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NCC trail #22

Everywhere, under, in and around the trees, branches, rocks, there was a variety of birds.. and squirrels, there had to have been a “zillion” of them, grays, beige, rusty, tiny, wee ones, medium size, they were so busy gathering seeds and then running to hide them, they ran across your path, behind you, and unless you actually advanced towards them, you were ignored. People sat on fallen logs, benches like the one above, big boulder rocks strategically placed… human visitors have made small wooden shelters almost like teepees under the protection of big evergreens around the trunks of deciduous trees.

The forest floor looks quiet, but just before I stopped to capture the moment, there had been at least 5 squirrels playing hide and seek in this section of the woodlands. next This bird was being camera shy, I did get another picture of her, but this is the one I thought was sooo cute.

She positioned herself behind the branch, but I could still see her looking at me, watching to see what I would do, what direction I would go.

Today I visited the NCC Sarsaparilla Trail https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1GCEA_enCA880CA880&sxsrf=ALeKk00YgyhdKFyantIpFJr4phjcfbZiSw:1609457695037&q=Sarsaparilla+Trail&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAONgecR4hJFb4OWPe8JSuxgnrTl5jXEzIxdXcEZ-uWteSWZJpVAAFxuUpcIlKMWrn65vaJhkZpyck11ersEgxc-FKiSloMTFW76HQVr04JMzl7SEONcn_2zL-nfWR9DnybPuHWwCOUrBRu67Lk07x-YoyAAEn6oCHaQ0tYS42D2LffKTE3MENxjXfl3oX26vJczFEZJYkZ-Xn1spyPDzf_23_-_tlTg5Qbpeley212Jo2rfiEBsLB6MAA88iVqHgxKLixILEosycnESFkKLEzBwAbXu9JN8AAAA&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjC6cWRsfntAhWlnOAKHTNiDKoQ6RMwGXoECBUQAg&biw=1280&bih=711

Harmony brings us Peace. Let’s strive to always maintain good relationships at home, at work, and in the community we live in.

Perfect Liberty 2020.1

Oyashikiri

hello !

hey, you are not going to scare me off

No one can take away the joy you get from putting your whole heart into something. The joy you feel when you’ve put your all into something is yours and yours alone, Nobody can take that way from you.

Perfect Liberty 2020.29

This little creature was not going to be put off. He/she waited patiently for me to fill the feeder. There was a bit of hesitation at first, but after a moment or two of considering the situation, he/she made his/her decision and with determination, looked me in the eye, said “thank you” and dug in.

Live maintaining equilibrium between mind and matter.

PL Precept # 20

Oyashikiri

Happy Jolly 25th.

Yup… its that time again… won’t be long, just gotta wait it out. tick tock.

nothing to do but wait it out….
you get the feeling we might be awhile
that won’t get us anywhere fast
Right this is 2020, and its the 25th.

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

Perfect Liberty 2020.25

A little fun in the wee hours, however, my wish is that you have the most stunning day ever. Whatever, where-ever live the moment, cherish the day. Reach out and share a smile, make a phone call, say Thank YOU. I am grateful, I say it to you time and time again, … you bring much into my life. Distance is an illusion when it comes to “friendships”.. in this age of “internet” we have discovered ways to share thoughts, visions, stories, and .. list is endless, we have much to be thankful for.

Enjoy, find and do what makes you happy! Make memories.

Oyashikiri

breakfast meeting place

Good morning. I thought I’d share with you my breakfast nook. When I arrive and park, I enter the woodlands where you see the big rock, and the path divides. My feeder tables are down the trail on the right. When families come, they stop there to watch and/or feed the birds.
With the forecast for heavy rains, starting up this afternoon and lasting into tomorrow.. warnings are of record rain, and possible flooding! I took myself off there this morning to top up the feeders. As many of you know, being out in nature, listening to the birds, and basically just being with them.. is very therapeutic.

Good or bad it is our mirror. Sincere expressions invite good results, but insincere expressions can lead to unexpected trouble.

Perfect Liberty 2020.24

Our prayers, one by one, can lead to world peace. A sincere prayer will always be answered. Let’s continue to pray for World Peace from the bottom of our hearts.

Perfect Liberty 2016.1.

Best wishes to each and everyone of you. Whatever your celebration, or time you spend over the next while, be happy, life is good, we have each other! Near or far, I send love to each and every one of YOU. Now and Always. Q

Friday the 4th.

simplicity in BEING

Work well with everyone regardless of their age or position. The opinion of those who are younger may lead to new solutions, and we an always learn from the accumulated experiences of our elders.

Perfect Liberty 2020.4

Use any result, good or bad, as a stepping stone. All outcomes, whether positive or negative are important experiences. Let’s use them wisely for our future progress.

Perfect Liberty 2012.10

Oyashikiri

practical note – mailing outside of Canada, allow extra time, cards and parcels arriving at the other end, may require quarantine. Factor that into your “getting it done” time frame.

