“The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” (Joel Brown) on the path least traveled..

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“Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of reality is not your reality.” (Shannon L. Alder )… 🙂

I’m just a free spirit
Open mind and heart is  all I’ll ever be,
Don’t need much money
Being rich is not for me.

I have a pocket full of dreams
My fate, has yet to be told,
As I sail from safe harbor
While watching my destiny unfold.

I am not in a “box”
No social chains, you’ll see,
As down the path least traveled
Adventure waits for  me.

Not interested in a “image”
Reality is my forte,
I am who I am, leaving no stone unturned
Exploring life each and every day.

Waking up to a world born free
With creatures in their daily rush,
Pursuing their own destinies
Before sunset brings, the evening hush.

The morning air smells clean and fresh
As I awake, it always brings a smile,
Can hear the sound of a distant train
That will travel many a mile.

Yes...just color me a free spirit
For most social graces I do not fit it seems,
No matter, as I  choose happiness over ideology 
Guided by my heart, as I follow my dreams.
     ( Larry “Dutch” Woller, )

Hello Diary,

All quiet here on the path this morning, just a few of my cricket friends and a ole owl getting ready to greet the sunrise…  🙂

 

 

And every morning my backyard friends and I follow  our dreams being led by our heart because “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly.” (Langston Hughes) ..  🙂

 

 

Here on the path, I have a dream
Of a world in harmony it did seem,
Accepting one as to who they believe and are
Of one’s life’s choices no one did bar.

Being free to climb a mountain, to touch a star
Free to search the universe, where answers are,
Free to venture through life, with open mind
Another’s belief, it did not blind.

Being  free to boldly walk the lands, both far and near
To lives one’s life without suffering or fear,
Not to be accepted by belief, gender or race, you see
But by the love, understanding and knowledge of a spirit born free.

And  children could follow their own dream, you see
Not to be denied by another’s ideology,
To follow the destiny of their own choice
Not to be hindered by another’s voice.

I still live that dream, you know
A dream that began a long time ago,
A dream without end, each and every day
Until the four winds, they all blow away.
                          (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
Yes,  this is my world… 🙂

Not a world of race, color or gender
Nor closed minded ridicule or prejudice...you see,
But a world that respects another’s dream
Of what or who they wish to be.
    (Larry “Dutch” Woller

And welcome to my world… 🙂

Well, I had better close for now, “There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stopped the story.” (Frank Herbert)… the dreams and the heart beckon and on the horizon lies my answers… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

 

 

Until we meet again…  

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
The rains fall soft upon your fields
May green be the grass you walk on
May blue be the skies above you
May pure be the joys that surround you
May true be the hearts that love you.
    (Irish Saying)
And thank you for visiting my world and the memories and no matter time or distance… 🙂

“As my world is in a constant state of change, tomorrow my world will change, my future world will still be a mystery and today’s world will become history and a memory…” (Larry “Dutch” Woller) on the path least traveled…

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Winds of Change…

I watched that heavy door begin to close,
all the while the winds above me rose.
The years whisper and whistle back into my ear,
the memories haunted by sorrows and fear.

With a new day it finally dawned on me,
the past needed locking and I had the key.
Leave it behind, leap and fly away free,
let the winds of change blow and carry me.

Feel them lifting my wings now able to soar,
up to an open sky and caged no more.
Flying so fast to where no hurt can find,
a place of peace now inhabits my mind.

