A fine WordPress.com site

Posts tagged ‘travel’

Thursday Doors -Charm

charming door

Nothing says WELCOME more than a door with charm and character.  We pass this darling house every time we visit a town along the St. Lawrence seaway.  This time I couldn’t go by it another time and not capture it to share with you.  This is not a castle door, or a door to a big multi million dollar mansion, this is a door that says, “this is home”

P1000216

Even has the wonderful wide porch that invites a nice long visit, watching the world go by.  We didn’t meet him, but there is a dog with the face of an angel who looked curiously out of the side window at us as we chatted with the owner.  There is a lot to see when you visit the small towns and villages along the seaway.

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

Namaste       –       Oyashikiri

Thursday doors 7.14.16

WP_20130730_014

Windows and doors.  always fascinate, a glimpse, a peek, sometimes it is the door itself that holds our attention.

WP_20130727_010

There is always a hint of mystery, when I see a door that interest me.  I want to peer inside, better yet, I want to step over the threshold and go inside.

WP_20130802_068

I always knew that behind a door would be something new.  No matter how many times I would push open the door, another “happening” would occur.

WP_20130727_009

I will be exploring new dimensions of time in Japan while I am away.  I hope to have more to share with you on my return.  I may or may not get time to post over the next weeks, so know this.  I am going to miss you, each and every one of you who share my world.

may God keep you safe, happy and healthy

may each new day bring joys for you to enjoy

Till soon, I love YOU

Thursday doors 6.23. Japan

20130727_224818

Good morning, thought you might find these doors interest, the whole concept actually.  I have only seen this arrangement in Japan.  They are little toilet areas for children travelling with their parents.  As you can see, the child goes in has his /her privacy (more or less) to attend to his/her business.

20130727_224839

BUT, the child size area, has an observation area for the parent(s).  This way the child is able to have the secure knowledge that the parent or guardian is right there, should they have any problems.

20130727_224823

My thanks to the Reverend and his wife for being obliging models for this  picture  =^_^=    These could have been in the Tokyo airport or the depot for the Bullet train, I’m not remembering this morning.  Suffice to say, it is Japan.

IMG_6711

Namaste       –       Oyashikiri

for more Thursday Doors, Norm 2.0

each moment is a turning point

WP_20130802_038

This is a sign post on the campus grounds of the PL headquarters community near Osaka.  I remember when I saw it, wondering if the construction happening off to the left, was something that would be finished that year, that was 2013.  Japan has been very “present” for the last several days in one way or another.  In particular these everyday signs/objects

WP_20130802_015

Do I know why, no I don’t.  It is as if something is trying to speak to me, so I’ve been searching through pictures and casting out greetings/messages to see if anything “pops” up that says, “hey look here”  So far nothing, just this strong urge /desire to be in Japan.

WP_20130802_044

A visit now, will mean that I will be the only member from Canada going, there will be a few members from the States I’m told, in a gathering of many, we may or may not connect.  I am surprised that I am wanting to go without the “security” of other church members being with me who speak the language and know their way around.  Previous time in Japan  has shown me that English is not a language many people speak or know in Japan.  But.. it seems there is a reason for this present moment, and I will have to practice patience to discover just what this “opportunity” is all about.

PL Precept #19 Begin once you perceive.

Pl Precept # 16  All things progress and develop

IMG_7283

This peaceful and serene place is also on the grounds, day or night, it is tranquil and energizing.  This picture was taken from someone in the party from Spain, I love it.  I am filled with anticipation, yet I still don’t know if I can swing the trip on such short notice.

PL Precept #7  Everything exists in relativity

There comes a time when we have to “let go and let God”

 

Namaste          –            Oyashikiri

Thursday Doors – Cumberland

IMG_20150606_155903510_HDR

some doors open and let us in

here you will see what rural life was like back in the early 1920’s

IMG_20150606_155824299

once inside we see life has it once was

this is a church is part of the Heritage Village retained

to show what life was like

in the 1920’s and 30’s

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

2940 Old Montreal Road

open May 8th – October 30

Wednesday to Sundays

10 am – 5 pm

IMG_20150606_161051493 - Copy

Cumberland is still within the city of Ottawa

obviously outside the city core

If you have never visited Ottawa, there is a lot to see

beside the main attractions.

