There is something about the evolution of a tree, and what we have learned about how it grows, the different types of wood, hardness, texture, colour. I am captivated when I walk into a workshop where wood is being worked on/with. I love the many shapes, forms and characteristics of the different species.
In Wakefield the other day, the wood workers shop was not open when we went, but I got to explore his outdoor work space. Wood everywhere, it was a mini paradise.
I know that pictures are not the same as being there, but I’m sure for those of you who love this kind of “setting” as much I do… you can almost smell the wooden wonder of the place. In the back of this property is a babbling brook. YES I not only got a visual “high” I had the ambience of the running water and clear blue skies. YuppeeDoooo!!!!
We all have different ways of feeling and thinking. Let’s always accept others differences and respect one another. Remember that “different strokes for different folks” is the key to having harmonious relationships with the people around us.
Perfect Liberty 2014.13
Thank YOU for sharing my journey, allowing me into your lives, I truly do appreciate you, and for sure, I love all the comments and feedback.
The back of the stump appealed to me the most. I walked around several times, taking my time, wanting to experience every dimension of what I was seeing. It sat on a vacant lot that had been for sale, I saw a sold sign on the real estate sign I hope that doesn’t mean that the stump will disappear.
I hope in clicking on it, you can see how much darker the backside is. Does it look like man had a hand in shaping it.. or was it cut down, and then left for nature to do her thing. ???
There are times in life when I think I feel like that stump. I have no reason for being where I am, except it is where I have ended up… and while life goes on around me.. my physical appearance changes, but inside, I’m like a piece of wood. 1000 stories to tell, and no way to have them heard.
I pulled out a calendar .. like I would the I Ching, closed my eyes and flipped to a page.
Always live with a kind and generous heart. Show love and embrace others’ good points, and be willing to overlook their faults. One who has a generous heart can live a fulfilled life.
Perfect Liberty 2012.17
Thunder and tornado warnings here.. gosh.. excitement never ends. Make the twilight hours count… re-energize… absorb the silver moonbeams as they criss cross the skies. the galaxy is alive…
Be Thankful at the beginning and end of each day. Each and everyone of your actions can inspire peace within your family your community and the world around you. This peace will eventually help lead to World Peace.
Good morning everyone, let me begin by apologizing, I got many e-mails yesterday, it seems there was no link to my second post yesterday. I have since added it, and here is is for those of you who looked and couldn’t find it. https://dymoonadventures.wordpress.com/
Being considerate of others is just as important as what works for you. Always be mindful of the situation s of othersk not just your own. To have a good relationship with those around you, always think of what is important to them too
Perfect Liberty 2019,14
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
please allow me one more..
La meilleure maniere d;aider un ami est de lui faire savoir qu’il peut compter sur nous en toute confiance
While walking the grounds at parc Omega, we came across this bench. I didn’t have time to meditate on it too much at the time, so I grabbed a photo. Looking at the photo I wonder why I took it at such an angle when perhaps doing it another way would have been “prettier”.. ie. no picnic bench or tent in the background.
It is the bench I wanted .. why because of the detail and the craftsmanship. There were many carvings, for sure I will return to see them all again. I wondered how many artists had been employed, I know what a connection I get to a piece when working with wood. I an NOT good at it, but I love handling and getting to know the piece that I am working on. Over the years, I have realized that I prefer instant gratification .. i.e. I work with acrylics and not oils. The medium suits my temperament and style of expression.
Wood has a rhythm of dance that requires a different focus and attention. My tools are still waiting, some within reach, and always somewhere is apiece of wood… patiently waiting.
Things that happen to us all have meaning. Everything that happens to us, happens for a reason. Each and every occurrence is a chance for you to improve yourself.
Perfect Liberty 24,2019
Remember this piece, I found it while walking that day. I badly wanted to bring it home, my friends, encouraged me to leave it in its resting place. I did, I knew that it was my passion for collecting that was”itching”.. but a captured memory,, will make do. The little woodland charmer, will be there for someone else to enjoy.
We all see the world through our personal lenses, whatever you discover, and decide to do.. make it worthwhile. Everything in life has meaning!
The beauty of wood. Too big to pick up and hug, I was smitten with this piece.
There is something about wood, that even though it is hard to the touch, I feel its strength yet, somehow it radiates to me warmth and vitality. I would have spent more time just absorbing the story lines in each piece, however, time did not permit.
Had someone been around to ask I would have eagerly asked about the now “dismantled” tree.. I knew I could not bring any piece no matter how small home. Thank goodness for my Huawei.
Victoria Day long week-end here. Enjoy the extra day off, importantly “take time for YOU” . Sunday service at 10 a.m.
If you have not done so yet, mark your calendars, service on the 29th May is at 7:pm
My table .. finally it is home, arrived last night. There was no sunlight this morning to show off its beauty, but hopefully you will get the idea. I am thrilled at the prospect of the many new memories that will be inspired from this slice of nature.
There are opportunities in and around every corner. =^_^= big smile and happy face
Tomorrow the 29th. PL Calendar Be Cheerful and Easygoing
Everything has a way of turning out alright in the end. Relax and always try to think positively.
Good morning everyone.. thinking to be smart, I thought I would take a picture of nothing (* wink) =^_*= I believe that nothing is always something.
Aim at the sky. darn, even when I thought it was open space.. look, its sky with different hues of blue. look even the sun peaked in.
hmmm nothing on the door, let’s take a picture of nothing there.
evades me again, Nothing is the door!
OK, I spun around quickly and shot Nothing behind me..
Can you see Nothing…
Nope, concrete, wood and vegetation. Nothing is always SOMETHING.
So, next time someone asks you, “what are you doing” and you say “NOTHING” ………………………. or when you are asked, what are you thinking, and you reply “NOTHING” ………………………. what are you saying, what do you mean?
TAOIST Life is Art (Perfect Liberty precept #1)
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The only constant in life is change. I am grounded in the reality of Living.
This is true, in all worlds. RL or virtual. I am me and only me.