Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..
“He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery”. -Harold Wilson
“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” -C.S. Lewis
“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” Jim Rohn
“If you don’t know where you’re going, you may miss it when you get there”
― Kathleen Long, Chasing Rainbows
Another Amazon type day, hot and humid, with the possibility of more rain later… summer on the prairies… 🙂 prepared for it today, doing indoor tasks whiles staying cool… thought I would take a break from those tasks and leave a few thoughts.. one of the tasks I finished today were backing up the PC… saved the system to a 32GB Kingston drive…
I do this every 1-2 years (only takes a few minutes using Windows Transfer) and then should something go awry, I have all my data saved for future use… clever, eh?… 🙂
Having a somewhat summer doldrums here, outdoor activities have slowed down a bit… most of the larger birds have gone north, some have ended their journey and have stared back south…. which leaves more freedom at the feeders and birdbaths for the little sparrow… and with the heat and humidity and no big birds around, they decided to have a pool party… 🙂
Of course, the plants like the warm and the humidity and the hibiscus started their display in earnest, here are some of the white hibiscus….
Have some red also but they have just started to bloom… the water lilies have started to bloom also… here is a white lily…
Here is one that is a off red…..
Like the rest of my “not so secret” garden, each is special, different and a part of the whole…. I penned a few thoughts about my “not so secret” garden… 🙂
A Not So Secret Garden
I live in a not so secret garden
Along the path least traveled,
Quite unlike the other world
A world that has become unraveled.
A garden of peace and harmony
Being different does not matter here,
All creatures, big and small, living together
Unlike the other world, they do not live in fear.
Together we live the hand that Fate has dealt us
Not sure, or dwell, on our final destiny,
But live to enjoy the moment, the hour, the day
That is what life is about, don’t you see.
So into the not so secret garden I will venture
Along the path least traveled,
To find peace, love, understanding, to follow one’s dreams
Unlike the other world unraveled.
(Larry “Dutch” Woller 6-23-2016)
Of course, being independent, not shackled by any ideology, we make our own choices here on the path, I believe Vee Bdosa says it well…
I’ll be what I must be, in spite of me
as life won’t always give the things I choose
and so I have to make what has to be
into the things my life and I can use.
All roads don’t lead to Rome, as it’s been said,
but some to Paris, and a little fun,
so I will change the path where I would dread
to go to where I choose, when I am done.
I’ll not be forced into a better scheme
if I can’t see the end result my way
if it’s not part of what my heart can dream
it never will come to the light of day.
All things can change, if I have any voice
in what they are, and I will make the choice.
(Vee Bdosa 2014)
Well I had better close for now for the path is calling… there are choices to be made, dreams to contemplate and a adventure under every stone unturned… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise….. 🙂
As with the hills, here on the path there is the sound of music…. 🙂
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Plato