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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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staying connected

calendar 26you have heard the expression ‘pretty as a picture’  this sure appealed to me, when I saw it on our Japanese calendar I took a photo and used it for one of my blogs

That was a while ago, and today if you ask me what it says…. I have no idea… I would have at the time because someone would have translated it for me.

Yesterday, during service, while everyone was taking in the moment, I felt a  ~current of change~ while I still was aware of all that was going on and being said, a part of me-disassociated.  I don’t know how else to describe it.  It was much like revisiting the above picture, knowing it, knowing I liked the sentiment, but what it was escaping saying me.

Usually I would have shared this with members, but for some unknown reason (to me) then, and still now, I fell silent.  That silence stayed with me for over an hour.  I interacted yes, but that niggling feeling remained, disappearing only after I got home.

It  like being connected and being disconnected at the same time.

PL Precept #18  Each moment is a turning point

PL Precept #7  Everything exists in relativity

Another day is before me, bom dia, uma maravilhosa quinta feira to everyone!

Oyashikiri

the picture was day 26 but of what year?

 

 

 

 

 

I saw today

visions that danced before my eyes

flowers PA7simple beauty that caused my mind to stray

Every day  we have the chance to see an array of colours, that really do take the breath away.  Yet, somehow we fail to let the quiet impressions of calm, take hold and keep us in a serene state for the rest of the day. Instead we are affected by the sometimes negative incidents that pop up to distract and cause us to stumble or hobble.

It is at such times that I am reminded  how priceless good friends are.  A kind word, a gentle nudge towards a happier experience. little steps can go a long way.  Rain may fall, but the sunshine will always return. Always.

and so, the hours passed the mind tired of wandering down rocky pathways, and returned to wander blissfully towards the captivating land of dreams.  The flowers still smiled and waved from their happy beds, only this time their cheerfulness stayed to lead the way.  Sleep will come and tomorrow will be another day.

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I loved the gummies, anyone care to translate…   (when I figure out this bilingual keyboard I will know how to do a question mark )

Oyashikiri

PL Precept #16  Each moment is a turning point

 

the pie (I was the witness)

 

Bonnie pie caught on filmThis is a piece of pie (she said)

let me explain,

it is my second piece of pie (she said)

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fresh baked, rhubarb & strawberry crumble

a dab of whipped cream

teamed with a fresh pot of tea

not a dream, no

I really intend to eat the whole thing

Yes, that is what she said….

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I did it! I did it!

So pleased was she, not a crumb was to be seen

that was one dessert

that made an impact

for now it is a fact

she willingly ate

a second piece of pie

that is no lie

you know who you are!!!!!

you ate 2 pieces of pie.

 

PL Calendar day 6

Your joy will increase, Once you make up your mind

If you’re going to do it.  Do it with determination.  your resolve will create good rhythm.

*** my friend made up her mind, she would have a second piece of pie.  She did it.  We had a jolly time, the calorie count was of no mind.  They will be counted another time.  =^_^= *****

Perth Tea Room on the main street.

dreams

f4af79db6c796300f3bc58ba0f756dfcThe last few nights I have had the strangest dreams..  Well .. really if I think about it, they are not all that strange, the themes in most of my dreams are multi-coloured and always, I seem to be drifting from one “act” to another…usually I’m in the same locations, but the back drops are different.  Players change in appearances but in the long and short of it all, they bear similar personalities to the actors I’ve interacted with in the past.

I found this picture in my files, and thought it appropriate for this post.  The colours are cheerful, however there is something about the picture that although I like various aspects of it.. For me, the total doesn’t really pull together properly.  And that, dear reader, is what I am “feeling” this morning.  My dream, my recollection, the moment, etc. is OK, but there is a BUT.

Ever happen to you, can you relate.  It is Tuesday after all, not Thursdays when I usually like to participate in Norm’s Thursday doors. link to Thursday Doors

What else to do but go forward with the day and see what transpires. Exciting eh~!

PL Precept # 18  Each moment is a Turning Point

Oyashikiri

day 20

for stephen

Day 20  PL Calendar

You are YOU, Others are Others

You have your own way of doing things, and others have their way of doing things.  Don’t worry about what other people will say.  Simply take care of the task at hand.


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And that is the reality.  That is just the way  it is.  Our experiences, our past shapes our future….  Make each moment count.  Live each day with new “eyes” … be open to new experiences, choices, we all have them…

Tomorrow is the 21st  For members of Perfect Liberty, we celebrate with a Thanksgiving Service.  We give thanks and show our appreciation for the blessings of the past month, while sincerely renewing our determination to follow and practice the Precepts and Principles of PL.

Mother passed 3.6.17

Oyashikiri

 

PL Precept #21    Live in Perfect Liberty

 

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Day 30   PL Calendar

USE YOUR RESULTS TO MAKE THE NEXT TIME EVEN BETTER

Whether things turn out perfectly or not, the important thing is to take what you’ve learned and apply it the next time.

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Standing under the branches of the towering trees

looking out, to my left and then  my right

shades of green everywhere, bright sunlight dancing through

outstretched limbs that reach for the sky, in prayer

how can I cry, it is

so peaceful, so serene

alone with my thoughts,  surrounded by nature’s embrace

life is full, it is plentiful, it is full of grace

a child of the Universe, I am, ONE with GOD

Oyashikiri

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