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honk honk

The Canada Geese are back… their loud bark could be heard from the road as I drove up to Mud Lake I heard them bickering and calling out to each other.

For those of you who know this conservation area, you know how congested it can get (with humans) today it wasn’t too bad.. it was a beautiful day, the humans were spaced out, except for a couple that were watching an owl sleep, it was mostly walk by, nod, and keep going … at the bridge tho’ I met a fellow visitor who had some seed in his hand…

The birds seemed to know he was “carrying”… two of them a male and female actually stalked us, so they could get to him.. then they boldly stood and waited for him to “perform”.. I’d swear they were demanding a toll for crossing the bridge. LOL knowing they can deliver a mean bite, I stood very still while they assessed me and then moved along.

It is mating season, believe me you have never heard a demanding aggressive bird until you hear a Canada Goose defending its turf. They race across the ice, necks extended and give off the most abusive sound. I was glad I was an observer and far from the angry male …

patiently waiting while her mate chased the offending bird that dared come too close.

It was with reluctance that I left the area … there was just so much to see… the balmy weather was intoxicating – the forecast is for colder weather .. and snow later.. The birds have settled in.. another trip once the ice is gone will bring a totally different feel, and different birds.

A cheerful smile and expression makes everyone around you happy. When you do everything with a smile, not only you but the people around you will feel good. Always remember to put on a happy face.

Perfect Liberty 2014. 15
Oyashikiri

between a rock and

have you heard the expression – caught between a rock and a hard place

Uh Huh, it happens.. when you least expect it, you realize that somehow, somewhere, you took a wrong turn, or made a choice that perhaps didn’t lead to where you thought it would.

Take action without thinking too hard. No matter how hard you try to foresee the future, you really don’t know how things will turnout. Do your best and see how it plays out.

Perfect Liberty 2022. 4
Oyashikiri

day 5

Mindfulness – is this a start to your journey of mindfulness, or have you been at it for years -it is time to access calm, to feel more grounded. Mindfulness is the practice of repeatedly returning your focus to the present moment without judgement or criticisms.

Originally stemming from Buddhist roots, the practice has evolved – there is a “Way” for each and everyone … small steps.. begin by being aware.

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Being Present

Photographer Daniel Cadieux https://www.dancadphotography.com/blog/

I met this photographer some time back, even before I saw his website and his Instagram, I was impressed with his focus and attention to detail. He could look up into the tree tops and point out the birds looking back at us. I actually didn’t even notice him at first, he had been standing a few feet away from me … just observing waiting … I was at the feeders.. tending the birds.

Over time I got to see him often enough that we got to speak to one another. He shared some of his pictures and I was an immediate fan. The other day I found him (minus zero weather) on the ground along a country side road in much the same position as you see him above, but waiting for the robins and their friends to return to a small puddle of open water to drink and bathe. His patience and attention to the moment is so keen.. I am always reminded when I meet up with him.. that I need to slow down and take in the moment, I will only get one chance at it.

Take action without thinking too hard. No matter how hard you try to foresee the future, you really don’t know how things will turn out. Do your best and see how it plays out..

Perfect Liberty 2022.4

Today is a day for me to stand back, take a deep breath, allow the moment and the environment to happen, to still the hurry, the bustle and the noise created by others to influence my “quiet’…

Oyashikiri

a Valentine

Think of the timing before you say “but…” When stating your opinion, make sure you are being respectfully of others opinions. Be mindful of this when you speak.

Perfect Liberty 2022.14
Appreciate you .. always…

Understanding

Thought for the day! Life is a constant rebirth – at all times there is a miracle unfolding.

Pensamento para um bom dia hoje

A vida é um constante renascer em todo momento há um milagre desabrochando.

Express yourself clearly so others can understand you – When you can’t communicate clearly, it leads to problems. Always express yourself carefully to avoid any misunderstanding,

Perfect Liberty 2022.9
Till soon – Oyashikiri

Grieving

There is no expiring date on grief….grieving is something that happens and we have no control of how it will affect us or for how long we will live with the emptiness and sense of loss.

Its a door that just never closes… a pain that seeps into every nook and cranny of your being. Just when you think you’ve moved on, when you feel the sun on your face, or a chirping bird sits on your shoulder, yes there is that moment of awe and pleasure, but… it passes… then the shadow slips in, and you feel the burden of the pain, the emptiness of loss.

“Time heals” you hear it time and time again.. yet as the years go by, when you least expect it… a sliver of the cold grief wraps around your heart once again. There is nothing to be done… it will pass. It does, but let me tell you, from the moment the icicle begins to drips its glistening tear, you are engulfed in the hopeless feeling of loss. The shattered pieces of your heart lie like broken shard with edges that are still too sharp to even begin to pick up.

You can’t go back .. you can’t retreat, you can only accept and live through the moment. The more you seek solitude, the more it eludes you. Love that endures, love that wraps its tentacles into forever, is beautiful, but it has a cost. How many moments were squandered, lost to foolish pride/ego. The seasons will change. and yes, you will get by, you will live another day… But oh… how crippling the grief is when it comes to call.

Make today a memorable day. Let’s try to put our whole heart into whatever we say or do, as our unique signature.

Perfect Liberty 2022. 26
Oyashikiri

change

Being Thursday I realized it was Thursday Doors, this year I thought to maybe explore a door that grabbed my attention and discover why it did. Doors are needed to enter and leave a building but for me they also add character to the site/location. This door was off a main street of a small tourist town, I was taken by the owner’s use of natural woods to use in the window box in front of the big picture window. Decorative it allows light in, but gives privacy to the occupants inside. The door is an old wooden door with decorative trim, blending in with the other décor used on the façade… simplicity at its best.

Think of the timing before you say “but…” When stating your opinion, make sure you are being respectful of others’ opinions. Be mindful of this when you speak.

Perfect Liberty 2022.14

If you enjoy doors, you may want to visit https://nofacilities.com/2022/01/13/from-a-small-seed/ this link will take you to Dan’s site No Facilities, host of this “event”

You can only change yourself. Before you start telling people how they should do things, think of how you can be more flexible.

Perfect Liberty 2022.13

Every day we evolve, every day we face new opportunities, every day we get to make a decision on how we spend our time. What we want to do to accomplish this moment in time…is our decision… make it worthwhile.

for example — I ask myself why I only spend 5, 10 minutes with the crows, when I am on my own time table, they are giving me pleasure, why do I rush away.? Silly thought, random moment.. but there you have it.. caw caw caw….

and that is fact!

Feeder response

It seems that it is a matter of supply.. they have been unable so far to obtain feed for the feeder that I am asking about. And to add to the frustration of the day, I saw the reply to me, read it, and thought i had forwarded it to my active e-mail address.. guess what.. it didn’t happen. and now I cannot find the reply to respond to the person who wrote me. sigh… time for a coffee break..

Let’s respond clearly. Giving a proper response shows consideration towards others.

Perfect Liberty 2021. 28
Till Soon

Dec.1.

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

In PL, the 1st of every month is celebrated as Day of Peace. Through this ceremony we pray for World Peace and dedicate ourselves to live as peaceful beings in our own worlds which includes our home, school, work and community. (PL members guide)

Oyashikiri

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