Happy Birthday

Oshieoya-sama’s birthday

The Joy of Expression is in the process. Of course results ae important but let’s not lose sight of the true joy that can be found in the actual process. Face every task with wholehearted enthusiasm.

Perfect Liberty 2012.2

Live each day filled with hope. Even in those situations when you feel trapped with no way out, face every challenge with purpose and enthusiasm and you will always find a way.

Perfect Liberty 2019.2

Express your sincere appreciation today.=^_^= PL Precept #21 Live in Perfect Liberty!

Oyashikiri

photo Shirley Keen, NZ

a day for reflection

we give thanks this day for our daily “bread”

The plows had not been by, driving was slow, one car had been down the road earlier in the day, closer to one of the main roads there had been perhaps, two, three sets of tracks leading out… but going towards the conservation area, it was only the one set of tracks leading into the woodlands. I wondered who else had make this journey, guess I would know the answer when I arrived at my destination.

This little fellow was just two arm lengths away, he was not concerned with anything but getting at his feed. I stood as still as I could, I wanted the birds to continue to dine. Not one but two blue jays almost landed on me. I was thrilled beyond words to have them so close*. Off to my right I saw the red cardinal patiently waiting to see what I would do, and for the opportunity to swoop in .. the little chicks off course, were flying in and out they are daily visitors to this area…

I have been spoken to about driving out during a snowfall, to an area that is off the main roadways. I truly appreciate and am grateful that there is concern. On the drive, I kept telling myself, I should consider getting special tires for such excursions. Then the other voice, asked how often I planned on doing such activity. =^_^= there is always a voice of reason within our heads..

The quiet solitude of the morning, the happy greeting from the birds, their enjoyment of the seeds, the moment of acceptance of my presence. This for me is so rewarding, so satisfying. I trust in God that my activities will be guided. I believe that one is meant to do what they are called on to do. Sometimes, it means going out of my way, sometimes, it means being very diligent and careful in how I do something. BUT do it I will. Why, because life is to enjoy, to live,

I do not want to put anyone else in danger, or ask that they do what I do.. but when the objective is to be with and in nature.. to enjoy the open space, feel the land around me, it is like a meditation in movement, it is a communication with the Universe

By the time I was ready to leave and head back, I noticed there were two other cars besides mine and the first car in the parking area. =^_^= I am not alone in my search for PEACE and ONENESS with the UNIVERSE.

I wonder if I still have my snowshoes.. must go look, and also.. reminder.. put a small shovel in the trunk of the car.

Happy American Thanksgiving, enjoy your day however you decide to live it. Be SAFE, be Happy .. stay focused.. live with PEACE in your heart.

Oyashikiri

PL Precept # 1 LIFE IS ART

PL Precept #11 ALWAYS BE WITH GOD

  • blue jays were so close I could see each feather and feel their wings as they flew past.. I was not going to move to get a picture.. =^_^=

quiet Wednesday

dazzling flowers from NZ Photo by Shirley Keen

Be easy going and live your life cheerfully and flexibly – Strong emotions can be the cause of various troubles. Always strive to have a cheerful and calm state of mind.

Perfect Liberty 2015.24

Oyashikiri

garden at night

Just when I thought I had all the leaves… I noticed tonight when I let the dogs out.. that “oh NO! more leaves to fall”! How on earth did I not see them the other day… Goes to show me that I am not as observant as I think I am! This little corner got completely missed.

I must admit tho’ that I found the little vignette rather pretty. I even came back into the house to collect my camera.

my first night photos with my new Canon =^_^=

Always there is a positive to be found ! Note to self, bring in my garden “keepers” for the winter. =^_^=

Be thankful to your parents and to your Ancestors. You are here today because the “torch of life” has been continuously passed down. Always remember to be thankful.

Perfect Liberty 2020.11

Tomorrow, is the 11th of November, in PL we will be doing the Ancestors Day service at 10:a.m.

Oyashikiri

Happy Oct. 30th.

lanterns from the garden

Years ago I saw this plant and knew I had to have some in my garden. Now I have a wonderful bed of lanterns, so pleasing to the eye. It was my friend Eartha tho’ who took the initiative to actually get a picture before the frost comes and puts them all to bed for the winter. Thank you Eartha.

We all have good intentions, we all have creative ideas, and we all have at times missed out on our opportunities to follow through. That is why I have such an appreciation for the difference and the uniqueness of my friends. Life is so much richer and fuller when we embrace “new” encounters/situations. I give thanks everyday for my friends, I am so blessed,

New encounters can help you change Be up for anything even if its out of your comfort zone. This is a chance for you to improve yourself as a human being.

Perfect Liberty 2020.30

We are all facing the challenge this year on how we will celebrate (Hallows Eve) Halloween. A time when many enjoy the crazy silly ways we can welcome the coming season, and say good-bye to the summer. In Canada we already have had Thanksgiving, but our neighbours in the States, are preparing for theirs. Pumpkins, and all the trimmings of that holiday are bountiful in the shops and outlets. Fall is a brilliant season!!

However you decide to spend this week-end.. be safe, be careful and stay well.

Oyashikiri

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