Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” (Plato) on the path least traveled…

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As I have done every morning for the last 20+ years, I ventured outdoors to gather data from the weather instruments… 🙂

Turned on the flashlight/torch to read the instruments, stepped forward and SURPRISE!! (spider is brown spot near the lower right corner)… 🙂

Yes, Spidey is back (spot suspended in air above the instruments) and took up resident in my outdoor observatory, hidden in the darkness, will have to be watchful from now on… 🙂

Hello Diary,

Often after dealing with surprise visits and other life’s challenges, one needs to briefly stop the world, get off and reboot, relax and connect with the inner self for “It is not easy to find happiness within ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” (Agnes Repplier )….  🙂

So, when I need relax and connect , I have a number of ways to do that combined with music… one method is reading.. I have two Kindles (for practical purposes and helps with the environment) with a library of about 2000 books stored, one is the 7” Paperwhite which I use when I venture out…  🙂

 

And a 7” Kindle Fire (with speakers for audible).. 🙂

And music to read by… 🙂 And I have my little corner of the universe where I do my meditation.. 🙂

And music for meditation… 🙂 And I also color, using adult type coloring books and colored pencils.. 🙂

And music to color by… 🙂 And weather permitting, I have my walking stick, flowerdy hat and little player and I venture out for a leisurely walk, contemplating the universe and the future, maybe write a poem… 🙂

And some music to walk by… 🙂
With that being said, the day is dawning, pleasant weather, a good morning for that walk, so I will close for now and see what adventures the new day has in store...but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

Hope you have a relaxing day, life is all that you wish for it to be and 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)

“Here on the path  I venture down life’s highway, not with the fears of a closed mind, but with the dreams of a open mind, a heart filled with memories, and a free spirit filled with  hopes for a better tomorrow” (Larry “Dutch” Woller) on the path least traveled…

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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,

In the past I have shared thoughts about many things, love, environment, climate, etc. and talked about my not so secret garden, the path… they say “ a picture is worth a thousand words so I thought I would post a bit about where I live….  🙂

I live in a small village ( around 800 people) and we have a bank, school, post office, pubs, library, etc… just have one electric stop light by the school… I will share some photos of what I see when I step out my front door outside the garden and backyard…  🙂

 

 

So, welcome to my world… 🙂 This is looking south from my front door… 🙂

When I walk a 1/2 block to the south, this view is looking to the west… 🙂

And this is the view looking to the east… 🙂

And standing on my doorstep and looking to the north… 🙂

And if I walk about 6 blocks or so to the north edge of town, this is the view complete with wind farm… 🙂

And I see clouds of white… 🙂

Red roses too.. 🙂

I greet many folks on my walks and I watch children grow.. 🙂

And in spite of life’s “storms” , “I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.” (Louisa May Alcott), so it is a wonderful world indeed..  🙂

So my heart’s compass is pointed to the horizon
Sails set full, safe harbor fading in the distance, a faint glow to eye it seems
And with a pocket full of memories, on the horizon are my dreams
On down the path least traveled I will venture, with spirit free.
                         ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )
Hope your world is a wonderful world filled with love and happiness 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 heart only know love and happiness
On your journey through life.
     (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

“Just because you feel someone does not love you as much as they should, does not mean they don’t give you all the love they have” (Author Unknown) on the path least traveled…

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“You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won’t mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever “  (C. JoyBell C.)..  🙂

 

 

A poet I know I’m not
I know that from the start,
No eloquent words here
Just  words of love,  from the heart.

Nothing cute or fancy...
No false charmers words here,
But words of undying love for you
From my heart, my very spirit…. my dear.

Couldn’t find the words for some time
Searched every book and song,
Until that wonderful precious day
That you... came along.

Now that I have the words
What’s this ole country boy to do,
How will these arthritic hands
Say those precious words to you.

It will have to be done right, you know
And I know I will  find a way,
To say how much I Love You more
With every heartbeat, each and  every day.

