Veggie soup and bare necessities on the path least traveled…

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..

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(No nominations please, just sharing thoughts while exploring life 🙂 ).

“No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!”
― C. JoyBell C.

“Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.” B. R. Ambedkar

“Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail. “ Robert Motherwell

Hello Diary,

It is Tuesday morning, near middle of the week and a fall morning it is… weekend were more like winter with gale winds, but we survived and moving on…experimenting with some things today, thought I would stop and pop in and leave some thoughts… as I said, it is fall and the leaves are coming down in earnest… when most of the leaves have fallen, I will blow them up against the fence…

outside fence

The leaves will protect the plants through the winter and come next spring I will put the leaves inside the fence and scatter…

inside fence

The backyard will take on the appearance of a forest and the leaves will deal with weeds, etc and used by various creatures for food, shelter, nests… no burning of leaves so no smoke pollution of the air and the neighbors will not have to deal with the smoke.. a win for everyone, clever eh?.. 🙂

While outdoor activities may be coming to a close, planting still is occurring indoors… did errands over the weekend and purchased two sweet potatoes…

sweetpotato 1

I set them in water to take root and once that happens I will put them in pots much like the one in the utility room..

sweetpotato 2

And like the one in the hallway (the vine is near 5 feet long)…

s potato 1

The plants will last for some time, add a little greenery to the home and freshen up the atmosphere a bit… fall also means the time of year for soup… purchased some ingredients the weekend for vegetable soup..

veggie soup

Makes 8 servings.. I slow cooked in the crockpot and then put in zip-loc bags and in the freezer…

Getting away from the path for a time, I browsed the news and see that the world loves to use labels for a being instead of accepting them as they are… I cannot put a label on myself because by being open minded and open heart, I am far to complicated for labels, would have to change labels before the ink is dry… 🙂 and because no other being (real or imagined) thinks, acts or looks like me, I cannot use “me” as a guide to judge another… and because I am open minded, I accept beings as they are, think and believe anyway… soooooooooooooo, I guess I will venture down the path “labelless” and “different”… 🙂

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Becoming free is learning about yourself; the scared and the insecure, the brilliant and the bold. Embrace both and the journey is yours and yours alone. No longer are you following another’s directions and your path and purpose will present themselves. Only then might you find another wandering soul doing the same thing, who can walk with you but on their own journey. All of a sudden you might find a shared passion and a wrinkled map on the trail that makes sense.” Riitta Klint

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark, the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” Plato

Life Is Now….

Time flies, and memories fade.
People change and new friendships are made.
Only the true remain forever at our side.
Eventually the disappointment and pain will subside.

It is all about the journey and what has yet to come.
Life is what you make of it; you are what you’ve become.
Life is too short to hold onto regrets.
Forgiveness is key even though you may never forget.

Cherish the good and remove the bad.
Some people don’t realize till it’s gone what they’ve had.
Moving on is a way of life.
There will always be obstacles, pain, and strife.

You must believe that you are strong enough to fight.
You have to believe in yourself to do what is right.
Always do for YOU no matter what you do,
Because in the end the only one who has your back is you.

Never be afraid to take a stand,
And always be willing to lend a helping hand.
A little bit goes a long way.
All it takes is a smile to brighten someone’s day.

Your chance to live is now, so what are you waiting for?
The world is yours for the taking and so much more.
Endless possibilities are forever at your disposal.
The chance to live another day is life’s golden proposal.

Never let anyone tear you down,
And never let anyone steal your shine and make you frown.
So will you sit in the shadows and let darkness win again?
Or will you rise up and make the light your friend?
(Hollianne Boucher)

Well, I had better close for now and venture on down the path… have a life to live, adventures to explore and that ever elusive rainbow to chase.. But I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..

Life is too complicated using labels, etc so believe here on the path will stay with the bare necessities.. 🙂

Chorus; Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
Old Mother Nature’s recipes
That bring the bare necessities of life

Wherever I wander
Wherever I roam
I couldn’t be fonder of my big home
The bees are buzzin’ in the tree
To make some honey just for me

When you look under the rocks and plants
And take a glance at the fancy ants
Then maybe try a few
The bare necessities of life will come to you
They’ll come to you!


Now when you pick a pawpaw
Or a prickly pear
And you prick a raw paw
Well, next time beware
Don’t pick the prickly pear by the paw
When you pick a pear
Try to use the claw
But you don’t need to use the claw
When you pick a pair of the big pawpaw
Have I given you a clue?
The bare necessities of life will come to you
They’ll come to you!


So just try and relax, yeah cool it
Fall apart in my backyard
‘Cause let me tell you something little britches
If you act like that bee acts, uh uh
You’re working too hard

And don’t spend your time lookin’ around
For something you want that can’t be found
When you find out you can live without it
And go along not thinkin’ about it
I’ll tell you something true
The bare necessities of life will come to you

8 thoughts on “Veggie soup and bare necessities on the path least traveled…

    • Thank you for visiting and your kind words… your visit brightens up the path a bit and the pleasure is mine, I assure you… yes, Unfortunately it is easy for some to use labels to demonize or ridicule without wishing to understand…..

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