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howling time

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LOL the howling month approaches.  Love end of September, and all of October.  Witches, goblins, spiders and bright vivid shades of oranges, blood reds and black. It is time to dig out the dies, stencils and paints. Yahoooo where is the glue.

OK so not everyone is enthusiastic and carries on like I do.  But a roll of big bright ribbon with pumpkins and black cats… wow what a blast. here they are ready to be part of my stash

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I had so much fun, just finding the right shadows to go with the ribbons.

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Having fun is what life is all about.  Happiness is… living each moment to the fullest.  At one time I would have cropped out or photo shopped out shadows etc.  Now I find that they are part of the moment, so I leave them in.

canvas torn

I found a picture of some torn canvas that I had happily ripped into shreds for a project.  I think I still have some, so will go in search of what is left.  I feel a new project coming on.. inspiration is rounding the corner.  Time to rock and roll!!!!

Have a good day my friends.

PL Precept # 2  To live is to express One’s Self.

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text, photos and artwork, Q

ribbon- MultiCraft Clearance Centre -Ottawa,On,Canada

Travel safe my friend – goodbye

goodbye Lizzie 9.18.17_008.pngLizzie was an artist with a thirst to create, not just anything, everything she did was alive and vivid, just like her. Her creativity knew no bounds.  When she first was told she had cancer, she said, OK, let’s deal with this.. and did what she needed to do, she beat the odds.  Once, twice, the little vixen fought her way to live another day.

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This last fight, she grew weary. She laid down her brush,  with the quiet dignity of the true diva she was, she spread her wings and took flight beyond the heavens into the “night”..

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We will miss you Liz, your energy and spirit,  a diva  warrior like no other,  will forever glow in our hearts.  Rest in peace.

Oyashikiri

sky high – Monday

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Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

look at me – flying so high

I am in the sky

riding the free-flowing breeze

oh… to never touch ground

yikes, if I do, will I be found

go away negative thought

God pilots my path

and in God’s grace/love

I have faith and know

wherever I go

it will be where I am bound

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for God is always with me

I am never alone

Q

PL Precept # 11  Always be with God

 

photography, Hillwalker (Darren Su)

pictures taken  Australia, Festival Winds Bondi Beach

 

roof tops

hwy 43 9.16.17f near Mountain

I sit high when driving, we have a truck.  I as struck by the vegetation and rooftops as I travelled how 43, going east.

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It was a beautiful day as you can see.  The miles slipped silently by as I rode along taking in the views.  It was a “me” day.  A day to allow my thoughts to come and go, my only objective to watch the road, and take in the beauty around me.

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Farmland as far as the eye could see.  Small villages, and towns, expanse of fields waiting for harvest.  Rural Ontario. (250km)  Lots of time to entertain my thoughts.

PL Precept # 15  All is a Mirror    –  I sought tranquility and peaceful surrounding.  The Universe granted my wish.  I enjoyed conversation and friendship along the way, then back in the truck  as I continued on my way………….. the steady hum of the tires and visual delights as Nature provided the beginning colours of her  fall palette.

Just before the final stretch, I stopped for fresh produce and discovered a new fruit.  Ground cherries.  physalis longifolia

Enjoy each new day, give thanks for the opportunities that come your way.  Life is good.

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A day spent with and in Nature, alone, in meditation and quiet

is a special day indeed!

Oyashikiri

Thursday -mystery

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Happy Thursday morning all.

I went to take a picture yesterday of a door.  That was my intention, unfortunately, I drove by, missed the laneway, and could not get back.  It was rush hour in Ottawa, and for some reason, where usually traffic flowing west on this road, is usually pretty good at this time of day, yesterday it wasn’t.  Missed opportunity.  I will go back another time.

Last night, looking for something else, look what I found.  No, no way it is a door, but gall darn, could I figure out what it was.   I know it is familiar.  but it just wouldn’t come to me.  Certainly I was intrigued.

This morning with a new day on the horizon, I had a “bingo” moment.

Here is a second picture the elf in my camera took.

