“Woke up on the green side of the grass with a dream in my pocket, it is going to be a good day on the path least traveled” (Larry “Dutch” Woller) …   

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Hello Diary,

Yes, every day I wake up on the green side of the grass is a good day, a day filled with adventures and challenges as I venture down life’s path, a free spirit… a day to live, enjoy and cherish for it will never return and will become a memory to store in my heart for when I grow too old to dream… 🙂

And with a heart full of dreams, it is down the path I shall go…  🙂

 

 

It is down the path least traveled I shall go
To a rainbow filled horizon I  venture,
To seek, to learn, know peace, to enjoy life
A path filled with wonderful adventure.

A place where one is accepted as who they are
A spirit kindled to life, when mortal born,
A being coming from the depths within
And not subject to ridicule and scorn.

A place where I know freedom of thought and being
I am what I am, don’t you see,
Neither this one, neither that one, but all the above
In a mortal world, a free spirit, that’s me.

I do not travel the path alone, you see
There are memories and spirits to behold,
Those that share... the joy and sadness
As I gather more memories, down that least traveled road.

So how long will my journey be, one would ask
Will I see the end of the path...ever?
The answer, I believe, lies on the horizon
Somewhere past... the 12th of Never….

So I shall bring my ramblings to an end
For there is one fact that I do know,
To reach the horizon, the 12th of Never
It’s down the path least traveled I must go!
      ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )

And at the end of the path my journey will come to an end and I will find my answers, my destiny and………..home… 🙂
I shall close for now for the path is calling, excitement is in the air knowing a adventure is just a heartbeat away.. 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 heart only know love and happiness
On your journey through life.
     (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

“Far away, there in the sunshine, are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them.” (Louisa May Alcott) on the path least traveled… 

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Who am I, one wonders
Whether it is race, gender or ideology,
As I venture down life’s path
As a spirit that is born free..

Wondering about being different
Reminds me of words from a song,
Where do I fit in, one would ask
One wonders, where do I belong.

Does the image without
Determine who I am to be,
Even though the spirit within
May be different, be me.

Do I follow my heart’s dream
When heart and mind disagree,
Or do I listen to the mind
While dealing with reality.

Those questions and more
Life’s puzzle to unravel,
To find answers I am seeking
Down the path I must travel.

So I shall  continue down the path least traveled
To seek that rainbow, perhaps around the next bend,
Once found, I’ll have my answers
And that will be the beginning, not the end.
    (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Hello Diary,

Stopping the world briefly… thought I would share a few thoughts… though the weather has been much like summer, but have been preparing for change, at least in the house…  🙂

 

 

Putting in an extra effort this week, then plan on a relaxing weekend with a spot of Earl Gray, perhaps some meditation and contemplate  change that lies on the horizon…  🙂

 

 

A peaceful  morning, watching the sun arise
Thoughts abound, while sipping on a spot of tea,
While taking in Nature’s outdoor portrait
Contemplating, on what Fate may have instore for me.

Change is slowly coming, it whispers in the winds
The door is slowly closing on past history,
With a  new awakening with the mind and spirit
But the future is still shrouded in mystery.

With the freedom of being different, in many ways
No social shackles do this mortal wear,
Do welcome change with open mind and spirit
No fear, no worry or dread do I bear.

Does change stop at mortal death, one wonders
Or does it go on forever and ever,
Will I ask the same at another time and place
Somewhere past the 12th of Never?

Will thought and spirit continue
When, as in all things, my mortal time comes to an end,
Or does all things cease to be, when
To the grave, the mortal body Fate does send.

