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A Sunday moment

Good morning, it has been about 3 and a half years now since my husband passed away, for about a year prior to his passing, I had begun the process of downsizing, packing and taking away the excess, passing items on to the Goodwill type of charities that recycle items to add to their $$s for serving the community. I have continued this practice with the exception of during the “shut downs” when the charities could not receive or process the items. As soon as they opened their doors again, the morning ritual beganagain.

Every morning I take a box(s) and or bags and fill them with items to be dropped off. ( we have a 1.5 bungalow,) my husband had two offices on the upper floor. Having been in the news media and a communication/editor he had the upstairs set up pretty much like a news room and office. From his days of being a reporter, photographer and on air newsman for the various media outlets, he had an accumulations of supplies. Till his illness became too invasive, he kept records and notes about anything that was of interest to him. that included documenting the weather changes etc. “Once a news hound, always a news hound

I have not taken down his white boards,/black boards, or even tackled his desks yet, but bit by bit I’ve taken away books, maps, reference materials, DVDs, recorders, speakers, microphones, notebooks (ones waiting to be filled) his clocks, one for the different time zones etc. It is amazing how over the years, we accumulate odds and ends, what seems like little bits of information, ie. maps, books on various subject matter that is being researched etc.- it is 1, 2 pieces at a time, but over the years, it just becomes “stuff”

No, its not only his offices that have been slowly worked on, but my own living space… I take things out, carload at a time, and there is always more. Today, I noted, progress has been made.

“I’ll do it later. No, I’ll do it now.” to make progress do anything while its still fresh.

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On my part, I am doing my best to weed out my closets, drawers and shelves etc. It is a cleansing process. and NO I am no longer bringing more in, something does come in, means something has to leave.

Oyashikiri

Shadow art @ Mud Lake

PL Precept # 1 Life is Art

This morning I visited Mud Lake, I got there while the birds were still sunning themselves.. Shortly after I arrived, they took to the water.

My good comes from everywhere and everyone.. All is well in my world…

You can heal your life (Louise L. Hay)

Listen carefully and speak clearly. A good relationship starts from truly understanding each other.

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Oyashikiri

Mer Bleue

Improve yourself to have a kinder heart. Do what you can to be caring and considerate to make others happy.

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I started out with the intention of walking around the bog at a very slow pace. I wanted to concentrate on how quietly I could walk. As often happens, the bird calls, the textures of the various plants were distracting for me. I found myself taking pictures (what’s new!!). As I slowly made my way around the trail, I met a couple who were also out for a morning stroll. I think one of the greatest joys is meeting new people who share the love of the land.

In PL, we believe that PL #18 Each moment is a turning point.. how true, the pleasant visit, the exchange of ideas and information left me with lots of possibilities to put on my “to do” list. Places I have not been to in a long time, they reminded me of in telling me of their experiences. I feel a happy anticipation, a couple of the places they brought to my attention, I used to visit when my husband and I traveled the backroads.

We are heading into a new week – lets in following the teachings of PL, remember that .. PL # 15 All is a Mirror We should try to start each day with a smile .. PL Precept # 2 To live is to express One’s Self. If we are smiling and happy, people around us, will feel the positive energy…

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

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To all my American readers.. have a wonderful celebration today.. enjoy, make memories.. stay safe..

I want to also thank each and everyone of you who drop in and visit, share your comments, thoughts, visit with me along the trails, and in all areas in my life.. I love the energy you bring into my life.. you all contribute, by being YOU. Thank YOU.

Till Soon!

Oyashikiri

when it is all new to you

yet, its been around for longer than you have been

When I first visited Beaver Trail, I had no idea what it was like or what I’d find there. It was very early spring when I actually got out of the car and walked into the area. Previously I had only been in the parking lot. Maybe a couple of times, I’d gone in to snap a picture at the entrance, but I had not been tempted to go beyond the parking lot. Then late winter, early spring, I rediscovered the place.. and actually went in to explore. It was still very early, there was no snow that I recall, but the ground was still wet, and for sure there was no new growth.

Today was a different story. Lots of growth, and I need not go into detail, but you know the whole place was buzzing with insect activity.

