|The wind is gusty, the squall lines still bring us rain... but we also have times of clear blue skies and bright sunshine. I'm CELEBRATING!!! WoooHooo!!|
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
|I knew the lot was low in spots, but I'd forgotten how low! This is why there is a layer of limestone out there. Its all washed in from the road fill. It seems that Tropical Storm Debby is going to help me in rethinking my plans.|
|The sycamore is on that little bit of a rise on the north end.|
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Well, technically it isn't until 7:09 p.m. EDT. But what the heck... HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!!!! The Wheel of the Year keeps on turning. The sun arose for its longest day. Lets celebrate! Come to think of it, lets celebrate EVERY day! That would make Life a lot more fun, wouldn't it? Wake up every morning and actually look forward to the new day...... or at least, a part of that day. Find something worth celebrating. Like BREATHING! Or being able to SEE the sunrise! HEAR the birds chirping! FEEL the breeze on your face! Wonderful things like that! What about sitting down and eating a meal? How thankful are you for that awesome thing? Some folks don't get to celebrate that very often. Be Thankful for your Life and then send good and positive energy out to the whole planet! Thats a great way to celebrate. Be Joyful! Be Radiant! Everyday. Then SHARE it with the world. Have a great Summer everybody!!!
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
I don't usually recommend things like this, but I've enjoyed this CD so very much. I'll include a warning: Be Joyful At Your Own Risk. Because this really lifts the energy up!!! You might find yourself humming along, or bobbing your head to the beat. Even dancing in the kitchen!
Joyful devotion always transcends any differences. Whether it be religious, cultural or whatever.... all paths lead to the One.
Flow of Grace consists of two CD's. The first has several versions of the Hanuman Chalisa, the second is a pronunciation guide. Its good to listen to that first, as recommended by Krishna Das. Because the chants WILL be running softly through your brain after you listen to them. chuckle
Now I'm going to quote something that Krishna Das wrote directly from the accompanying booklet. No, I don't have permission! But I feel that these three paragraphs say IT ALL, and I wish to share this with everyone.
"It was through reading the Ramacharitamanasa and chanting the Hanuman Chalisa that I began to understand the subtlety and power of the path of devotion and the sublime way that love can transform the hardest heart into the heart of a saint. It is love that brings meaning to our lives.The path of love goes right through the middle of every heart.
No one is locked out. No one is turned away. No one is unworthy. The love that lives within each and every being is Bhagavan; it is Ram, Buddha Nature, the Atman, the Self, the One. It is who we are - our own True Nature, radiant and shining like a million suns.
This quality of unlimited inner strength can only be awakened when it is in the service of Love. God is love, and when we align ourselves with that love and act in the service of that love, anything is possible." Krishna Das
Friday, June 15, 2012
Always remember a daily prayer for the World. For Mother Earth and All of her inhabitants. For the air, earth and water to be clean and pure. For all the children to be safe, well cared for, respected and loved. For all the elderly to be safe, well cared for, respected and loved. For everyone and everything that is a part of the Whole to be safe, well cared for, respected and loved. For Peace and Kindness to prevail the world over. Always remember to Give Thanks.... for the blessings that we already have and for the blessings that we ask for. See them as if our prayers have already been made manifest.
Gardener of Light, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
|While trying to clean out another kitchen cupboard, I found one of the boxes had been appropriated by Autumn (who else!) and Ronan had decided to join her.|
|Much to her chagrin!!! Obviously she is greatly displeased.|
|Yep, she REALLY ISN'T VERY HAPPY. AT ALL. |
That is NOT a good thing.
I'm pleased to report that Ronan was not injured in this incident.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
|A little crowded, but everyone seems to get along well regardless of their differences. Quite scenic too!|
|This youngster was hanging out over near the fence. What a cutie!|
|And of course, theres always that ONE GUY in the crowd!! You know the one.|