Alas, but must deal with the present
So now will store thoughts and musings yet to be told,
For it’s down the path least traveled I do venture
To  hopefully find my rainbow…. and what life, and Fate, may behold.
            ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )

Well, I had better close for now… laundry has finished and the sweeper is forlornly standing in the corner waiting...not to mention dreams to follow…. Busy, busy, busy…  but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…. 🙂

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.
                         (Irish Saying)

“While you’re busy looking for the perfect person, you’ll probably miss the  imperfect person who could make you perfectly happy” (Author Unknown) on the path least  traveled…  

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

 

 

"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)

Hello Diary,

Taking pause from venturing down the path of life, thought I would share a few thoughts.. I have shared my thoughts about friendship in the past, and thought with the world in turmoil, I might share friendship here on the path least traveled again… 🙂

“A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.”  ( Maya Angelou)..  🙂

 

Not just another day, dear friend
For in spite of time, distance or whatever,
If only in spirit, thought and dreams
We will be sharing the day together.

Together we live the hand that Fate has dealt us
To share thoughts of love, hope..perhaps a tear,
And by going down the path together in friendship
Doing away with hate, anger….and fear.

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

A friendship filled with hope and dreams
With  minds that are at peace,
Surrounded by love and happiness
That sooths the spirit, to say the least.

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

A special day and one to treasure
And not because of the calendar age, 
Because to the book of fond memories 
We will be adding another page

So, have a wonderful day, dear friend
Wishing you all the best, nothing less,
May today, every day, AND your heart
Be filled…...with love and happiness.
    (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Well, I had better close for now… venture outdoors and prepare for the change in seasons.. one day Jack Frost will be calling, delivering greetings from Ole Man Winter..  but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise.. 🙂

With that being said..  🙂

Decision made, with eyes on the horizon
It’s down the path least traveled I do venture,
Excitement fills the air, a smile on the face
Looking forward to a great adventure.

With  my heart’s compass is pointed to the horizon
Sails set full, safe harbor fading in the distance, a faint glow to see,
And with a pocket full of memories, on the horizon are my dreams
So  down the path least traveled I will venture, a spirit born free
                                                    ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )

So, my friend, care to join me… 🙂

“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.” (Douglas H. Everett) on the path least traveled..  

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Hello Diary,

Have the week finished, preparing for a leisurely weekend contemplating all my tomorrows and what they may bring… while contemplating, I searched the world  to see what has transpired… sadly, I find many elements of today’s world societies that are closed minded, objecting to change and perhaps compromise and not working together to help make this world a better place…  too many folks keep waiting for one person to make life better for themselves… 🙂

Not here on the path, I have shared this before… I do not wish to make headlines and few people know what I do, voluntarily and ask for nothing in return… it is not much but hopefully by doing my part, I can help others to make the world a better place…. 🙂

 

I am a member of the BOINC program and help researches map cancer and infectious diseases like Covid-19, I just turn my pc on three days a week for them and they do the rest… 🙂

I am a monthly donor to the foodbank so hopefully it will help release the burden while one tries to follow one’s dreams… 🙂
I am a sustaining donor to the Cunnigham Childrens home in hopes that I may help a youngster follow their dream… 🙂

I regularly donate to the local University of Illinois and hopefully will be able to help those young people follow their dream as they wish to make this world a better place… 🙂
And, in order to help others I have had my virus vaccination and I still wear my mask should I need to venture in public places… 🙂

A few things that I do to hopefully help others to make this world a better place, again I expect nothing in return and do things quietly… ANYONE can do what I do with little expense and effort, if they wish to… one does not need to be a president, king, C.E.O, politician, etc to make a difference.. I think that if everyone would do a little, a few would not have to do a lot… 🙂

And I can do what I do because I am independent, who follows his heart and does not relate to a given ideology… doing things my way while being me,  a free spirit who enjoys life being different..  🙂

 

 

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)
Well, I had better close for now, quit talking and start doing.. “Every morning your have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them.” (Author Unknown)..but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

Until we meet again…

Roses are red
Violets are blue,
Thoughts from the heart
I’m sending to you.

Not just another  day, dear friend
For in spite of time, distance or whatever,
If only in spirit and thought
We’ll be sharing today together.

