A fine WordPress.com site

Posts tagged ‘Bears’

j’aime ca, I like it

bears, down time

Hanging out, chilling, doing whatever comes along… it took me awhile to achieve this.. I grew up when being idle meant you had nothing to do, therefore, a parent seemed to feel it was necessary to find you something to do.  And/or, during the academic years, one was supposed to be studying and applying what time we had to achievements, goals, etc.

bear, scratching his back

I am grown up now, and I can scratch my own back. (should I need to).  We leave tomorrow for a road trip, therefore, I will not be sharing time with you till my return.  I could I guess take the electronic gear I require to stay in touch, however, I’ll be busy collecting and shuffling my thoughts and ideas, so that when I come back, I’ll hit the ground running.  Besides I’ve learned in life, that friends who are true, will be there for you when you need them, Since I have learned to like myself, I now appreciate and value my friends even more.  You understand, how important it is to “let go” and live, love..  Love is being alive.

bear,brown

You’ve seen this guy before I like to keep him handy, cuz he reminds me that taking time to chill, is alright, and the more you allow time to nurture your inner Self, the stronger, and happier you become.  I like being happy.  Sharing with you makes me very happy, Have fun, enjoy the coming days, let your creative energy soar, I look forward to catching up when I return.

 

Namaste       –       Oyashikiri

Sleeping-bear-funny-looks-image

Pinterest and Google

yesterday?

We actually saw  people enjoying the water on a lake that we have passed many many times.  That was different, and so nice to see.  So often ball parks, manicured lawns, playgrounds are void of human laughter and activity.

267fb2fde4507166d12b65ca1e9cf16e

We were headed to visit a friend we hadn’t seen in a number of years,  She lives on a lake that is basically on private land, to get there one must travel a private road for miles.  The kind of road where you see signs, telling you that it is private, and you travel it at your own risk.  In other words it is maintained only by the people who own the land surrounding this lake.

78727992311dcc6b255621af7ec5a19b

It is isolated in a way, from inside her log and wood constructed home, when one looks out, one sees only the natural vegetation of the area.  The trees on one side of the house are  just an arms length away from the outside screened in porch .. where safely inside if you are very quiet, you can hear and see some of the daily activities of the creatures who call the wild area, their home.  If you berry pick you do so knowing that a bear can be not that far away picking just like you.

The sun had been out, but on our arrival, thunder rolled across the sky, it seemed we were under a bowling alley, it was that close. From the shelter of the roof that covers the wide porch where we had parked, one can sit and just enjoy the storm as it passes by. Her son built her home, it is not a “cottage’ in the woods, it is a lovely big home, that can fit her extended family when they cone to visit  It has a quiet charm, There is a television and with her two grandchildren spending summer with her, I was surprised ro learn there is now a computer in the house.  There never had been before. I smiled when she thought for a moment, and said, “but I don’t think its working, besides the children are so busy being outdoors, i don’t see them on it”  We are speaking of  teenagers!

0aba649818568b8f9d3a74e5daeaa1bc

I have not used pictures from our trip, but very close examples of the ambiance we got to enjoy .. and appreciate for the time we were there.  Unfortunately, we city folks were on a schedule of sorts, and had to move along.  What I wanted to share was that.. so often I think that I am in a quiet place. AND…. in my reality I am, BUT yes (winks) there is always a but,  what I found yesterday was that to really and truly enjoy the laid back environment I was in, I would need time to unwind.

temp_luxury_popup_C

When visiting I usually sit with my back to the kitchen, facing out at the lake,  On nights where we have lingered after a meal, I have always been lulled by the quiet and total darkness that envelopes the home.

When staying with my friend, its an early night and an early day to a start to a day of fresh air and leisurely walks to scout out the new growth in the woods, or to admire her gardens that she loves to sprinkle in the cultivated areas on her property.

The last couple of years, she  tells us that it is difficult to go into the wooded areas without being protected from head to toe because of ticks.

