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Thursday Doors 4.6.17

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This was a house that I have longed to see up close and personal, yesterday I found a way to do that.   Thanks to my husband, we made the time to turn right instead of our usual left, and voila, a road where none had been visible to us before.

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I had a wonderful time, not having the proper footwear, I didn’t venture inside, or up the stairs, but did get some more pictures which I will share with you perhaps tomorrow.

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Have a great day everyone.. the world around here is enjoying and April shower.  No matter sunshine fills our hearts..

Blessings – Oyashikiri

Thursday doors

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doors can be so inviting, complex or just plain in your face

whatever, when you see a door that is closed,

you want to go inside, especially if it is in a location

where had you come at another time,

it would have been open to visitors.

 

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or like this old fire truck, we could look,

but access was not an option

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I encounter doors, in all shapes sizes, and

in very different places

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always a door that presents itself

is one of curiosity and intrigue

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just imagine all the stories that can be told

thanks for visiting,

another Thursday Doors.

Pl Precept #7  # Everything exists in Relativity

Wednesday =musing

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another day of sunshine

however,

soon, my days are numbered

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unlike my neighbour

the firestation

I will disappear

and be but a fading memory

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fall

a season of new beginnings

where colours

taken on different hues

when we see

an array

of rusts,golden glows

and burnt umbers

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while tired ladies

of yesterday

settle down for another

winter

where not sunshine

will bathe and soothe

their tired bones

but where the winter snows

will settle on their shoulders

and like a cozy shawl

while away the long winter nights

waiting with them

for the winds of change

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Oyashikiri

I tried wordless – didn’t work -what I did manage was to let my “fish” simmer away in the pan, till it burnt, a lovely shade of charcoal black

sigh…. on the bright side, I did get my blog done..

and.. I enjoyed every minute of it..

yin/yang

positive/negative

Have a great day everyone….

Chop suey Tuesday- impressions

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First Impressions – we all have them, when we see something, we take it in and in seconds, we have an impression

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No matter the impression, I find myself looking at the details, and the story the building tells me.

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Sometimes, the impression is one that is a statement, and I “know” it is not a place that I want to visit or know too much about it.  It  has a facade that clearly says…”I’m here, don’t mess with me”

p1000353This oldie sat off the road, I had to get out and take a closer look, this is the back of the house.  We tried to find out more about the house, it was for sale, we took the details, unfortunately, the seller, didn’t have a web site, and we were out of State by the time we were where we could look further into it.  I’ve not forgotten, and given the time hope that we will discover more about the house, and the selling price.

p1000346What is the fascination, don’t really know… we are on the look out for a property in the States that we can easily get to, and tour from there.  Maybe it is just a dream, its nice to be able to travel into the possibilities.  Life is busy, it is nice to have a place to drift too

p1000333my travels take me to a lot of places, I thrill on them all.  Each tells a story, each one is unique.  I feel like that about people too.  It is not what someone else tells me, it is what I “see” for myself.

The past may play a part in what a person, or place is “today”… however, we live in the now, and it is what you see and feel NOW that counts.

PL Principle #2   I will not have complaints about others, matters nor the weather.  Rather I will always be creative and look for shortcomings in my own thinking and actions.

PL Principle #6  I will not be stubborn, being captured by my own thoughts.

PL Precept # 6 Efface your self conceptions.

What impression will you make on the world today?

amon-wed-23rd_edited-1a smile works every time.

Have a good day everyone…

Oyashikiri

Chop suey 9.27.16 -abandoned

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There are times when I feel simply overwhelmed by the creativity of others.  Thus was the case here, my husband is used to my hollering “stop the car, stop the car” and having to pull over turn around and bring me back to the “whatever” that brought on this outburst.  I was totally taken by this building, it was once an antique car lot.  The detail, the whimsical  character of the architecture.  I would have loved to have met the previous owner.

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See the tie man!!  I loved, loved, loved it.  I toured around the building, as much as I could without being an intruder.

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The second floor balconies made me itch with curiosity.  Wanting a ladder or access to the inside to I could get closer..  I’ll post a shot from the road, so you can see what I first saw.

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Like HELLO.. how could I just drive by and not get a closer look.  It was on getting closer that I saw all the details, and the charming way the owner had put character into the building.

This is what life is.  Think about it.  How often do you meet someone, or see someone and think, how interesting, I wonder??  But, we never follow through, we never take that chance .. we are polite, and go about our business. I was blessed that in growing up, I was encouraged to meet and greet the world in a positive light.

Not only in old abandoned buildings and lost,left behind vehicles do I see beauty and wonder.  I see it in my fellow-man.

PL Precept #10  Love Yourself and Others

PL Principle # 3   I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.

There will be more pictures of this house, (Norm’s “Thursday Doors”  but before I sign off, please let me show you the car that was left behind. It was being textured by Mother Nature, she was looking “some” good…=^_^=

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Beauty if in the eye of the beholder, isn’t it ….

For those of you who love “rust detailing” and the different patina that Mother Nature can bestow on metal

this car is showing a lot of promise

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Thursday Doors –

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Doors of old buildings that have been maintained

given fresh paint

always give me pause for wonder

b.t.w thr building wasn’t crooked

I was trying to avoid cars

so managed an artist slant =^_^=

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my friend and I were waiting across the street,

we didn’t get to go across to see

just what was behind the open window

it made for an interesting effect

closed-door, wide open window

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if you are into funky old architecture

next time you are in the downtown Ottawa

park and walk

Namaste         –          Oyashikiri

PL Precept  # 19  Begin once you Perceive

PL Principle  # 3     I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things

Thursday Doors – Cumberland

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some doors open and let us in

here you will see what rural life was like back in the early 1920’s

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once inside we see life has it once was

this is a church is part of the Heritage Village retained

to show what life was like

in the 1920’s and 30’s

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

2940 Old Montreal Road

open May 8th – October 30

Wednesday to Sundays

10 am – 5 pm

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Cumberland is still within the city of Ottawa

obviously outside the city core

If you have never visited Ottawa, there is a lot to see

beside the main attractions.

=^_^=

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