Seeing this picture reminded me of my trek around the perimeter of the piece of land that stuck out from the mainland. I had been climbing over stumps, fallen logs, dense vegetation when I felt the eyes watching me. I looked over and there was a very intent bird watching my progress. I was so close I was surprised she didn’t take off.. but then… she wouldn’t would she.. she was protecting her nest. I made my apologies and backed away… not before I whipped my Nikon out to grab a picture. Can you see if she said “cheese”…
Are you overdoing things? Not only do you harm yourself when you overdo things, but you may be imposing on others as well.
Perfect Liberty 2022.29
Reconnecting ( or staying connected) with nature is vital to good health. It has been shown to have an enduring effect on emotions and mood. I find it very helpful .. I call it part of my brain health support program. Try it, you might like it. =^_^=
These were taken, some time after I arrived, the fog had been so dense that it was too dark, Driving I could only see one car length ahead … fortunately I know the road, even so.. I was very cautious. My appreciation only deepens for the photographers who do this on a regular basis. If you want the pictures you have to be prepared to get up and out, so you are at where you want to be when the light is just how you want it.
It’s about being at the right place at the right time.. sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t.
Take action without thinking too hard. No matter how hard you try to foresee the future, you really don’t know how things will turnout. Do your best and see how it plays out.
Perfect Liberty 2022.4
Have a great week-end. In Canada, this week-end (Sunday) is when Daylight savings ends.
Life is ever changing… I love the fall because it is so vibrant … it is nature’s way of celebrating the pending changes… For us here in Canada, October is when the holidays begin.. Thanksgiving.. then the fun Halloween event… moving us into the American Thanksgiving followed by the spirit of December and the Holidays that come during that month.
I had occasion to ponder something I read the other day, another writer posted a quote about how no matter how far we travel, how many holidays we take, we can never escape from ourSELVES If you are unhappy at home or with your life, going on a trip to the south of France, or driving across the Province is not going to change the source of your unhappiness. If being happy depends on someone else’s input/sharing of/ into your life. The unhappiness and the feeling of loneliness/emptiness will still be with you.
Being happy is a state of mind… being content is a blessing. Being thankful and grateful for the wonders of life, and the beauty of self discovery is an ongoing journey. It is not the destination it is the journey…
When you are with someone and you are content/happy, it is not the other person making you happy, it is your happiness and contentment in being with them. Their happiness is yours … that is why it is so important to smile from the heart and extend your love of life to others.
When you face difficulties start with anything you can do. When you are able to grasp the situation, you will surely be able to notice something that you can do.
Oh could be a bit nippy out there, frost advisory over the next few days.. at 5:49 a.m it is 55 Degrees F, that’s not bad… It will be a good outing this morning.
Think “now is the Time” Instead of “It’s no use now” Don’t give up by thinking its too late. Tell yourself that there is more that can be done.
Perfect Liberty 2022.7
Already the Halloween festivities have started, get togethers, parties, all fun, here in Canada, this is our Thanksgiving . October is a very celebrated month… In the States Monday is Columbus day? I hope the weather is sunny and bright for us.. however, whatever happens, E N J O Y ….
This is a time to give thanks for all the blessings we have been given… show appreciation…. life is good when we are blessed with family and friends that care. a smile goes a long way!
The blue jay was not going to be intimidated.. you can see his blue behind the wild turkeys who once they discovered that there was “food’ on the ground, were not keen on moving off or away. They ran off at first, but one plucky one turned back to see just what was being offered. Once he discovered this was a mega of food, he applied himself to the task of eating all he could before the others realized why he was not following them.
It was very interesting to see how when the others saw he was not coming, he was busy eating .. there was no hesitation on most of their parts… to join him. Some did go off, not all were prepared to back track. Mind you they stayed in sight… just deemed not to return to the feeding area. I took myself off to walk the boardwalk, it was cool, but bright… I hoped to get a few fall colours in.
The best timing is when you notice. When you notice something it is God sending you a message. Act right away so you don’t miss good timing.
Perfect Liberty 2022. 5
ps. wasp sting symptoms, still happening after 6 days.
The fall colours are just getting going, they are spectacular so far.. Being in Canada with its 4 seasons is a blessings and wonder!!
It is not fun to be stuck in One Place. Instead of being captured by what’s in front of you, strive to broaden your horizons.
Prefect Liberty 2022.28
Yesterday coming out of the Mer Bleue along the road that brings me out to the highway from the conservation area… the wild turkeys were doing their usual foraging enjoying the early morning quiet when a car came barreling down the road. This is a no exit road, it ends at the bog. The turkeys were making their way across the road, had to be over a dozen of them… I was slowed to a stop on my side of the road, when I saw the car. I waved to caution the driver.. but she didn’t stop, she did slow somewhat, but not really, the turkeys fortunately cleared a path for her. I guess they have had experience with uncaring humans.
I had to ask myself, what or why would someone be coming into a conservation area where people come to enjoy the quiet and solitude, to share with the animals in the beauty and bounty of nature – and have such a disregard for the critters that call this home. Of course, I had just left the parking area a few minutes past, and knew that there was a group gathering there of “seniors” who were going to be touring the bog. Several cars had already arrived for the 9 o’clock meeting time, and stragglers had been arriving the last 10, 15 minutes before I left. My guess is the rude driver was late .. and was bent on getting to the parking lot before the others took off. Not impressed.
No, the turkeys were wild turkeys and not the turkey vulture you see above.. Dirk took that picture a few years back and had graciously given me permission to use it. Isn’t he /she a beauty. When I went looking for a picture of the actual wild turkey, I spied this one and had to share.. I don’t understand myself how I’ve come to be so fascinated by the turkey type birds… but… there you have it… they aren’t even cuddly. Life is what it is… we don’t pick who or what we fall in love with.
There is that word.. L O V E …. let’s spread it around today… sprinkle it in all our actions..
When love becomes a habit and part of our every thought and action… life becomes a JOY that enriches all our moments.
This is where I spend a few minutes each day weeding… pulling out the growth in that one area .. slowly the small birds, the nuthatch, chickadees .. are coming to see if some offerings have been put down, The Doves love cleaning up the “floor”… the blue jays are back watching for me to arrive… have even caught sight of black birds .. the wild turkeys are of course still around, they had several months of little to no traffic.. now the cars and humans are returning.
Let’s have a humble mind. Once you think, “that’s good enough,” you become blind to the opportunities to be more creative.
TAOIST Life is Art (Perfect Liberty precept #1)
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