This heart full of courage never ceases to beat,
knowing my history is not destined to repeat.
Clear paths now lead me to a new destination,
for my life, my future and the next generation.
                                  (Kelly Deschler )

Hello Diary,

Had a busy week taking advantage of the pleasant weather outdoors… thought I would have a relaxing day while preparing for possible prairie storms later today, taking some time to stop in and share a few thoughts…  🙂

 

 

Yes, change is in the winds here on the path… if you remember, earlier this summer I had mentioned my backyard choir in full harmony (migratory songbirds, etc..)… 🙂 Well, a short time ago my backyard friends and choir started on their journey to their destiny and the backyard started to become quieter every morning.. also the hours of daylight were changing.. here is my backyard this morning, video taken at the same time as the previous video… 🙂 And with this time of the season and the darkness brings another backyard resident which means one has to be watchful and alert when venturing out in the darkness.. You guessed it, Spidey, the spider is baaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!… 🙂

Sooooooo, believe Mother Nature is leaving subtle hints that perhaps it may be time to start to prepare for Ole Man Winter…  🙂

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)
And what will change bring tomorrow, one wonders… believe only time has the answer… 🙂

Well, for now summer is still here and with it comes the possibility of prairie storms, so will close for now  and get on with the day…“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.”  (Louisa May Alcott)… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…. 🙂

 

 

Until we meet again..

May the love that you give
Always return to you,
That family and friends are many
And always remain true,
May your mind only know peace
No suffering or strife,
May your spirit only know love and happiness
On your journey through life.
     (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others, for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness, and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” (Audrey Hepburn) on the path least traveled…

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“A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” (Leo Buscaglia).. 🙂

A bouquet of flowers from my garden,
Their beauty need not be told,
Their fragrance is soothing and lovely
A pleasant scent for one to behold.

They remind me of you, my friend
Whose beauty from within you, you do share,
Sharing sunshine, understanding and laughter
Sowing the seeds of  love and happiness in the air.

Together, we venture ever forward
Facing life without dread or fear,
Yet  not letting go of the precious past
Holding on to all that is dear,

This bouquet was picked for you
For coming into my world, my friend,
For giving sunshine, laughter, love and happiness
For which I know  will never end.
   ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )

“We may not have it altogether but together we have it all “ (Author Unknown).. 🙂

Hello Diary,

Yes, with today’s challenges and troubled times, one could use a friend from time to time.. “No matter the pain or suffering, it is always better if it’s a burden shared by two, instead of a weight carried by one alone”… (Larry “Dutch” Woller)….. I have posted Adam Clarke in the past, thought with today’s troubles and conflicts, I would post it again…  🙂

 

 

"Portrait of a Friend"

I can't give solutions to all of life's problems, doubts, 
or fears. But I can listen to you, and together we will 
search for answers.

I can't change your past with all it's heartache and pain,
nor the future with its untold stories.
But I can be there now when you need me to care.

I can't keep your feet from stumbling.
I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall.

Your joys, triumphs, successes, and happiness are not mine;
Yet I can share in your laughter.

Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge;
I can only support you, encourage you,
and help you when you ask.

I can't prevent you from falling away from friendship,
from your values, from me.
I can only think of you, talk to you and wait for you.

I can't give you boundaries which I have determined for you,
But I can give you the room to change, room to grow,
room to be yourself.

I can't keep your heart from breaking and hurting,
But I can cry with you and help you pick up the pieces
and put them back in place.

I can't tell you who you are or who you will be
I can only love you and be your friend
                                      (Adam Clarke)

“When a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy the friend by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.” (Author Unknown)….. 🙂

Well, I had better close for now, prepare for a busy week next week, may have a few days of somewhat pleasant weather so hopefully will be able to spend some time in the backyard and gardens… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

 

 

Until we meet again…

May the love that you give
Always return to you,
That family and friends are many
And always remain true,
May your mind only know peace
No suffering or strife,
May your spirit only know love and happiness
On your journey through life.
     (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Adventures lie in the distance, so bow is pointed towards the horizon, sails set full and ship ready to leave the harbor.. care to join me?.. 🙂

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past and present are certain to miss the future.” John F. Kennedy on the path least traveled….

