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Sometimes there is just no where to go

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

Sunday

I spied through the trees the most brilliant colours, the sun was filtering through the canopy of green, lighting up and creating a halo over the vivid shades of autumn that had begun to emerge against the emerald backdrop that surrounded them. Such moments make me aware how wonderous the world around me can be.

Yesterday I had remarked how aging isn’t for the faint of heart.. yet I had experienced the above moment that morning, I had spent wonderful hours in the company of good friends, heard about a wedding that my friend had officiated at… (such happiness and joy .. young love is so tender, passionate and innocent) watched the birds arrive for the buffet of seed, suet and nuts that awaited them…. talked with fellow nature hikers along the woodland trail, and been blessed with the love and patience of my two whippets. Just to name a few of my heart to heart moments I had.. Life is super fantastically good. Why was I going on about aging isn’t for the faint of heart. ???? Could it be I was letting negativity creep in because….. hmmm yes.. why…. I was allowing negativity to creep in because physically I have slowed down, not necessarily by choice, but because my body simply does not want to rush around like it used to…

Oh joy! was I having a “poor me” moment. We all have them, and nothing is ever 100% sunshine and blue skies, but.. these moments pass. The clouds lift, the rain passes, and we move on. Thank you Universe for friends. Where would we be without them. Show appreciation today and always for the blessings in our lives. It is ok to give in from time to time and wallow or complain, it is human.. BUT know that it is only a passing feeling/thought/moment… and move on.

Be cheerful and friendly with those around you. Use money and things usefully and enthusiastically. Money and things are materials for self expression. Use them joyfully with appreciation.

Perfect Liberty 2022.24/25
Oyashikiri

Note* there are new cards at the church today, have a look before Lise takes them to the various shops.

Service is at 10 a.m.

Hello Fall

Yesterday as I drove down the road to the entrance to Mer Bleue I slowed to look over the valley beyond the trees that border the road and saw … fall colours… the whole line of trees along the far side of the valley were crimson and golds… Yikes… it is still September … I didn’t have the Nikon with me and the cell would have limited range for me to capture that colour. BUT it was there.!!! Good thing fall is my favourite season.. I L O V E IT….

Be cheerful and friendly with those around you. Other people can sense how you are feeling … So, be cheerful.

Perfect Liberty 2022.24

Today I will be a smart puppy .. I will layer and bring out the warm vest. could not do my walk around the bog yesterday the wind was too cutting and temperatures were in the single digits. (Celsius).

Oyashikiri

Please pray for those who are in need of our support and prayers.

Are you stuck

Do you ever get that feeling .. you are not grounded?

When you get stuck… take a step back … When you are able to see things objectively, your viewpoint will change and you will receive new wisdom

Perfect Liberty 2022.23

Words, words words… so often we read something and say to ourselves.. “this is so true” or “yes, makes sense” sound familiar.. we tuck it away and then…. we move on… I am trying to be more aware of all the times I realize something, go ah haha… and then continue doing exactly what I’ve just realized I should perhaps consider “changing”. I’m lazy. Gosh that is a hard one for me to swallow. Changing means I have to move out of my comfort zone…

Today I will try to do better.. I will do my best to…. and here I went blank … the thought left me… time for a walk and some quiet reflection…

Till soon

2022.09.22.

Whoa… what a “ride” the last 24 hours plus have been. However, the fog has lifted. I’m feeling human again. Sometimes we have no choice but to let the body deal with the intrusion in its own way. Certainly if it was lacking in rest, it got a lot of that in. Thank goodness for over the counter meds, i.e. Gravol and cold/flu tablets.

As you saw, I did manage to get in to cover a festival that is happening “inworld” however, I was so brain fogged, that I wrote it up on this blog instead of the virtual blog… oh well. C’est la vie… it was done.. It is one of those times when the little voice whispers.. “get over it” “move on”.

How are you doing? I finally got around to reading my e-mails and messages, thank YOU to each and everyone of you who reached out.. I appreciated your words and support.

Today I am going to try and see if I can find the turkeys and get a picture. The other day the little brats were lazing about in the P 21 parking lot.. it would have been a beautiful picture, but as soon as my car came to a stop at the end of the lot… they got off their various perches and sauntered off into the tall grasses and out of sight. No amount of sweet talk influenced them. In fact my arrival threw the raven who was visiting with them into a real temper tantrum and he began to verbally hurl his thoughts about my arrival at me. What a voice, loud and guttural, there was no missing his message or his annoyance.

Your smile can create an instant connection. A warm smile brightens everyone around you and has the power to break down barriers between people.

Perfect Liberty 2017.13

My smile has no effect on crows, ravens, or turkeys. just saying!

Oyashikiri

Makoto – sincerity

photo -Chris O’Keefe (N.H)

The days are getting shorter, the leaves have begun to change into their fall wardrobe. In this picture Chris caught just the perfect moment of sun/shadow… with the background architecture a perfect foil for the artistry of nature. Christopher O’Keefe is a photographer from the States who over the years has shared with us some amazing captures.

Today’s calendar speaks of sincerity, putting our hearts into our words. What struck me the most about Chris’s work is that he often captured “makoto” in his pictures.. ie. this picture for me evokes.. “sincerity”. You can almost feel the sun as the shadows shift bringing the building’s walls and windows to life.

Put your heart into your words. Do you tend to speak in just matter of fact tone? It is important to put your heart into your words.

Perfect Liberty 2022.19
Oyashikiri

have a joyful day!

