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Winter White

Not a soul did I meet on the trail. One young lad came along on a winter snow bike (wide tires made for biking snow trails) he disappeared within seconds, only to be seen in the distance later on when I was on the trail that loops back to the parking lot. It was overcast, skies were rather dull and the clouds were plentiful, never-the-less it was like a mini winter wonderland. The birds were quiet, it was a tranquil walk that led me past the familiar and loved winter white evergreen and trees, along the trail.

Look.. this is the red belly woodpecker, .. sorry no. it is not the one hanging around the feeders, but one that Photographer Hien T. Nguyen ( Neihtn2012) took, I have permission to share it with you. https://neihtn.wordpress.com/2023/01/22/five-seconds/

Yes, patience is a virtue. Birders at P23 yesterday found our little guy flying around enjoying himself yesterday. Be aware that the feeders have also been drawing a few sightings of not so welcome guests… but then… to meet the very diverse community, you’ll have to drop by won’t you. =^_^=

Being asked for a favour is a chance. When someone asks for a favour from you, this is a chance for you to help others. Face the chance proactively.

Perfect Liberty 2023.23

Oyashikiri

Snow1.13.

Others are others, I am I. If you force your values about anything on others, it can be self righteous. don’t be overeager and have a sense of “Others are others, I am I.

Perfect Liberty 2023.13

Small changes can bring about a fresh outlook. Are you just living each day and getting into a rut? By making small changes in the things you do, your day to day life can become fresh and exciting

Perfect Liberty 2012.24

Today being a Friday and the 13th. it has the promise of being a grand day. The temperature is rising, yes there is snow, but it is not freezing cold out there, it is nice. If you can’t get out, find something to do that you’ve been putting off. I know I am not alone.. there are a lot of other people out there who thrive on enjoying the 13th when it rolls around and on a Friday!

What was will be again, never the same as it was, but it will BE.

Thursday Doors

I am a door. Not always pretty,, but usually functional. I come in all shapes and sizes, just like you do. You can open me, you can close me. What doesn’t usually happen, is you don’t take time to get to know me. You use me. Plain and simple, you use me at your convenience. Often I am left to endure what-ever weather comes alone, I keep you safe, do I get a thank you… seldom… how often do you simply bang me shut or slam me hard to make a point. Sometimes you even kick me. Since this a group with a focus on doors, is anyone interested in starting a Doors have feelings too.. group? Just asking.

To visit and see more doors from all over the world/grid… please visit… Dan’s No Facilities site https://nofacilities.com/2023/01/05/east-granby-mill/

We never know what gems we will find as we wander the paths we come across. I woke this morning to a cold, wet day, what had been rain and wet snow, temperatures here have been above normal for days, we have had no deep freeze for some time.. guess what .. temperatures are dropping, when you open the door the frigid cold snaps a sharp wet ice missile at you… the elder dog gives you a “hurry up” bark.. his tone tells you, he wants in NOW.

Sister whippet just got up .. went out and was very quick to come back… it is going to be a very different day today.. whoooppeeeee…. dress warmly.

Here is a flash back to a quote from 2016

Wisdom comes naturally when you are humble. You will stop growing if you have a conceited or boastful mind. Always remember to be humble.

Perfect Liberty 2016.5

Love is a genuine feeling it is a heartfelt embrace, a gentle touch, an understanding heart – love that is real will transcend all mortal boundaries and imposed rules, it simply IS – be present – BE happy. Words can manipulate be misunderstood be hurtful, listen to the silence… the spaces … often what is not said is what at the root of unhappiness.

thief….

What do you call someone (or persons) who steal bird feeders from a feeding area where the birds come to eat. They(humans) come out to the conservation areas to enjoy the beautiful surrounding which include the inhabitants of the woods/forests… then they steal the bird feeders that help keep the birds in an area where everyone can enjoy their antics and coming and goings. AND they don’t hesitate to stick dirty hands into the feed that is there for the birds, because they don’t bring any nuts/seeds themselves yet they want to feed the wildlife that they came out to enjoy.

We, I am not alone in caring for the wildlife in the woods, take care to give a proper diet of food that will help the birds etc. to get through what can be challenging winter weather. We go regularly so that the food does not waste, go bad, get too wet, start to rot and cause possible sickness to the clientele at the feeders. People who feed, research and look for the seeds/grains etc. that will help the animals maintain good health.

People who steal are thieves. Plain and simple. and to steal from animals trying to survive our winters, I say “shame on you”…

What goes around, comes around. On behalf of my feather friends, I hope you get your just desserts.

Feeders were clearly identified.. so to use them, the thief(ves) will have to paint over my name or announce to the world, they steal.

Woodpecker was taken by Paul Marsh, see previous post for link to his flickr page.

happiness is

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 & Seed Inc. – 95 Years of Gardening Excellence.

https://www.ritchiefeed.com

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

Helen Keller

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.

Oyashikiri

today 19th.

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.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

we have to “Let go” to begin again.

http://www.secondlife.com

12.15 Holiday Decor

If ever ever I have any doubt that the holiday season has arrived, I visit friends who know just how to celebrate the season. Every year their home is one huge present to the neighbourhood. At night the house, trees, and inside are a festive kaleidoscope of colour. The one tree you see is festooned with hundreds of ornaments. Every year I get to meet new pieces.

The house is ablaze with cheerfulness, no matter where you look, there is colour, sparkle and the joyful wonder of the season … this takes hours and days to do. Their makoto (sincerity) in sharing their love of the season… echoes and vibrates in the atmosphere. That little nose you see is one of 5 little pups, maybe all of 5, 6 weeks old.. The other dogs, whippets and borzoi were resting in their crates. Believe it or not.. the house is usually full of active dogs.. yet the decorations and except for one or two favourite ornaments – the welcoming scene remains intact for all to enjoy.

If you’re going to do it, give it your best effort. Your actions will be dulled if you worry too much about the outcome. Once you decide on a course of action, don’t hesitate to complete your task.

Perfect Liberty 2016.15

Listen carefully, face the speaker, make eye contact…. Listening to people is also a form of expression. Listen with Makoto (sincerity)

Perfect Liberty 2022.15

The home of Hounds of Freckashpeng (breeders whippet/borzoi) – Winchester, On. Canada

11.12.22

Snow… snow… hello… will you stay…

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

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance. Eckhart Tolle

Bom dia, Allo!

View your difficulties as a chance to make rapid progress. You grow by overcoming the obstacles in front of you, one by one. Look at your problems as opportunities for growth and make the best of your situation.

Perfect Liberty 2014.9

This wild turkey surprised me by hopping up to the branch that I had just buttered with the suet the woodpeckers and smaller birds love. He was not going to be left out. It was high off the ground, I have to stretch to butter the crevice, but that was not a problem.. I turned and there he was we were face to face.

Happy Saturday everyone.

Tomorrow there will be no Sunday service, instead it will be the Ancestors Day Ceremony 10: a.m.

a Wednesday moment

Thank you Universe… I would be so lost without my friends… If my friend hadn’t skyped me I would still be tucked in my bed .. totally unaware that I was and will be late late late…. Now that I’m late… what can I do but accept the fact.. and deal with it.

Think “now is the time” instead of “it’s no use now” Don’t give up by thinking it’s too late. Tell yourself that there is more that can be done.

Perfect Liberty 2022.7

Have a wild and wonderful day everyone, it is all good!!!!!

PS.. I was gifted a little purple dragon last night that hovers and follows me when I move around… fun or what!!!!

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