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How I managed this, I’ll have to ponder on a bit longer.  Does anyone out there, recognized what this is?

Life is full of surprises.  We need only take out our phones sometimes, to discover a whole new world.  For sure we meet new friends  =^_^=   My Chinese name, associates me with the moon, I believe that a “moon spirit” has drifted into my virtual world……

=^_^=  sunshine smiles to everyone today.  May your day be blessed with the happiness and joyful memories that last today, tomorrow and always.

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Our thanks to you all for your prayers, and healing thoughts, my husband begins his “treatments” next week, starting on Monday.  23 days of radiation and 5 weeks of chemo.  We appreciate each and everyone of you!



Oyashikiri



 

Appreciation -Gratitude

Luna -Porti 9.5.17

Meet Luna, my feel good therapist from the USA.  She is a Portuguese Water Dog with an extraordinary ability to make people smile.  She has an amazing number of followers who enjoy her daily antics, and her vibrant personality.  Of course her human “Mom” does the talking for her, but her eyes and body language I can assure you let us know who the “real” boss is.  She is so “darling” that she has an almost full time job modeling canine attire for different companies.

Her full-time job of course is her daily attitude of “Life is good!  Let me show you just how good it is”  She will patiently sit, and looking directly at the camera will dare you to not smile for her.  I would show you her full face, but don’t know if you can stand her cuteness.  She is a personality on Instagram tho’…. if you are on Instagram, check her out. lunatheportie     🐱

I appreciate her nature, her being there in living colour, because she always makes me smile.  Thank you to “human” mom too….

The other day while driving home, I noticed that a postal van had slowed down going in the opposite direction.  I looked over since I was stopped for a red light, and found a face looking back at me.. when our eyes connected, he smiled, no more, no less… I smiled back, and just like that.. it was a brighter day.

Everyday, I look for happiness,  I like to share happy moments with friends, and people I meet, or come across in my daily travels.  In PL we have 21 Principles we use as guidelines to help us live a better and happier life.

PL Principle #3   I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things, is a favourite of mine.

PL Principle #12 I will get up pleasantly in the morning  This one I find very important, if I start my day with a happy heart, I am more likely to have a much more effective and productive day.  Why… because I choose to be happy and enjoy whatever the day brings my way.

PL Precept #1   Life is Art   – you hear me say this over and over… every day is a brand new canvas..  own it…

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Photo by Dave Renz, his visit to Quebec this year.  Just loved the composition..

Enjoy your day everyone..

Share a smile!

Oyashikiri

 

 

 

chop suey Monday 9.4.17

field fresh tomatoes 9.4.17

Field fresh tomato, sliced with a toasted bagel, and 4% cottage cheese.  I just discovered the 4%, in the past I’ve opted for 1%, BUT with hubby needing as much protein and nutrition as I can get into him.  I got the 4%………now I’m  in love.. doubt I will go back to 2 or 1%    Just looking at the picture I want to have my breakfast all over again. (Natrel by Sealtest)

electronic arts 11. 2015 Darren @ halloween

This is a picture taken by my nephew, Darren Su, he is a wonderful photographer, who can always capture a figure or sunset in a way that shows it at its best.  Seeing this picture again, was a reminder to me that in life, we need always be prepared.  Not necessarily to do battle, but to seize new opportunities in a way that will be creative and bring our desired results .. this means… it is important to arm ourselves with stress busters and a healthy lifestyle.

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Spend time with a canine friend.  If you have a whippet like we do, they are true couch potatoes in the house…  emulate their techniques of relaxation =^_^=

Remember – PL Precept #18  Each Moment is a Turning Point….

Happy start of a new week… from our home to yours… Blessings & Sunshine hugs.

eastwood, john 9.1.17Here Velcro is smooching up to his uncle John.  Velcro didn’t wait for a second invitation to get on the couch..   Gosh anyone would think he gets to do that at home too…    everyone out there, who knows how Velcro rules the roost, stop snickering.

Oyashikiri

Church Garage Sale, September 16.  from 8 a.m to 2

Ancesters’ Day  on the 11th. service at 10 a.m.

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