I was interested so I asked. LOL I was told about what a pest these birds can be and how loud and “many” they are. They are native to and live in NZ, so we won’t be visited by one soon… Thought I’d share this clip I found on the bird. It is called a Weka.
Be a person who can say ” I like it!” Find what moves you the most and express your appreciation.
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.
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,
Life is good.
Free yourself from being overly attached. Overthinking hinders ideas and actions.
A friend took this picture many years ago, he is someone who came into my life at a time I needed a special friend, he became that friend, His kindness, gentle heart and curiosity about life and relationships was heart warming and had great appeal. He showed me another side of friendship, one I had not explored before. He had a dedicated way of dealing with family/ life that was honest, I appreciated his energy in my life very much. He sent me this picture one day.. I loved it. Tucked it away, so that I would always have a reminder of the “freshness and beauty of/in new life ” that abides in our world.
The gentle kiss of the morning sun embrace the young shoots as they emerge from their sleep .. the melting snow that had blanketed their world, was now nourishing them with its sweet gentle liquid drops. From the harshness of winter & the sweet caresses’ of the soothing warmth in the morning sun, new life was raising up to meet the day. Love so pure, so beautiful, captured in that moment. For me, always to be remembered.
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.
She let me get so close that I kept waiting for her to take off. I heard footsteps of someone coming along the trail, they stopped. but she stayed. I was an arms length from her. I only had my cell phone today, so it wasn’t a big object in my hands.. I tried to coax her to look my way… I know.. asking too much .. too soon.. but the fact she didn’t take off till more people came up to where we were, thrilled me. When she took off, I followed suit. I took over 2 doz. pictures, most were just repetitions…
Happiness is .. being able to share a moment of quiet with another species. LOL I was quiet, she was busy eating.
Todays calendar was about expressing ourselves freely within the rules…
Consider rules as a canvas on which to express your specialty artistically
Perfect Liberty 2021.9
Todays experience reminds me of
Discover the joy of transforming yourself. When you realize how much you have changed for the better, it fills you with true happiness. Strive each day to improve yourself.
Perfect Liberty 2014.8
I have changed over the years, I have accepted the changes that happened over the years of living and experiencing life challenges/opportunities. It wasn’t always easy, but living with the firm belief that God is always with me.. allows for a more open and adventurous journey. I’ve learned that I can be “still” .. I can allow new ideas and possibilities to infiltrate my thought process.
A year ago, I would not have sought a meaningful moment with a woodpecker (bird).. today, after weeks and months of spending time being closer to the “outdoor environment” in a personal way, (not driving by or through a park, but actually making the woodland part of my day/Being… I experienced the “high” of being accepted albeit limited, but never-the-less accepted at close range by a bird of the wild.
Kindness – Yesterday I was blown away by the kindness of friends who wanted to “touch base”, and came by. With the Chinese New year soon to be at our doorstep, I was surprised by a visit from one of my cherished friends that I have not seen much of because of the pandemic .. yes we can chat on the phone, but to get to actually see her and experience her smile and vibrant personality at close range was a true JOY for me. I feel a silent tear slipping down my cheek, but I assure you it is one of happiness.
As you know, I left home with out my cell yesterday, it happens, I am focused on getting the food ready for the crows, feeding the dogs etc. before I leave.. and the cell is not on my mind. This of course means, not only was it not there for me to use when I wanted it, but friends calling me, could not reach me. Knowing I had not had my phone with me, didn’t mean much to me except the inconvenience of not being able to use the camera when I wanted to.
What I didn’t think of, was that family, friends trying to reach me were unable to …. that is not a problem in itself, but eventually one sees the messages and calls back. However, I am of a generation where a phone was not in my life at all, and then when it was, it was attached to the building, and the one setting on it .. was a loud ring if someone called your number. So of course I came home and went about doing my “business” unaware that I had had calls and that there were messages I should be addressing.
I was therefore surprised and delighted early evening to find my niece and nephew at the door with my wild and wonderful dog niece Lily… again there had been a message and I had not responded. Their thoughtfulness, kindness was doubled when Lily came barging in (she is almost 5 months now and probably 50 pounds of furry energy) and took no listen to her “parents” as she charged in wanting to ensure that all was well. Both my dogs, one more senior than the other I think were taken back by such highly charged activity. It was a fun delightful 15- 20 minutes of chasing, hugging and kissing (the puppy and I )
Kindness should never be under estimated or taken for granted. My visitors and callers yesterday, made my day a truly sensational event. I am filled with gratitude that I have family and friends who are such genuine delights. I truly am blessed.
My friend Shirley (whose pictures I often share with you)… lives in NZ, altho’ we have never met in person, we have been in each others lives since very early days. Probably over 50 years. We began as penpals. Yes before internet, when people communicated by writing letters and using stamps. You would wait impatiently for mail to arrive from distant places, to hear news from friends who you corresponded with .. then when the letter arrived you read about what your friend had been doing and saw pictures (yes, black and white or colour) taken with cameras where you had to wait to finish a roll, get the film developed.. and then wait for that service to be provided to get your pictures..) Our friendship has endured. She takes wonderful pictures of her hometown, and her interests, I am blessed with her kindness, she gives me permission to share her world with you (my friends).
Experience the JOY of being KIND to others. The Joy of expressing kindness to others is much greater than when someone does something kind for you. Always strive to be a person who can be kind to others.
TAOIST Life is Art (Perfect Liberty precept #1)
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--- there are two energies, Yin and Yang = ONE
---to have balance we must live each moment
of our lives.. with Makoto (sincerity)
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.