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Wordless Wednesday =sunshine yellows and….

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So pretty, so bright, little dandelion

you are the Bee’s delight


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no matter where you grow, 

your golden glow

will beckon

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and of course, euphorbia polychroma

the dense tuft of surprisingly green leaves

and lovely bright yellow bracts

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reaching for the skies 

the magnolia tree is preparing to shine

in a day or two

these delicate  fuchsia buds will open

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the deep defined leaves of the ivy 

have started their climb

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soon the buddha will be covered

not smothered,

but dressed in a living cloak or vest

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next to the corkscrew hazel

this Amur maple has

started to protest the long winter

and is showing her strong desire

to break free and thrive again

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all around

new growth abounds

the ground has come alive

and so my dears, have I

for like the seasons

each day is a new beginning

as the bees stir and begin their quests

the delicious dandelions

awaits their visit

Yay another day has begun

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Namaste      –      Oyashikiri

pictures and text -Q

Wordless Wednesday – sort of

unseen faces

life in the garden,

not always seen when shrubs and trees are in full bloom

peeking

it is not always the obvious

that is at the core

of what IS

PL Precept # 7    Everything exists in Relativity

because we don’t see something

doesn’t mean it isn’t there.

Namaste      –      Oyashikiri

text/photos Q (mine)

the tree that was

Q sculptureWhen we first moved to where we live now .. I had a blank canvas to work with (landscape).  I enjoy a white birch, so I planted a young 5 footer  in a corner of our property… Every year i watched it grow and blossom into a beautiful graceful shade giving tree.  Have you ever heard how a breeze can create the sweetest of sounds as it dances its way through the branches and leaves?  It is the softest of whispers.

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This is a water color done by the artist, Aud Rye called “The first Snowfall” (chrisbeckstudio.blogspot.com)

Artist love to paint, sculpt, photograph, landscape with it, it is a tree that has its own flair, and character.

Used in a garden or landscaped setting, the birch provides a contrast to the vivid color of the flowers, and/ or the many shades of green that are planted around it.

Even in the winter its sculpted beauty is a welcome sight,

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We lost our birch to some kind of disease, for whatever reason, it just started fade, the leaves fell away, till eventually even the branches began to show their desire to move on, I was told nothing could be done. I had watched that tree grow from a young sapling to a princess, but one does have to let go and let nature do what it must.  So… I cut it down so that only the stems remained and using sculpting materials, I used it as a base for the outdoor garden structure you see  in the first photo.

For several more years .. it had a place of honor in the garden.. while its core disintegrated .. the weather meanwhile kept changing the face of the sculpture… with each passing season,I saw how the changing temperatures and many rain and snow storms took its toll.

Now in the garden we still have an arm of the tree here and there placed in different corners of the garden so that when I come across them I’m reminded of what was.  To visitors they are whimsical pieces, faces emerging from the greenery, to me, they are part of all that I am.

Some of my pieces are posted on Pinterest, those that I still have, and some that of course I no longer have because they were sold or adopted,…. but always over the years, i get word, or a reminder, of another time and place in my life.  Like today, when I got a notice that  the above picture of my expression had been repinned twice. and liked.

When we do something, say something, we don’t always get immediate feedback, but know … please believe me… each and every thing we do… has a consequence.  The timing may not be what you want or expect, but nature travels, works in its own way, Nature is always in motions, Nature/God is always with us.. we need only be aware and listen.

Enjoy each moment of your day, cherish the experience the adventure of life.  Embrace your creativity.  Life is Art.

Namaste     –     Oyashikiri

Q sculptures

these pieces are in a Gallery I miss them 

chicken wire, felted fabric,sculpting media, 

Buongiorno, Good morning =^_^=

sharing garden

A garden for sharing – please, sit with me, let’s visit –

simpliciity

Let’s speak from the heart, listen with full attention 

for a new day has begun

A whole new day yawns before us,

give unconditional  love, allow your SELF to  feel

make your choices, then let go, and let your heart rejoice

As yourself each day, what remains unexpressed within me ?

In the teachings of the TAO we say…” that all that is good and unique in your should be brought out. Never hold back.  The good in you is like water in a well… the more you draw from it, the more fresh water will seep into the well.  If you don’t draw from the well, that water that is there will go stagnant.” (365 Tao)

PL Precept #2 – To live is to express one’s self

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*Northwest garden (portlandmonthlymag.com) http://www.organicgarden..

** pinnest.net

The colours of spring

9360114a654471448445137c7a20c93aToday  without the sun shining brightly through my office window, I went in search of a picture of flowers.  When I chanced on this picture of the Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands, it was a BINGO the moment I saw it.(  a WOW moment).  The riot of colour is laid out in such a symmetrical pattern. The synergy holds one eye.  The attention to detail, the planning that had to be executed to give these results, mind-blowing to someone like myself an abstract artist and a lover of the natural landscape.   The picture held me in utter fascination.  Art comes in many forms, this picture gave me an appreciation of the work /labour that had to take place for me to be able to behold and enjoy such man-made beauty, using nature’s provisions.

Today’s PL lesson is about how our smile/expression can make everyone around us happy.  It makes sense, if we do everything with a smile, we feel good, but we also spread that happiness to those around us.  I’m smiling now and I share it with all of you.. Be Happy!   A smile is contagious! Oyashikiri

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Good Monday Morning Everyone

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There is a great sense of joy when we are able to express our true selves.   Our environment and the things that happen all around us, are all materials for self expression.  In PL we are taught that with God’s blessing, we will be able to freely express ourselves using these materials.  When  I found this little church tucked away between   a wooded area and the sea, the artist’s build brought a genuine smile and joy to me.  If you are virtual traveler this is the link to ! The Sanctuary ” Our Lady Lourdes of Lourdes”,   the url is  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Excellens/189/209/67

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Always  focus on your true feelings and express yourself honestly.  It was in following where my footsteps led that I found this little sanctuary

By leading  a cheerful, joyful and beautiful life, you will learn to work for the happiness of orders as well as yourself.    PL Precept #21   LIFE IS ART

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Standing Still

Standing Still

Frozen in Time – sculpted out of wire,apoxie sculpt and fabric this garden fairy likes her crystals, she carries them with her so that the sun and day light will catch and reflect prisms of colour all around her. The stump she stands on was part of a tree she used to love for the shade it provided on the hot summer days. She came inside one year, to grace the mantel, to this day she is still there. There is a window there, and during the bright winter days, when the sun comes shining through … her garland dances sending a rainbow of colour through the room.

Do we stand still in life, or do we constantly want to be on the move? Lately I’ve been forced to spend more time.. standing still… LOL or should I say, having a lie down =^_^=

Like the garden fairy with her crystals, when the dust gathers on her beads, the rainbow of colours is less dazzling. When she was outside, Mother Nature, bathed her in spring, summer and fall with showers, pelting rains and blew soft whispers of breeze through her strand of crystals.

When we stop and allow the world around us to “really be seen” It is surprising what we “see” and realize about where we are in life, and how we are coping with the realities.

Have the courage to really look at where you are, have you been standing still? Is dust gathering on “your crystals”

Prayer is our garland of light, the Universe speaks to us everyday, and in many ways. It is in mindfulness that we
hear and see the Divine connection.

Blessings everyone, may the light of life shine brightly on you today.and always.

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