There will be no falsehoods or lies for you, dear one
No meaningless empty words, cute or clever,
For I would rather you love me for just one day
Than to hate this ole country boy forever.
                            ( 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 )… 🙂

Hello Diary,

Have shared thoughts about many things the past but today (in case you cannot tell, Diary 🙂 ) the thoughts are about love, the foundation of happiness.. love comes in many forms, from those special feelings between two to feelings towards friends and others… “True love doesn’t happen right away; it’s an ever-growing process. It develops after you’ve gone through many ups and downs, when you’ve suffered together, cried together, laughed together, loved together.”  (Ricardo Montalban)….  🙂

And remember Diary, “A relationship/friendship that is built with patience, understanding and love will withstand the strongest winds of  difficulties and conflict , a relationship/friendship built with a closed mind, insincerity or haste will collapse in a mere  breeze of discontent.”   (Larry “Dutch” Woller )..  🙂

 

 

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)
A path paved with love, understanding, happiness and peace with new adventures on the horizon, care to join me, my friend?… 🙂
Well, I had better close for now, the path filled with adventures are a calling… say hello to old friends and perhaps meet new friends.. But I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

Hope your world, and heart, are filled with love and happiness and until we meet again.. 🙂

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

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) on the path least traveled… 

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

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…

Taking a brief break from preparing for some more hot and stormy weather the weekend.. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so welcome to my garden, the path least traveled…  🙂

 

Well, I could go on and on but shall close for now, life and adventures are calling.. But I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise.. 🙂

Hope life is all that you wish for it to be and until we meet again..

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

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

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

“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” (Roy T. Bennett) on the path least traveled…  

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Hello Diary,

Yes, life’s challenges can produce many fears, should one let it… again, by being different and following one’s heart, the fears are muted… and here on the path, with the heart filled with dreams and the mind being open, not dictated to by ideology, happiness is found in spite of life’s challenges… 🙂

 

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)

So I choose my dreams over fears… 🙂 And thank you heart for allowing me to be me, to follow my dreams and to know happiness… 🙂

Thanks for letting me feel love
Be it joy, or be it heartache,
To know someone’s love
A treasured feeling their love did make.

Thanks for letting me live life
To explore, to follow one’s dream,
To seek out and live every adventure
Not enough time in the day... it did seem.

Thanks for letting me meet friends
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.

Thanks for giving me the courage
To follow my own path...to be me,
To not follow someone else’s path
To live my own….. reality.

Thanks for giving me an open mind
As I venture down the path... allowing me,
To gaze upon life’s treasures, large and small
That many others do not see.

Thanks for giving me an open heart
Able to love, understand and forgive,
And when I grow too old to dream
A place where my memories will live.

Yes, I have much to be thankful for
And every day the list gets longer... you see,
As I venture down the path least traveled
Searching for what destiny... has waiting for me.
            (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)
Well, I had better close for now, some of life’s storms to deal with, “I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.” (Louisa May Alcott) and dreams are a calling… 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 heart only know love and happiness
On your journey through life.
     (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ( Mother Teresa)  on the path least traveled..   

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Yes, change is coming, perhaps a bit slow for some, rejected by others..but here on the path we embrace change and hopefully help make this world a better place…  🙂

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, today’s adventures
So now will store thoughts and musings yet to be told,
For it’s down the path least traveled I do venture
To search and hopefully find….what life, and Fate, may behold.
                ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )

Yes, change is whispering in the wind and it is there we will find our answers.. 🙂

Hello Diary,

The world is filled with negative news today, that which grabs the headlines… there are many world over who are in the shadows (myself included) who are not making the news, who are working together (following our dreams) using technology and weapons of love and understanding.. not using technology to spread fear, hate and conflict…  in the past I have shared some examples, today I will share some more positive examples..  🙂

 

 

We work together to help science deal with cancer, covid and other issues.. 🙂

Climate change… 🙂

We help those who are unable to help themselves, who find themselves victims of man’s inhuman treatment of mankind… 🙂

We also help those who have encountered difficulties while trying to follow their dream of making this world a better place.. 🙂

The change is rapidly approaching
As I contemplate the tomorrow,
Leaving some memories filled with happiness
A few memories filled with sorrow.

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) 
“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” (Roy T. Bennett )… 🙂

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This ole born again heathen (I have been called worse  🙂  ) knows my mortal clock is ticking down as it is with all mortals, don’t know how much time there is left but using a good deal of that time left to hopefully help others live their dreams,  so I had better close for now and get busy… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…  🙂

Hopefully you are able to follow your dreams 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 heart only know love and happiness
On your journey through life.
     (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”. (Author Unknown) on the path least traveled…  

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Hello Diary,

Yes, life does put storms in our path, especially in today’s world… but here on the path we adjust the sails and continue to follow our heart filled with dreams.. Not only are we dancing in the rain, but singing also (well, I am not singing but I hum a lot..  🙂  )..  🙂

 

 

Not only do I have to deal with life’s storms but the garden flowers also.. In spite of the storms, the flowers have overcome and sharing peace, love and beauty with the backyard friends… so I am sharing a bouquet, not the cut kind but a living bouquet… so, welcome to my not so secret garden..  🙂

 

The garden roses are red, my friend
The skies above are blue,
Brightness, warmth and love to behold
That have me to  think of  you!

