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wild turkey

The last couple of days I have seen wild turkeys out strolling, Yesterday I saw one crossing the road, I slowed to let it get across, it took its time, crossed over, went up over the side snow bank and on into the woods, as casual as you please. Where it entered the woods it was deep, his feet sunk in to the snow, but he just get trucking along. Not a care in the world. I stayed to watch him for awhile, it I wondered if another one would come out to meet him, but no he just sauntered further into the brush. Hope he had a good day.

ice step I chopped today at Dewberry

After my fall yesterday, I went back today with a shovel to dig out and make a step for people to use when going up and over the offending snowbank. It isn’t a masterpiece, but it is functional, and I had the pleasure of watching it being used before I left the site.

waiting and watching – the look out!

Having been very cold for the past couple of days, today when I arrived, the look out saw me coming and the calls went out, by the time I parked the crows were waiting in the trees for me to put out the grub. I still marvel at how they communicate with each other, and then when its time to “come and get it”… they seem to do it in an orderly fashion. There are a lot of them when its a full house.. Today there had to be 3, 4 dozen.. but they kept it orderly.. Truly amazing birds.. (hmmm do I sound a bit biased =^_^=)

I am very pleased to say that more and more I am meeting first time photographers not that they are new, but they have driven from away to come to Dewberry to see the Grosbeaks. The Grosbeaks are beautiful birds, I’m happy to see that they have a following. Seeing these people gather, cameras at the ready make me feel rather “proud”.. I smile to myself.. cuz I know that when I am on my own in the woods, the birds come out and share time with me.. I get to see them up close and personal without binoculars or a high powered lenses.

When I am asked why I go out every day, no matter the weather, there is only one answer, I want to spend time with the birds. No, I am not part of a group, I am on my own, it is my special time.. a time to unwind and re-energize my spirit. There is an energy and a peaceful state that happens, when I am able to simply BE, outdoors surrounded by my feather friends and the small woodland creatures that share the environment with me.

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

Perfect Liberty 2021.6

You’re happy, I’m happy. Have the mindset of “good for you, good for me” Express yourself in a way that makes others happy.

Perfect Liberty 2021.7
I appreciate each and everyone of YOU!

Moments

places

Energy springs from your smile. A smile makes you and others cheerful and energetic.

Perfect Liberty 2021.4

Be someone who can share your joy with others. Strive to truly understand the feelings of others. By doing so, you will be able to share in other’s happiness.

Perfect Liberty 2014.18

Yakushima, Japan

Thought that since my world these past days has been wild, windy and very snow covered, i would share with you what is happening across the oceans in southern Japan. Different climate, weather, and habitation.

These moments caught in time where Anastasia was enjoying her explorations, were likely happening at the same time I was taking careful steps across an icy parking lot to feed the birds…

There is beauty all around us, we simply have to open our “eyes” to our surroundings. Be aware that while this is visual, the differences are also very present in our day to day attitudes, thoughts, and perceptions.

Let’s set higher goals and work to improve ourselves.

Let’s work towards our goals while keeping a clear vision of what we hope to achieve. your strong conviction and Makoto (sincere effort) will help drive you toward accomplishing what you set out to do.

Perfect Liberty 2014.2

when white is the colour of the day

choice – spend time outside or inside
snow is pristine and beautiful against the contrasting bark on the trees

I wrote this back in the late 70’s… found it today while looking for something else.

Freedom is – a state of mind

Through each moment of the day

We experience, joy, happiness, sadness, anticipation and frustrations.

Emotions, are part of our core

With each breath comes an emotion

How we cope and accept, encounters and interactions with others…

is how much freedom we allow ourselves …

in our journey through life.

To see fragments of life shatter before you

in a glittering array – transcending joy

a new dawning.

thoughts taken from a page of a book I’d stored visual artwork and thoughts such as the above.

It is interesting to see how I captured my thoughts then, & to reflect on them, I think I still see life much the same way… will have to give it more thought though,

I like the contrast of the snow and the quiet moment of reflection in my beach house .. in the virtual world, the weather is always comfortable no matter where we visit, or the terrain we travel. In this world of constant change, we are gifted with new adventures and back drops for our “stories” and “travels”… the newness, the constant discoveries of what IS… makes for a world of wonder. Ours to discover !!!

communication

As I sat and pondered the beautiful scene before me, I meditated on the shadows dancing across the unbroken blanket of pristine snow. It was so peaceful for me, yet I was sitting in a parking lot in the middle of the “green belt”.. cars were driving in, people were looking for a place to park, it would soon be time for me to vacate and let someone else enjoy this wonderland I’ve discovered. From my little space behind the car, I could hear the conversations as couples, families emerged from their cars.

Communication is so important .. it always has been, over the days, months I’ve been visiting the woodlands, I have been privy to conversations that have been going on around me. Snatches here and there as people pass me on their way into the interior of the woodlands. What one becomes very aware of as one matures, is that not all conversations are productive, or actually even engaged in. When we have conversations, we tend to connect with friends/acquaintances in different ways, the ambience, the person we are engaging with all lend to how we communicate. How much we actually engage, and what we retain and integrate into our/that “moment”

The couples in particular that arrive together, tend to have a different “vibe” then the friends arriving in different cars, meeting up at the park. When I first started this “journey” I didn’t think I would be embarking on an adventure, but I have been. Getting out every day, meeting and talking to new people has expanded my horizons, brought newness into my life, the energy and creative possibilities that I had not had available to me before, are now many.