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Changes are in the winds, especially among the choir as it is that time for them to move on to seek their destiny and share their harmony with others… 🙂

 

Hello Diary,

Change is also in the climate, where today it feels more like being in the Amazon… it may not be fit for “man nor beast” but the hibiscus is loving it!!…  🙂

 

But life does go on, so taking the time to do some needed sorting in the home… while doing so came across some items that signified change… in 1998 at Christmas time Wal-Mart had computer packages on sale (Packard Bell tower, monitor and keyboard) so we purchased one, our first entry into cyber space, internet were dial-up over phone line…  I remember the salesman saying it had 10 MG of memory/storage and that would be all we needed… it looked like the PC in the picture…  🙂

 

I still use the speakers…the reason the I had thought of the old computer were when I were sorting, I came across the old printer… 🙂

Now, all it would do were print black and white or color, one could not copy or edit.. it were noisy and if one had to print multiple pages, it would shake and a dance around on the desk… I also found our first laptop.. it were a Dell and it had 124 MG of memory/storage and weighed 15 pounds.. one did not want to carry it around all day… 🙂

And finally, I came across our first mobile phone… it were a Motorola Meteor (sometimes referred to as a “bag phone”… 🙂

One still had to use a dial up to call, connection were sometimes iffy, could only talk and when on the road one kept it charged up by plugging into the cigarette lighter of the auto, technology were still in infancy of sorts, but having a mobile phone was starting to gain interest as peoples daily lives were changing… 🙂

With today's technology, there is hope here on the path that everyone will be able to communicate better world over, have a better understanding of each other and work together in harmony in order to have the planet Earth a better place…  🙂

HOPE IS

Hope is a feather floating in a bright blue sky
Hope is that sparkle that shines in your eyes.
Hope is a butterfly fluttering on the wind
Hope is good times spent with family and friends.

Hope is a newborn baby’s cry
Hope is a Mother’s lullaby.
Hope is the rainbow after a rain
Hope is the harvest of golden grain.

Hope is the light that keeps darkness at bay
Hope is the breeze on a hot summer day.
Hope is ever present and free of cost
Hope is the last thing ever lost.

Hope is staying positive when the going gets tough
Hope is seeking help when you feel you’ve had enough.
Hope is recovery from simmering sorrow
Hope is believing in a brighter tomorrow.
                    (Linda Hotger)

Well, I had better close for now, have more sorting to do.. not to mention dreams to follow… but will return again one day, Fate, and technology, be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

 

Until we meet again, whatever road, path or trail of life you choose to take.. 🙂

May the love that you give
Always return to you,
That family and friends are many
And always remain true,
May your mind only know peace
No suffering or strife,
May your heart and spirit know love and happiness
On your journey through life.
     (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?” ( Mahatma Gandhi) on the path least traveled…

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Here in the not so secret garden, the only weapon used is love… 🙂

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 love, understanding, to follow one’s dreams
Unlike the other  world unraveled.
                       (Larry “Dutch” Woller  )

Hello Diary,

Thought I would stop in briefly and share a few thoughts, have been away from the world of cyberspace for a few days, had some technical issues to deal with, but managed to overcome.. 🙂

While I were away from cyberspace, I saw that the USA were leaving Afghanistan and life there were back in turmoil , little has changed.. 🙂

Another example of elements of the world’s societies unable to reach a middle ground, compromise through understanding and chose, instead, conflict to settle issues.. and in the end, all that were accomplished were sowing the seeds of hate, anger, suffering and despair… 🙂

 

Now, I will be the first to admit that I am not “the sharpest tack in the box”, but I have a suggestion… 🙂

I set here looking at the news
The powers wanted peace they say,
And while they spoke, bombs were dropped
20 children died that day!

What’s wrong with this idea?
Why not give PEACE a try,
Let’s give it a go, everyone
Maybe no more children will die 

Smiles on their faces, while shaking hands
Arms deals for defense would come into play,
A bomb went off in a crowded market
10 children died that day.

What’s wrong with this idea?
Why not give a world with LOVE a try,
Let’s give it a go, everyone
Maybe no more children will die 

 A war to end all wars, they said
Yet to war they always return,
Death, destruction, suffering and pain
Won’t they every learn?

What’s wrong with this idea?
Let’s give UNDERSTANDING a try,
Let’s give it a go, everyone
Maybe no more children will die. 

