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sincerity – makoto

I took this little beauty last year on one of my early walks at Petrie Island, there were a lot of them, this one stood long enough for me to grab a picture. This year so far I’ve only come across the odd one here and there, mind you our weather has been up and done, mild, cold, warmer, rain, then just to make it more interesting snow.

Put your heart into your words. Do you tend to speak in just a matter of fact tone? It is important to put your heart into your words.

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2022/04/18 Red clover The flower language is “honesty.” The beginning of the day! I’ve been feeling good since this morning. If you’re in good shape, You can spend the whole day comfortably ^^ “How do I do this day?” I think I’ll make myself happy.” said he, looking in the mirror. Ask yourself a question yourself. The brain is very honest. An antenna that looks for happiness. They’ll stand it up. on a happy day Maybe it will be 🤗 (violet) (four-leaf clover) Translated in Japan to English

Oyashikiri

smiles

never give up – adventure/opportunity is always just around the corner

Your smile invites happiness and cheer and is essential to energize others as well as yourself.

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Have a cuppa… share a moment with a friend

Sunday Service at 10: a.m. bring your smile!

Oyashikiri

Being Present

Photographer Daniel Cadieux https://www.dancadphotography.com/blog/

I met this photographer some time back, even before I saw his website and his Instagram, I was impressed with his focus and attention to detail. He could look up into the tree tops and point out the birds looking back at us. I actually didn’t even notice him at first, he had been standing a few feet away from me … just observing waiting … I was at the feeders.. tending the birds.

Over time I got to see him often enough that we got to speak to one another. He shared some of his pictures and I was an immediate fan. The other day I found him (minus zero weather) on the ground along a country side road in much the same position as you see him above, but waiting for the robins and their friends to return to a small puddle of open water to drink and bathe. His patience and attention to the moment is so keen.. I am always reminded when I meet up with him.. that I need to slow down and take in the moment, I will only get one chance at it.

Take action without thinking too hard. No matter how hard you try to foresee the future, you really don’t know how things will turn out. Do your best and see how it plays out..

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Today is a day for me to stand back, take a deep breath, allow the moment and the environment to happen, to still the hurry, the bustle and the noise created by others to influence my “quiet’…

Oyashikiri

Feelings

Sometimes a picture can tell a story … ever had that empty feeling…. we’ve found this wonderful photographer in the States, who has a wonderful way of taking pictures.. They have graciously given us permission to use some of the “stories” we found in our tour of the M6 site. you will see more from this artist over time.

Lately we have had a lot of “sad” experiences within our community. In some cases, we have had to bid adieu to old friends/family members, other’s in our “family” have had challenges that require a lot of “faith” and “makoto” (sincerity). In PL, our first precept is LIFE IS ART. Every day is a new beginning, a new canvas as I like to say. The picture of the mailboxes reminded me of when mail, (the written greeting) was so important, and how everyday, we watched for the mailperson… Yes there were commercial/business envelopes, flyers and advertisements, but.. that is how we kept in touch with family and friends who didn’t live near, news was always so welcome.

How many of you can remember the pleasure of finding a pretty coloured envelope in the mail. One from a pen pal, or friend/family member dropping in to recount their news. Now so many mailboxes stand empty, new technology has changed how we communicate and share. With the change my personal realization is that “feelings” that came with the written word (missive) are often missing. If the mailbox was a symbol of our heartfelt world… would yours be open, full, half full, barely used, and just possibly often empty.????

Be in tune with the feeling of others. Let’s start by trying to understands other people’s feelings.

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Everyone today is the 2nd month, 22nd day, of year 2022… !! 12=3 body/mind/spirit

There is beauty in the world, there is happiness, joy and a lot of love. Let’s keep our focus on the positives, and the good vibes. Share a smile today…

a Valentine

Think of the timing before you say “but…” When stating your opinion, make sure you are being respectfully of others opinions. Be mindful of this when you speak.

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Appreciate you .. always…

lots to do

“I’ll do it later. No I’ll do it now” To make progress, do anything while it’s still fresh.

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Till soon

Tuesday -smile

Let’s begin today with a smile. Let’s start the day with a positive outlook, looking forward to what we can discover.

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In PL we learn that it is through living with appreciation for all the blessings we receive in life, positive & or challenging… we will continue to be blessed… the practice of prayer on a daily basis helps us maintain a balance in our lives.

fyi. for all of you who commented on the upside cars in last Thursday’s blog, it was an art installation that is held each year in Quebec City… the 3 cars were put there by artists who filled them with earth and made gardens for the viewers to enjoy. It was one of many displays along selected streets in part of the city.

May your day/week be filled with much happiness and positive productive moments.

Oyashikiri

Rain on Sunday

The rain comes to wash away the dust, dirt and grime of the past weeks. We mortals that we are, also have a way of clearing away the “mental” debris we accumulate over the days and nights we cohabit on this planet. We pray! Whether prayer is silent, or voiced, we offer our thanks and express our gratitude for everything in our lives, whether they have been happy or challenging.