So, have a wonderful day, dear friend
Wishing you all the best, nothing less,
May today, every day, AND your heart
Be filled…...with love and happiness.
    (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

“I gave  those (all races, gender, beliefs, religion) from all countries that perished in the Towers a time of thought and remembrance… but now it is  time to move on, not live in the shadows of 9/11….. I cannot change the past, but I can help determine the future… I cannot help the dead but I can help the living.. (Larry “Dutch” Woller) on the path least traveled…  

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Hello Diary,

Yes, while not forgotten I do not dwell on 9/11, “You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last chapter.” (Author Unknown )…..as I said, I cannot change the past nor can I help those that have passed on… but perhaps by concentrating on the future, I can help the living build a better world and may one day instead of remembering death and sorrow, the universe can remember life and happiness… even if it means that I may have to venture down the path least traveled…  🙂

 

I awoke one morning, alone, in history’s past..
Left with a heart full of memories, a decision to make,
Confronted with two paths to my destiny..
Heart and mind to decide which one to take.

Take the one most traveled, the logical safe choice…
The one chosen by the multitudes..the human race,
Like many, following a path determined by another…
No self identity, all bearing the same face.

A path whose direction is chosen by a few
The rest to follow, ever so blind,
Their destiny not chosen by their own hand
Their fate determined, by a closed mind.

The other path less traveled, mysterious and unknown
Where one can be different, like me I confess,
Without fear of ridicule, bigotry  and hate
A path filled with love, understanding... and happiness.

A path where one can follow ones dreams
An open mind to see what others do not,
To live a life guided by one’s heart
While the other path one cannot.

With the freedom of being different, in many ways
No social shackles would a mortal wear,
To welcome change with open mind and spirit
No fear, no worry or dread would one bear.

Decision made, with eyes on the horizon
It’s down the path least traveled I do venture,
Excitement fills the air, a smile on the face
Looking forward to a great adventure.

My fate will be unknown, what lies ahead unsure
I do not know…. what my destiny will be,
But one thing will be certain, written in stone
I shall venture down that path …..being “ME“.
          ( Larry “Dutch” Woller)

A world of peace, understanding and love.. there are those that will say my dream is a impossible dream, but dream I will..  🙂

And I shall close for now, to venture on down the path to follow that dream...but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

Whatever path you choose, 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)

“We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving. And we all have some power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.”  (Louisa May Alcott ) on the path least traveled… 

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Hello Diary,

Have been busy living life and chasing dreams while preparing for winter.. Thought I would stop the world briefly and share a few thoughts…  with all life’s challenges have been thinking about happiness, as has everyone else, no doubt.. sometimes one has to be a bit different to know happiness, to follow one’s heart, not the mind and today we choose happiness..…  🙂

 

 

And here on the path we follow our heart and know happiness, for happiness is …  🙂

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)

And here on the path we have that dream and “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)..  🙂

 

 

Here on the path I have a dream
With free spirit and hopes held high,
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, fear or sorrows,
But a heart filled with a dream of love and peace
For a world and all its tomorrows.
                         (Larry “Dutch” Woller) 

Will close for now, for it is on down the path I shall venture.. A heart filled with memories and a eye on the horizon where my destiny lies.. 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)

“The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.” (Jiddu Krishnamurti ) on the path least traveled…

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Not just another  day, dear friend
For in spite of time, distance or whatever,
If only in spirit and thought
We’ll be sharing today together.

A day filled with hope and dreams
With a mind that is at peace,
Surrounded by love and happiness
That sooths the spirit, to say the least.

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

A special day and one to treasure
And not because of the calendar age, 
Because the book  of memories and thoughts
Will be adding another page!

