out and at the feeders at a given time is beyond me.. I need to work on my “I’m retired” skills. Yesterday I did the walk (the trail that winds its way through the evergreens at P23) and today I “played” in the parking lot. I’d say it is a good start to the new year. Keeping active will ensure that my “body/mind” will not get lazy.

Don’t rush or allow yourself to get flustered. When you rush, it limits your ability to pay attention to detail, and often leads to careless mistakes. With a prayerful mind, take a deep breath and act calmly.

Perfect Liberty 2016.22
See the dragon looking up, waiting to be fed?

Playmates are everywhere… one just has to be watchful, and aware … they are lurking waiting to be seen/found.

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!

17th.

Snow, blowing snow, high winds, visibility is not good, roads are not all cleared, the cold temperatures means that under the fresh snow is the possibility of black ice, there are hidden dangers out there.

The path to achievement is “to start with what you can do” try to find out what you an do towards challenges in your own situation. This will pave the way for achievement.

Perfect Liberty 2023.17

Today is a brand new day! What adventures will we have today!

Snow1.13.

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.

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