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Cranberry delight

 

IMG_1206I felt like I was walking in my own wonderland.  Given permission to wander and enjoy, I took full advantage and drove down towards the fields of now harvested cranberries.

 

The light drizzle and clouds over head, did nothing to dampen the thrill of the experience.

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There was a calm, the ducks, and birds were nesting and peaceful, the waters drifted lazily along, enjoying the pull of the breezes.

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I had wanted to visit the Cranberry fields for a very long time.  The other day, I slowed down, and took the winding country lane down to the farm.   Upper Canada Cranberries, Ottawa’s only cranberry grower.  Greely, Ontario.  613-798-6232, or the other number shown, 613-720-6232.

It is of course off season, the harvesting had been down, workers were gone, it was just me and whatever wild life  called the farm home.

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I was happy, my spirits were soaring with the high of being alive and able to be there at that moment in time. For me, it was a blessings, pure  intoxicating love for all that IS.

The owner was busy when I was driving out,  I hope he knows how content I was.  He lives and works in this environment all year.  WOW…  He has a small store front, for days he is open.  You can get fresh cranberries, and pure cranberry juice, no sugar.  That my dears is a find.  If you are in the area, please look the place up.

IMG_1302This was a very special blessing, I followed through on my desire to visit the farm, there was no distraction.  My reward was the intense feelings of being ONE with the environment I was in.

I wish this for each and every one of you. Have a joy filled day… now and always.

Oyashikiri

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October 1st

pomegranate paintOctober has arrived… Outubro 1… Bom dia

Yesterday I went in search of a colour of paint that would mix well with what I had to enhance the suggestion of blood.  Dried blood.  Luckily where I shop there is always someone to help and with my cohort  Little Piglet, we spent a happy hour browsing and shopping.  I know it is not often someone comes in looking for blood, but Isabelle, at Scrap En Mass (Alfred, Ontario) was up to the task.  When you shop with a goal in mind, you are more easily able to describe what you want.

The ambience of the place is also a factor, the display of merchandise, the overall sense of creativity and fun that is generated by other customers.  The time spent searching out, then playing with the items later, is always an interlude, that passes quickly, it is refreshing.

PL Calendar – day 1

Harmony leads to world peace – A Paz Mundial comeca pela harmonia

It is important to live in harmony with our surroundings.  The basis of a peaceful society is to maintain harmonious relationship.

Oyashikri

 

Scrap en Masse is on the main street* of Alfred, Ontario please check their website for hours.  http://www.scrapenmasse.com

269 rue St Philippe    1-866-218-3704

 

Thursday doors

Bom dia a todos! Happy Thursday 27th.

I was very glad to hear that this farm and the house that I on the land has been given heritage standing,  Developers cannot tear it down.  This parcel of land, will be a loss of green space, but the buildings will stay.

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This was all farm land.  I may not speak about these changes, but I am aware of them. Progress will happen.  I give special thanks here to the people in the community that fought as long a they have to slow the progress in order to preserve the buildings.  It is important that future generations remember what was.

So many industrial parks have vacant, concrete lots, older buildings that new companies don’t want, and no one want to undertake reusing that space. Concrete wastelands.  Sad, very sad.  Meanwhile rich fertile soil gets sacrificed to yet another shopping centre or ……… ……..

This will be a happy productive day.  Mild weather here. Sun is out. Let’s get out and seize the day.

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Put all your effort into the “now”

You can only do your absolute best right this moment; not in the past, not in the future but now.

Empenhe-se ao maximo no agora

Oyashikiri

 

Thursday Doors

 

Thursday doors is a feature of Norm’s blog  Norm 2.0,  I really love to be able to share, my love of doors, these were solid and welcoming even if somewhat stern.

The next two pictures were taken in the town of Rockland itself, didn’t get the doors up close, I enjoyed the possibilities from my bench on the other side of the street, a lot of traffic for a small town, but did manage one of the former manse without a moving vehicle.  Nice way to spend a sunny day.  Lounging =^_^=

 

 

PL calendar    day 13    There will always be a way

As long as you are serious, there is no reason for you to give up. Move forward one step at a time and things will always turn out for the best.

How are you

 

IMG_0885While out driving the other day. I reflected on that question myself.  We are asked, at least I am, on a fairly regular basis.  I was out driving the back roads, and needed to find my way, or get my bearings.  After a while, the farm land was starting to all look the same. In other words I was getting weary, and needed a change.  Searching the skies I saw a steeple off in the distance, in the countryside here, both in Quebec and Ontario, you can always count on a church steeple to guide you towards “civilization”

It was a peaceful day for me, and certainly the quiet appeal of the church sitting, basking in the sun, added to my “mood”.  The manicured lawn and large paved entrance was a huge contrast to the visions I had been enjoying on the back roads. Another visual of the differences in life.

I am fine, thank you to all who have asked. Life IS different, my personal space has been reconfigured.  To that end, all my past experiences, adventures, and lessons have served me well.  Possibly the enormity of the change has not quiet fully dawned on me, but it is present.  I feel it, and I do intellectually “know” it.  So yes I am fine, but am I REALLY fine,I think it is too soon to tell.  No one can predict the future. And, every day is NEW.

No two friendships are alike, therefore, how I am although influenced at times by my immediate circle of friends, changes, why, because at the core of it all is ME.  And the secret I am sharing, is that Me, myself and I is constantly being kept busy with the help of the Universe, with reminders that I am never alone.  Service yesterday at the church, where the ceremony of appreciation to our Ancestors and those who have helped us become who we are, was performed.  For me was very calming and spiritually refreshing.

For that is a focused prayer of appreciation and thanks to all my family. friends, past and present who make me the person I am today. I like me, and I really and truly do appreciate each and every one of you, for you touch me in ways that transcend mortal definitions.  Love is PEACE. 

Oyashikiri

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feliz domingo a todos

Bom dia, greetings dear friends,

It is said, that on a clear day we can see forever.

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Everyday is such an awesome day for discoveries.  Find your “happy” today and treasure it.  PL Precept #1   Life is Art

andei,andei e encontrei    Oshieoya-Sama

I sought, I sought at last I found Oshieoya-Sama

agora estou,    now I know  ( excerpts from Com Quem Contar*)

Live with a smile… Life IS Art

Oyashikiri

 

*PL songbook

 

 

Wordless Wednesday que mais?

Pansy Patch Park

It is a protected environment, and very special in a way that  stands out in today’s world.  The grounds are a real lawn, not artificial looking,( perfectly green, no weeds), it is a pleasure to walk on such a lovely patch of yesterday where it is left to nature and the squirrels and plant that live there.  The mature trees around the grounds, allow only so much sunlight. A treasure for sure, a turn off a street, down a country lane, et voila!!!

 

Life is to be enjoyed, appreciate the beauty of the world, and the creative works of others who have spent lifetimes giving back to the world around them.  LIFE IS ART. PL Precept #1   Life is Art

Oyashikiri

When we open our eyes and hearts to the art around us, only then can we truly  share the abundance of love in our hearts  Q

 

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