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 do share,
Sharing sunshine, understanding and laughter
Sowing the seeds of  love and happiness in the air.

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

In spite of life’s storms, it is a wonderful world indeed on the path least traveled… 🙂

Well, I had better close for now.. destiny, and the garden, is calling and have dreams to follow… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂 And remember…

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 saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom” (Isaac Asimov) on the path least traveled….  

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I witnessed the toll conflict inflicted on all creatures great and small, a conflict that sown the seeds of suffering and anger… “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.”  (Dwight D. Eisenhower)..  🙂

 

 

I am sitting on the ground… 🙂

We were volunteers, one and all
So Noble.. Proud.. and Brave,
Did not know the reasons for  war
Just a people from tyranny to save!

Glasses held high, we made an toast
Surely that Victory would rule the day!
While back at home, the voices of unrest
Not a kind word for  us did they say.

Some could not vote, children were we
Some could not drink, but still our battle cry,
Even with all that we could not do
For us children, it was to do or die!

Vietnam was a hostile, violent land
The dangers, the horrors of war abound,
Whether the paddies of Vietnam or the fields of home,
Seemed for us, not a friend could be found.

But we proudly  gave it our all
Faced  our destiny, with a hint of fear of tomorrow
Some to return to a mother’s joy
Some to return to a mother’s sorrow.

So should you be looking on today
One more toast,  hold your glasses high,
To PEACE, HOPE and LOVE, may they long endure
CHEERS, LADS AND LASSIES!!!.. And SEMPER FI
          ( Larry “Dutch” Woller, Sgt, 12th Marine Regiment, Vietnam, 1965–1966...)

Hello Diary,

This coming weekend is Memorial Day on the prairies…. a time to give thoughts to those who gave their all in a time of conflict… I will take a moment to have some thoughts about them, some who were friends of mine… perhaps have a memory or two of what we shared together…  🙂
Then I will think of those who paid the dearest price, the parents, the siblings, of those who were caught up in conflict, the son, the daughter, the brother, the sister,  some to come home wounded inside and out, some who would not return at all…  🙂
Spend the day doing my part and hopefully with others  I can help to ensure that their sacrifice was not in vain, that peace will reign supreme and no others will have to make a sacrifice again…:)
I will also spend the day doing my part and hopefully with others so no one will have to deal with conflict here on the prairies and elsewhere like the children and others in Texas…  🙂

“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)

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 LEARNING 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 LEARNING 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… have dreams to follow, adventures awaiting and perhaps be a rainbow in someone’s cloud (Maya Angelou)…  but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow, don’t walk behind me… I may not lead,
Walk beside me… and be my friend” (Albert Camus) 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 heart only know love and happiness
On your journey through life.
     (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

“ The love a mother has for her children is legendary, it is said a child is the mother’s heart outside her body.”  (Author Unknown) on the path least traveled…. 

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Hello Diary,

The coming weekend is Mother’s Day weekend, a tribute to Mom’s all over the world… every day should be Mother’s Day!..  One can replace a lot of things but one cannot replace a Mom..  🙂

 

Mom’s do not get enough praise ( and often times help) as they navigate life, having to play the cards dealt to them (often times the cards are not pleasant) and sacrifices made as Mom navigates life, trying to help the children realize their dreams… no doubt sheds a silent tear when Mom is unable, at times, to give the children what Mom wishes for them, a silent heartache as Mom sees a tear in the children’s eyes, a silent tear and heartache when the child leaves the nest to pursue their dream… often quietly  staying in the background while watching the children venture down life’s path…  🙂

 

 

And on this Mother’s Day the spring flowers bring Moms to mind.. The little violet, quiet and modest yet when need to comes forward with little blooms to brighten the day… 🙂

A symbol of a Mother’s love, the lilac… 🙂

And the wisteria… 🙂

The lilacs are blooming with love
The backyard violets are blue,
Wisteria, delicate, and warm to behold
That has me thinking of  you!

Of your beauty, inside and out
That brightens the darkest skies,
Could feel the glowing warmth
From your lovely, loving eyes!

