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silence that wasn’t

trees all around me, standing waiting
the trees filled the woodland

from the pictures, all looks stark and bare – however that is not what was, what could not be capture in the frame, were the sounds of children laughing, crying out in glee at their discoveries. The happy songs of the chickadees that were swooping and landing with graceful delight at the offered treats.

I captured the trees in the late autumn wardrobes, as they patiently waited for the forecasted snow. There were people all around, dressed for the November chill, colourful jackets and scarves could be seen dotting the skyline as they emerged from their cars in the parking lot some yards away.

It was a happy day, everyone knew what was coming this way. You could feel the icy fingers of the teasing taunting wind… oh yes… snow would be here later that day.*

One should never assume that what you see at first glance, is what IS.

It is easy to misinterpret the situation and jump to conclusions. Always have a humble attitude and double check to make sure.

Perfect Liberty 2020.13

Be easy going and live your life cheerfully and flexibly. Strong emotions can be the cause of various troubles. Always strive to have a cheerful and calm state of mind.

Perfect Liberty 2015,24

Oyashikiri

*It snowed in abundance later that afternoon =^_^=

Today

Today, it was cold, damp and gray

what a wonderful day for a visit to the park

after all, with it being so brisk,

there would be little risk of finding a crowd

I bundled up, filling my pockets with roasted squash seeds

Didn’t take long before I made a new friend =^_^=

who couldn’t contain her happiness at her good fortune, so it wasn’t long

before I had several other chicks singing along …. two beautiful blue jays joined in, they truly made me feel like I belonged …

Dark menacing clouds soon began to push aside the sunnier skies, the wind that had been merrily drifting along beside me, began to pick up speed, nudging me back towards my car. The temperature dropped, icy chill seeped through my jacket, till I no longer felt like I wanted to stay.

The ornamental grass waved goodbye as I sped away. They know I will return on another day.

PL Precept #18 Each moment is a Turning Point!

little tree

A little tree sits on the forest floor

her friend the stump is being a bore

she dreams of growing tall

so she can be the belle of the Xmas ball

he reminds her that when the snow comes

she won’t be seen at all….

Everyone knows someone like her friend the stump

always ready to pounce on dreams

what a chump!

Fortunately she knows her worth,

the snow will keep her warm and safe during the winter months

she knows next spring, she will continue to grow

and the chump, Mr. stump will still be just that

a stunted lump of wood being over run

by the growth on the forest floor.

She smiles, in time, she will be able to shield and protect him

from the blazing sun, then he will know,

she will be his one true friend till the end.

Never loose sight of how much potential you have

don’t be content with the status quo,

for when you pray and believe in yourself

Your spirit will grow =^_^=

time is on your side, when we allow life to move us along

in the natural rhythm(s) of the Universe,

one step at a time, from one season to another

our roots will be deeply entrenched in solid ground

our branches will reach up high into the sky

and, and, we will live on forever….

isn’t “and” a wonderful word…

Q

Saturday 7th

Today I am a tree, I stand here before you for all to see

My years of standing in one place has meant that I have a lot of memories

of what was, and can ponder on what will be

I know that as the seasons come and go, my history

is in plain view for all to see

my wounds have healed, and many of my arms have been broken

or been taken from me, yet I am patient for I know

that with the passing of time I will return to the earth/ Universe

Meanwhile, I will stand and wait for someone to notice me

I was strong and beautiful in my youth, my outer body is now

textured, my open wounds portraits of my many experiences

I salute you dear friend as you pass by and give thanks

that you did come by to spend time in my garden, my patch on this Universe.

May many blessings of the day shower your life with joy and happiness

Please come again, there may be less of my physical self,

but, always, my spirit will be here to greet you.

PL Precept # 11 Always be with God

Forever, always…..Q

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evergreen

Good relationships begin by greeting each other. Acts of respect and courtesy are reflections of how much we value others. Make it a point to be the first to greet your family, people t work and around the neighborhood.

Perfect Liberty 2014.4

Work well with everyone regardless of their age or position. the opinions of those who are younger may lead to new solutions, and we can always learn from the accumulated experiences of our elders.

Perfect Liberty 2020.4

A walk in nature today, kept life in perspective. Fresh air was invigorating! See you all in dreamland. =^_^= Life is Good!!

Oyashikiri

s n o w morning!

Jingle jarring morning greeting – talk about a surprise when I let the dogs out for their early morning outing. I actually did a double take. It really was white snow, my first for this season.
Reminder to self.. patio chairs, table and umbrella need to be taken down later. Need to do a list of things that I need to do today. Is this how your day starts, being a morning person, for me it is the “busy” time of day.

I know not everyone marches to the same “drum”… for many friends, it is mid day before they want their “inner secretary/organizer” to kick in.

