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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

buffet time

With snow overnight and into the morning, some of the feeders had to cleared of snow, but all in all, there was a happy chirping and flurry of activity as everyone waited for a place at one of the feeders.

There will always be a way. If you persist and be creative without giving up, you will find solutions that you had not considered before.

Perfect Liberty 2020.28

Happy Holiday week everyone… be happy, spread it around. Stay safe and be well.

Oyashikiri

Sunday 27th

Breakfast companion
this little guy is smaller, making his way to the suet on the left.

I’m finding great comfort in spending time with the birds. I’ve even got my trunk set up like a cafeteria, every-thing ready for me to access when I get to the feeding areas. Some days it is just too cold to be fiddling with seed bags that are still factory sealed, Or get to the suet blocks that are still in their retail packaging.

I have been eyeing some of the cameras and the special lens attachments that the serious cameramen are toting. So far I’ve only gotten to the stage where I am making enquiries .. and talking to them about their equipment. The reality at the moment is that by the time I get to the feeders, asses what needs to be replaced, fill and relocate feeder trays etc. I’m usually dealing with frozen fingers.

Live radiantly as the sun. Strive to always be bright and cheerful so you can enliven those around you.

Perfect Liberty 2020.27

Happiness is spending time with YOU.

Oyashikiri

Xmas surprise

Action figure Pennywise from the Stephen King movie It

What a hoot. My whole theme this year was action figures and personalities from the world of adventure and super powers. I had not said a word about what I was doing.. so imagine my surprise and delight when I opened my nephews gift to find Pennywise staring back at me. You all know how in September I start gearing up for my creative month of October.. my FUN month. The unexpected is always such a “wow”.

If Santa came your way overnight, and was anywhere where the rain was, he would have been one wet Santa. The rain princess was not happy about having to perform “off season” her performance, at least here in this area, was full all out staccato, it was as if she said, “you want rain, I’ll give you rain” and then just lashed out.

This morning all is calm, not bright, but quiet and very wet. Still very mild too. What I noticed was that the little evergreen that has been sitting there all summer just “sitting”.. seems to have sprouted approx. 12 inches. I hadn’t noticed before. Could be because much of the accumulated snow has been washed away. Whatever, she looks happier. She obviously loved the rain, its perked her up.

From one happy little tree at our house, to everyone out there who is sharing this moment with us, we wish you a very happy and merry Christmas Day.

“To every cloud there is a silver lining” someone said that.. I believe it to be true.

LET’S FIND THE JOY IN EVERYTHING.

Oyashikiri

PS. I have been up making dumplings for my son’s lunch, and I’m going to cook turkey and his favourite sausages to go with the dumplings, … I know he should visit more often right =^_^= so… to my friend Bonnie, no I won’t be eating out of a can today =^_^=…

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

no dashing thru snow

crisp and clear

With the lock down just a few days away, I forced myself to get up and out early enough to miss the regular shoppers. After dropping off a bag for the food bank, I began to shop for the next couple of week. Unusual for me is soup… lots of soups.. I’ve lost my appetite, for whatever reason, I don’t seem to want to cook. The last two grocery trips, have seen me stocking up on canned goods. Yes even veggies! Me, who always wanted fresh so I could steam and cook them just the way I like them. I now have cans of veggies on my counter waiting to be put away. OK selective, I only like a couple of standard veggies … at one time I would have turned my nose up at any canned vegetable. Preferring if not fresh, than frozen.

Age, the pandemic, isolation, whatever it is… the desire for a fresh salad, or a steamed side dish of broccoli or cauliflower has poofed. I’m opening cans of French style green beans, or south western kernel corn and eating right from the can!!!! how gross is that. I even got tins of mixed peas and carrots. I grudgingly have to admit, at this time in my life, I’m enjoying them. repeat Cold right out of the can. Thank goodness my Mother is not around to read this, and if I’m lucky my sister will not read today’s post. We all have to adapt. Breakfast is Irish oatmeal with buttermilk and some banana.

LOL as a friend once said, he looks at the picture(s) especially if there is too much text!

Be a person who can recognize the sincerity of others. when you put your whole heart into things you will be able to notice the sincere acts of others in the subtle things they do and appreciate them that much more.

Perfect Liberty 2020.23

The shortcut to progress is to listen with a humble mind. If you are stuck in your own ways, you will eventually become bogged down. Let’s remember to be humble, learning what we can f rom the knowledge, advice and suggestions of others.

Perfect Liberty 2016.24

Things that happen to us all have a meaning. Everything that happens to us happens for a reason. Each and every occurrence is a chance for you to improve yourself.

Perfect Liberty 2019.24

Oyashikiri

not all trees are adorned

This is a season where emotions run from high to low.

We are blessed with the gift of life. This month is ripe for emotions to be fragile, we have endured a year with a lot of uncertainty. Some of us have a lot of family we haven’t seen or been able to visit with, and now the season that usually brings us together, is here, and we are being asked to – refrain, or cut back on any celebration we may have been counting on.

Music is a wonderful way to share and enjoy time with friends.

look for and find your “happy” and share it. Sharing a happy moment with a friend is very worthwhile. A smile, and/or a kind word, go a long way in making someone else’s day. We may never know the pain, longing and/or suffering another person goes through.

In one of the groups I share time with listening to music, there is one person who is not into “country” and will voice her thoughts if anyone plays a song that could be considered “country”.. … In my world music is music, no matter the genre, it is the message and the feeling that it inspires. We are never all going to be on the same page at the same time. When we refuse to listen or allow others to express themselves .. we miss out on a lot.

It is is in appreciating the unique differences in one another that we learn more about ourselves. Love is universal, a smile works magic. A friendly greeting, from a total stranger, can turn a gray day into one of sunshine.

It is only natural that you are different from others. Each of us has our own way of thinking and our own individual lifestyle. that’s what makes life interesting.

Perfect Liberty 2020.20

Thank you for allowing me to share a little of this and a little of that.. =^_^= I call this a chop suey post!

Oyashikiri

together

a gathering

They lean against each other, enjoying the moment… each with his/her own thoughts.. knowing the weather is changing, wondering if they will last the winter.

It is important to be assertive, but maintaining harmony is just as important. Say what is on your mind clearly, but don’t be overly attached t your views, respect the points of view of others and always seek to find a happy medium.

Perfect Liberty 2020.15

Oyashikiri

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