=^_^=

Where did Saturday go

Hogs back water 1 (6-5-2016 1-02 PM)

In Ottawa, we have an area we call Hogs Back, no, sorry I don’t know why, it has just always been called that.  On one side of the roadway, the water rushes, tumbles and crashes over rocks, the view and the sounds can be very exhilarating.  Yet the park land around it, is tranquil, peaceful and a joy to experience.

P1000063

I found this beauty parked just sitting there while driving down the highway.  Obviously I couldn’t just drive by, I wanted a closer look.  Usually when one is drawn to something, there is a reason, for it.

P1000067The owner was not around, I did enquire, so I couldn’t get a story on this particular car, but I did discover that this car and others that I will use over the while, belong, or are in the charge of a company called  The Sports Car Factory (restoration and fabrication)  how cool is that.  Their address and coordinates will be found at the end of this blog.

P1000068

Old cars/trucks tell a story.  I love finding one, the workmanship, the detail, the lines. they aren’t merely functional, often the car will have its very own story to tell.

P1000084

What we see, is not always the full story, our eyes focus and see what is before them, we will look around us,  and then settle on the view that is most pleasing to us. When I visit Hogs Back, I tend to walk over to the water, I like to gaze down at the swirling mass of water that is travelling at its own pace,  going along with the pull of nature, to wherever it will lead.  I can’t see beyond the upper layers of cascading foam and liquid motion.  But I know it is there, under the water that I see, lies another world, it is there even though I cannot see it.

The same applies to the cars.  In whatever state I find them, I know that their  sum total is only part of what is there.  So why as a human do I often find myself accepting what appears obvious, but in reality is only 1/2 a story, or one of many possibilities.

There you are, Saturday in part, I have so much to assimilate and discover… the  lens captures one second of the day,  the rest will make its way to the top, sometime, somewhere along the way.

It was a great day

it made room for today

=^_^=

namaste      –       oyashikiri

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

The Sports Car Factory  ( john@hallville.com )

10489 Kerrs Ridge Rd, Hallville, Ontario

chop suey Friday

mohawk, just beyond

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.

IMG_1606

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.

IMG_1608

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.

IMG_1609

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

PL Precept # 1     Life is Art

Namaste         –         Oyashikiri

“chop suey” blog 5.22.16

visual lesson jpg

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

Namaste       –       Oyashikiri

——————————————————————————————————————————

IMG_1611

broken pieces of a whole

once full and promising

now all that’s left

are shards of empty memories

Q

————————————————————————————————————————————————

native renaissance 1580

Native Renaissance ll

Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Deseronto, Ontario

Spent a wonderful time exploring the inside of this shop.  Original sculptures, collectibles, jewelry along with music from award winning Thomas B. Maracle.  We were passing through and I didn’t get the time I needed to see everything I wanted to see.  I Understand there is also a recording studio there that I would have liked to explore, and obviously to hear music that has been produced there.  http://www.nativerenaissance.com/

native gift shop

What I did find there, was this wonderful painting that had been done, used for advertising (guessing)  and then left to linger in the elements, I so wanted to rescue it.. but left it for someone else to enjoy and discover.  Instead I took a picture.

IMG_1591

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.  I looked and saw “beauty”… someone else may see nothing at all, but the little otter, swimming along with his friends, the giant turtle and the pesky beaver (?) , left me wanting to know more about their journey, and the man who painted them.

saved image 1592

A journey without an ending?   We will never know.  If you travel that way, say hello.


2 new places you might like to check out if you are out and about…

Asian Buffet and Mongolian Grill

175 Market St. Potsdam, NY 13676  USA

Panda Garden (Chinese,Japanese,Canadian)

All you can eat buffet,  1036 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario  Canada

chop suey = a bit of this and a bit of that

17 mai, May 17

sheep crossing

Yes, today is Tuesday, and we are once again, taking to the roads,

off to somewhere, where we have not been in a while,

and some places, we’ve never been at all.