 Anger versus anger, hate versus hate
Seeds sown by war at home and away,
Starvation , sickness, a mother in tears
More and more children die every day.

What’s wrong with this idea?
Why not give PEACE, LOVE and UNDERSTANDING a try,
Let’s give it a go, everyone
Maybe no more children will die.
( Larry “Dutch” Woller) 

Well, I had better close for now.. prepare for the next weather event, a hot and humid wave coming this weekend… may have to make a few adjustments  but life, and the heart, will go on… I shall return again one day, Fate ( and technology) be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…. 🙂

 

Until we meet again…

May your spirit only know peace
May your heart only know love
May all your dreams come true
May your life’s journey be filled with happiness
And life is all that you wish for it to be….
                       (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” (Louisa May Alcott) on the path least traveled…

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Hello Diary,

Stopping the world briefly to share a few thoughts.. unlike those unfortunate folks on the West Coast, rain (and storms) has been the story here on the prairies.. so it has been a bit hectic venturing outdoors, but not to be beaten.. neither virus, weather or ideologies will prevent us here on the path to follow our dream, to enjoy the day and adventures… 🙂

 

 

For walking, we have our trusty nothing fancy treadmill.. 🙂

And we utilize technology (turning a old pc into a stereo, unable to get online with it)… 🙂

Turn on the music (or I can use the new PC and visit friends), get on the ole treadmill and start walking.. Wonder how long for me to walk around the world, 80 days perhaps?… 🙂 When I am not walking, during unsettled weather like today, helping the weather service help others using technology and not leaving the backyard… so I venture out into the backyard and look on the horizon and I see a cloud formation, with a cloud rising out of the base like a chimney (center of picture)… 🙂

I look in another direction and see a cloud base with one cloud rising in the center (looking like a chimney, and another cloud on either side… 🙂

Those clouds are known as a “towering cumulus” and they indicate a unstable airmass, add to that sunshine, hot temperatures and a bit of wind  and one has  a invitation to thunderstorms.. so if one would happen to be out on a picnic or taking a walk and one would happen to see clouds similar, perhaps one might wish to stay aware of possible changes in the weather, and it could be rapid…  🙂

Again I use technology to gather knowledge “Any piece of knowledge I acquire today has a value at this moment exactly proportioned to my skill to deal with it. Tomorrow, when I know more, I will recall that piece of knowledge and use it better. “ (Mark van Doren )… and send what I have observed to the National Weather Service so they and use that information for any possible watches and warnings…

 

What happens here on the path when one is outdoors and one suddenly hears the rumble of thunder, one would ask… the pace picks up and I believe Yanni says it best… 🙂

Well, I had better close for now… finish the day and prepare for possible storms later… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

 

 

Until we meet again…

May the love that you give
Always return to you,
That family and friends are many
And always remain true,
May your mind only know peace
No suffering or strife,
May your spirit only know love and happiness
On your journey through life.
     (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

“It is not easy to find happiness within ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” (Agnes Repplier ) on the path least traveled…

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Hello Diary,

 

 

It has been a hectic week, dealing with appointments, life’s challenges, weather, etc… may see some more weather later today, so taking this moment to share a few thoughts… difficult to remain positive but positive we are here on the path as we woke up to cloudy and somewhat foggy morning… 🙂

And after a hectic week, decided to make today a relaxing day… believe the furry little knucklehead, the squirrel, is setting the pace for everyone here on the path least traveled.. 🙂

So, with some relaxing music … 🙂 And a spot of wine… 🙂
And perhaps later get out the Kindle.. 🙂

Will enjoy the day and the new adventures, because it will not come again… 🙂

And with the storms, virus, etc. are we happy, one would ask? Yes, indeed because we woke up on the green side of the grass with a heart full of memories and knowing that as long as I have a open mind and follow my heart,  there are more adventures waiting and memories to be made… 🙂

 

Happiness is to have loved
Than have not loved at all,
To share love with another
To always heed one's heart call.

