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green everywhere

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I am blown away by some of the photographs that fellow bloggers post.  There are several who capture the most amazing pictures of flowers, not just the flower, but their artist reproduction of it as they see it through their lens is very interesting.

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Living in the city, right next to the downtown core, the object of our landscaping when we bought, was to allow nature to grow and give us a bit of country in our own private space.  Perennials were fine while the trees and shrubs were growing, but as the bones of the garden grew, the perennials soon lost their place in the sun. Add two active dogs to the mix, and…  …. we now enjoy the serenity of an escape from the concrete and buildings around us, but have lost the colour of the annuals and perennials.

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This is only the beginning of June.  The garden is only beginning its journey into the growing seasons.  So when I say “Wow, amazing” to my wonderful blogger pals, it is because I’m totally enjoying life through your photography and stories.  Thank you.

Life is gray without friends, my world is full of colour, I am truly blessed.

Namaste      –       Oyashikiri

PL Precept #1      Life is Art

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Wordless Wednesday =sunshine yellows and….

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So pretty, so bright, little dandelion

you are the Bee’s delight


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no matter where you grow, 

your golden glow

will beckon

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and of course, euphorbia polychroma

the dense tuft of surprisingly green leaves

and lovely bright yellow bracts

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reaching for the skies 

the magnolia tree is preparing to shine

in a day or two

these delicate  fuchsia buds will open

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the deep defined leaves of the ivy 

have started their climb

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soon the buddha will be covered

not smothered,

but dressed in a living cloak or vest

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next to the corkscrew hazel

this Amur maple has

started to protest the long winter

and is showing her strong desire

to break free and thrive again

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all around

new growth abounds

the ground has come alive

and so my dears, have I

for like the seasons

each day is a new beginning

as the bees stir and begin their quests

the delicious dandelions

awaits their visit

Yay another day has begun

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Namaste      –      Oyashikiri

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Earth Day!

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Hello………….celebrate Earth Day

do we not do this every day ?

there obviously is a need to make everyone aware

that we need to appreciate and take care

of the world that we live in

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it worked for me today

a reminder is always a positive reinforcement

we often forget when we simply go about our day

not always taking care of how we throw our waste away

please, let us all concentrate

more on saving the planet

not just today

but always

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namaste     –      oyashikiri

PL  Precept #7    Everything Exists in Relativity

just a little farther

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There are times when you travel down a back road,  that the country side beckons to travel just a little further, and even lures you down a long forgotten,overgrown dirt road.  Just enough width for you to slowly inch your way, so that the brush doesn’t leave a trail on the side of the vehicle, and your muffler if you are lucky, will make it intact, till you find a place to turn around.

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You see signs of previous activities, but little else, the farther you go, the land opens up, and you see nature the way it is intended to be enjoyed. No parking lots, and fast food shacks, just the outdoors.

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We were able to find a place to park off the single road we’d been on, and made the time to climb the embankment and sit a spell..  The dogs loved it, even though they had to dive, they swam and played, enjoying the freedom of being in that space and time, just as we did.  What is it about the human race that we all want to travel to foreign lands, and only feel that we’ve been on a holiday, if we fight the traffic to the airport, wait in airport lobbies, and sit like sardines in metal contraptions that fly us through congested skies.  To arrive in an exotic place that isn’t home, (to us) rush around to try to see everything there is to see, then tired and over spent, we head home.  Back into the crowded airports, stand in line to go through customs, maybe even be detained.  Then on arrival back home, we still have to get to our homes.. only to be faced with a pile of mail we have to deal with, maybe a good night’s sleep, and then we are back at work, dealing with the backlog of “stuff” that was what we wanted to escape with our well-earned holiday.

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When really, not very far from where you live now, just by driving off the main roads. you will find a wonderland, that is pure, unpopulated by commerce and just a little farther, down the road waiting to be discovered.

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Every time we venture off the tedious road of routine, we allow our “selves” to really holiday.  A holiday is when we re-energize, re-group, reconnect with the person we are.  Nature is the only true balm for the “soul”

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Namaste      –      Oyashikiri

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Pictures were taken in the Province of Quebec, near Rubert and Lac Peche

 

 

somethings simply are

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one day, it simply happened

I looked up and there you were

obviously you had been there before

but .. somehow.. I missed seeing you there

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nature has a way of reclaiming

what man has tried to take away

there is no tomorrow or yesterday

only today

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one day you wake and find the floral essence of the bloom

enjoy it while it comes alive

for all too soon, the flower fades

to shrivel and begin its journey

to another space and time

no, not into  the gloom

it has come, lived, and gone

no more  no less

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I am a tree

grow with me

Q

Namaste      –      Oyashikiri

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determination

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In life when we begin a new project, or decide to make a major change in our lives, usually the first step, is a germ of a seed is planted, it takes root and then begins to grow. With some people the idea may lie dormant for some time before they actually decide to move forward.  Then again, some may begin the process but get side tracked and the idea is left to grow on its own, without any further input from the originator.

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When we don’t take a firm stand or move forward with a determination to see the project through, results are often not what we expected or anticipated.

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Some roots show such determination they will grow with each passing moment, slowing inching their way to the light of day and will use any way/method available to them to do so.

When we try to suppress a desire or passion that needs expression, especially one that is a lesson in life we have to learn or face… …. …. the force of nature will prevail.

There are times when we see a perfection …. however the perception, might not necessarily be consonant with reality, in moments of grace (enriching time in  inner development and self-expression)…  those involved in creative and artistic endeavors will find their “work” very satisfying.  For it will appear to be divinely inspired and when such moments happen, relish them, enjoy the moment, then flow with the changes…. let go, let it change to what it will be…

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Namaste     –     Oyashikiri

awesome

May your day be blessed with peace and happiness!

Forever, Always

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what will be….

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what will be… will be…

the smallest seed

will grow the strongest tree

we can plan

we can scheme

we can have our dreams

in the end 

no matter what we intend

ALL is Heaven sent

and what will be

will BE

Q

Namaste     –     Oyashikiri

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