“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do…”   (Pope John XXIII ) on the path least traveled..  

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I set here with my tea
And watch the leaves a fallin’
It’s becoming clear that one day 
Jack Frost will come a callin’

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)

Hello Diary,

Taking a brief break from preparing for fall and winter to share a few thoughts.. It were a damp rainy day yesterday so were unable to venture outdoors..  had most of the chores finished and decided to work on a project that combines helping the environment and helping me…  now, I try to refrain from using anymore paper than needed but paper is still needed and used (letters, forms, etc. )… instead of sending used paper to the garbage, I try to recycle as much as possible…  🙂

 

In this case, it is making note pads… a good rainy day (or winter time) project… I gather a few pieces of paper, clear on one side, my paper cutter and pad making supplies… 🙂

I then cut the paper down to squares approximately 3 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches.. 🙂

I then clamp the pieces of paper together to form a pad and then apply some Mod Podge to one edge… 🙂

And Voila!!.. I have a notepad that I can write notes on when I am not using my boogie boards… 🙂

And what is a boogie board one might ask?.. It is something like a chalkboard, battery powered and can make quick notes on… 🙂

And what do I do with the paper that I cannot use, first I run it through the shredder.. 🙂

And then it goes under the leaves in my small compost bin I have in the backyard,

The worms and my backyard friends love the leaves and paper and by next spring/summer it becomes compost that I use in the yard and plants.. 🙂

Yes, in spite of the weather and life’s challenges, here on the path we will not let dark skies  and negative thoughts  prevail, we shall continue to follow our dreams and try to help make this world a better place because we have high hopes…  🙂

 

 

Well, chores, projects, the laundry and life is calling so I had better close for now.. 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)

“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)

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” (Maria Robinson) on the path least traveled…

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“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)… 🙂

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,

Taking a brief break from dealing with life’s challenges to share a few thoughts… browsed cyberspace to get an idea of what is transpiring in the world… it seems that elements of today’s world societies are determined to impose their ideology on others, often resorting to conflict and violence.. one would think that after centuries of conflict, they would realize that all they are doing is sowing the seeds of despair, suffering, hate and anger…

Here on the path we are trying a different tactic… helping and working with others in hopes that they (especially the younger generation) will realize their dreams, give them courage and perhaps will use technology  to create  “”a new ending””… “The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.”  (Frederick Buechner )…  🙂

Now, I do not share this to be bragging but to show that (unlike some) I not only “talk the talk but I walk the walk”, “I mean what I say and say what I mean”.. 🙂  and anyone can do what I do, many people even better that this ole heathen… 🙂

 

In an effort to help those less fortunate realize their dreams I am a sustaining donor to the Guardian Program of the Children’s home…. 🙂

And, from time to time help children of other countries, in this case Project WHY.. 🙂

And to hopefully ease a burden and worry I am a sustaining contributor to the foodbanks… 🙂
I am also a member of the BOINC project; Member; (since 2005 to present) BOINC Project (University of Berkeley, Calif.); Princess Margaret Cancer Center/World Community Grid (Mapping Cancer, Children’s Cancer), Scripps Institute (Cancer, Covid-19)…. They use my computer to analyze data…. 🙂

In an effort to deal with the climate, etc I have been sending daily weather observations to the National Weather Service (since September 2001)…. 🙂

And for the past few years sending daily data to the Met Office, Birmingham, UK… 🙂

And to help the students at Cornell University realize their dreams AND deal with the climate, I send observations to them to study bird habits and any changes due to climate… 🙂

I also do things here on the path to deal with climate, etc...hopefully my efforts, however small, may help those facing conflicts and life’s challenges to realize their dreams and help them make a difference and make this world a better world, a world of peace, love and understanding!...  🙂

A new say is rapidly approaching
As I contemplate the tomorrow,
Will be leaving memories filled with happiness
A few memories filled with sorrow.

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

But we have a dream
All 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, fear or sorrows,
But a heart filled with a dream of love and peace
For a world and all its tomorrows.
                         (Larry “Dutch” Woller) 

I shall close for now, life is calling and have dreams of my own to follow (and the laundry is waiting for me), 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)

“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)

“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…

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  🙂 ).. 🙂  

 

“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?.. 🙂