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Today 17th

Make today a different day. Instead of doing the same old thing be creative and do things to improve your day.

Perfect Liberty 2021.17

No effort is ever wasted. Even if no one witnesses your actions, God is watching you. No matte how small your effort, your Makoto (sincerity) will always be rewarded

Perfect Liberty 2011.22

Oyashikiri

normal

endless hours of work

What is “normal” is different for each individual. Everyone has a different way of thinking and doing. It’s important to understand others feelings.

Prefect Liberty 2021.16
acrylic doodle
a fun card from the past
must be Friday..

24 hours

Was amazed that I noticed it.. I just knew that that limb had not been on the ground yesterday. I actually moved it off the roadway. Did a lot of overland hiking today while exploring, found an opening and went into the fenced area, found where they had put up fences and where the animals would go to cool down on hot days.

needed a walking stick to balance, the ground is actually almost two feet down in places, the vegetation is so thick and layered, you have to make sure that the land underneath is solid and there isn’t a big hole.
I loved the solitude of this morning’s walk, the birds except for a couple of hard working woodpeckers were quiet.

Just since yesterday, the growth on some of the trees was noticeable. What looked like they could eventually be pussy willows.. had doubled in size.

I will miss my walk tomorrow because the surgery will be so early, I was very happy that today was clear and I was able to get out for my walk. Interestingly, while I had the clear blue skies, back in the city, not twenty minutes away, they had rain.

Perceiving equals doing. Each time you notice something, it is a gift from God. don’t miss this opportunity to act.

Perfect Liberty 2021.15

Face challenging situations with a positive determination. when you encounter difficulties, boldly take measures to over come them. By creatively finding solutions, you will feel the joy in tackling any situation.

Perfect Liberty 2019.13
You are in my heart always!

Wonderful Wednesday

I spied two old tree gents having a chin wag…

Nothing wrong with my imagination. Wandering the back roads and nature trails, is fodder for my story telling, my imagination goes into a different gear, all on its own. I see the forest people the community going about its business, and I catch friends having a mid day chat. Come another couple of weeks and they will be harder to spot.

I know they think if they stand really still, no one will see.. But those of us who seek are always rewarded, especially if the sun/shadows work in our favour.

Have a “Let’s do it” attitude. Even if a task is difficult, keep in mind it is given by God and accomplish it.

Perfect Liberty 2021.14

The Universe is continually in motion/movement. So are we, we don’t realize that even standing still, we are, or parts of us are moving. We are beautifully built. =^_^=. The weather forecast says tomorrow should be much like today, and today was basically clear if not always sunny, and it was mild. Means . I might try and do another “walk”. Come the very hot summer weather that Ottawa is famous for.. I will be not wanting to venture out, I will be a gal who keeps her central air company.

I found one of my marketing brochures the other day. On the cover it says “Rediscover the inner peace and quiet, of the mind, body and spirit. Oneness..” it goes on to says my sessions were “a self directed method of getting in touch with your inner calm” It is amazing that now, many years later ( this brochure is at least 20 some years old) I am still very much into believing and living my life, as I describe in in my brochure.

“Life is a dance, every step you take follows the rhythm of your “chi/energy”. It is your link to the Universe.”

Still today, I work at finding my inner calm, and for sure I try to cultivate a way of life that will unclutter my mind.

We are mid week dear friends.. “Let’s do it” One step at a time, let’s work towards “world peace” we begin with our Selves. Peace within, radiates a calm for everyone to enjoy.

the road ahead

We’ve all been on such a road, it goes somewhere, but we don’t know where. It is not open to traffic, you want to see what is at the end, you have to hoof it (walk) or bicycle. Fortunately for me, a young man and his charge came along on bikes, because my feet were draggin.. I flagged him down, did he know this road, and yes he did. “how far do I have to go till I reach the end?” “See up ahead, around the curve?”

he pointed up to where the above road barriers were .. you can just make them out in the first picture.

“When you get to the bend, the road will change from pavement to gravel, you will be about half way” Wow, I was going to be late for my 10:30 – 11 a.m appointment, I would have to turn back. No way could I manage to do the whole walk and get back in time.. besides my legs were telling me I’d already been doing enough walking for the day.

obviously at one time, this was a well travelled road. but no more. It is all part of the NCC green space now.
you can see remnants of old fences now.. once all the growth starts to happen, this may not be so visible.

As I walked back to my car, I wondered how it must have been, likely there had been animals out in the pastures that are now slowly being over taken with vegetation again. I saw a lot of creeks and water beds.. it will be fun to explore on another day.

This area, where the blocked off road is, is not the part of Dewberry where most of the hiking, snowshoeing, X-cross country is done. But I’m told the rewards are worth the walk, especially in another few weeks when there will be flowers a lot of interesting vegetation at another observation deck that has been built out over the water.. Trick is you got to get there, and it is a hike. Hiking through the trails is walking on trampled earth, the terrain is very different, this walk along the road, is just that.. you are walking on a paved road. I’ll tell you about the unpaved part when I actually get to do it.