Happiness is to follow one's dream
To be who one wishes to be,
To live one's own life one's own way
Not live the life of another, you see.

Happiness is always waking up on
The green side of the grass,
Even though the day may be stormy
Knowing it too shall pass.

Happiness is knowing another
A understanding, caring friend,
Someone to share life's memories with
A friendship to never end.

Happiness is to pen thoughts
Let the fingers do the walking,
Thoughtful words that come  from within
Because the heart does the talking.

Happiness is knowing when to end a poem
For it is down life’s highway I need to venture,
To gather more memories and thoughts to share
As I live, and enjoy,  tomorrow's new adventure.
                   (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”. (Author Unknown)… 🙂

Sooooooooooooo, with thoughts shared (and a sip of wine), will close for now… will stop the world and get off for a bit… meditate a little, contemplate the tomorrows and what destiny may have instore for me and what adventures I am yet to be a part of… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

 

 

Until we meet again.. 🙂

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” (Declaration of Independence, USA) on the path least traveled…

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Yes, everyone were born equal but it seems there are elements of today’s USA society (and world’s societies) that have either not read those words, do not understand or the words “went in one ear and out the other”….  Not so here on the path as my friends and I have a the same dream as those who penned the Declaration of Independence… 🙂

 

 

We have a dream… 🙂

I peer out my window
Parts of the world, cold  and bleak,
A world of conflict, anger and hate
Mortals are suffering as I speak.

But we have a dream
My friends  and I,
That one day there will be peace
No more mortals will die.

And there will be hope
Of a world filled with love one day,
A wish that could come true
For hope is the last to die…they say.

Not a world of race, color or gender
Nor closed minded ridicule or prejudice...you see,
But a world that respects another’s dream
Of what or who they wish to be.

So I peer out the window
Not with sadness or a tear, 
But a heart filled with hope and a dream
Of a world  of love and peace, not hate and fear.
                         (Larry “Dutch” Woller) 

Hello Diary,

It is a peaceful Sunday morning here on the path and while I ventured out to gather weather data I were serenaded by my backyard friends…. 🙂

 

It is a holiday Sunday here on the prairies but a quiet day planned here on the path, while sipping on a cup of tea… 🙂

And while gazing on the horizon (looking south from my backyard)…. 🙂

Will contemplate the tomorrows… 🙂

A quiet Sunday morning to wake up to
Sitting, gazing out, with a spot of tea,
Contemplating today and my tomorrows
Wondering, what will the future might  be.

A quiet Sunday morning, life is calling
Beckoning on the path, its mysteries many unfold,
Each to explore and treasure
One day to become a memory to behold.

A quiet Sunday morning, birds chirping 
Another day to learn and explore about me.
It is my life.. only I can live it
So will do it my way.. don’t you see.

A quiet Sunday morning, of me being different
Reminding me of words from a song,
Where do I fit in, one would ask
One wonders, where do I belong.

A quiet Sunday morning, here on the path
At the end... on the horizon… lies my rainbow,
It is there my answers lie... the truth is known
Until then, only Fate and destiny will know.

Yes, a  quiet Sunday morning, spirit, body and mind at the ready
To seek that rainbow... perhaps around the next bend,
Once found, I’ll have my answers, destiny known
And that will be the beginning, not the end.
                      ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )

Better close for now.. Tea is ready, Kindle is ready, time to stop the world and get of for a bit, but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

 

 

Until we meet again..

May your spirit only know peace
May your heart only know love
May all your dreams come true
May your life’s journey be filled with happiness
And life is all that you wish for it to be….
                       (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

“The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” ( Joel Brown) on the path least traveled..

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“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly.” (Langston Hughes )… 🙂

Dreams..
There's a place where I go that no one else knows,
Where mysteries abound and excitement grows.
A place out of reach of any man's hands,
Safely secluded in a far away land

Beyond the grasp of those who may plunder
The wealth of its power and its life changing wonder.
I go alone to my secret place, never leaving a trace
For someone to follow and discover my space

Where I keep my secrets, my fears, and my regrets
Away from the world and all of its threats.
It's mine and mine alone!
The only place I can call my own.