In PL, we offer our gratitude and prayer monthly with a ceremony at the church, however, I try to start and end each day with a prayer of gratitude, I offer my thanks for a good night of sleep and my thanks for presenting me with a brand new day. In the fall, there is a stir of excitement in the air when the weather starts to change, we visually see the beginning of a new season. Orange’s and bright yellows begin to appear with dashes of crimson here and there, till almost all the greens disappear and only the fall pallet is before us. Then we are blessed with a cornucopia of golds, burnt umber, rusts and the evergreens that remain show off the many variances of their colour range.

The foundation of our faith, PL Precept # 1 Life is art…. “as a living person, you interact with the people and things around you in order to express your feelings. Your life is shaped by the way you express yourself each and every day. Through your daily artistic expressions, you can create your one and only life.” It is easy to get so caught up in the chaotic energy of the world around us, that is why it is so important to remember to pray and give thanks each day for the blessing of life itself.

Our lives are our very own unique work of art. If you cut corners or miss important details, you will not be able to live up to your fullest potential. PL Precept #2 To live is to express One’s Self!!

I am most grateful to each and everyone of YOU, for being part of this community of “friends” who share and enjoy this world with me. I truly feel blessed and appreciate your visits and the sharing of your thoughts, stories and pictures that I get to enjoy and read… Oyashikiri…

Till soon -love always!

Coyote territory

Surrounded by overgrown lush vegetation I ventured into what I call Coyote Territory it is a large expanse of land that runs along an old railway line and the river. The access is off a dead end road, usually I take the trail on the left today I decided to do the trail on the right. Both are gated, no cars or vehicles allowed One has to park and then hoof it along the trails Big signs DOGS MUST BE ON LEASH.. there have been reports of the coyotes ambushing and attacking dogs, the smaller dogs are easy targets.

There is a path, in the spring this a favourite area for birders, some of the path is still visible as you can see, now with the summer almost over, there are spots where you have to tread carefully to stay on the path. There were a zillion birds calling and singing in the trees, but don’t ask me what they were, I did look up into the trees and I could see their shapes now and then, but aside from that.. I haven’t a clue.

There was city sounds, conversations, kayakers drifting down the river, children across the river playing along the water’s edge, but strangely enough, on the side I was on… it was only the call of birds, the rustle in the brush of small animals getting out of the way of human footsteps, and my movements as my elbows or waking stick (hung over my shoulder) hit the foliage of protruding branches.

I hadn’t been to this location since early spring, I was happy to see the makeshift bridges over small ravines, were mended or replaced.

I did get to the water’s edge, and will post that another time. Suffice to say, the up and down walking, stopping, starting, and very uneven paths made for a good morning’s workout. I cannot express it enough just how totally refreshing and engaging it is for me to spend time in Nature There were only two other people out in the area I was in this morning, a woman and her 6 month old Great Dane, and another gal who I startled when I came out from a side trail… we had a giggle and I let her get on ahead, since I kept stopping to take pictures, that was easy enough to do.

Today being the 21st. is (in PL) a day set aside for special prayers and service – we give thanks for the blessings of the past weeks, and express our appreciation, for life is full of wonderful moments, for this I am truly grateful.

PL Precept #1 Life is art.

PL Precept # 2 To live is to express One’s self..

PL Precept # 11 Always be with God.

This morning’s walk in Nature was truly a time of reflection and wonder. I may be tired, but I feel totally blessed to have been able to experience quality time embraced by/in Nature’s bounty.

Oyashikiri

day after

hello! HELLO! pinches self.. yup.. still here… Not what I expected, I got to have wonderful long uninterrupted conversation with my sister-in-law who lives away, and a friend who has been playing telephone tag with me for months. It was great!

Yesterday in my travels as you already know I ventured down an unknown path, tried some video software .. it was a day of exploring.. Today, well… being retired… guess I’ll get out to check the feeders and replace one that needs repair. Are you taking advantage of this wonderful late summer, early fall weather. The picture above is an area I will often photograph depending on the sun/shadows.. I like the possibilities, and I always wonder.. what stories this location could tell.

This location I visited yesterday is one where it is not a big area compared to others nearby, but it has a certain feel, it holds enchantment, and places that I can easily envision little wee ones “holding community”… I keep telling myself, to bring a notebook, and flesh out a storyline… but I don’t do it.. Guess the idea is still forming.. or… I want to keep it a secret. =^_^=

Do everything willingly and joyfully. Your upbeat attitude will make things more cheerful and enjoyable.

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Thank you to my very talented friends who left me fun greetings on my cell. I won’t name you, but the singing was something else!!!! I loved it! we’re all nuts, but two of you are “cracked”..

Have a great day everyone!

Oyashikiri

THANK YOU flowers arrived (from down under)… beautiful!

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