We were sorry to take our leave, but we did have a long journey back to the city.    On the way we were going to stop in Kingston, interesting for me, that I was looking forward to some signs of a city, I wanted an iced coffee!  Shame on me I know, but there you have it… as much as I enjoyed the hours of bliss in small towns, and the wonderful vistas of farm lands cottages, and lakes………………………..I wanted a Tim Horton*!

ebe23929d533e09e4d9380e8ac1edbaa

Namaste      –      Oyashikiri

*for non Canadians, Tim Horton’s is a coffee/donut chain

pics – Pinterest

Now is always a new beginning.

95021e5400e3554b9c04abfd8c125917

This mouse hitched a ride with a frog during a monsoon flooding in India (National Geographic).  Opportunity knocks, you don’t waste time thinking about it, you “do it”.

d1353ab0e356801629734d3eaa45b42dThis mother bear takes her young cub up the hillside, I doubt she contemplated too much before beginning her trip.  She needed to reach her destination, so she simply took the path as it opened up for her.

5bbb335e6b033bbd2c1be9e58fb84901

Me,I contemplate, cogitate, explore, and dwell on things far too much.  I know that is one of my lessons in life, I still do it. Intellectually I know that, now is what counts, now is what matters.  I also know the choices I make I’m responsible for, and I have to take ownership for whatever choices I make.

Out today, the 24th of December, the day was gray, dull, overcast, with a light rain as our constant companion while outdoors.  Inside the shops, last-minute shoppers were busy scurrying around trying to beat the clock.  Stores were closing early so employees could get home to start their own holiday activities.

I was waiting for the phone call that would tell me my husband would be on the way to pick me up.  I had time on my hands, so I began to pick up the stuffed animals left on the floor by previous shoppers.  I picked each animal up and put him/her on display on the empty racks that were at the end of the aisles.  Many at least over half of the toys were barely played with, if at all.

Their soft cuteness made it a temptation to bring them all home. So many children do without at this time of year.

39387660feb3b0bb6702509a40f9ac1bOk there are no easy answers to the philosophical questions that come up at this time of year.  But I know that I want to make a difference.  Can I, will I, only time will tell..  I do know that NOW, is the time for me to make a new start, to really apply myself with makoto (sincerity) at being more aware of how choices I make impact others and society.

3832cb218ade5ff537c092106a353453

Life is a gift, and how much we appreciate this gift, comes back to the choices we make.  Life presents the opportunities it is up to us to make the best of the challenges that come our way.

6d734621e22c7bf3860856e105948115

Hang in there

Today is  Now

You are doing just fine

In time

It will be tomorrow

and tomorrow will be NOW.

e1153de1a1f8233294ed4fc98d7bb230

Mama bear made it to the top!

There is nothing you can’t do!

I believe in you.

Namaste   – Oyashikiri

pictures -Pinterest

Beary interesting…

lion,tiger and bear,sanctuary in Georgia

These animals became best buds.  A lion a bear and a tiger, they live in harmony and share a special friendship.  Found on today.com, they are in a sanctuary in Georgia.  If they can do it, why do we  humans have such a hard time of accepting differences (appearances) in others??

9ff43100dd64081bae42ae25a12e660a

Hmm is he/she having a bad day?  We all have them, each and every one of us. No exceptions. Just remember, the moment passes, it always does!

fbbe0f2d1be6f99e2889eb805e0ea86bWhen  push comes to shove,  there is usually always someone to help out.  We might not always be around to see it, but acts of kindness happen every day.  They simply are not what we hear about, except during the holiday season.  Why is that?

a33fb380ea6cb4f441fa110a361ae5c5

This fellow seems to be as one viewer commented, hailing a cab, I think he’s giving us the high 5!  Although I don’t think I want to  tickle his tummy, I do appreciate his beauty.  He looks well groomed don’t you think?  He’d give a mean bear hug.

b557a16fb61f9e2e2c856bc858535b2d

These black bear cubs were wrestling in the cottonwood tree when they got sleepy and fell asleep in the middle of their play.  Did you go ” awwww’ and want to join in on the hug…?  Life is beautiful,  Life is full of caring and wonderful moments of simply ” BE”ing. Try it you may like it =^_^=

df2ee0e50504eb2969bfd95b06258e2c

This is the end of my beary interesting visit, I hope you have a fun and delightful day from beginning to end,.  If you’ve managed a smile through any of this, pass it on.

Namaste   –   Oyashikiri

bears found on Pinterest

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: