Isn’t this beautiful. A picture of a faded bloom from Australia, a very dear and talented friend down under sent me flowers the other night. This was one of the pictures. With the hours spent sitting in the hospital this past week, I felt that this could be a floral representation of my “bed hair”… Soft wispy and static charged.
Being in a different climate, and location on the globe, the vegetation will be so different, here we are going into the colours of autumn, which for us, are the reds, golds, deep metallic shades of rust and crimsons. Where Mother Nature has yet to focus, there is a soft peachy blush to the greens on the hardwood trees, Even a squeeze of lemon.
Please permit me to take a few moments to say a heart-felt thank you to each and every one of you who share this time with me. I know while I was away recently, this blog gained new readers, with my being away from the office, i saw mail, but could not respond. Thank you. Welcome. I could not be … without you.. I truly do care for each and every one of you. It is a joy and a pleasure to visit with you.
In Canada, this is our Thanksgiving week-end. please travel safe if you are on the roads, eat wisely, =^_^= think, “waste” or “waist”. LOL there is a spoil sport in every group.
Happy Weekend …. may your days be blessed with activities that will bring happy memories for years to come.
pic 1,2, Oli -Australia
some days, we see something
and we relate
am I the thorns
or the leaves
yup… one of those days
Today is the 11th of the month
we celebrate Ancestors’ day
through this ceremony, we express our
gratitude for the love and virtues
of our ancestors and those who have
helped us along the way
Have a good day everyone,
I’m off to pray.
Ar this time of year,
the fall colour beckons
the call is mysterious and haunting
the sky no matter,what time of day
can’t hide the magnificent display
of Mother Nature’s awesome art
she uses every ruse at her command
to tantalize and entice us
by hooking up to all our senses
Like a spider she spins her web
we don’t even see, or notice… till it is done’
the intricate pattern, the ability to create such beauty
with such methodical precision yet delicate and balanced
we really are, part of a master plan
our reality and observations
change from day to da
so no matter where we are,
where we go
nature is all around us
ok, taking off to enjoy the day
and NO.. this is not a selfie
Namaste – Oyashikiri
*Loch Ard,Scotland (ouldm01)
What comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving……….
A meal shared with friends and family………..
Is it the joy you take in gathering supplies to make colorful decorations that will please the the eye and delight the senses? Small gifts for friends, or just to brighten your home.
As the color titillates our awakening senses, we are open to new adventures Where ever we are when the leaves start to change, we feel it in the air. Our appreciation of life is aroused and we find ourselves more open to changes, in fact, our creative juices start to bubble with ideas that want expression.
This picture evokes the desire to explore, to walk down this sun filled path, to smell the autumn leaves as they progress through their cycle of change. You know that the photographer who took this picture, felt the sun and heard the birds and wildlife that surround her/him. They managed to capture the moment beautifully. If you listen closely you’ll hear the rustle of the leaves as a gentle breeze makes its way through the spectrum of fall colored foliage.
Life is to be enjoyed, Thanksgiving is a time to express and give thanks for the bounty we receive in life, In Perfect Liberty, (PL) we give thanks each month for the many blessings in our lives. We do so on the 21 st . of each month.
Faith grows not only through intellectual understanding but also through actively participating in life, the PL WAY.
PL Precept 20.
Live Maintaining Equilibrium Between Mind and matter
PL Precept 21
Live in Perfect Liberty
Namaste – Oyashikiri
Fall is in the air, the perky nip of cooler weather is there to greet me in the morning when I let the dog out. 16 degrees C, ( 45 F). The fall has to be my favourite season of all.. I enjoy each one of our very different seasons, but fall weather has a special place in my heart. Every year around this time the leaves start to work their magic on the landscapes. The lazy hazy days of summer disappear, there is a quicker and snappier mood to our walk. The fall clothes come out, the warm sweaters, closed in shoes, and wonderful combinations of casual fashion.
It is true, in the fall you are more likely able to draw me out into nature, the bugs and insects are not around, and where I would love a night in this cabin, I really feel the we would have problems taking the dogs out at night. The next picture is of a “pond” in a secluded area of Nova Scotia, Canada where someone camps. We have been to such locations in our travels, believe me, the exhilaration of such moments is beyond words.
In my personal journey to become a better person, I enjoy my time away as much as my time in the city. Life is wherever I am. It is when we stop moving forward in our lives that we grow stagnant. One one personal card I had printed, read, Discover a new you…. explore active meditation…. Step outside the box. What is active meditation, active meditation is when you live each moment of your day with Makoto (sincerity) with a focus on being a better person in all you say and do. Like the world we live in (nature) our moods and self expression changes. When we accept that the only constant in life is change, then we are well on our path to living with a peaceful heart.
May your day be blessed with an abundance of happiness and joy!
Namste – Oyashikiri
*** Pinterest, T Werner Abel camping area
**** fs.usda.gov Lake Conasauga,North Georgia camping area.
A single flower amid lush greenery – this picture always gives a moment of reflection and feel good feeling. I see the fragile petals against the more rigid leaves of the evergreen. The tinged pink blush along the petals gives the flower a delicate look and though it is a soft velvety smooth petal, the flower itself gives an overall message of strength. “Look at me, I’m here” “Come enjoy me, bend closer smell my fragrance” To the bees and insects it calls out, “join me, share in my life” Nature is a work of art, and it co-exists with the world around it. Why is it, that the human species finds it so difficult to achieve this same “Oneness” with the “Universe”
Acts of respect and courtesy are reflections on how we value others. Healing begins within our “selves” When we feel love and positive energy within, it is an energy that reflects out to the world around us. It is no secret, the energy of healing begins with us. Our willingness to change, may or may not benefit others, but we become healed. We become capable of love. Today I will work on a change of heart. I will let go of negative thoughts and replace them with the healing energy of love
photography by mk
leaves are falling some trees will soon be bare
it is cooler outside, but still the sun shines bright.
I love being outside, anytime, any where.
as long as I have you dear friend in sight.
have I told you lately, how I love having you in my life
gosh, I should tell you every day
why, because not a day goes by
not one single day, where I’m not touched by your love
and enthusiastic acceptance of me, in your life.
Human that I am, self absorbed I get.
patiently you wait, you sit, lie or just rest
always by my side, I feel you there, and know
I always know, with you in my life. I’m never alone.
>>Only goodness and kindness follow me all the days of my life…I will not fear, for you are always close beside me……
my strength renewed, you guide me along the right path….
Like a tree, I stand strong and proud, arms reaching up into the heavens….alleluia, alleluia
The Joy of Expression is in the Process!
Blessings .. always and forever…
photo of Canaille -by Q