Quality time spent with a friend/partner is always rewarding. Even a few minutes, a day. Make time to listen, to engage, to encourage, be encouraged, be aware of the energies that are part of your every day. Simple moments, honest words, sharing dreams even the mundane… quality time either by yourself or with another is priceless.

The peaceful setting of the shadows blending and creating wordless beauty on the fresh blanket of snow, is as powerful as the private moment spent with a loved one, when no words are needed, just the closeness and understanding true friendship spawns.

Love is Life… Life is Loving. We are all ONE,,,

PL Precept #15 All is a Mirror.

The birds are singing outside my window.. awesome music.

bird in flight

Met a photographer today, Mark Webster, he is taking short videos of birds in flight. he sent me a link to his Twitter feed, I am trying it out .. to see if I can actually use the short clips in my visits with you. It was a perfect picture day, I have often seen Mark’s car at the site when I arrive to feed the birds. He is obviously spending a lot of time with them, this little beggar seems to have Mark trained to stand still and feed him.

I hope you all enjoy the beauty of the bird in flight. I’m certainly smiling. To see more of Mark’s work, follow him on Twitter.

It’s okay to think, “This is where it starts” There is always a turning point. It’s important what you do from now.

Perfect Liberty 2021.27

PL Precept #16 All things progress and develop.

PL Precept # 18 Each moment is a turning point.

The beauty of trying something new is that I get to share it with you.

Oyashikiri

Please let me know if the clip was easy to see and access when I insert it this way in my blog. Thank YOU.

Thursday’s magic

To say it was was a picture perfect day, would be an understatement. It was magical. The trees were bowed under with the snow .. I was glad I had made the effort to get to the feeders. It was rather fun to put my hood up and then reach up and shake snow off the heavily laden branches so that the tree could raise itself up again. I managed some of the branches, not all, a few were just too heavily burdened, and too high for me to get at where I could shake and be productive.

I did get to clear the feeders tho’ and replace seed in the ones that had been depleted … It was interesting that a few of the birds found I was being a tad too slow and almost shoved me along or landed on my arm and tried to reach down and take the seeds/nuts from my container. The area where I sit was in an area that was covered by heavily snow laden branches.. I cleared the space and sat anyway, I simply put up my hood so that the wet snow wouldn’t cause a chill on my head. I’m surprising even myself at how I am adapting to being otudoors. I told one reader, I am thinking I’d like to have a folding lawn chair in the car, so I can just sit and bask in the warmth of the sun… away from the feeders.. but where I can still hear them chatting away, squabbling or just being cheerful. Why not. Will have to hunt one up.

Let’s find the joy in everything. are you looking for things to complain about? Let’s change our perspective and live a cheerful and joyful life.

Perfect Liberty 2020.25

Tuesday Tangos

vibrant and playful energy that communicates itself through dance, it is a unique language where the partners, express their desire to listen to, understand and converse with the person they are dancing with.

Multitasking reduces your joy by half. When doing something give it your all. There is joy in everything.

Perfect Liberty 2021.23

The tango can be many things for different people. it can be light spirited, fast, sensual, a flexible embrace, ahhhh what will you do today…. will you dance to the beat of your own drum…. will you want violins, piano and double bass…

Let’s make today special. Begin with a smile and pass it on..

happiness is sharing with YOU

Monday smiles

CREATIVE bit of fun found on FB

There is a lot of creativity out there.. Kudos to whoever did this picture. I tried to trace it back, the person I contacted had also come across it on a public page, and had used it. Whoever you are out there, please know you have given myself and many others a delightful moment and big smiles. Thank you.

The day was full of surprises, it had been a super long day, I was exhausted and ready to turn in.. Before shutting down I decided to take one last look at my mail. Bless his thoughtful heart, Kevin had dropped in with a picture for me. If you are not already familiar with his work, please check him out on Instagram,

Kevin Baldelli Wildlife photographer -Instagram
This is a shout out to one of my BFF for all the wonderful surprises he tucked into yesterday..

Life is good.

Free yourself from being overly attached. Overthinking hinders ideas and actions.

Perfect Liberty 2021.22

Oyashikiri

Have a great week everyone!

The beauty of

Fresh fallen snow

There is beauty all around us, we have opportunities every day to wonder at the world we live in. It is hard at times to remember that life is good, and that there are new discoveries to be made very day. Stay positive!

PL Precept #1 Life is Art

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

PL Precept # 3 God appears through One’s Self

3 of the 21 Precepts of PL.

I think the Precept that we should all keep in mind these days, is

PL Precept # 14 World Peace is Everything.

There are 21 Precepts, each one will help guide us through our day to day lives.

In Ottawa we will now be able to resume Services on Sundays. This Sunday the 21st. we will hold service at 10 a.m. It will be the service/ceremony of Appreciation.

Please keep in mind, we ask that you come prepared with a mask, we have the necessary sanitizing washes which will be at the door, social distancing will be observed. Seating will be spaced accordingly.

Rev. Eugene or one of the Hokyoshi are always available to meet with you for personal consultations, by appointment please.

Oyashikiri

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