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day after

hello! HELLO! pinches self.. yup.. still here… Not what I expected, I got to have wonderful long uninterrupted conversation with my sister-in-law who lives away, and a friend who has been playing telephone tag with me for months. It was great!

Yesterday in my travels as you already know I ventured down an unknown path, tried some video software .. it was a day of exploring.. Today, well… being retired… guess I’ll get out to check the feeders and replace one that needs repair. Are you taking advantage of this wonderful late summer, early fall weather. The picture above is an area I will often photograph depending on the sun/shadows.. I like the possibilities, and I always wonder.. what stories this location could tell.

This location I visited yesterday is one where it is not a big area compared to others nearby, but it has a certain feel, it holds enchantment, and places that I can easily envision little wee ones “holding community”… I keep telling myself, to bring a notebook, and flesh out a storyline… but I don’t do it.. Guess the idea is still forming.. or… I want to keep it a secret. =^_^=

Do everything willingly and joyfully. Your upbeat attitude will make things more cheerful and enjoyable.

Perfect Liberty 2021.18

Thank you to my very talented friends who left me fun greetings on my cell. I won’t name you, but the singing was something else!!!! I loved it! we’re all nuts, but two of you are “cracked”..

Have a great day everyone!

Oyashikiri

THANK YOU flowers arrived (from down under)… beautiful!

ambulance and red flashing lights

“Mirrrors o the soul” Kahlil Gibran ” One day Gibran asked, “suppose you were compelled to give up – to forget all the words you know except seven – what are the seven words t hat you would keep” Barbara replied ” I named only 5, God, life, love, beauty Earth, ” and then asked Gibran what other words he would select. His answer -“The most important words to keep are: You and I … without these two there would need to be no others.”

Taken from the book A third Treasury of Kahlil Gibran – Citadel press 1978

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly may alight upon you.

Nathanial Hawthorne
always and forever

Happy

Abstract – Receiving

You’re happy, I’m happy Have the mindset of “good for you, good for me” Express yourself in a way that makes others happy.

Perfect Liberty 2021.7

Focus on the good in others and applaud them every chance you get.

Till soon

Wordless Sunday

till soon

PS, Sunday service being canceled simply means, we do our prayers and offer appreciation on our own. A Hokyoshi is only a call or text away if you need us.

white dove

White doves are symbolic of new beginnings, peace, fidelity, love, luck and prosperity. Their release is a tradition that has been making ceremonies, rituals and celebrations more powerful and meaningful for thousands of years. … The symbol of the pure white dove transcends all cultures and traditions. ( taken from google search)

What Does It Mean When a Dove Visits You? The message of love, hope and peace is often conveyed in the appearance of a mourning dove. … It can represent a messenger of love sent from God. The mourning dove might be sent to you during a time of crisis. (internet)

This white dove was quick to arrive when I got out of my car, she settled on a branch nearby.. and seemed to be waiting, when I went to the back of my car to the boot, she actually moved over to sit on my car by the driver’s door. To say I was thrilled to see her is an understatement, I had never seen a white dove in person before.

It is said that if a dove follows you, it can be a message that you are in a period of rediscovery about your life. This is currently so true, another reason why I am a believer. Doves teach us that regardless of external circumstances, peace is always within reach. They carry the energy of promise… I spent a lot of time yesterday, “thinking” I am awed that out of the blue, a white dove would come to me today.

Yes there have been doves at the site where I was today, always the mourning dove.. in the pretty soft shades of gray and beige.. today … this dove was white.

Timing is important .. today is the Day of Peace in PL, it is celebrated every 1st of the month. =^_^=

Meeting the dove today, was an awe inspiring moment, Till soon.,

bjd project update

doll on left, is in rest mode.. want the green to really dry before I work on it more. doll on right still to be worked on.

These BJD (ball jointed dolls) have been patiently sitting now for over 3 years waiting for me to “get to them” I have not gotten names for them yet.. they are just “there”… The one on the left that I have been aging, is definitely going to reflect fall (big smile) my fav time of year for “creative expression” The green is a paste I’m trying that works for getting the moss effect, then I have the crypt paste which has a grit in it, and the texture grave paste I want to try. Fun time ahead. =^_^=

Each Person’s peace leads to world peace. First of all, you have to be happy. that happiness will spread and be the foundation of World Peace.

Perfect Liberty 2021.1

First day of September everyone! Whoooo hoooo cachoooo!!!

need to walk today after sitting for all those hours yesterday!
Till soon

discoveries

all summer long I’ve missed the crows that gathered in the winter at the parking lot where I get my ice coffee

This past summer a friend and I visited a retreat where she would be doing a ceremony of celebration for one of her friends. There I saw the maze that was being rebuilt and at one end of it, was this statue of the Virgin Mary, I didn’t ask, but that is who I think it was. She had been there for a long time, still she looked so serene.

