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dumplings

Dumplings are out of this world, they come in a zillion flavours and in China depending on what part of China, they all have different tastes, flavours and are cooked if not steamed, fried, however they are presented they are wonderful.

Oh you noticed, that a toasted avocado got in there, that is what you can eat when you are out of dumplings. However travelling sister, without access at an airport will have her next favourite, potatoes the burger was on the side. =^_^=

The self is not something ready made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action

John Dewey

Start by thinking “this is Interesting”

Perfect Liberty 5.2019

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Identification ?

A friend captured this beauty, (on camera) but we do not know what it is. Does anyone out there recognize this little critter? She spied this while out camping, past Deep River, Ontario. (Canada)

Don’t blame others. It is easy to place the blame on others and society for the problems you encounter in the life. But you are the one with the power to change the outcome.

Perfect Liberty 28, 2019

My sister and I went to lunch with a good friend along the St. Lawrence yesterday. The fall colours are beginning to appear. In some places they are brilliant in others they are still shy. How luck we are to live in a country where the four seasons are so distinctive and beautiful in what they offer.

to the heavens I am reaching

Oyashikiri

Wordless Wednesday


PL Calendar day 31        Don’t hesitate to show kindness to others

Do you ever find yourself hesitating to show kindness to someone?  It is when you put your thoughts into action that you can show others what is in your heart.

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kayak fishing

steve kayak, june 14

Fishing, although I don’t fish, is something I think would be a quiet, comtemplative type of activity.  I have seen pictures of people kayaking along shorelines, alone, silently cutting through the water, seeing the lake, river, from a totally different angle.  If fishing, is there really a need to catch or “hook up” with a fish, or is it the very activity itself.

My son an avid kayaker, loves to fish.  Not to bring the outdoors home, but to communicate with nature in his comfort zone.  The water is still cold, we have not had any seasonally warm temperatures..yet already he has been in swimming.

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IF I had a bucket list, a lazy drift in a kayak would be in the top twenty. =^_^=

PL Calendar day 15   Live with firm determination, thinking that “this will turn out for the best”

Everything in this world progresses and develops.  Always be positive, knowing that everything will turn out for the best.

 

Oyashikiri

 

PS  I don’t swim  (son’s kayaks)

 

mourning – Ancestors day

a lighthouse in the rain

My mind still talks to you

my heart still looks for you

My soul knows you are at peace

I thank God for having had you

but I still miss you so much!

My niece knew yesterday that I was in having a difficult time… she sent me this quote she found on all-great quotes.com.  I saw it only this morning.  and yes, the above is  all so true.

Ancestors day is celebrated on the 11th of every month in PL   Today is the 11th. Service is at 10 a.m.

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PL calendar day 11 – Remember to be thankful and humble.  Appreciate the Makoto (sincerity) of the people who came before you.

But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you.  Love one another but make not a bond of love.  Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls   Khalil Gibran

Wednesday 8th

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Day 8 of the PL calendar

First accept Everything

Life is filled with moments, sometimes happy and at times inconvenient.  It is important to first accept every situation as it occurs and try to accept and understand it for what it is.

Bom dia!! Greetings on another bright sunny morning.  Mid week already, where doe the time go.

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It was  fantastic day yesterday to travel the roads, the trees along the highway are starting to bud, I could feel the anticipation in every direction.  The water levels were still very high as we approached the West Island (heading into Montreal).  We observed that the water was still half way up the trees that would usually be above the water line on dry land.

Please take time to remember that tho’ the weather is currently dry, there are thousands who have suffered severe water damage over the last weeks, and need our prayers.  Not just a few, but many people have lost year of memories and accumulated treasures, and are finding themselves in a place of sadness with weeks and months of rebuilding and hard work just to regain a sense of “normal”

Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be understood– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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wall art -small town Ontario

trial and error

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Good Morning, Bom dia!

The day is young and really not decided on what it is going to do.  The forecast says rain and lots of it.  In our area, there has been a lot of flooding already, this newest bit of rain could be a real disaster for many at risk communities.  My prayers go out to all of you at this time.

Across the river on the Quebec side, the military has been brought in to help with the filling of sandbags and volunteers from all around are coming around donating their time.  It is in such times that we see how community pulls together despite any differences at other times.  Oyashikiri.

What you see above is my trying out a new product, seeing what it can do with a variety of molds or embossing/texture plates.  The product used (coloured) is by Finnabair, called Icing paste (Prima marketing),  It is through trial and error that I will find how it will work with my particular style of “working”.  The challenge and opportunity of discovery.  I love it.

PL calendar day 26       Put your whole heart into whatever you do, no matter when or where you are.

Don’t try to cut corners or be careless about things.  Be fully responsible, completing whatever you set out to do.

Oyashikiri

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