Big imposing, a lot to take in. What catches my attention, are all the interesting geometric details, with the fading light, I lingered here and there with my eyes, chasing shadows that were by now long and wide ready to call it a day.
Although my husband and I were both taking in the scene, our focus and attention was drawn in totally different directions. The time was spent by each of us in his own “world” at that given time. The crowd gathered at the picnic tables, were oblivious to our wanderings, and really, that is how it should be…. if you are paying attention to other activities besides the one you are “involved” in, then you are not being “present” in the moment, with the people you are meeting with.
My husband and I are aware that each has his/her own “interests”, we respect and allow that to happen, when we are back in the car and on our way, we share the “adventure” and often get a new perspective to entice and draw us back.
Like the birds, we will fly by and explore another time
PL Principle # 10 I will live in true harmony with my spouse
PL Principle # 3 I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things
WE can learn a lot from Nature.
We don’t have a camera on us recording all we do during the day/night
What if we did?
May the relaxing sounds of nature, bring a joyful peace into your day, now and always.
Namaste – Oyashikiri
PL Precept # 11 – Always be with God
Isn’t this a beautiful still capture. At one time this table had to have been in an open space where a family could picnic, or hikers in the woods could stop and rest. Now it sits gathering moss and Mother Nature has come calling with lacy foliage to dress the weather worn wood. The young trees and shrubs are slowly making their way over, spreading out their arms in welcome. The woodland creatures now have a place to sit and sun, and in the seasons where nuts and pine cones dot the floor, they can picnic on the moss covered table. Invite their friends and have a gathering party. There will be places for the crows, red wings, and jays in the branches of the trees. What a cheerful playground this will be now that Nature has once again made it theirs.
It is Father’s Day here in Canada and the United States, this is where many would like to be enjoying Nature, just man and his rod. Men are not alone in their passion for fishing, but we seem to relate fishing to the men. This picture was pinned by A Bachelor & His Grill =^_^= . Would I like to put on a pair hip waders and be there, in a flash. I can hear the early morning sounds of a waking woodlands, smell the fresh morning air, feel the soft mist on my face. Sigh, yes, such a moment would be delicious. That said if one ole nasty mosquito came along it would break the spell. Oh dear, the city girl in me just popped out.
Morning smiles all around … feel good smile, share a laugh, be happy happy happy. To all father’s out there, Happy Father’s Day, and to all the women out there who have to be both parents, have double barreled hollering day of joy filled moments. Make the day count.
Namaste – Oyashikiri
*picture Pinterest>Sylvie Moss (sparroworks.ca)(Canada)
** Texas backwoods
This photo sparked a lot of comments and not always pleasant back and forth between persons with various backgrounds arguing about evolution, theory, science etc. The picture itself was found on flavorchemist.livejournal.com. LOL I did read a good many of the comments, and have to applaud each and everyone of the readers because they were really into it. EAchd held strong views, no one wanted to back down, and each was determined to make his/her point. One picture, one issue, one statement can illicit so many different reactions. Applaud the differences, praise TAO that you are blessed with a mind to focus on what is right for you, appreciate the blessings you have in your life, /Evolve spiritually on a daily basis.
Do we always have to have just one right-wrong. In Tao, there cannot be one without the other. There is not only one side to a coin. We can only look OUT from with IN.
As long as one has 3 square feet of space
one can take a trip to paradise
You need only close your eyes
and follow your breathing to inner peace.
Smiles and wishes you all a very happy day!
Being aware. involved, each day, almost every moment of our waking hours when we are mindful, we have pathways that open up and we are faced with what path we will follow.
Good Morning everyone =^_^= I have enjoyed researching how I would present this today, thank you for this opportunity and for the moment we are now sharing.
Calm, peaceful, less journeyed, pristine, the photographer captured the silence of the moment, even though it shows that a vehicle can travel this road, it doesn’t capture that, the picture draws us in, so that if we are very quiet,we will hear the birds and the rustle of leaves as the forest animals go about their business.It is very inviting.
This amazing shot was posted by visitjapan.com it is of Yuki-no-Otani snow canyon road in Japan. The walls of snow are approximately 5 stories high. Whew I see a car driving along there, hmmm do I want to be in it? Actually if you really look there are many other cars so it is a well traveled road, still as beautiful as it is I might like to travel the road in a different season.
LOL now this picture, taken in New Zealand, where it seems there are many such roads to entice the adventurous soul, is approx. 22 km of winding treacherous road with no guard rails (Skippers Canyon near Queenstown) Look at the country side, I would love to be there, however I don’t think in that particular vehicle pulling a load.
Being mindful, means choices, participating in the decisions/challenges the Universe provides us with. Nature gives us the landscapes/tools, God provides! What path will you take today?