What started out as a routine search and find mission, ( looking for a launching place for a kayak adventure), I found the conservation area, and decided to explore. It seemed that it was one “OH wow” after another. What is that expression, “seek and you shall find”. I didn’t go to the very end of the trail, I doubled back when I got to the Vimy bridge, it was a good 5K by the time I finished my exploring.
Make today a different day. Instead of doing the same old thing, be creative and do things to improve your day.
Today’s walk in the rain, I had just started down the trail when I spied what I thought was a turtle at the base of a sign. Yes, it was a turtle, he/she looked at me, I looked back.. after deciding I was of no danger, it went on with its back and forth movement of its hind legs. I didn’t want to get too close, after all, it was there first and it was in the middle of doing something. When I came back after my walk around the bog, I found what was left of where it had been, no sign of the turtle. Anyone know what he/she was up to?
Rain obviously is not a deterrent to wildlife, they just proceed with what ever it is they are doing. I didn’t see a lot of birds today, but I could hear them .. I concentrated today on taking my time, measuring my steps, being conscious of how my foot fall sounded on the boards, I actually sat, even tho’ it was raining on one of the benches and just closed my eyes to let the moment engulf me. I actually was glad I had my walking stick to lean on, it was so peaceful, the quiet so unique, cuz of course it wasn’t “quiet”, there were sounds, but natural sounds of the ambience that surrounded me.
I felt and heard the rain drops as they landed and disappeared. The fragrance of the wet leaves, and the heady floral scent of the tundra plants as they soaked in the wet droplets. All very special. In my mind I started to compose a poem .. then realized that there would be no words that could translate what I was feeling, it was just too awesome, too humbling… I was so grateful and appreciative that I was alive at the moment in time, I could see no other living being, but I knew I was not alone -I understand the sentiment, when people say, I found God… The wonder of the Universe and the endless divinity and diversity, transcends all that I “know”…. Oyashikiri
What is “normal” is different for each individual. Everyone has a different way of thinking and doing. It’s important to understand others’ feelings.
Perfect Liberty 2021.16
I really truly feel very blessed that I am able to experience and spend time in Nature, I know I’m a city gal at heart, and I love my central air, and the amenities that come with living in the city. But my time spent in the woodlands, is such a joy and a balm to my “soul”, I encourage anyone who can and has the time to spend time outdoors in/with nature to do so… It is a natural remedy for many many man made ills.
Many of us have had a lot of time alone this past year an a half, not that we are or were lonely, simply life changed. Now there is another change, school is out no more on and off switch there, restaurants have started to reopen, mostly patios are ramped up, I see many restaurants have now got patios where there was only a nod to one before, a few have actually built decks the length of their restaurant (where they could do so) Others have roped off a section of the parking lot.
Everyone is trying to recapture what was lost. (When and even IF they can) Reality check, we can’t go back to relive what was. Even if our physical surroundings change .. Our friends, neighbours, co-workers, ALL have been affected in some way by the adjustments we ALL have had to make over the many months, weeks and days. We ourselves if we look objectively at what our lives have been like and our thoughts over the past months. Many of us … have discovered or rediscovered a part of us (our inner most thoughts) – Once you’ve gone through a door, what was behind that door, it is no longer a mystery.
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
Let’s find the joy in everything – Busque las cosas alegres
Road construction is happening all over. The other day I made a mental note to not take Hwy 31 again for awhile. So where did I find myself this morning, not 24 hours later, on Hwy 31 edging my way back into the city.
The past leads to now and now leads to the future. Life is an accumulation of moments. Cherish each one..
Perfect Liberty 2021.11
Open up opportunities by being proactive. Opportunities don’t just come knocking on the door. Use your enthusiasm and energy to bring good fortune your way.
Perfect Liberty 2015.13
It was a small price to pay for the wonderful adventure I’d been on. =^_^= It was a sterling day of discoveries. I listened to the little voice that said, “turn left”…. I ended up in a small town that I always pass when driving somewhere else. Today, I ended up on the main street .. and delighted in my finds.. (yes I will share with you eventually)
Ever felt like you are caught between a rock and a hard place. This has been my position these last 48 some hours. I’ve been doing this blog since 2012 and overall have been pleased with WP. In fact I’ve been happy, blogging along, with no major disruptions or problems. Then out of nowhere, I couldn’t load anything, it was so frustrating, it took awhile but finally the reason became clear, I am a premium member (means I pay monthly for the service) What I had not realized was that there was a maximum storage associated with the account. Ah…. what to do.
Yesterday I got my second Covid shot, and truthfully all I wanted to do was sleep. So that is what I did, this morning I got on with the WP csr.. and found out my options. To reduce my storage means I go back to 2012 and start deleting .. it is simple enough, once I understood what I needed to do, but it is a loooong process. Hours later I have barely scraped the top of the bucket. I will persevere.
You can freely express yourself within the rules. (sigh I’m finding this out) Consider rules as a canvas on which to express your specialty artistically.
Perfect Liberty 2021.9
I can be thankful that for so many years I have been basically problem free. Now I have to reconsider my plan of action going forward. This is good because it means I have to look at what I’ve been doing, and decide if this is still the way I want to proceed.
We are still experiencing very hot, weather, the forecast is for it to cool down to more seasonable temperatures over the next few days. For those able to attend, we will have service on the 11th. Ancestor’s day at 10 a.m.
PL Precept #4 Being annoyed limits your expression.
Everything will be just fine.. With a positive attitude anything is possible.
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
When I first saw this picture that Num (NumOttawa on Instagram) posted I wanted to write a love sonnet, a sentiment of caring and adoration, I was so inspired. I didn’t do it, I put the idea aside and .. yup, l lost the moment.
PL Precept #16 All things progress and develop.
PL Precept # 18 Each moment is a turning point
How often have I had an idea in the middle of the night, wake enough to think I should write it (notebook and pen are right there by the bed) I don’t do it, thinking I’ll remember, I don’t.
Yesterday I went for my second covid shot.. I got the appointment in the morning, for 5:10 that afternoon. Booking online you then have to wait for confirmation that your request was accepted and that you are confirmed. There were public announcements bookings were not happening the city was out of vaccines, people couldn’t get through to the call in centres, or if they did they were told sorry, call back. It was a day of waiting and hoping that mine would happen. It did. Whew… so relieved.
But somehow during the day, I lost the TV remote. Don’t ask I have no idea, how, why or where, it is not to be found anywhere, I’ve looked and searched to no avail. At one time, there were two of us looking, my friend who drove me for my shot.. helped turn everything upside down too.. nothing. The two heads are better than one, didn’t work.. sigh.
So guess what, it is time to tell myself “things happen” and yes its darn inconvenient, but accept it I must and move on
I managed a few pictures of the sun and shadows that played amongst the ground cover on the forest floor. I confess to giving in to the hoard of biting mosquitos that swarmed all around me. This is the first time they have managed to get up my sleeves, and /or bite through the flannel shirt I was wearing. My arms are covered in bites/welts, I will be taking allergy pills for the rest of the day.
I have a video that I somehow took while capturing the pictures I got this morning. Try as I might I don’t know how to size it so it will show up here. You can actually see all the activity of the mosquitos flying back and forth around the lens of the camera. If someone out there also on WP can offer a suggestion I’d appreciate your comments. What I have is 1:48 minutes long. In the past I just insert and it has copied, but not today.
Tell yourself “Things happen” Even if something is inconvenient once you accept it you will be able to move onto the next step.
Perfect Liberty 2021.8
Nature always wears the colours of the spirit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them
Sunday and its a lazy day. Temperatures threaten to hit the high 80’s even into the 90’s today. A day to chill and take it easy. Just because you have a vacuum in the house doesn’t mean you have to use it. =^_^= Find a way to make this a YOU day.
Don’t think “I Can’t” from the start. Begin by taking the first step, then you will be able to see what comes next and a path will open.
Too many subjects, and no one wanted to just sit still. It was hot, I didn’t make it before 8, but I did get there around 8:30 maybe.. already the birds were getting ready for their siestas.. they were lazily drifting, sunning, winding down, there was a breeze but not much to speak of. The squirrels and chipmunks were like bandits coming out of the greenery at every corner to see if you had anything for them. Some were very bold, actually thought one or two would step on my toes.
I left the area, and was not 10 minutes away when the sky opened up and it began to pour. Not just drizzle, it rained hard and furious. Lasted maybe 15 – 20 minutes and then it stopped. I wondered what the residents of Mud Lake would have done .. when the rain began. If they are drifting along with the current, basking in the sun, and it begins to rain… do they care???
Enjoy the moment while you wait. Things come about when they are meant to happen. Think of what you can do for the time being, and don’t rush the outcome.
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.