I treasure the moments spent in this realm
Where anything is possible and I'm at the helm.
This place I describe is all that it seems ...
It's a magical place I call my dreams.
                                              (John Raines)

Hello Diary, The past few days have been waking up to stormy skies… “red skies in the morning, sailors warning”… 🙂

Have been dealing with rainy and stormy weather and it is beginning to  feel like living in the land of gators and big snakes… but, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”. (Author Unknown)…  🙂

But in spite of life’s “storms”, here on the path we continue to have our dream, a dream of a wonderful world of peace, love and harmony… 🙂

 

A world where… 🙂

Children could follow their own dream, you see
Not to be denied by another’s ideology,
To follow the destiny of their own choice
Not to be hindered by another’s voice.

Not a world of race, color or gender
Nor closed minded ridicule or prejudice...you see,
But a world that respects another’s dream
And of what or who they wish to be.

One is free to boldly walk the lands, both far and near
To lives one’s life without suffering or fear,
Not to be accepted by belief, gender or race, you see
But by the love, understanding and knowledge of a spirit born free.

Not a world of sorrow or fear
But a world of hope and dreams, not sadness
A world  of eternal love and peace
A world of eternal happiness.

A world of  love that is without end
Through an eternity it will endure,
A love that knows no boundaries 
A love beautiful, caring and pure.
                   (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
Yes, we have a dream, right Abba?… 🙂

Well, “Every morning your have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them.” (Author Unknown) so I had better close for now and get to chasing… gotta find that elusive rainbow… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…  🙂

 

 

Hope all YOUR dreams come true and until we meet again.. 🙂

May the love that you give
Always return to you,
That family and friends are many
And always remain true,
May your mind only know peace
No suffering or strife,
May your spirit only know love and happiness
On your journey through life.
     (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

“Every morning I have two choices, either to venture into the light, follow my heart and dreams and live life, or stay in the shadows, the darkness and never know happiness…” (Larry “Dutch” Woller) 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… 🙂 Me 1 copy

( “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  🙂 ).. 🙂

 

In this world unraveled, there is always hope… “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” (Emily Dickinson).. 🙂

Hope is a feather floating in a bright blue sky
Hope is that sparkle that shines in your eyes.
Hope is a butterfly fluttering on the wind
Hope is good times spent with family and friends.

Hope is a newborn baby’s cry
Hope is a Mother’s lullaby.
Hope is the rainbow after a rain
Hope is the harvest of golden grain.

Hope is the light that keeps darkness at bay
Hope is the breeze on a hot summer day.
Hope is ever present and free of cost
Hope is the last thing ever lost.

Hope is staying positive when the going gets tough
Hope is seeking help when you feel you’ve had enough.
Hope is recovery from simmering sorrow
Hope is believing in a brighter tomorrow.
                    (Linda Hotger)

Hello Diary,

Yes, even though life has put many challenges before us, the world is struggling to deal with issues and hate, anger and prejudice has raise it’s ugly head at times, here on the path there is indeed hope, especially in the not so secret garden, where flowers bloom spreading hope and love…. 🙂

 

Like the raspberries loved by the backyard residents.. 🙂
The Hummingbird vine.. 🙂
The clematis…. 🙂
The daylily…. 🙂
And the hosta.. 🙂
Yes, the residents of the garden, plant and animal, are many, different and live together in harmony… 🙂

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 love, understanding, to follow one’s dreams
Unlike the other  world unraveled.
                       (Larry “Dutch” Woller  )

I feel like waltzing through the flowers, care to join me?… 🙂

Well, had best stop the music and get on with the day… adventures lie in wait for me, looking forward to learning more about me and the universe…  but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…  🙂

 

 

Until we meet again..

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
The rains fall soft upon your fields
May green be the grass you walk on
May blue be the skies above you
May pure be the joys that surround you
May true be the hearts that love you.
    (Irish Saying)