Have a joyful day by being a little more creative. You will enjoy your day more by adding a little creativity to your daily activities.

Perfect Liberty 2022.16

Turn your intuition into actions. appreciate each intuition you receive and take action right away. By doing so you will invite good fortune.

Perfect Liberty 2017. 5

Thursday

Last night as I lay in bed drifting off to sleep .. words came to me that set my mind to thinking.. it would be a good theme either for a post or a song. has that ever happened to you, I know many of you blog/write. Writing is not only a hobby it is a passion.. a need to put something down.. to record a thought. I no long know anyone in my immediate circle who writes a journal, but I do have many who do journals… by do I mean they make journals. Either way, it is our creativity that is being expressed.

Back in the day when I was writing every day, I had a need to write, I wrote prose, poetry, stories, I wrote and posted fashion blogs, entertainment blogs, I had pens in every room…. note pads everywhere in drawers on surfaces..(this was prior to the days when we had cell phones/tablets and laptops)

Of course, I knew last night that I would remember the words/theme it was soooo thought provoking and said so much using so few words. I did not reach for a pen to write it down, I trusted I’d remember when I woke… or got up for a break… Guess what… this morning just the memory of the thought is with me. AND you are right if you think I don’t remember what the lines where that came to mind last night… I only recall that it was a song idea that would have been a country song… about love/relationship/longing etc.

I do remember that I thought,… why do so many songs have to be about “love gone wrong” and that I myself, me…. was not relating to the thought cuz I was happy actually content in that moment. happy with my personal thought process… so maybe that is why I didn’t feel the need to jump up then and there and start writing.

Today’s quote is about listening with Makoto (sincerity) in particular in interactions with others. However, I feel that it is advice that needs heeding in how we deal with our own thoughts and ideas that pop up in our own gray cells.

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

Perfect Liberty 2022.15

There is /are reasons that thoughts and ideas go through our heads.. in my case, I think I was teetering on feeling a bit sorry for myself ..I was perhaps disappointed (so ego crept in and reared its head) .. my left brain was going into a woe is me mode… when the right side took over and restored calm and quiet. My inner self, preferred the happy and content response… because that was my true feeling.. I like being happy =^_^= (my ego -I do have one- had to back off)

Oyashikiri

energy-balance -joy

My spirituality is something I will never outgrow. it sustains me year after year and I truly believe that every day brings tremendous possibilities. ie a chance to live more fully, love more deeply and learn something new, no matter how old (physical age) I get. We can remain ageless – strong – healthy – happy and connected. but it isn’t always smooth sailing.

September is flying by all too quickly… Today is the 10th already! My morning began at 4 something .. yes a.m. I originally woke it was 3 something… after a wee break with Keeper… she now takes a break with me.. and we have for now almost eliminated accidents..(the vet has her on special food to control the acidity of her urine etc.) Balance is important even for dogs. Balance is important in all our lives.

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
bear scat (photo Daniel R.)

Daniel found his scat further along the trail, I found my scat closer to the parking lot on my out, heading down towards the research area ..(P23) a word of caution to hikers .. there are bears wandering.

Life will present you with many choices today, at some time.. make time for YOU. Not just the To Do list.

btw… on inspection yesterday, I saw that the bears are still finding and eating beautiful big black berries.

always and forever

Reminder. tomorrow the 11th. there will be service on Sunday, we will be doing the Ancestors Day ceremony at 10 a.m.

The tree in the first picture is at P7 (Sarsaparilla Trail) NCC Greenbelt – west end near the look out.

exhausted? overwhelmed?

How long does it take for mushrooms to grow, and what determines how the fungus will take shape? Finding these little gems took my mind away from the annoying conversations it was having .. Really I had been thinking of totally irksome information that had come into my gray matter over the course of the last few weeks. I was out in the woods, having a lovely walk … doing what I don’t usually do, I was going the wrong way along the trail towards the bog boardwalk. (the boardwalk has signs that clearly indicate we are wanted to travel it in the direction indicated by the arrows) My reasoning was that I was not going to take the boardwalk, I was walking the path towards it and then planning on taking the trail that leads off in the opposite direction.

My plan and what actually happened are two different things. I’ve been tired lately, I have had a lot going on around me, my walk this morning was to let my thoughts clear, and let the morning air, clear and unclutter the gray cells. That said, I think the thoughts were all vying for the exit and rushing towards it at the same time.

When walking this way (my first time to do so) I had to look at my surroundings differently, I decided to take the small path that led me between very tall evergreens. (looking for wood for me to carve).. I was checking every fallen branch and log I came to. It was a short enough detour, but I was now juggling pieces of wood that I had picked up, and realizing that I would have to head back, since now I had my arms full carrying my “finds”. I came out unto the main path I had previously been on and there before me was the remains of a tree that had fallen during the storm, … while the main trunk had been removed from the path, cut into pieces and moved away from the area, there were still interesting pieces lying there for me to pick through, I had to put down what I was carrying, in doing so, I found the fungi seen above.

The feeling of exhaustion and the overwhelming parade of nattering that had been happening in my head, vanished. I was totally captured by the interesting pattern and textures of the fungi.

The best timing 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

Sometimes we have to break away from the clutter and senseless chatter that happens when we go too long without taking a Me break. It is easy to get caught up in the “must do” “need to do” things that we think are so important… they are not. Our well being is what is important. think about it. You, yourself and only you … are responsible for your happiness and state of mind, YOU are the director of your life,

Oyashikiri

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