There are two trails, one is called Beaver trail, and the other pathway (trail) is called Chipmunk trail. I didn’t get to do all the pathways (trails) but I did manage to put in almost the same number of steps as when I do the bog at Mer Bleue.

For those of you who live in Ontario, the rules have changed somewhat. In my area, the stay home order was lifted. Not that it made much of a difference, nothing else was opened or relaxed.

OK.. my door for Thursday doors.. is one that I felt tells a story of its own. It also reflects how in some ways, it represents our current state of “living during the pandemic”.

shut- locked – not welcoming at all, but I’m sure very efficient.

For more doors, please visit Dan’s site.. No Facilities https://nofacilities.com/2021/06/03/springfield-rc-cathedral/

one door closes – another opens

Beaver and Chipmunk trails

Be a person who can say “I Like It” Find what moves you the most and express your appreciation.

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chipmunks everywhere -not shy either …

They were everywhere, I could hear rustling in the vegetation, they scampered from place to place, up and down fallen trees, up and over rocks, they chatted, they nattered, there was no way you were going to not notice them. When I think of it, the only place I didn’t have them scampering about was when I was on the observation decks.

I saw photographers grouped around a tree, because of the mosquitos and because they were all intent on what they were photographing, I decided best to let them attend to their project with out more human traffic. Guess what I missed!!! A mama owl and her young offspring…. one of the photographers met up with me on the trail, bless her heart she steered me on the right track to get back to my car. She also showed me what she uses when in the bush to ensure she keeps the ticks away, (Deep Woods) another piece of advice for the novice here.. she puts her clothes in the dryer on her return to the house to make sure, any ticks or other unwelcome “insect” that has jumped on for a free ride is annihilated.

On the way home I heard an interview with a weather specialist, our summer it seems is going to be another hot one, maybe not as intense as last summer .. but high temperatures with high humidity for days on end. Not the best for farmers. If you’ve not experienced a Canadian summer (in this region) its not for the faint of heart. =^_^=

flower in full bloom, showing its loveliness – with love for YOU

Today Tuesday

Devils Walking Stick shrub/tree very invasive

Each person’s peace leads to world peace. First of all you have to be happy. That happiness will spread and be the foundation of World Peace.

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take life one moment at a time!

Monday morning

A beautiful morning, started at Dewberry and went on next Mer Bleue. I’m pleased with this new app. it tells me that in the last 15 days, I have hit the 50K mark.. Not sure what that is, I still measure in miles, but I do know I average 2 miles a day. (tracked data)… often I don’t have the app tracking .. I’m active, but the cell phone is sitting on a side table or on my desk. Such is life =^_^=

Also note, that today I used a stronger repellent, and I’m pleased to report, that I was hardly bothered by pesky insects. I could see them swarming, but they kept a good distance from me.. I actually stopped. sat on a bench and closed my eyes, allowing the sun and sounds to filter through and just enjoy! It was delightful.

Leaving Mer Bleue I saw two wild turkeys cross the road, and walk along on the side of the road, but on the other side of the ditch. I know I took pictures, but can I find them……….no……not at the moment. =^_^=

the vegetation is so lush… I was there very early between 7- 7:30 a.m. might try to get there even earlier later this week.

Instead of being excessively concerned about others, focus on what you should do.

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Oyashikiri

Misc. Sunday

from the bog

Do things joyfully instead of taking it easy. enthusiastically engage with what’s in front of you. You’ll enjoy it more.

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Good morning everyone, I wanted to repost a blog from a fellow blogger in Japan. I loved his blog this morning, it talks about Shinto in Japan, and how in building and in ancient tradition, there is a belief about the supernatural beings who live in the forests, woods, and on the lands. I grew up with similar teachings in the Taoist tradition. The reblog didn’t work this morning, please if you would like to know more, follow this link..https://covingtonandsons.com/2021/05/30/salt-rice-sake-and-prayer/#like-47483

It is a long week-end for you in the States, please enjoy the day whatever you are planning.

For us here in Canada, we are starting a new week- please stay safe, be well..

Reminder, June 1. we will have a 10 a.m. service at church (1st of each month, Day of Peace ceremony)

This morning I will take my cell so I can clock my steps/mileage for my walk prior to morning service.

