Seeing this picture reminded me of my trek around the perimeter of the piece of land that stuck out from the mainland. I had been climbing over stumps, fallen logs, dense vegetation when I felt the eyes watching me. I looked over and there was a very intent bird watching my progress. I was so close I was surprised she didn’t take off.. but then… she wouldn’t would she.. she was protecting her nest. I made my apologies and backed away… not before I whipped my Nikon out to grab a picture. Can you see if she said “cheese”…
Are you overdoing things? Not only do you harm yourself when you overdo things, but you may be imposing on others as well.
Perfect Liberty 2022.29
Reconnecting ( or staying connected) with nature is vital to good health. It has been shown to have an enduring effect on emotions and mood. I find it very helpful .. I call it part of my brain health support program. Try it, you might like it. =^_^=
Watching the visitors arrive and share the meal in community. Once the feed is out, I sit away from the eating areas, and quietly watch them come in to partake of the good. The Grosbeaks arrive with a lot of community spirit, they call out greetings to one another, and appear to actually visit with one another as they taste and select their morsels … I use a mixture that includes added protein.
The birds are very observant, I am always surprised at how they know when and where the fresh suet is put. I don’t see them watching, yet unerringly they will go to the freshly buttered tree bark/crevice and nibble at it. from the chickadees to the blue jays they all will fly over for a taste they are good at doing it “casually”…. the doves who prefer to eat off the floor/ground, have been seen to fly up to check the butter out.
For those interested, there is another product out like the butter, that Ritchie’s* have, it is called “Icing” it will be milder in the next week or so… I did try it, but will give it a better test when the weather warms up… The birds showed their interest, we’ll see, the butter/icings don’t spread well in the colder temperatures. Ritchie’s also has the seed that deters squirrels.
Ritchie Feed and Seed Inc. is one of Ottawa’s oldest garden centre’s serving Ottawa for 95 years.
Be cheerful and friendly with those around you. Other people can sense how you are feeling. So, be cheerful.
Perfect Liberty 2022.24
There are many shadows, but remember, where there is a shadow there must be a light. God/Light
Blessings,Heartland Samplers 1994
I thank God for my handicaps, for through them I have found myself, my work and my God
Ts’ui (hexagram in the I Ching) – Indecision will bring about mistakes. Confidence an be gained from the support of others, Flow along with the current. Remain in harmony. A philosophical prophecy 1972
Happiness is knowing I share a world with you in it.
Holiday wishes, magical scenery, toy trains that can be ridden, candy canes and white sparkling snow everywhere. In a virtual world there is no limit to the visual wonders that are presented to us to explore and delight in. The artist has no boundaries.. the weather conditions don’t deter his/her creativity. As a member of the virtual community I and millions of other creative souls get to wander and enjoy all the magic of someone else’s imagination and creative talents. A reminder to one and all…. there is always another human behind the avatar. Be kind, share a smile… especially to new comers who likely are completely baffled by the “world” they are experiencing.
Put your heart into your words. do you tend to speak in just a matter of fact tone? It is important to put your heart into your words.
Perfect Liberty 2022.19
There is something special about a smile that reaches the eyes… When you pass someone and they catch your eye, smile and say…”hi.. have a good day”…. or simply smile, nod and say “good morning/good day” It goes a long way… it can brighten a day.
Raising money for charity.. everyone always joins in…This event was Relay for Life.. there are a lot of cancer survivors who pay back… join us in a good cause. there are many people who at this time of year need an extra bit of cheer. Just because you see a happy exterior does not mean there is not a heart needing a hug … Sometimes the only company someone gets is sharing time with someone else that is “house bound”, alone, without family, or simply… on his/her own, over the festive season.
To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.
Alone, adrift, lazily following the current, ….. no…. if I were to pan out you would see my companions and fellow nature lovers…. we are all ONE, sometimes we need only raise our heads and look around.
Don’t let circumstances sway your decision. It does not help to overthink things. sometimes we just need to make up our minds and move forward.
Who says these wonderful birds don’t have personalities. This beauty was showing off for me today, and I was lucky enough to get my cell out for a picture. Since I get to see them now almost every morning, I am getting used to them, and them to me… I put out a product called bird butter that I get from a specialty shop.. I apply it to the bark of trees for the woodpeckers and smaller birds. Today, my attention was called to look over to where I had just applied it.. to see not a woodpecker, but….
They are proving to be delightful critters, they are playful and naughty, curious and as you can see by the top pictures.. they can be hams/showoffs. they were seen eyeing the back of my car where the birdseed is stored (my trunk lid was up)… so far I’ve seen them with their necks outstretched, but they have kept a distance. I’ll be watching them. =^_^=
Be in tune with the feelings of others. Let’s start by trying to understand other peoples’ feelings.
Look beyond the trees over the fallen or felled… walk slowly, move forward
You can be with God by having a prayerful mind. Let’s pray for World Peace. We are all one big family. Let’s start by praying for the happiness of those around us.
Perfect Liberty 2022. 11
Precept # 1 in PL, is Life is Art. We are the artists and each day is a new canvas. don’t get stuck in the past .. and don’t live running only on a “hamster wheel”… Only YOU can take control of your life .. of that one moment. Make a wise choice today. YOU count!
Oh No she cried.. Go away, – Come again another day…the sun isn’t up yet – Let me stay in bed – Only for a little while longer – But – the dragon’s voice grew stronger – you have things to do – You can’t just lie in bed – Why ?? Why? Why?? – She tried pulling the covers over her head – the dragon pulled back his head and blew a gentle nudge her way – There are things to do and you will be late – now be a good girl and get out of bed – She knew he was right – the dragon was always right – But dragon wasn’t finished – Close your eyes for 30 seconds… go on… do as I say… with a sigh she closed her eyes…. She felt a gentle kiss on her forehead and smiled…. – Now you can get up his quiet calming voice spoke, she felt his love and knew he would be there with her to face the day – With a smile on her face and in her heart she rose to meet the day.
Begin each day with love…
That is the dragon way….
Praying before taking action changes the outcome. Have clear wishes and do your best. Then something new will open up for you.
When you face difficulties start with anything you can do. When you are able to grasp the situation, you will surely be able to notice something that you can do.
Perfect Liberty 2022.12
I opened a magazine the other day… the bold letters splashed across the top of the page shouted at me LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE. It was followed by the quote ” To feel and think, and learn, learn always surely that is being alive and young in the real sense” Freya Stark I stared at the page and reflected on the words that were catching my attention.
I had just replied to a friend who had sent me message asking if all was Ok. I write another blog that covers the lifestyle, art, performers and entertainment in a virtual world. I have been doing that off and on in the Second life (virtual international platform) since 2007. With the networking, researching, photography, writing, publishing etc. 20- 30 hour a week and sometimes even more had to be dedicated to getting the posts out on time. We are now in 2022 and life has changed for me… In the last many years I lost my Mother, my husband along with his parents, several of my long time close friends, and the list goes on. My Father passed away when I was 10.. I miss him to this day…
Change is ever present and will always be. where do we get our inspiration,& motivation when we are no longer experiencing the pain of loss and the challenges of “new beginnings” for the first time, but find the sameness in the “opportunities” placed before us. Yes, when you recognize the “moment” but the “terrain” is different. The season is changing. I am checking to see if my gratitude meter is still working as it should, or does it need to be fine tuned. How about you…. Today is the start of another week.. you ready?
Did I mention that .. la vie est belle ( life is beautiful).. it truly is… it is just that there are days/moment when it is interrupted by a commercial(s) – and we can’t fast forward.
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.