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Tuesday

Many of us have had a lot of time alone this past year an a half, not that we are or were lonely, simply life changed. Now there is another change, school is out no more on and off switch there, restaurants have started to reopen, mostly patios are ramped up, I see many restaurants have now got patios where there was only a nod to one before, a few have actually built decks the length of their restaurant (where they could do so) Others have roped off a section of the parking lot.

Everyone is trying to recapture what was lost. (When and even IF they can) Reality check, we can’t go back to relive what was. Even if our physical surroundings change .. Our friends, neighbours, co-workers, ALL have been affected in some way by the adjustments we ALL have had to make over the many months, weeks and days. We ourselves if we look objectively at what our lives have been like and our thoughts over the past months. Many of us … have discovered or rediscovered a part of us (our inner most thoughts) – Once you’ve gone through a door, what was behind that door, it is no longer a mystery.

Perceiving equals doing. Each time you notice something, it is a gift from God. Don’t miss this opportunity to act.

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Let’s find the joy in everything – Busque las cosas alegres

Everyday is a new beginning!

pretty flower

Tell yourself “things happen” Even if something is inconvenient, once you accept it you’ll be able to move onto the next step.

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When I first saw this picture that Num (NumOttawa on Instagram) posted I wanted to write a love sonnet, a sentiment of caring and adoration, I was so inspired. I didn’t do it, I put the idea aside and .. yup, l lost the moment.

PL Precept #16 All things progress and develop.

PL Precept # 18 Each moment is a turning point

How often have I had an idea in the middle of the night, wake enough to think I should write it (notebook and pen are right there by the bed) I don’t do it, thinking I’ll remember, I don’t.

Yesterday I went for my second covid shot.. I got the appointment in the morning, for 5:10 that afternoon. Booking online you then have to wait for confirmation that your request was accepted and that you are confirmed. There were public announcements bookings were not happening the city was out of vaccines, people couldn’t get through to the call in centres, or if they did they were told sorry, call back. It was a day of waiting and hoping that mine would happen. It did. Whew… so relieved.

But somehow during the day, I lost the TV remote. Don’t ask I have no idea, how, why or where, it is not to be found anywhere, I’ve looked and searched to no avail. At one time, there were two of us looking, my friend who drove me for my shot.. helped turn everything upside down too.. nothing. The two heads are better than one, didn’t work.. sigh.

So guess what, it is time to tell myself “things happen” and yes its darn inconvenient, but accept it I must and move on

Have an astounding Tuesday everyone!

Thank you Num (NumOttawa on Instagram)

Sunday 6th.

Sunday and its a lazy day. Temperatures threaten to hit the high 80’s even into the 90’s today. A day to chill and take it easy. Just because you have a vacuum in the house doesn’t mean you have to use it. =^_^= Find a way to make this a YOU day.

Don’t think “I Can’t” from the start. Begin by taking the first step, then you will be able to see what comes next and a path will open.

Perfect Liberty 2021.6

Oyashikiri

oops

Too many subjects, and no one wanted to just sit still. It was hot, I didn’t make it before 8, but I did get there around 8:30 maybe.. already the birds were getting ready for their siestas.. they were lazily drifting, sunning, winding down, there was a breeze but not much to speak of. The squirrels and chipmunks were like bandits coming out of the greenery at every corner to see if you had anything for them. Some were very bold, actually thought one or two would step on my toes.

I left the area, and was not 10 minutes away when the sky opened up and it began to pour. Not just drizzle, it rained hard and furious. Lasted maybe 15 – 20 minutes and then it stopped. I wondered what the residents of Mud Lake would have done .. when the rain began. If they are drifting along with the current, basking in the sun, and it begins to rain… do they care???

Enjoy the moment while you wait. Things come about when they are meant to happen. Think of what you can do for the time being, and don’t rush the outcome.

Perfect Liberty 2020.10

Monday morning

A beautiful morning, started at Dewberry and went on next Mer Bleue. I’m pleased with this new app. it tells me that in the last 15 days, I have hit the 50K mark.. Not sure what that is, I still measure in miles, but I do know I average 2 miles a day. (tracked data)… often I don’t have the app tracking .. I’m active, but the cell phone is sitting on a side table or on my desk. Such is life =^_^=

Also note, that today I used a stronger repellent, and I’m pleased to report, that I was hardly bothered by pesky insects. I could see them swarming, but they kept a good distance from me.. I actually stopped. sat on a bench and closed my eyes, allowing the sun and sounds to filter through and just enjoy! It was delightful.

Leaving Mer Bleue I saw two wild turkeys cross the road, and walk along on the side of the road, but on the other side of the ditch. I know I took pictures, but can I find them……….no……not at the moment. =^_^=

the vegetation is so lush… I was there very early between 7- 7:30 a.m. might try to get there even earlier later this week.

Instead of being excessively concerned about others, focus on what you should do.

