The following pictures were taken by Dan Larouche, who graciously let me post them so that you all can enjoy a touch of our celebrations for Canada’s 150.
This display has had many visitors over the last couple of months, if you can get to the Ottawa (Canada)
area, I think you will find a lot to enjoy. A photographer’s delight. (Jacques Cartier Park, on the Gatineau side of the river)
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off in the distance,
under the afternoon skies
they saw the same grouping
that they were looking at
just down the path
half covered by vines
they stood rooted on the spot
to be uncovered
Yvette arrived earlier
Clementine was due next week
excitement was building
Rosie promised she would
let them explore her
chest of drawers
they still had no idea
where the music came from
it happened when she was
working in her room,
and now, double statues
3 maidens high above
and 3 maidens on the ground
somewhere there was a clue
quietly no words spoken
walking deeper into the gardens.
neither saw the chest hidden further in
from where they had been standing.
PL Precept # 18 Each moment is a Turning Point
NB * ongoing
When a dream dies
Once a dream
now a memory
PL Precept # 7 Everything exists in Relativity
Each day is a new canvas.. live it to the fullest
There are moments when I am caught up in what I see. We were in a drive through, when suddenly an ordinary moment became one of dimension and depth.
I was drawn into another world, each blade, each stem took on personality of its own. I wanted to capture that moment, and I did. It all took place in probably less than a minute.
PL Precept #19
Begin Once you Perceive
Even now, hours later, when I look at that moment in time, these pictures, speak volumes to me. I want to experience every blade. each leaf, and discover the marvel of the textures in the bark
How awesome. Simplicity, I was inspired, I took action, and I’m blessed now with the happy feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction… Life is good.I so love being part of it. Thank you for sharing the journey with me. =^_^=
Namaste – Oyashikiri
While in Japan, I was struck in all directions by sights and sounds that were new to me. I loved the different signs and huge billboards that we passed while enroute to our final destination. I’m funny that way, I enjoy visual and tactile sensory delights. I can sit for hours watching a Chinese New Year extravaganza on the telly, not understand a word, but be totally captivated by the colours and the sounds of singing, laughter & happiness that come to my ears. This is a sign that intrigued me while I strolled about taking pictures. I had fun thinking of what it could be saying to me.
The scene behind it was one of mystery and natural beauty. Fantasy? Medieval? Science Fiction? it caught my imagination.
In my mind’s eye I could see the vegetation that was so dense and lush, sheltering small animals and perhaps little fairy communities. I was tempted to climb over the fence to explore However, I was not dressed for exploring in thick overgrown vegetation and I had no one nearby that I could ask. It was evening, and the sun was going down, so I listened to my “inner voice” and was content with knowing I had taken a picture of this inspiring view. Today I remember to ask Rev. Eugene for a translation of the sign -” Danger! Do not play here” was what the pretty sign said. It was a warning sign.
The other sign that I liked was No Parking on the Street.
Such an everyday sign. but written in Japanese characters, and to my foreign eyes, it was a pretty picture.
All this to say -enjoy new discoveries, listen to your inner voice, dare to explore, the path will open up when we let go and let “God” Always carry a good dose of common sense in your traveling bag. Never leave home without it. Divine Nature/God is ALWAYS with us. “Even if you don’t have what you need, you will find a way.” Think creatively….. remember Life is ART………………