Spring, winter, gardening and being different on the path least traveled…

Dear Diary from the path least traveled…

Hello Diary,

Taking a break in the days activities and chasing rainbows to leave some thoughts.. no rainbows outside today I fear.. had a pleasant spring like day yesterday as I was browsing around the yard taking notes in preparation for spring…have had record warm temps and seeing signs of spring with robins, etc


.. also with the backyard plants..


Yesterday had temps in the mid 60’s with a slight breeze, unfortunately woke up this morning (24 hours later) to 28 degrees and this..


Horrors!… but it is still winter… 🙂 …. though still thinking spring, have plenty of used flower pots so recycling them into onion pots…


Going to try to grow green onions in them..with climate change, weather, etc becoming difficult to grow in the ground so will put in the pots and will be easier to maintain..


I can move the pots around and easier to take care of…so that is my brief bit of gardening for the moment… will spend the rest of the weekend preparing for next week (a warm up forecasted.. 🙂 ), have my annual appointment at the VA Wednesday but that shouldn’t take long…feeling pretty good at the moment, on a healthy food diet, exercising in the morning and then doing Tai Chi in the afternoon before calling it a day.. also have my meditation that I do and part of that is my paint by numbers…


Listen to some quiet music while relaxing and adding some paint…got me a large clamp on magnifying glass for some of those numbers… 🙂

Well, I had better close for now and get on with the day, enjoy every second of it.. gave Bree a animal cracker a short while ago and she is now trying to find a place to “stash” it……


she has them all over the house and she remembers where they are when she wants one…. 🙂 will leave some thoughts in the form of quotes as I go…

“We sometimes must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” Jim Rohn

“Many people die at age 25 but aren’t buried until they are 75.” Benjamin Franklin

Watching the news today, it is sad how many mortals have their spirits shackled to a given ideology… unlike Bree and I, which makes us “different” and therefore enjoying life..

I Believe I’d Like To Be Different Instead…

And why do I wish to be different, you may ask,
The freedom to choose, to explore, to learn a lot,
Dictated to by a prophet chained to a myth…. NOT
Maybe so everyone can shout and point at me and Bree,
And say, “Hey, they’re different”, don’t you see.

My mind is clear and open, gathering knowledge every day
My spirit is young, adventuresome and floating free,
Not confined by those social chains, no box, no mold for me
I am what I am, I am me, what I wish to be,
So that makes me different, don’t you see.

Many a way Bree is like me, a match pair we are, two of a kind
Sails set full, safe harbor fading in the distance, a faint glow to eye and mind,
So with a pocket full of memories, on the horizon are our dreams
On down the path least traveled we will venture, me and little Bree,
Why the path least traveled?..Well, we’re different, don’t you see.
(Penned by Larry “Dutch” Woller 6-22-2010)

That being said, it is on down the path we will travel but shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise….

And speaking of today’s chaotic world, I agree with Ms. Streisand for us who are different..

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