Put your whole heart into everything and express your individuality. When you put your whole heart into expressing yourself, your true beauty will shine through.

Perfect Liberty 2020.19

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

Perfect Liberty 2020.20

Shine bright everyone – Today is a new beginning!

Oyashikiri

a tree

stood alone
but not on its own
a cow on its own
but not alone

With the wind and rain of yesterday, already, many of the trees are bare.. When cows lie down (said me Mom) “its going to rain” Rain it did, it poured, it pelted the car windows, it filled the gutters, it washed away the dust and grime, leaves fluttered to the ground, it was a wet new world all around.

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison

A pessimist makes difficulties of his opportunities; an optimist makes opportunities of his difficulties.

Harry Truman

The teacher who is indeed wise doe snot bid you to enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.

Kahil Gibran

You will find joy when you immerse yourself in your task. when you face your tasks with a can do attitude, you will be filled with enthusiasm and inspiration.

Prefect Liberty 2020.22

Oyashikiri

Conversation

Hi, Hello there, I’m new to your area, are you available for a bit of a chat? Yes I know we’ve not met before, but I sure would like to get to know you a bit better.

True, I guess you recognize from my tone and the unfamiliar words that I’m not someone who is used to being up close and personal with creatures as beautiful and majestic as you two. I really do want to make friends?

Thank YOU for being so kind … allowing me into your personal space. Now that we’ve come this far, what can I do or say that will let you know I am appreciating your willingness to come closer.

Ahhhh the wire stretched just above the fence has an electric current, so be careful you say… Thank you, I appreciate your letting me know. I will be extra careful, I’ve picked some clover for you.. Allow me to share with you

Only one horse was interested in coming over to know more about me, which pleased me immensely since I know so little about these amazing animals. I did search the field around where we were for some bunches of clover, and he/she did partake. Once we established that rapport, the other one did come over but cautiously

.The dark fellow came over after a bit and shared in our little spur of the moment, “treatfest” I found out later that these two were new to the paddock having only just arrived the day prior to my visit.

Do i talk to strangers? yes I do. Given the right circumstances i am a person who likes to meet new people, I will say “Hi” share a smile or a brief greeting, I find it a wonderful way to spend time, sharing a positive back and forth with another “BEING”..

If you are cheerful, it will make everyone around you cheerful. Cheerful and happy people naturally attract others. Always smile and have a pleasant attitude.

Perfect Liberty 2015.3

Don’t give up! Stick with it, as many times as it takes. Sometimes you want to just throw in the towel and say, “I give up” but that’s the time for you t dig deep and push through. Your sincere efforts will invite a good outcome.

Perfect Liberty 2020.6

We learn and grow by being open to change and new encounters. Q

Oyashikiri

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shades of yesterday

When yesterday fades, only a memory remains

With the light of a new day

Comes the realization that come what may

I will never hear your voice again,

or catch you smile from across the room

when you notice that I’ve arrived home safe

Yesterday, forever seemed so far away

But when you took your last breath, those many months ago

I had no choice but to let you go to your final resting place

and now….. now I search in the changing colours of the autumn leaves

for the happiness we shared, as we crossed the miles of countryside

for Mother Nature’s fall palette of golden yellows, rusted orange and reds,

oh how we rejoiced, laughing and sharing in her glorious showcase of colours that shone in the sunlight, bright golds, bronze and tattered greens

the bark on the trees, changing with the shadows as the sun drifted across the autumn skies. Gnarled knots and open wounds showed off their textures on the aging trees, while the young saplings did their best to show they were full of promise.

Life does go on, and we did vow, we would love with no regrets,

I have no regrets … you are here in every colour Mother Nature puts on display

Love is pure and love is true, when you accept that love is here to stay.

Today was spent …missing you.

Q

Always work to heighten your “inner sensitivity” Your life will take on greater dimensions when you are able to perceive your surroundings with more sensitivity. Let’s continue to learn and add to our knowledge and experience, and cultivate a fresh sense of beauty.

Perfect Liberty 2015.29

the Fence

The fence stood for years, aging with time,

taken for granted it stood outside, rain or shine

Finally someone took notice and made the time

To clean away the years grime and give it back

its sense of pride The fence is faithful in its duty

No one can come on the grounds without being greeted

and guided along the church grounds.

it does have a purpose, it wasn’t built just to be pretty.

Showing appreciation, is not a waste of time

our fence is now once more standing proud

always on guard, ready to serve for years to come

Please notice next time you come around

the church fence will bid you welcome and adieau.

the wood is smiling, it really is.. =^_^=

Q

Use things for what they are meant for. Everything has a purpose. Let’s use things to their fullest potential.

Perfect Liberty 2020.26

Oyashikiri

A shout out to Rev. Eugene, it was a lot of work!

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