This summer I discovered that I love the smell of the wild flowers that grow along the overcrowded roadsides and pathways. And, most importantly I’ve discovered that there is a lot of me that I have yet to explore, understand and get to know.

It is easy to be safe, do what is familiar, frequent the same places, talk to the same people, it takes courage to step outside of what is “known” and to try something new. The following is the English of a “meditation” a friend sent me from Japan, remember is has been translated by a translator, you need to read it with that in mind.

Sunday, August 29, 2021   【There are pitfalls where you are good at】 When you do things that you don’t have much experience, you’re careful, so you don’t make many mistakes. But when you do something you’re good at with experience, you’ll be careless and fail where it’s easy. In any case, let’s live in tension.

I’ve read and reread it a few times now. I am taking that last sentence and reading.. Let’s live being open to new possibilities .. when we do something to be more aware of the situation and not take for granted we know what we will experience, let the moment happen, let the interaction be “pure”

Like yesterday, I got got caught in the rain.. had I really thought about it, the practical side of me would have reminded me I had a rain poncho in one of my pockets just for such occasions. Instead I reveled in the moment of the rain, its mesmerizing downpour, the feeling of how the wet seeped and clung to me. It was a first.. Of course we all know that within a short time I was cold and chilled. By the time I got home, I was looking for dry clothes and warmth. BUT I did live the moment. =^_^=

Will I ever learn, who knows. There are words of wisdom all around me, I am constantly encountering new experiences, as long as I draw breath, I will experience NOW, that is who I am. As one friend pointed out, I am blessed with many gifts. I looked up the definition in my Oxford…. I certainly was given a surprise gift yesterday! A lifetime of living, and surprise, there is still something else I’d missed and now.. … learning is never-ending. like change, it is another constant in life.

this was a pillow I saw in a local craft shop.

Do things joyfully instead of taking it easy. Enthusiastically engage with what’s in front of you. You’ll enjoy it more.

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Have a grand start to your week everyone!

Changes

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self actualization.

Bo Bennett

In PL we strive to live in the present, to be in the moment. When I arrived to find the thrasher had been by to clear the overgrown brush .. it was a bit of a shock at first. All the lush vegetation had been cut back, and most of it taken off to where-ever … I know it is important to maintain a balance, especially we have had such dry hot weather, lots of humidity and little rain. Still it was an adjustment. But.. in life, adjust we must.

Be careful about saying “It’s probably good enough” Wholeheartedly do what you notice, when and how you notice it.

Perfect Liberty 2021.29

The thrasher is ruthless, it begins its journey and removes and takes down anything that is in its path. What was, is no longer, it is pulled out by the roots, or simply shredded into pieces. Nature will regroup, simply pause to asses and then rebuild. It began to rain, halfway up the road, so I turned back, but not before I got some wonderful wood pieces for my “collection” There is always a positive, we cannot have one without the other.

that’s life folks!
Till soon

Wednesday.. flashback

winter in Winchester (Hounds of Freckashpeng)

The heat, the heat.. the heat…Aghhh. needed to cool down. Heat is one thing, in this area we have an abundance of humidity to go with it… The past few days it has been cloying.

Blue Jay – NumOttawa

I am reminded of how colourful and joyful the Blue Jays look when they fly in during winter for their share of the bounty at feeders.

With one thought, “the world” will change. Changing your way of thinking will make a difference on how you perceive the world.

Perfect Liberty 2021.24

My mantra for the day – I will go forward with a determination to stay positive and focused on living each moment to the fullest.

AND I will make the time to sit and reflect on all that I have to be thankful for.

Till soon

Monday 23

its that time of year when change is in the air, soon we will find ourselves with new colours and a different landscape even tho’ we will be walking the same pathways.

Change is and can be exciting. As the petals fall, and the leaves prepare for a new season, the ground will prepare for the coming winter and the cold. The vegetation that gathered energy all summer, has fed its roots so that come the time to “sleep”.. they will be content to rest till it is time to begin another cycle.

yes I could have picked a patch that was still hearty and lush with summer blooms.. but that is not life, life is always recycling and changing, because we don’t see it, doesn’t mean that its not happening,

Let’s interact proactively with an ever-changing society. Society is always rapidly changing with the times. Keep your eyes and mind in tune with these changes and learn to deal with them proactively.

Perfect Liberty 2014.27

Have a good day everyone.

Smile from the heart!

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