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branches

wet and plentiful

Drizzle, wet splattering droplets were landing everywhere.

still, even as a single drop hit the lens… I continued on my walk

At one time, I would have not even undertaken to wander out in the woods while it was raining. On this day, it didn’t matter… this was where I wanted to be.

yup, its tilted .. artistic license =^_^=

The day has many possibilities, like the branches on the trees, they begin and end somewhere.

Oyashikiri

bonjour 8.8.

photo Nick V.

Good morning everyone! Another day of clear blue skies, white clouds and whoopeee.. less humidity. It is a gorgeous day, and its only beginning. Yippee Kiii Aye…..

With the rain we had, the vegetation out back grew like crazy. Yesterday I donned rubber gloves and braved the overgrown vines. Pulled, ripped and yanked.. then I swept, up the dead seed pods and pulled and yanked some more. Have to admit.. I didn’t groan, moan or grumble. (feeling a bit smug actually hummed)

Are you wondering how I felt later in the day…. YES I felt a tad worn and ready to chill. No guilt when I sat down to watch a taped Agatha Raisin.

Always applaud others. When you can be genuinely happy for others, you yourself will be blessed and you can experience a deeper sense of happiness.

Perfect Liberty 2011.6

You can become more attentive with prayer. Live your life with a prayerful mind so that you can be more attentive and make the people around you that much happier.

Perfect Liberty 2020.8

I feel the start of an art journal coming on. time for starting a fall journal YES! Whatever you do today, make it a productive and happy day.

For my Asian readers… today is the 8th. we have a double 8 day !!!!! Yay!

Oyashikiri

Thursday doors

submitted by MC

Be a person who can recognize the sincerity of others. When you put your whole heart into things, you will be able to notice the sincere acts of others in the subtle things they do, and appreciate them that much more,

Perfect Liberty 2020.23

Always pray “for the happiness of others and Society” Praying only for your own wishes is not the true way we should be. Strive to do things for the sake of others, and pray for their happiness as well.

Perfect Liberty 2012.23

Be able to quickly shift your state of mind. Once something has happened you can’t undo it. Be able to shift your state of mind quickly so that you can take on the situation with a fresh perspective.

Perfect Liberty 2011.23

Oyashikiri

For more doors visit Norm 2.0 https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2020/07/23/thursday-doors-july-23-2020/

garden of prayer

beaver brook NH by Chris Okeefe
Bells Corners, Ontario
PA, USA by Deve Renz
by Shirey Keene NZ
The Universe is abundant in inspiration, we are surrounded by the glory of the Universe, Live with Faith in your heart, look at the infinite wonders around us, feel the blessings of life, nurture the positives. PL Precept # 11 Always be with God

Always be cheerful, happy and good humored. When you make effort to be cheerful and happy, you will naturally begin to feel that way.

Perfect Liberty 2020.12

Oyashikiri

baked,broiled,+dry

you can run, but the heat follows
engulfed in the constant unrelenting heat
you search for the open skies and the welcoming spray of the ocean waves
finally you find a place where the gentle breeze is playfully caressing the trees, a woodpecker is feeding on the tree, the floral scents are wafting over your senses
think carefully of what you will do and say each day, be grateful, appreciate the many splendours of what this world has to offer. We see a lot, hear a lot, there is no denying that there is a bombardment of endless uncomfortable atmospheric mass of unpleasant and uncomfortable energy that is at times out of control.
WE must find the peace, the quiet, the natural nurturing environment of clear skies, fresh growth, and take the path(s) that lead out of the negativity and back into the light of love, peace, and gratitude.
photo -Chris Okeefe

It is important to say “Thank You” Everything that appears in front of you is all material for you to improve yourself, whether its food, people, or things. Learn to accept everything whether it is something you like or not.

Perfect Liberty 2020.9

In PL we learn that everything happens for a reason. It is how we accept what happens, our attitude, and the steps we take to deal with the opportunities offered, . Change begins within ourselves.

Oyashikiri

storytelling photos taken in SL, my thanks to all the artists (creators) who put together the builds. pixel photos (digital photographs) by Q

SL > Second Life is a virtual platform out of California, Linden Labs.

Tuesday 30th

photo by Chris OKeefe

New Encounters can help you change Be up for anything even if it’s out of your comfort zone. This is a chance for you to improve yourself as a human being.

Perfect Liberty 2020.30

Oyashikiri

heat warning

taken by Chris Okeefe

PL Precept #20 Live maintaining equilibrium between mind and matter.

