The skies were so beautiful today, the shadows cast pretty patterns across the white snow. Wednesday when the storm hit, the sky was dark and angry, we were hit with ice pellets, snow, freezing rain and raging winds that howled and ripped across the counties with a vengeance. On the Quebec side of the river, over 1.5 million homes were without hydro. On this side of the river we were in over 65000 down. Hydro workers would just get one grid up and the winds would tear down more trees .. power lines fell and many were left in the dark. Even now as I write this, there are still homes without power. What a way to spent the “Easter” long week-end.
Today I toured two of the trails in the conservation areas I tend to spend a lot of time at. The one tree that you see in the lower left hand, had a girth to it that required my climbing over it very carefully. I admit it was an exercise I could have done without. but it was either climb over it, or walk back to the parking lot and take another route. Thankfully I was fit enough to accomplish the task at hand. Because it was a holiday week-end, and there has been so much devastation… there were less people wanting to hike the trails. This is good. I and others will go around and do our best to locate the areas that will require the attention of trained forest workers to come and remove the fallen trees, limbs and the debris that is littered all over the forest floor.
The skies were blue, but if there are winds of any kind, trees with deep wounds/cracks that have not been toppled could do so… see example in middle picture upper row of another possible danger.This coming week, we are told it will be very mild.. hopefully work crews will get in to take a look at the possible dangers in the green spaces we have around the city and surrounding countryside. Until then, the NCC has closed some of the parks/conservation areas, the areas that remain open .. are ones that so far seem to be alright, but there hasn’t been time yet for crews to get around to all areas. Please practice caution. Stay on the trails.. bring a walking stick if you have one… be prepared. This is also mating season for some of the animals, ie. wild turkeys.. if they are showing signs of aggression, keep your distance.
Make today a “give back day” We can live our daily lives owing to our ancestors, our elders, and the work of our predecessors. Above all, kindness for others is the best way to give back.
Perfect Liberty 2023.11
Reminder, on Tuesday the 11th. Service/Ceremony will be at 10 a.m
Have you ever found yourself in conversation with a squirrel. How they will look right back at you in pure defiance. There are a couple of the little red ones that are just a little bigger than a minute.. they are loud, noisy, have a lot to say … and are determined that if you want them to go away, they are going to show you, they are going to stay. I recognize that behaviour…. Have been known to display “some” of that annoying stubbornness myself.
Compromise makes things more complicated. if you go against your intuition and compromise because circumstances or conditions, things tend to get more complicated than they need to be. Always focus on the priorities and act accordingly.
Perfect Liberty 2012,22
Express straight away once you’ve found it…” great!”.. Proactively express about others’ goodness. It feels great to be told so, even about things you already know.
Perfect Liberty 2023.24 (translated in Japan from Japaneses)
I’m tucked away in my hidden retreat… listening to the rain falling, the steady rhythm of the drops as they cut through the deep piles of snow in the yard… when I opened the door to let the dogs out, the rain was falling in sheets.. it was a sight to see against the piles off winter snow that since yesterday have lost about half of their height because it has been mild.. and of course the rain is not being kind to the snow that fell over the past couple of weeks.
This location (above) is not known to many, those of us who frequent this little hide-a-way… tend to keep it a secret. Hmmm wonder why! True with all the snow we had, it won’t look like this now, if we trekked in to visit the ambience would still be magical, but very different.
Like… here we are saying goodbye to another year, by this time tomorrow it will be 2023. Let’s move forward with a positive attitude. We have so much to discover and enjoy before we have to “slow down”.
Have a prayerful mid to love yourself and others. Open up your heart fully when praying to God. It will help you sort out your feelings.
Perfect Liberty 2022.31
Wishing you all the best . prosperity, health, happiness, grab hold and move forward with a positive attitude, cuz LIFE IS GOOD.
Perfect Liberty Jan. 1.2023 Service at 11:100 a.m. World Peace Ceremony
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. =^_^=
This fell in a very short period of time. The forecast is it will continue to fall all day in huge amounts. They are calling it a mammoth storm. Temperatures are around 30 degrees F. and are aging to stay in that range for the day. I am considering my options… Appointment for winter snow tires is next week.
Have a joyful day by being a little more creative. you will enjoy your day more by adding a little creativity to your daily activities.
Perfect Liberty 2022.16
If you are in one of the areas hit by this storm, please stay safe…
TAOIST Life is Art (Perfect Liberty precept #1)
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The only constant in life is change. I am grounded in the reality of Living.
This is true, in all worlds. RL or virtual. I am me and only me.