It’s time to say bye on the path least traveled…

Dear Diary Page 96..

Hello Diary…

Finished supper some time ago, dishes taken care of and have been setting here since, contemplating things to do for the tomorrows coming while listening to Andre Rieu… there is much to do to prepare for winter as well as living life chasing rainbows and occasionally wishing on a star as us dreamers do.. believe that Jimmy Cricket said it best.. 🙂

That being said, have made a decision concerning blogging and Facebook… as I will be busy with life, there will be little, if any, time to blog or visit Facebook so shall stop for now and perhaps shall return again one day in 2017…as for Facebook, seeing as how I had left it alone in the past only to have security issues and I am not a big fan of Facebook and Faebook has changed and not for the better, I will post this today and then close my Facebook account in one week on Labor Day…

Before I go, shall leave a few thoughts.. the tropical weather may end soon and preparing for winter will start.. but that will be after Labor Day until then indoor tasks and getting ready for the holiday.. will have a tradition here, ham and beans, Polish Keilbasa and Scottish eggs on Labor day..

ham, beans and scottish eggs

Also have my paints, colors and adult coloring books, etc at the ready..

painting and color

And my drawing table, can draw and leave as is or paint/color my work.

draw3

This is a view out the window of my painting/coloring table of some of the garden and looking to the east can see the prairie of Illinois…

garden view

Will be making it point to have some quality time relaxing while contemplating tomorrows…and Labor Day means that fall is not far away and reminds me of a poem I wrote;

I set here with my coffee
And watch the leaves a fallin’
It’s becoming clear that one day soon
Jack Frost will come a callin’

Most of my bird friends have went south
In the southern warmth they’ll stay
But I’ll not shed a tear in sorrow
For they’ll be back again some day

All us creatures that are staying behind
To deal with the cold and snow
Are getting our house in order
And waiting for winter’s blow

The squirrels are gathering leaves and such
To insulate their winters nest
The possum is checking every nook and cranny
To find a place for his winters rest

The bee’s are picking up the pace
Gathering nectar with the morning sun
Storing winter food for the hive
Before their work on earth is done

A spider spinning it’s web of silk
I watched as it grew and grew
Soon to become natures work of art
With tomorrow’s early morning dew

This poem could go on and on and on
But alas, I have things to do
For, like it or not, don’t you see
I need to get ready for winter too.
(Larry “Dutch” Woller, 10/14/2007)

Life, and Facebook, seems to be full of critics, those who “talk the talk” but rarely “walk the walk” and to those I have this quote;

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, the man who at best knows achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

And a couple quotes to contemplate…

“Life is one’s house, of what one will become, the accumulation of one’s efforts and takes time to build..everyday is a stone for the foundation of that house and part of the whole…don’t lose any sleep over stones that have been put in place, for they are now a memory, instead look forward and concentrate on what the house will finally become“.. Author Unknown

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover, acquire new friends and gain knowledge of yourself and the world.” Mark Twain

And that being said, a message for everyone..

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

It has been a great adventure but on down the path least traveled Bree and I must go, anxiously waiting to see what is around the bend on the path..perhaps return one day next year, Fate willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

Until then, Bree and I bid everyone adieu and…

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