“When one suddenly finds oneself in a swamp up to one’s armpits in alligators, it is difficult to remember the objective was to drain the swamp” on the path least traveled…

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..just letting the heart do the talking while the fingers do the walking while being different, being me… 🙂

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( “I do not do, say or write something to been seen or heard… I do, say or write something because it needed to be done, said or written…” , no nominations please, just sharing thoughts while exploring life 🙂 )..

Last week had sunny skies and temperatures near 80F, a pleasant day were had by all… leaves were making their presence known…

lilac bush

I even ventured out to do some mowing of the lawn, looking something like this (this photo were taken last year)… 🙂

me mowing 2

I have raked the soil and planted the seeds
Now I’ve joined the army that fights the weeds.
For me no flashing saber and sword,
To battle the swiftly marching horde;

With a valiant heart I fight the foe,
My only weapon a trusty hoe.
No martial music to swing me along,
I march to the robin redbreast song.

No stirring anthem of bugle and drum
But the cricket’s chirp and the honey bee’s hum.
No anti-aircraft or siren yell
But there’s Trumpet-creeper and Lily-bell.

With a loving heart and a sturdy hand,
I defend the borders of flower-land;
While high over Larkspur and Leopardsbane,
A butterfly pilots his tiny plane;

But I shall not fear his skillful hand,
My enemy charges only by land.
Would those who lead nations in war and hate
But lay down their guns at some garden gate,
There, bury- their bombs and their bloody deeds,
And join the grand army that’s fighting the weeds.
(Alma B. Eymann )

Hello Diary,

However, tomorrow, a week later I may be venturing outdoors looking like this,,,

ready to venture out

Is it because of the virus one would ask?…. No, it is because of this….

snow

It may look more like Christmas time at the North Pole than springtime on the prairies…. 🙂

Twas the night before Christmas
All quiet around the tree,
Not a creature were stirring
I were dreaming about the lottery.

No stockings were hung with care
I needed them…you know,
They keep my feet warm
While I am out shoveling snow.

Cookies and milk were set out for Santa
Just before I went to bed,
Unfortunately Santa didn’t get a crumb
The mouse ate them instead.

There were only one package
A large envelope under the tree,
It was seasons greetings
From the power company.

But I jumped out of bed
And I shouted with glee,
Why were I happy, one wonders
I woke up on the green side of the grass, you see.
(Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Well, I had better close for now, “Every morning your have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them.” (Author Unknown), so will not let life’s challenges stand in the way and it is on down the path I shall go chasing those dreams… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin” and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

Yes, life’s challenges may make it difficult to venture out
But with technology I can visit places I thought I would never see
So with laptop in hand, I am on the road again
Learning more about the universe…..and me.
(Larry “Dutch” Woller)

11 thoughts on ““When one suddenly finds oneself in a swamp up to one’s armpits in alligators, it is difficult to remember the objective was to drain the swamp” on the path least traveled…

    • Thank you for your visit and your kind words!!.. have managed to dodge the proverbial “bullet” here and mainly a rain event…trade the winter clothes in for a raincoat… 🙂

      Hope all is well in your part of the universe and all your tomorrows are filled with love and happiness… 🙂

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  1. “Would those who lead nations in war and hate
    But lay down their guns at some garden gate,
    There, bury- their bombs and their bloody deeds,
    And join the grand army that’s fighting the weeds.”
    Some weeds are quite lovely, but I have to be careful they don’t take over. What a wonderful world it would be if nations and people shifted priorities to gardening. We could feed everyone and be so much healthier.

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    • Thank you for stopping by and glad you enjoyed your visit!!.. yes, there is a place for all and I have plenty of “weeds”, especially those that flower… 🙂

      Will to Live….
      I think of all things that show a zest
      For life, the dandelion beats the rest.
      The little winged seeds from its white fluff ball
      Settle and grow with no urging at all.
      Settle in most unlikely places
      And soon there’s a crop of dandelion faces.

      They are man’s worst pest, but a child’s playthings.
      Sometimes I wish I had light down wings
      Like a dandelion seed, and could settle at will
      On a velvety lawn or a sun-spread hill,
      And live with the eagerness and zest
      Of the wanton little dandelion pest.
      -MARY TRIPLETT

      Hope all is well with you and yours and all your tomorrows are filled with love and happiness…

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    • Thank you for visiting and kind words!.. the winds haven’t changed… 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May flowers always line your path
      and sunshine light your way,
      May songbirds serenade your
      every step along the way,
      May a rainbow run beside you
      in a sky that’s always blue,
      And may happiness fill your heart
      each day your whole life through.
      May the sun shine all day long
      Everything go right, nothing go wrong
      May those you love bring love back to you
      And may all the wishes you wish come true
      (Irish Saying)

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    • Thank you for visiting and your kind words!!.. you stay safe and well also and may each and every day be filled with happiness!.. 🙂

      Until we meet again..

      May flowers always line your path
      and sunshine light your way,
      May songbirds serenade your
      every step along the way,
      May a rainbow run beside you
      in a sky that’s always blue,
      And may happiness fill your heart
      each day your whole life through.
      May the sun shine all day long
      Everything go right, nothing go wrong
      May those you love bring love back to you
      And may all the wishes you wish come true
      (Irish Saying)

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