Thanks for sharing this part of the journey with me.

We are all wonderful in our own way… Although results are important, your effort is what is truly precious.

Perfect Liberty 2021.13
he was a long way from me.. but I did manage to get a picture before he took off on me.

wood fun

Knowing church was at 10, I made my way to the woodlands earlier.. I got there as the cleaning crew was leaving.. had the place all to myself. Still a little early but I did manage some photos.

Let’s begin today with a smile. Let’s start the day with a positive outlook, looking forward to what we can discover.

Perfect Liberty 2021.12

listening

How many ways are there to listen. Visiting with a friend the other day, we were talking of the pandemic and how in today’s world so many children are growing up seeing their grand parents only at a distance, My friend in particular has grandchildren that during this past year, she has had the pleasure of seeing only a few times in comparison to prior to the pandemic, the closures, shut downs, lock downs.. restrictions.

Got me to thinking. When I’ve been out I’ve watched the people around me, in the shopping areas, the parks, most of the time .. distance is being maintained. I have heard that in some areas that has not always been the case, but I’ve been lucky … places I’ve been … people are careful… they do their best to maintain a “social” distance.

As I visited with another friend through social media what came up was how the interaction between couples has also changed. This caught my attention because another friend and I had talked about just such a subject not that long ago. I am a digital photographer in a virtual world as those of you who follow me know, I am fortunate to have friends who will help me out when I want to express a visual feeling/emotion that presently in day to day life I cannot do. My friend agreed to sit with me for a moment in a pose that shows affection between a young couple. It was to be for another post (for me) on listening. His input was valuable to me… he said.. it is someone listening when his/her partner has come home from work, stressed, tired, and she/ he is attentive and not only listening but connecting with a warm embrace.

Living alone since my husband died, I of course had forgotten such a time. I learned from my friend about something I myself had forgotten. The intimate personal moments between a couple, that are about showing kindness, caring, and that special moment when one can BE together, in a moment of sharing. A moment that can erase and make a big difference in how the rest of the day will proceed.

My friend was gracious in giving of his time so I could capture a photo to share with you (my wonderful readers) I was fulfilling a task on my “get it done” list. But in those few moments, he opened my eyes to something that was dormant and gone from my life. That is what listening is all about, being present, so that each and every moment we live it is an experience.

We are living with restrictions, and we are being asked to maintain a distance, but I ask you all to not forgot the importance of touch, the meaning of a soft embrace, the holding of hands. Every where, we are being told keep away, stay away, don’t see people. But as a human being, we do need to experience and know love.. when you can and when its right, let someone you love, know.. you care. Find a way.

Today’s calendar -THE PAST LEADS TO NOW AND NOW LEADS TO THE FURTURE. LIFE IS AN ACCUMULATION OF MOMENTS, CHERISH EACH ONE.

BE SAFE..

morning walk

The day was so promising, sunny, mild, I got to the lake early enough there were only 3 cars in the parking lot. few people its a large outdoor space. There is something about walking into the woods hearing only the call of the birds, and the scurrying of the squirrels and other ground runners. Early enough in the day I could still smell the earth warming as the long reach of the sun made its way down into the ground teasing the moisture out of the soil

I’ve grown accustomed to the early morning visits with nature.. I like to wander along the paths and envision the hidden activities that I know are happening all around. I see a bird in the distance, a butterfly dances by, somewhere above there is the rat-a-tat of a woodpecker.

always I am rewarded with a new find… =^_^=

Live expressing your own unique self in your day to day life. We each are given our own duties and roles in life. Take the time to find what makes you unique, and you will be able to live your life expressing your own individual beauty.

Perfect Liberty 205.10
be safe, stay calm, enjoy each moment, be present.

look up

I had an idea . I lay on the bench and took a picture of the sky over my head
this is what lay ahead

For the sale of others, society, and world peace. Always live keeping in mind everything you do is for the sake of others, society and world peace.

Perfect Liberty 2021.10

strolling

Early morning stroll through the woods was amazingly peaceful. I saw another ermine, many squirrels, chipmunks, and I can’t swear to what it was, but it was an animal, bigger than a squirrel, black, sleek with white streaked by me through the thickets, under a raised foot path, and into an area of brush. Because it was a rich black satin and there was a lot of white, I thought of a skunk, but.. skunks I’ve seen in the past, waddle, and have girth, this animal was sleek. What few people I did see were off in the distance, on another trail. Any ideas? It was fast and ran like the ermine does.. a graceful leaping action.

squirrel in a basket

The weather forecasters are calling for even higher temperatures over the next couple of days. There was little to no snow in the woods, with the ongoing balmy weather, we should be seeing a lot of new growth soon. I’ve almost depleted my sunflower seeds.. I left the squirrel to his breakfast, the supply will simply disappear by next visit.

Tell yourself “things happen” Even if something is inconvenient, once you accept it you’ll be able to move onto the next step.

Perfect Liberty 2021.8
There are many path ways presented to us during our daily living. choose wisely.

Oyashikiri

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