near Sharon Springs NY.USA
Posts tagged ‘landscape’
To walk where no one has walked before
I wish, =^_^= but I was the one to make a new trail
down an unused road, that led me to another time
a family home, once filled with laughter
now stands silent, waiting
this was not the structure tho’ that had caught my attention
rather I was drawn to a building that called out
to my searching ” eyes”
“look, look, see my charm”, I got a picture in full sunlight
but this one with the little building half in the shade
I found had more to say
I sensed this is where the children played
on rainy days, on sunny days
this little structure captured and ignited
their imagination in every way
this pretty face
was also part of yesterday =^_^=
It was an amazing day !!!
In PL (Perfect Liberty) we do our best to live each day doing our best to be creative in every way. Make every day count, rain, snow, sunshine, it doesn’t matter. Do your best every day.
As we drove along, the winding road seemed to disappear into a wall of fog. There was a surreal atmosphere of quiet that wrapped itself around the truck. We paused in our conversation to take notice of our surroundings.
Suddenly ahead we saw flashing lights. 2 men were standing by a truck, the drivers side door was open. One man wore a bright yellow vest with a big fluorescent red X emblazoned on his back. As we watched, he helped the other man put ona imiliar vest.. Ahead of the stopped truck was a big lit up panel blocking the way, It too sported a big red X.
Slowing down, my husband rolled down his window… the one man who was already dressed in the special outfit, walked over to the truck, asking us where we were headed. When told where we were headed, he said, that we could go no further on the road we were on, but needed to take a detour that would be identified when we turned the truck around.
My husband ever the news-hound, asked for information, and surprisingly we were told that there was a man with a weapon barricaded up ahead, and the whole area was cordoned off… As we made our way to the detour, we thought about what we had been told. Here we were out for a leisurely drive, content in our “world” and minutes away, was a very serious scene being played out. Children were involved, the “suspect” was holed up in an area very close to a school.
This is very serious, we knew it was happening, but there was nothing we could do but proceed with our own “day” and let the “drama” play out as it may. This was early afternoon, we later heard on the news, that the incident ended shortly after 5, no one was injured. Maybe not physically, but what kind of “mental” stress was placed on the people who were involved in the incident.
On our way back, the fog had lifted, and the sun was shining. It brought home for me, how important it is to live each moment with appreciation. We never know what is around the corner.
PL Precept # 18 Each Moment is a Turning Point
NB* we had a wonderful drive, the detour proved to be a meandering back road that was delightful. WE did get to Montebello, my sister, was able to tick the destination off of her to see list. In life, there is always BALANCE . and as noted, by the time we were heading back, the sun was shining and skies were blue.
Poached egg on toast no… do I know what it is… no.. I somehow press a button that creates a video of sorts.. this is 1 sec. My creative expression doesn’t always work out the way I want it to.
Moving along, I tried to capture the berries against the red door of the house next door, ok,
click on it.. there should be something there.. this is my morning of poached egg bloopers.
From my mail box to yours, happy day, the snow is light, fluffy and a little sticky, the temperature not balmy, but nice, cozy with my down on.
Oh, and btw, my eggs were delicious, salt and peppered with a tease of a Japanese chili pepper… yummy.
Life is not about everything having to be perfect, I enjoyed being outside, trying to find just the right angle and the perfect frame. So it didn’t happen like I would have wanted it to, I did get pictures, and in the process, I’m learning.
btw= by the way
Ompah is in Ontario, a little out-of-the-way, but not so far one can’t get to it. The seasons change, right now I’m sure it doesn’t look like this. It will be snow-covered, and likely there will be a chill in the air.
My body has a cold right now. Notice I’ve disengaged myself from the body that is wanting to sneeze, wheeze and be a total drain on my energy.
I envision this wonderful location, patiently waiting for the cold to have its day and disappear.
Such is life, sometimes, Nature has its own agenda, time for me to settle down, find a cave and hibernate for a while. =^_^=
I’ll do that after Hubby takes me out for our anniversary dinner…..International Buffet.. yum.. what is it, you feed a cold or starve a cold?? later, I’ll dwell on it later… =^_^=
I know… I will own my decision to go out, when I should be tucked in bed… I will not complain if/when my body does not take kindly to my actions.
Pl Principle #2 the last part….. ” I will always be creative and will look for shortcomings in my OWN thinking and ACTIONS”
It is a gift from my son,& his bf & partner, wonderful Brig, who is patiently holding it so I can see it. The question was did I want it all. Hmmm tough decision. In the end I went with the fender and logo. I would have loved the whole truck grill, BUT I did have to be somewhat realistic. I don’t live on land with lots and lots of room, we are on a city lot, walking distance from the city’s core. It now sits in the living room where I can see it every day.
PL Principle # 3 have a mind of appreciation towards others and things.
I am grateful that my son and his Brig are so thoughtful, they are such blessings in my life. I appreciate that he spared me going out to the metal yards to round this up for myself. I was planning on have a go at going there with the tools to harvest whatever I could find. But lovely Brig and he went out on their own, and found it for me. =^_^=
We will be heading out at the end of this week, to go where-ever the road leads. I love my memories of a time that was, but I am keen to discover, the world that will unfold as we take roads less traveled in our quest for new places to appreciate and enjoy
PL Precept #18 Each moment is a turning point
Learn to appreciate all and everything in your life, everything happens for a reason.