Ch4Btc_XAAAFqJv

No, we won’t be gone long

just long enough to change the channel in our minds

we don’t really plan, we determine a direction

and a few of the stops we’d like to make

along the way

if it should work out that we

find such a place along the way

motor bike

not just on the 17 of May

but really, any day, should be one of exploration

or discoveries

for honestly, we really do get to explore our boundaries

each and every day

if you always go right

perhaps see what happens when you turn left

it could be as simple as crossing a street

1984 citreon

Till soon then,

we will be back by end of day

I’m off to play

Have a great and happy day!

Namaste          –          Oyashikiri

PL Precept # 21  Live in Perfect Liberty

photos from social media

can anyone tell me what the 3 wheeler is?

a far away place -dreams

20643_1

Situated at the foot of the Sredna Gora Mountain, this property has a good disposition being 30 km away from Stara Zagora – the sixth largest town in Bulgaria. The property is located at the center of a nice and peaceful village, where you can face the beautiful nature and go fishing in the river nearby. One of the most famous winter ski resorts – Pamporovo is disposed 168 km away from the village.

The house consists of two stories, with living area of 90 sq. m., a garage for one car, an outbuilding and a garden vast 504 sq. m.

Ground floor: Here you can find an entrance, two rooms and a bathroom/WC. The house was built from sun-dried bricks and stones, the flooring here is wooden, and the frames of the windows are wooden, too.
First floor: An external staircase leads to it. There is a corridor, two bedrooms and a closet here. The flooring in the corridor and one of the bedrooms is cement, and the other premises have wooden flooring. The walls are made of sun-dried bricks, and the frames of the windows are wooden.

The garden is a small one and planted with box-trees, flowers, fruit trees, trellis vine. There is also a drill, which helps for the irrigation.

The house is in basic condition. It needs refreshment and renovation of the plasters. The property is supplied with electricity, running water /outside and inside/ and it is connected to the main sewerage system. An asphalt road leads to the property; it is accessible in the whole year.

The village itself offers shops, a café, a school, a church, a police station, a health service, a post office, a community center, a library, a kindergarten and regular bus transport to the towns and the villages in the vicinity. The region around is suitable for fishing, hunting, mountaineering and village tourism development. So do not miss the chance to become the new owner of that house.

Read more: http://www.bulgarianproperties.com/Houses_in_Bulgaria/AD20643BG_House_for_sale_near_Stara_Zagora.html?property=545


I don’t know if you can access the website, I hope so … for years now I have been receiving the listings from this company, I saw a documentary one day on some travel station, and fell in love with the rural area of Bulgaria.  The above is so totally foreign to my current lifestyle and how I go about my life, BUT it appeals to something inside of me.

When I read about places to visit and explore, seldom do I see anything about Bulgaria.  In the documentary I saw, men still rode their carts pulled by donkeys through the village, everything seemed so peaceful.

20643_39

Live your life to the fullest.  But never stop dreaming.  Our dreams allow us to travel beyond current boundaries, and offer promise of what lies ahead.

travel slowly, travel light, 

most importantly, travel with God

PL Precept #  11 Always be with God

48724_2

Namaste       –       Oyashikiri

listing is with Bulgarian Properties

photo from second picture is of a different property, it is development land near Veliko Tarnova

Within a short distance from the property there is a bus stop. In the neighborhood you can find a church and a town hall. Additionally, the area provides the following amenities for a pleasant and comfortable living and entertainment: a cafe, a mineral springs, a near architectural reserve, a near cave, a near monastery/monasteries, a near nature reserve, a reservoir/lake and a river. It is also worth-mentioning that there is no heavy industry in a close proximity.

Read more: http://www.bulgarianproperties.com/Development_land_in_Bulgaria/AD48724BG_Development_land_for_sale_near_Veliko_Tarnovo.html?property=545

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: