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lazy day musing

 

Spent a lazy day, painting and trying to resolve a technical problem on the PC.  Am  I the only one who asks, PC or Apple?  I have both, each has their own special features that I enjoy.  but neither satisfies me 100%

P1000693Such is the way of life.  A philosophical conversation years back, Can a husband and a lover be one and the same?  Or do you have to settle on which  qualities you want to spend the rest of your life with.

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Don’t you just love the solid look of this old charmer, it has been so well looked after.  While someone wanted the top one, but has left it out in the elements, the inside of it is ruined.

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This beauty was ready to roll. The dealer wasn’t open when we happened by, and there was no signage on the vehicle.  So I was left with no choice but to steal a kiss and run. =^_^=

Our Honda Ridgeline was secure in the knowledge that she can accommodate all 4 us, in a way the  two seater could never do….You may love the wicked ones, but it is the solid good drives that keeps you humming from year to year. =^_^= .

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I appreciate a good-looking body, especially one that has been well looked after.  You can always tell when there is pride of ownership.  Today we take too much for granted.  Life is to enjoy, and living is about exploring and discovering. When we are internally happy, the world is a beautiful place.

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

PL Precept #10  Love yourself and Others.

paint time

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Good day everyone….

No two artists when looking at a blank canvas see the same thing.  Two photographers looking in the same area, along the same street, will each have a different “capture” in their lens.  Ever heard these words.. ” you were there, didn’t you see bla bla bla”   Well, you both might have been there at the same time, but you both very likely didn’t see the same things.  Each would have viewed the scene or circumstances from his/her own perspective.

Now the word “artist” what does it imply?   Or the word “crafter”  are they one and the same… hmmmm. you thinking about it?

Does it come down to how quickly you want your pant to dry?  No two mediums dry the same way ,even when choosing an ink pad, you have to know what you want to do with the ink you are using.. if you use the wrong kind, your inks can bleed or run… even when you thought it was dry… kinky right..

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That is why I love life and all the artist challenges it provides.  When I make the wrong choice, .. I get to start over or try to work with the results of my 1st choice. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it just doesn’t.  A friend draws in chalk, she lives the moment, when it is gone, she has lived the experience,  and moves on.. that is a beautiful way to let go.

I loved the play of shadows and light on the bramble above.  It struck me at that moment that it was full of intrigue. Today should I see it again, I might not give it a second glance. It would simply be a mass of twigs and branches waiting for spring  and rejuvenation.

La vie est belle, it is our perception that can cloud or colour our view.

I prefer arylic and water colours to oil… why…. paint time… =^_^=

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PL Precept #1  Life is Art

PL Precept #11 Always be with God

May the joy of sharing

the gifts of appreciation

love, good health

and happiness

Bless your world

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with friendships and experiences

that bring ever lasting

harmony

filling your days and nights

with heart-felt

peace for everyone

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chop suey Friday

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When we journey beyond our day-to-day, we come across forgotten places, faded dreams of a yester-year.   There are such places, that I can acknowledge and let pass.  Two ships in the night.  Other places shout out to me, calling for my attention.  So we stop and I survey the land, the energy and “vibe” of the place.    What is it that makes one location stand out from another.

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Same stop, different camera angle.  Maybe seconds have passed, maybe it was more like a few minutes.  But in the fraction of time my gaze and attention was diverted.  The light, the view was different.  So it is in life.  When first a challenge faces us, if we listen and take in what it is we are dealing with, our response and reaction will vary.   If you are two people, arriving at the same time, seeing the same thing, neither of you, will see it the same way, sometimes close, and other times..totally different.

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That is why communication, conversation is so important, if there is dialogue between two people, even between two energies, there is compatibility or there isn’t.  To be a good communicator, listening has to be one of your most used tools.

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The place may seem empty, but…………. the reality is ………………………..it is alive with memories.

PL Precept # 1     Life is Art

Namaste         –         Oyashikiri

sharing

I saw that today, there was a challenge on winter gardens…  right.. I grabbed my trusty picture-taking phone and out the back door I went.  I could hear the muttering of the roofers two doors over, we’ve had a lot of snow, the house has a flat roof, there is a pressing need to get the snow off that roof.  Yesterday was mild, today it is a totally different story.

Humour me, I’ve found a clip that sounds a bit like the conversation I overheard, only this one is between a parrot who doesn’t want to go the vet and his owner.

We all recognize the attitude, it is not going to get the cockatoo anywhere, but he has to express himself, no matter what.  The funny thing is he has no idea what he is saying, but he knows that sounding off is expressing himself.  And he wants the whole room to know he is not happy about going out in his cage.  That clip got over 8 million hits on YouTube, a lot of people have enjoyed his antics.

When “we” allow ourselves to cut loose, let fly, we don’t always get over it as easily as Maxwell will.  Humans can hold a grudge, and many do.  then it is not a laughing matter…. when we spend time in a negative state of mind, we are missing out on being Happy.

PL Precept #  4    Being annoyed limits your expression

PL Precept # 5   One’s self is lost by bring emotional

As you can see the sun is out in full force, the snow is hard, crispy, and not in a hurry to leave.  So instead I’ve shown you the shadows on the fence.

Namaste      –       Oyashikiri

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garlic

Garlic, what is it about garlic that can make it such a special plant, not everyone likes it, but many do, and those of us who appreciategarlic its flavour, love to put it in almost everything we make for consumption.  I myself like garlic, in Chinese cooking, it is almost a staple.  When I keyed in garlic what I got was recipes of all kinds that use garlic.  Garlic cheese bombs,  rustic chicken with garlic gravy, roasted garlic, garlic rubbed roasted cabbage steaks, very impressive.

They all sound so tempting and so yummy, and I likely to try them, probably not.  Over the years I have I freely admit, set in my ways, and although I enjoy what I cook and eat, food is not something I have a passion for, it is necessary in life, and therefore, I eat.

Many of my friends are “foodies”  they love experimenting and trying something new, they chase the food trucks, all the rage now.. each truck a delight to the palate and the sensory senses.

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Just the smell of fresh garlic is a savory moment.

If you are old school, and you crush your garlic on a wooden cutting board, (I use the Chinese traditional cleaver) when that aroma burst into the air, Wow!

Now to my husband who didn’t grow up with the smell of garlic or other seasonings and ingredients of Chinese cuisine, caught of guard, he can find it almost repulsive.

We are all different and unique, it comes up in our daily lives all the time.

Why do we have such issues with it, when it is on a grander scale.

Did you know that garlic is a good remedy to stop a persistent cough..

I admit when told of this, I was not really a believer.

I had a cough that wouldn’t go away.  A friend said, “hey you gotta try garlic!” He told me to make a piece of dry toast, and put a fresh piece of garlic on it and eat it.  Nothing else, only the crushed garlic and the dry toast.  Unable to sleep because of the cough, I got up and out of sheer frustration with my situation, I made a piece of toast, minced the garlic with one wop of my  palm on the cleaver… and … put it on the dry toast….. bit into the garlic and toast.

I had never eaten (to my knowledge) raw garlic (except the stems in a salad) talk about instant reaction in my mouth.  It is strong, potent, and for good measure I’ll say again, strong.  I persisted and ate it all…………. the cough went away.  I think my beloved husband was ready to go too, the dogs didn’t mind, but even I held my breath…   the moment passed, and so did the coughing.

You just never know until you try something.

 

PL Precept # 18 – Each Moment Is a Turning Point

Namaste      –      Oyashikiri

 

 

 

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