Your wonderful soft hands
Used with passionate gentleness
Delicate nimble fingers
With a touch of tenderness

And there are your thoughts
That I did cherish and treasure,
That I still value so highly
As they are beyond measure

One who ventured 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, Mom
Coming from the heart
Thoughts that will never end
Even though in life, we may part.
      (Larry “Dutch” Woller )
And for many of us, Moms are no longer with us in this mortal world, but they occupy a special place in our hearts and we can visit and chat with them whenever we wish to and do not need Facebook, Twitter or texting…  🙂

A Letter From Heaven

When tomorrow starts without me
And I’m not here to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
Filled with tears for me.

I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things 
We didn’t get to say.

I know how much you love me
As much as I love you,
And each time you think of me
I know you’ll miss me too.

When tomorrow starts without me
Don’t think we’re far apart,
For every time you think of me
I’m right there in your heart.
     (Alena Hakala Meadows)
Well, I had better close for now, life is calling and I better venture out to see what life has instore for me...but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

I hope this Mother’s Day ( and every day) that all the Moms (and everyone else) have a day filled with love and happiness 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 heart only know love and happiness
On your journey through life.
     (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

“I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” (Stephen Grellet ) 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  🙂 ).. 🙂

I have been ask why I do what I do….because “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”… and that is what friends do…  🙂

 

"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)… 🙂

Hello Diary,

I have also been ask what I do for the weather service.. I usually refrain from posting such things because I do not wish to appear that I am trying to create a image or bragging about myself… would prefer to quietly venture down the path helping when and where I can… but I have been ask so I will tell some about what I do for the weather services to assist them with the weather and climate… and perhaps it may give someone ideas of what they can do…  🙂

Well, in 1999 with a Packard Bell computer with 10 mega bytes of memory, with dial-up service ( and I did get the busy tone on occasion) and using A.O.L… I was more or less a spotter and I shared active weather with the weather service…

In the spring of 2001 I met with members of the weather service and volunteered to be part of  organization S.W.O.P  (Significant Weather Observation Program), a upgrade to being a spotter, and sent reports during active weather, plus daily reports… in the fall we met again and I volunteered to be part of the COOP (Cooperative Observer Program)… I do not get paid, any expense is mine and the equipment is mine…  🙂

 

Thanks to gathering knowledge and the internet I were able to acquire instruments at low cost as I purchased instruments over time.. Thanks to gathering knowledge I were able to recycle material to aid in the observations…. I used recycle material to assemble a Evaporation pan (copied after the weather service pan).. It tells me how much moisture has evaporated out of the soil.. 🙂

I used foam board and cooking aluminum foil to make a hail board…I attached it to a piece of plywood for anchor and when the hail hits the foil it leaves a crater.. I venture out after the storm to get an accurate measurement of the hail… once used, I simply replace the foil… 🙂

Again, thanks to gathering knowledge I can use the internet to purchase weather instruments at low cost over time… one such instrument is the Evapotranspiration guage.. It tells me how much moisture has evaporated from plants, trees, etc… 🙂

I also have instruments outdoors… thermometers, frost gauge, rain gauge, remote sensors, etc. .. I use recycled material to protect and install the instruments ( need summer weather as they could use some paint.. 🙂 )… 🙂

That being said, every morning (365 days a year, rain or shine) between 5 and 5:30 AM I venture out and gather data from the instruments and observe current weather conditions… I then venture indoors and gather data from the base units… 🙂

Once that is done, I sit down at my desk and prepare to log in the data… the PC on the right is a old PC that I do not get online with.. However, it functions fine and I do most of the work on it and then use a thumb drive to transfer the data to the PC on the left which is newer and online.. 🙂

I then open the weather service’s WXCODER site to enter the data around 6 AM, they use the data for daily weather and climate research.. 🙂

I then send additional data to the weather service via email… 🙂

Once done with WXCODER, I open the W.O.W. (Weather Observation Website) site of Met Weather Office in Exeter/Devon, UK and send them the same data…. They use the data for climate research… 🙂

And that should give you some idea of what I do voluntarily for the weather services… it helps me be active and hopefully in some small way, I can help make someone’s world a better place and they can enjoy life and follow their dreams also… there are no words of violence here, no words of ridicule, prejudice… simply a ole born again heathen following his dreams… and this is a part of my world… 🙂

Well, I had better close for now...the weather, life and dreams are a calling.. But I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

Hope whatever path/trail you choose is filled with sunshine, love and happiness and 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)