Thanks Chris for permission to use this photo, it reminded me of the many places that I explored with my husband during the lazy summer days of June, July… we’d seek out these out of the way, off the main road little pieces of paradise.

Not one of the trees in the wilderness are the same, each finds its place in the sun and thrives the best it can. Together they present a unified front, against a backdrop of blues skies and fluffy sculptures of cloud.

The cooling waters and unique shoreline, all combine to welcome the visitor, with awe inspiring vistas. Crystal clear air, a melody of natures songs filter through the day. It is peaceful, and when we take time to simply BE in this environment, are inner smile expands.. Our cares, our concerns vanish..

PL Precept # 11 Always be with God.

It is only natural that you are different from others. Each of us has our own way of thinking and our own individual lifestyles. That’s what makes life interesting.

Perfect Liberty 2020.20

chop suey Thursday 18th

Velcro

Same bed, different bed cover, same lazy laid back whippet …Nothing new goes down, without his checking it out, for comfort. Ceiling fan is over head, he is content.. I have permission to leave on my errands.

When something comes to mind, do it right away. The moment that you notice, something is the best time to take care of it. IF YOU REACT QUICKLY, YOUR LIFE WILL BE MORE EFFICIENT.

Perfect Liberty 2020.18

Oyashikiri

machine Sunday

I saw this cutie the other day, I not only was captivated by her “cuteness” I like the shadows of the tree on the wall of the new home being built. Hard/soft. This morning when I opened my mail I found a blog by a fellow blogger who I so enjoy..

https://milfordstreet.wordpress.com/2020/06/14/spring-planting/comment-page-1/#comment-32058 When I saw his little beauty.. I decided I would share my little Bobcat.

In a sharing conversation last night with a fellow “hokyoshi” (minister) in PL, Perfect Liberty, and a friend in Japan also PL (Minister’s wife) we talked of our concern .. how we need to work harder to maintain a personal connection with our members and other people in society. It is so easy to avoid being social, or interacting with another fellow human being – using the possible threat of an illness to hide from life.

You only need look at the media hype, and the listen to any kind of broadcast to get your fill of accusations, finger pointing, 1001 ways to avoid being near or around anyone else. There is competition in every quarter, the political scenes around the world.. all … centered on criticism, and negativity.

Machines, as cute as they are, and/or as efficient as they can be, need a human to work them. They function but do not have a “heart”. We are not machines, we are not robots, nor are we capable of really existing without humans in our life, Not roles.. ie. doctor, lawyer, teacher, we are not the titles of our occupation, we are born to live.. to embrace life, and to share in the bounty of nature.

“let us deepen our faith in togetherness..” let peace and harmony find its place in our lives.. so that we are rainbows, mirrors that reflect goodness and love. We are all unique and we all have something to bring to the THANKSGIVING table.

thank you Steph! love you.

Oyashikiri

deafening silence

the waiting

Along an open highway, I came across a long forgotten saw mill, and the adjoining lumber yard.

what a beautiful reminder of what was.. a story of activity of rumbling trucks, long beds of logs coming to to processed.
I stood in the silence of the day, taking in the beauty of the old structure. A man came to ask me if I was OK, could he help me with anything? I thanked him.. I appreciated his request, but nothing will bring back the past, or the honest toil and labout of men/women who worked side by side to bring us what we now go to big box stores to pick out for our projects.

I do remember the days when the logs would be merrily making their way down the river to the saw mill. Men would be out along the banks with long handles picks. During fairs we even had log rolling contests, everyone stood, cheering the contestants on. Nature was so much a part of our lives.

I was impatient with my sister yesterday, do I recall just why. No… but in my defense, the silence of the last many months, of voices, friendly conversations, and welcoming smiles of strangers along the roads travelled. Has left me rather empty. I am tired of always hearing only about destruction, violence, disregard for humanity, negativity, yes there has been and is a “problem” – WE – are all affected by it. But I refuse to have it the center of my life, and my reason for living is not to live in fear, distrust, and self exile.

Part of the saw mill grounds are being used by another company.

Life, the world, will continue to evolve and nature will continue its cycle of rebirth and renewal. My hope, my prayer is that we as people will once again resurface and the values of love, family and community, will emerge and be stronger then ever. Silence can be music to our hearts and souls when it is listened to with an open, caring heart. Stand up and be heard, it is time for PEACE ON EARTH and GOODWILL towards all.

Oyashikiri

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