So, have a wonderful day, dear friend
Wishing you all the best, nothing less,
May today, every day, AND your heart
Be filled…...with love and happiness.
    (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Hello Diary,

Stopping the world briefly, taking a brief break form projects, chores and chasing dreams and thought I would share a few thoughts… have been sharing thoughts about many things in the past, today it is all about love… something this world needs more of, less anger, hate and fear….  🙂

And here on the path least traveled, love is in the air, love reigns supreme and touches anyone who wishes who wishes to pass through… 🙂

 

The backyard… 🙂

The garden roses are red
The backyard violets are blue,
Brightness, delicacy, and warmth to behold
That starts me to  think of  you!

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

Your beauty, inside and out
That brightens the darkest skies,
Can feel the glowing warmth
From your lovely, mysterious eyes!

And there are your thoughts
That I cherish and treasure,
That I value so highly
They are beyond measure!

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

A few thoughts of you, my friend
Coming from the heart
Thoughts that will never end
Even though in life, we may part.
     ( Larry “Dutch” Woller, )

Well, better close for now… get back on the path, dreams to follow and a life to live, “Every morning your have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them.” (Author Unknown)… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…  🙂

 

 

Until we meet again…

My wish for you, my friend
May your spirit always be free,
May your life be full of happiness
Laughter in your world will always be.

May your heart never know pain
No sorrow will your heart find,
To witness each and  everyday with..
A open heart and peace of mind...

And when your mortal days are over
And to another life you will surely go,
You will be greeted by friends and loved ones
Trouble and suffering, you will no longer know...

This is my wish for you, my friend
For you are a dear friend, don’t you see,
And with each and everyday, I hope and wish
That a dear friend,  you will forever be..
            ( Larry “ Dutch”  Woller  )

“ I am currently attending the School of Life, learning more about the universe and me… and Graduation Day will be the day of my funeral and it is then I will know if I failed or I succeeded and graduated”… (Larry “Dutch” Woller) on the path least traveled…

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“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – (Mark Twain)… 🙂

Who am I, one wonders
Whether it is race, gender or ideology,
As I venture down life’s path
As a spirit that is born free..

Wondering about being different
Reminds me of words from a song,
Where do I fit in, one would ask
One wonders, where do I belong.

Does the image without
Determine who I am to be,
Even though the spirit within
May be different, be me.

Do I follow my heart’s dream
When heart and mind disagree,
Or do I listen to the mind
While dealing with reality.

Does my spirit and dream stop at mortal death
Or does it go on forever and ever,
Will I ask the same at another time and place
Somewhere past the 12th of Never?

Those questions and more
Life’s puzzle to unravel,
To find answers I am seeking
Down the path I must travel.

So I shall  continue down the path least traveled
To seek that rainbow, perhaps around the next bend,
Once found, I’ll have my answers
And that will be the beginning, not the end.
    (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
Hello Diary, Have been dealing with hot and humid weather past few days, got chores and projects finished yesterday… so today seems a good day to relax a bit and contemplate the yesterdays and tomorrows… 🙂

As I gaze upon the horizon
Where my Fate waits for me,
My mind gently browses the past
That which has become a memory.

I grew up on a farm
Ohhhhh, the dreams had I,
To save the world from the evil dragons
Once, as a ole Marine, I did try.

I once loved and and lost
Suffered a broken heart, they say,
But now the heart has mended
As love managed to find a way.

With my hands I helped build a nation
Now the back is tired and sore,
But no white flag of surrender here
With a heart of dreams to do much more.

There were those by whom I were scorned
As I ventured down life's highway,
They ridiculed and condemed
As I lived and love life my way.

Of the life I lived, I have no regrets 
Would not change a thing, I must confess,
And I will continue to be me
As I venture down the path of happiness.

As my mortal clock starts to wind down
One wonders, is there another life for me,
Sadly, I must close, and seek out Fate
For Fate has the answer, Fate is the key.
          (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Many memories made over the years and as I look back, those were the days indeed… 🙂
Well, I had better close for now… the trusty Kindle and a cup of tea are waiting for me… 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 heart only know love and happiness
On your journey through life.
     (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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“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…

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  🙂 ).. 🙂  

 

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)