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Day of Peace

Simplify your routine – be gentle to yourself. Listen to the the sights and sounds around you. Eat more mindfully, tone, stretch breathe, and relax!

In Canada, .. July 1. is Canada Day!

Brighten up your day with happy thoughts, shared moments. Its been a long time since I’ve been inspired to just sit down at my computer and put together a visual thought. A thought /verse or moment that pops up in my head and simply needs to be visualized.* If you are a writer/artist, you know about those moments when “inspiration hits”… we say.. “Oh, great idea” and then we move on to doing something else or finishing what we were doing when the “idea” came to us. –hours later we have forgotten, that “moment” has disappeared, we vaguely recall some of it.. but the “bright light” has dimmed.

In trying to be more observant of my reactions, I am doing my best to notice my feelings – positive, negative and neutral… I know when I am mindful … I get a sense of freedom. The mind is always chasing who, what, why of our experiences. Today during service, I will do a mindful meditation .. to reconnect with the spaces between the many thoughts that bounce around in my head. I will let a thought come, notice it, and let it go.

Instead of immediately chasing after a pleasant idea, or instantly running away from something unpleasant, I’ll step back .. notice what is happening.. and simply observe. LOL sounds easy.. believe me it takes practice.. but so well worth it. Join me?

*visual expression is posted https://dymoonadventures.wordpress.com/2022/07/01/a-long-week-end/?fbclid=IwAR0IRCPuVJI-vppQjs1KgLpzbSeL1TU-x3seB928HofOEmgWe5IQAzwPjlU or you’ll find it on Pinterest, Facebook and Flickr.

The door

from Nick and Mel

Discover each person’s unique qualitites when we approch people with respect, we can underestand them better and see their special qualities.

Perfect Liberty 2022.2

Friends had to wait two years to finally get away on their “anniversary cruise”. To say they know me rather well would be an understatement. While most will receive a postcard, I got a door. =^_^= Perfect for my contribution to this week’s Thursday Doors. https://nofacilities.com/2022/06/02/thursday-no-doors/ nb* Dan’s not having an offical thursday Doors this week, but he has given us a landing page for those of us with a door to “show off” Please drop over and visit if you are so inclined.

The storm and the after the storm moments are still happening. It will be awhile before the world feels right again. Please be kind to one another, help others if you can.. be strong and remember how resilient you are. This is what I myself am working on.

May the stars carry your sadness away. May the flowers fill your heart with beauty. May hope forever wipe away your tears…. and…. above all, may silence make you strong.

Chief Dan George

It can be very healing to allow ourselves to feel our thoughts/sadness fully. I look for my solace in nature. Being in nature, reminds me that everything including sadness, eventually passes.

❤ always and forever

my first owl in a tree

Ok which little owl is this?

My very first actual sighting of an owl sleeping in a tree. I can’t tell you the thrill it was for me. This little darling was used to being photographed.. the experienced photographers knew he was there, and most had already taken his/her picture. “kristoff” from Gatineau, was kind enough to point him out for me .. and show me where to stand so that I could get a clear shot. I knew from previous visits that there was an owl in a tree in that area… I had seen others gathered around getting a picture, but always there were so many I just wandered off to other areas.

Yesterday was cooler, and there were less people around. Ground was still muddy (very) from the rain and the snow of the previous days. Please if you know which owl this is.. can you you leave me his/her identification below. Much appreciated.

This was another of my host birds.. this one was at my feet, we just stood looking at one another. She/he patiently waited for me to move aside. I was the intruder.

this was not a photo lens shot, this was lower my camera and click.

I’m including this next picture, because, these critters were everywhere, if they could have pulled on pant legs for attention they would. There are big signs all over, not to feed… I simply moved on.. but they were very persistent.

Can you guess where I’m headed as soon as I finish here…. LOL… have a good day everyone..

Today’s church calendar quote…

Are you overdoing things? Not only do you harm yourself when you overdo things but you may be imposing on others as well.

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into the woods I go.. till soon.


The water is cool, the sun warm,-a contented moment on a lazy day

The best time is when you notice. When you notice something, it is God sending you a message. Act right away so you don’t miss good timing.

Perfect Liberty 2022.5


Unlikely pair to find on my way to the woods. I have to turn off a country road unto another very rural road that leads to one of the conservation area… I drove by the two chickens just sitting on the road (opposite side from the side I was driving).. at first I thought, my eyes were deceiving me.. I stopped looked in the rear view mirror to find two heads turned my way. I backed up. what else could I do.. stopped beside them, turned my flashers on and got out. They watched with interest .. didn’t move… just waited for me to???

I got seed from the back of my car and put it on the other side of them.. hoping to lead them off the road itself. they didn’t hesitate they began pecking and moving to the side of the road. What to do.. I didn’t want to leave them the woods there are full of coyotes and other critters that could do them harm. In the end I did drive to the parking lot and got the phone number for the NCC (National Capital Commission) the land owners … who in turn assured me they would get in touch with someone from the conservation team. And a ranger would come to the rescue… I sure hope they did.

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

New encounters can help you change. BE up for anything even if its out of your comfort zone. This is a chance for you to improve yourself as a human being.

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btw. no I don’t think the chickens came from somewhere near by.. it is in the woods there are no farms in that area.. it is all protected land. It snowed last night.. there were no tracks in the snow.

For everything there is a reason .. maybe not at the time … will you know why? … but there will be an aha moment when something will “relate”

Till soon..



How often do you walk past a door, get so far, stop and then walk back to have another look. Some doors are simply too interesting to ignore. Others stand silently blending in with their surroundings, and some exist only in your “mind”. All represent a pathway or opportunity to explore something different .. the first photo is of a fence not a door .. but I saw it as a gateway to (the other side of the fence) The photographer who took the picture, gave it a “story” I just couldn’t pass it up.

The second photo, is believe it or not, a doorway for a feathered friend… who by the looks of it, is going to be visited by a pesky squirrel.

The other doors are ones that are there for a purpose, the settings, the time of day the pictures were taken, all give the photos an air of “mystery” …… what was their daily life like. I want to open each one and peak into the interiors.

It’s easier to adapt to something when we find it interesting. No matter how enjoyable a situation is, a slight change in our attitude can make it boring. Let’s face any situation with curiosity and enthusiasm.

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Tomorrow, Thursday, March 11. service at 10: a.m. Ancestors Day.

I didn’t see horses in the pictures taken around the time of the barn pictures.. but… can you feel them there??


For more doors, visit Dan’s site, No Facilities, where the Thursday Doors posts are featured each week. https://nofacilities.com/2022/03/10/here-there-hartford/

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

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We’re almost there! Till soon

It’s Thursday

Num’s work has always been a joy for me, he is always taking his skills one step further. I thought I’d let you see Ottawa through his eyes.. there are doors for you to discover.

It’s easier to adapt to something when we find it interesting. No matter how enjoyable a situation is, a slight change in our attitude can make it boring. Let’s face any situation with curiosity and enthusiasm.

Perfect Liberty 2022.10

For more doors please visit Dan’s site… where the Weekly Thursday Doors is taking place. https://nofacilities.com/2022/02/10/goodbye-wethersfield/


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