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Back from our short stint into the States.  We  had damp weather, some rain, not much, but I had a new experience that had me talking to myself and the strangers around me, who were wondering about my state of mind,  Although I have seen the signs, as we have driven by other locations in the States, I have never before stopped and gone in.

What I was wishing was that I had thought to whip out my camera and take a picture.  I missed the moment, because I was   totally awed by the sight of wall to wall cartons of cigarettes.  When we drove in, we did see the long and I mean long line of cars, driving up to the “take out” window.  Still I was unprepared for the sight that greeted me when I walked in.

I have never seen that many  different kinds of cigarettes, it was so well-organized, a whole wall of cigarettes, with people channeled through lines so that they went through designated lines picked out what they wanted, and then followed the queue to the cashier.  The lines are well-defined, keeping the buyers between metal type fencing,  Once in the lineup, you have no where else to go but follow the buyer in front of you.

It was amazing how efficient they were at getting customers in and out.  No being a smoker, it was like watching a foreign film  No smoking inside but the air outside was blue with smoke.

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Life offers us new experiences when we least expect it.  I went in there for information on the Native territory we were on, but was so “blown away” with what I did find… I left, without the needed information, and didn’t care.  I had  a super “holy smokes artichokes” WOW moment.

I wish I could have given you a visual, wishing won’t make it so… but believe me… I was thrilled…. (ok ok, it doesn’t take much.. I know.. =^_^=  )  If you are ever in the NY,Onadaga area… have a look…

Tomorrow is Wordless Wednesday… and yup I did get great picture to share, I liked it enough to holler…stop the truck!!

PL Precept #18    Each moment is a turning point

Life is a wonderful experience…. you never know what  is around the corner!

Oyashikiri

Saturday Sushi

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Saturday..groan.. another morning

Dogs want to eat, I just want to sleep

ok already, I’m up

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what, no coffee

some days, the world can seem weary

the trick,

treat yourself

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you might still be a tad out of focus

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but you CAN do it

head for the woods, hills, whatever beckons

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yesterday, was yesterday

today is today

seize the day

make it yours

have a great day

I’m rooting for you..

you bet!! I LOVE you

Oyashikiri

PL Precept # 18  Each Moment is a Turning Point

virtual photos from SL. Second Life (Pacifique) build by Eclair

 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pacifique/87/106/3524

Deer photos, Potsdam,NY

last photo,Rumford,Maine

Monday 6.27

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A window can tell us many things, especially when we can walk up and spy what is inside. It was a beautiful day and finding, I gave her all the admiration I could, separate as we were by glass.  It was late in the day, we were on our way back to the border, when we are happy, everyday is a holiday.

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This sleek lady was on the lot, but I’m afraid she did nothing to ring my chines, simply not my style.  She had cleaned up, was buffed and shined ( dressed ) for the party, but she lacked the lines that would catch my eye.  I’ve included her because, I know she did want to be admired  After all she was in the front line up.

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For my friends who like me are interested in doors, and locks,  this gem was another find I found in an older building.  Polished up, I would love to have it in my collection.  Suffice to say, a camera capture will have to do.

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Another week lies ahead, what excitement and adventure will it bring.  Have a great start to your week where ever you are.

 

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

Thursday doors -great colour combo

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such happy colors

so delicious and welcoming

reminiscent of visits to

places by the ocean

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sad to see they were for sale

empty, vacant

waiting for  someone to notice

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Namaste      –      Oyashikiri

Wordless Wednesday -forgotten, faded glory

 

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lawrence NY

 

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A cul du sac, all on its own could be seen from the highway, had to go back.  I felt such a strong draw … such a sense of abandonment from a place that had once had such a wonderful exciting and vibrant life.  The architecture of the houses with the faux fronts.. loved them.

A blessing and silent prayer for all of you today

P: Precept # 11 Always be with God

Charm of days gone by

charm and character of Sharon springs

This was taken in New York State, a few summers ago.  It was a sunny day, and I was out exploring,  in fact, this was my first time to this part of the State, I had read an article on an abandoned health resort, it was so intriguing I wanted to see it for myself.  I blogged about that trip the year I went.  This is one of the pictures that in that file.

Timing in life, is so important,  PL Precept #19  Begin Once you perceive and   PL Precept # 17   Grasp What is Most Essential  

 

Had I not been in the States on that day, enjoying the sights, and wandering down a side street I would never have been able to capture that picture.  The home was bathed in sunlight and shade, the breeze was just right, lifting the flag for almost picture perfect memory.  Whenever I see this picture I’m reminded of that trip, and I want to explore  more of the small towns in  that area.

Rev. Eisuke and I were talking yesterday of how it is so easy to “perceive” something, yet not take action… for whatever reason, we don’t follow through, guess what “something” doesn’t get done.  Or we miss something that was essential in the grand scheme of things.  We didn’t look at or take into consideration the full picture.

In the teachings of PL, we try to encourage and show why following the Precepts as best we can, is so important to our own quality of life and the happiness of not only ourselves but those around us.

Make someone happy today,  SMILE  share the  LOVE  include it in your day, it will radiate in your smile.

namaste       –       oyashikiri

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my love to each and everyone of you

Blessings!

 

lost? or found?

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a glove got lost

that glove was found

and left to  wait

should it be returned to its mate

some other day

meanwhile there it sits

out of harms way

a solitary reminder

that in some cases

it’s not that we don’t care

that we are no longer there

but life got in the way

too busy with other things

we missed realizing

that a part of us

fell away

& got left behind

this happens

when we are not

in tune with our mind

and

caught by surprise

when we find

that

one of two

is gone

leaving only

one

incomplete

For to be a perfect ONE ( pair)

it takes

2 to be 1

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Yesterday was a day of sun and cloud, being a work day, this boat launch area was quiet, in the summer months when we dive by, it would be difficult to even find a place to park.  We stopped here to let the dogs have some outdoor fun.

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This was the colour of the day, yes sunshine is nice, but I love the rather subdued and subtle shades  of an over cast day, if every day was sunny, we wouldn’t get to see the full palette of Mother’s Nature’s diverse and endless inventory of wonders.

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Here is another Found? or Lost? for you….

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While visiting a Tim Hortons (on the American side of the border, I came across the above dime and penny, laid out just as you see them  … I didn’t touch them.. I looked and found it interesting that someone would just leave them on the vanity, especially sitting there so neatly.  Were they in hand, and just laid down while hands were being washed…  Maybe a child had them, and left them when they were being tended to by a parent.. I didn’t know… but I wasn’t going to disturb them, so, I took a picture.

Life is interesting, fun and intriguing, how we accept our daily challenges and adventures is up to us..  Accepting, enjoying and letting go of moments.. is a life long challenge, sometimes it is easy sometimes it is not…. knowing that whatever it is, it is OUR life. Yours and mine… I’m just so happy knowing that you are part of my world,  In loving, sharing, caring, the exchange of ideas, thoughts,sights and sounds,.. WOW… what gifts.

Namaste      –       Oyashikiri

PL Precept # 2  To live is to express ONE’s Self

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