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Oyashikiri

Morning stroll

Silly how one bird can make your day. One photographer Bjoern Rost, can make it even better. By the time I got to the bog, I was running late, I’d already walked at P23…time was limited, I asked Bjoern who had just arrived, IF he was able to get a picture of my little “princess” could he send it along to me.. Et voila, I got more than one, you can see the little woodpecker in all her beauty. yes, to me, she gets my attention more than the blue jay who has also been hanging around. Ok yes there are other birds.. but this little one is the one I spoil. Thank YOU Bjoern!

Tomorrow 31st (calendar)

Don’t think overly about people. Instead of being excessively concerned about others, focus on what you should do.

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Have a great start to the week everyone!

stay safe and be well..

Misc. Sunday

from the bog

Do things joyfully instead of taking it easy. enthusiastically engage with what’s in front of you. You’ll enjoy it more.

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Good morning everyone, I wanted to repost a blog from a fellow blogger in Japan. I loved his blog this morning, it talks about Shinto in Japan, and how in building and in ancient tradition, there is a belief about the supernatural beings who live in the forests, woods, and on the lands. I grew up with similar teachings in the Taoist tradition. The reblog didn’t work this morning, please if you would like to know more, follow this link..https://covingtonandsons.com/2021/05/30/salt-rice-sake-and-prayer/#like-47483

It is a long week-end for you in the States, please enjoy the day whatever you are planning.

For us here in Canada, we are starting a new week- please stay safe, be well..

Reminder, June 1. we will have a 10 a.m. service at church (1st of each month, Day of Peace ceremony)

This morning I will take my cell so I can clock my steps/mileage for my walk prior to morning service.

Silent Wednesday

by Dirk Hankenfrers (Instagram)

Be carful about doing things you really like. do everything in moderation. When you overdo, you’ll lose your balance.

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A quick note- example – I love to hike/walk in the woods.. for days on end I go out every morning and drink in the world around me. Yesterday the heat/ the miles/ many steps, caught up with me. I lay down just for a second and lost the rest of the day/night. MODERATION.

stay safe – love U

Bates Island

I cannot remember the last time I was on Bates Island. Likely years and years and years. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was not too busy, although there were a couple of inconsiderate persons who parked blocking the one way road on one end of the island. I wondered if there had been a sign and I missed it that this was a special picnic day for the geese and ducks. They were everywhere. Even the gulls were around, all were intent on feasting on whatever delicacies they could find.

There were a lot of proud parents watching their young playing and eating, I took care to keep my distance. One couple thought to sit by the water’s edge and enjoy a small picnic lunch.. No Way, the geese came at them from both directions, they finally got up and moved to one of the picnic tables away from the patrolling geese. In the last photo there are several babies under the greenery, I tried to get a picture of the one baby who was trying to walk up the tree, but of course, only got so far and toppled down. Mother stood closely by.

There were no kayaks in the rapids, it wasn’t too hot yet, temperatures are going to be high today, but there was a fog/smog in the air.. It will be overcast most of the day.

thru the mist off in the distance you can see downtown Ottawa and the watch tower on the grounds of Parliament.

View your difficulties as a chance to make rapid progress. You grow by overcoming the obstacles in front of you, one by one. Look at your problems as opportunities for growth and make the best of your situation.

Perfect Liberty 2014.9
Bates island is under one of the bridges that span between Ontario and Quebec.

Sunday May 16

Every day is a new beginning

In a conversation with a treasured friend who lives in sunny California, she observed I took pictures of sticks, and empty branches, another precious friend, mentioned I like “dead wood” Hmmm I thought, how true the expression… beauty is in the eye of the beholder… =^_^=… I love capturing the moments I experience, they tell a story, and give a visual to the life that unfolds around me.

my magnolia in bloom

I love my magnolia, when it blooms the fragrance that fills the air is AMAZING. My neighbour who is beside me and shares the love of this tree, says she gets the best of it.. the pure beauty of its flowers, and the scent it gifts the neighbourhood. I get to sweep up the fallen petals as they descend to the ground after they do their showing off.

Yeppers, each and every one of these petals falls to the ground when it has done its “showing off”… and no they don’t all fall at once or in the same place, the wind/breezes ensure they land everywhere. I had a very mindful day yesterday, must have swept up the fallen at least 5 times in the span of afternoon and early evening. This morning I found more waiting, and by this afternoon when I return from church there will be more.. and NO she hasn’t finished shedding yet.

Is the tree still loved and appreciated. YES. I never tire of saying, that I feel very blessed that I live in a country that has 4 distinct seasons. Each season, has a reason for being.. just like me, myself and I.. every part of my personality, character is ME, and even when I am fragmented and disjointed, life not running smoothly I thank God that I am alive and here to experience all that is offered. If I didn’t experience the greatest moments of LOVE/Happiness I wouldn’t know the sadness or feeling of lonely/loss…. it is because I feel, because I love that I am alive ..

I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.

PL Principle #3

What is “normal” is different for each individual. Everyone has a different way of thinking and doing. It is important to understand others’ feelings.

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Till soon…

Stay safe…

love is unconditional

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