Bates Island

I cannot remember the last time I was on Bates Island. Likely years and years and years. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was not too busy, although there were a couple of inconsiderate persons who parked blocking the one way road on one end of the island. I wondered if there had been a sign and I missed it that this was a special picnic day for the geese and ducks. They were everywhere. Even the gulls were around, all were intent on feasting on whatever delicacies they could find.

There were a lot of proud parents watching their young playing and eating, I took care to keep my distance. One couple thought to sit by the water’s edge and enjoy a small picnic lunch.. No Way, the geese came at them from both directions, they finally got up and moved to one of the picnic tables away from the patrolling geese. In the last photo there are several babies under the greenery, I tried to get a picture of the one baby who was trying to walk up the tree, but of course, only got so far and toppled down. Mother stood closely by.

There were no kayaks in the rapids, it wasn’t too hot yet, temperatures are going to be high today, but there was a fog/smog in the air.. It will be overcast most of the day.

thru the mist off in the distance you can see downtown Ottawa and the watch tower on the grounds of Parliament.

View your difficulties as a chance to make rapid progress. You grow by overcoming the obstacles in front of you, one by one. Look at your problems as opportunities for growth and make the best of your situation.

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Bates island is under one of the bridges that span between Ontario and Quebec.

thanksgiving – appreciation

roots – family -life

Express your appreciation with enthusiasm. appreciation is the driving force for progress and development.

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I am an abstract artist, I love texture, form, and how everything in life intertwines, when I paint, I enjoy working with acrylic and other materials that I can sculpt as well as shape, with whatever tool I am working with. Life is a series of exchanges with other people and energies I meet along the way and during the day. When I engage I listen with every fiber of my being. I drink in all that is presented to me. Challenges are opportunities… I absorb and digest and later, I reflect and meditate. The world is dynamic and ever changing, sometimes there is just too much activity, and it is only hours or days later when something will reappear in my “preview” window …

This morning reading another blogger’s sharing, I saw his wonderful capture of birds he’d posted.. the yellow reminded me that while I was walking yesterday in what I termed mosquito alley, a bird flew past me, it was a hit and run, it came out of the wooded area, across my path just over my head and into the trees on the other side, it happened in seconds. What struck me was that it appeared to be dark with yellow under its wings. It all happened so fast. Not the dark ” orange” of a robin more of a ripening banana. With all that happened with the rest of my day, I lost that moment, thanks Tim for bringing it back to me.

They had their appointments with the Vet yesterday, with social distancing, they get to go in for their check up, parent gets to stay in car in parking lot, or go home till you are called to come pick them up. Velcro is 13, I expected I would get a call about his growths, his teeth, his over all condition.. but I wasn’t ready for a call about Keeper’s condition. She had a bit of a procedure, requiring a sedative be used.. (unexpected) her heart has a murmur that should be monitored, and her thyroid had enlarged, she needs to go back on medication, which will be ongoing etc. Dr. M did her first, so I had all he had to say about her health to take in, when I got a second call about Velcro.. not only is his hearing going, he has cataracts that have progressed to approx. 50%. So much to take in. It was overwhelming.

NOW here is where you come in…. if any one has had experience or know of what I’m going to say next, I would appreciate hearing from you. The Vet wants to put Velcro on an eye drop that has had very good results in stopping further growth and in some cases, creating shrinkage of the cataracts. In one case (his personal experience with another client) the cataract disappeared completely. Taken back, I asked how come if there was such a medication it wasn’t used with humans…. he replied that it is not approved in Canada, but is used in other countries. The cost on top of everything else was not something I could do yesterday, and I wanted to ask for opinions??????

I did call my wonderful breeder friends, (where both Velcro and Keeper come from) and they will also look into this for me.. Is anyone, out there got information to share with me on this subject?

I am headed for the church this morning, and I will pray for guidance – I love and appreciate the blessing of having these two precious energies in my life… last night we were all exhausted from the days events. It was an early night!

It is Friday everyone… in Canada we are heading into a long week-end. The garden centers are open, this is the time when everyone would be opening up their cottages, here in the city we would be sprucing up our gardens, temperatures are going into the 80’s.. and here we will have high humidity to go with it.. groan.. lots of inside for me. I wilt in the heat.

be safe, be happy!

Church service on Sunday 10: a.m.

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