Rustic charm in a big château built along the Ottawa River on the Quebec side. I meant to go back and take a picture of the main door under the covered driveway that protects passengers as they arrive and drop off their luggage etc. but forgot, it had been cloudy with rain, and there were times it was just too dreary. Not to mention busy with people arriving and leaving.
It was a seasonal late February day, the huge majestic stone fireplace was beckoning visitors to sit around the lounging area, and relax. I enjoy the crackling of a roaring fire, the area was lit in such way that the dancing flames were merrily putting on a mesmerizing show for all of us who had succumbed to its many charms. Huge, the fireplace had huge openings in different direction, so that no matter where you were seated, you could enjoy basking in its glow.
With that pleasant memory firmly planted in my noggin, I’ll head out into the colder brisk air of March 2nd. and run errands.
Thank you to all my wonderful friends, near and far…. for your kind words and support, you are rays of sunlight in my world. Your caring warms my heart, I appreciate each and every one of you.
Good Morning, bonjour, Bom dia… where ever you are, I am wishing you a “brilliant/sun” filled day! With or without sunshine. Make it a happy day, a productive day… most important … balance your day… make time to play.
Pl Precept # 20 Live maintaining equilibrium between mind and matter.
There are times, when we are simply on a road, going nowhere in particular, just going. Sometimes roads are long and winding, other times, they simply are a cleared piece of land that cuts through a woodland, hillside, or acres of farmed land. Before it was the norm to have air conditioning in a car, we would drive with the windows open, experiencing the highs and lows of the ambience around us. Our senses were alert to all the world around us, including the dust that swirled around the car on hot lazy days, pebbles hitting the side of the car, the manure in the fields. We were bombarded with a myriad of sights,sounds and smells. We looked around more, we took in everything around us.
We took the tracks that led to places that were simply “lost in time”… When we stopped the world came alive with different sounds, and the blissful renderings of a countryside alive with the sounds of nature gave us a rhapsody of “quiet”
PL PRECEPT # 7 Everything Exists in Relativity
Fun, we walk =^_^=
Namaste – Oyashikiri
pictures taken rural Quebec-by Q
some doors are invisible,
but they are there non-the-less
Namaste – Oyashikiri
Finding a cabin near a stream
taken near Wakefield,Quebec
A difficult climb yes, it is rated strenuous, the hike itself to get there and do the full trail is 41 miles (65 km) and will take approx. 5, 6 days, depending on how you like to “wander”. It is the Drakensberg the highest mountain range in South Africa. It is not a defined trail, there is a variety of terrain, and sights to see and experience. Cascading rivers, waterfalls, along with some prehistoric drawings..
This was my slice of adventure Sunday, when we drove along the river, and found this quarry. Yes I’d love to climb that chain ladder, the idea is exhilarating, however, at this moment, I was exploring a part of Quebec, and the rocks here.. they drew me like visual candy… It was exhilarating to stand in the cool crisp air, make my way as far as I could into the area and capture the strong character of some of the boulders.
Live in the moment
Enjoy every opportunity that comes your way
So that at the end of the day
you can honestly say
It’s been a great day
I lived it my “way”
the PL “Way”
1st pic. from Buzzfeed