Sparrows, veggies and the last rose of summer on the path least traveled….

Diary from the path least traveled…

Hello Diary,

A pleasant, sunny Saturday to behold today…just popping in to share a few brief thoughts before shutting down technology and venturing down the path least traveled…. my grandson and his lovely bride are getting married today…would have liked to have been there but, alas, circumstances were not favorable…will be there in spirit….hope each and every day of their lives is filled with peace, love and happiness!!…

Glanced a wee bit at the “dark side”, the news…see Trump is being the typical arrogant bully, doesn’t know how to work with people.. threatening this one and that one…like a good number of people, can stay in the safety of home and “talk the talk” but don’t have the back bone to “walk the walk”… mostly an illusion created by fancy, false words… myself;
“I have a greater peace of mind by being straightforward and truthful about myself and letting the chips fall where they may, rather than to wake up tomorrow morning and have to deal with a falsehood I told yesterday.” (Larry Woller 7-30-2017.)

Managed to accomplish a great deal last week with the weather being pleasant… managed another batch of zucchini and green beans, two pounds of each…

2 lb GBzucch

Will taste pretty good this winter.. 😉 also did a bit indoors, moving little tablet and setting up a “classroom” of sorts..better to work on my Spanish and other things….

School desk

While outdoors doing tasks and dealing with the vegetables I ventured into the water gardens and saw the lilies in full bloom.. There are four small ponds altogether, fish being in the larger one but have lilies in two of the ponds… one pond has a red one…

red lily

The other pond has a white lily..

white lily

While in and out of the house I noticed it were feeding time for the little sparrows…with the large birds mostly gone, the sparrows are out in force…in the following picture there are near 40 of them…

sparrow feeding

I have a small brush pile next to the ground feeder, loosely stacked, and at the first sign of danger, every one of those little birds will disappear in the brush pile in a flash… 🙂 use to have an occasional hawk put in an occasional appearance but not so much any more… 🙂

It is near middle of August and soon will start leaving summer and going into fall…there are already signs of that while I was venturing out… saw the shells of Cicada (sometimes erroneously referred to as “katy-dids” because of the noise they make)..
cicada

When they are in unison, one can hear them all over town…. the veggies are starting to fade also, probably will not get many more…also the rose bush is nearing the end of its lovely blooming…

last rose of summer

Alas all creatures will have to deal with the same destiny, our adventure in life to come to an end, our “blooms” to fade away..but;

“Dying is merely the process of transferring from mortality to immortality, from one state of being to another state of being, from one dimension to another dimension, etc. depending on one’s personal beliefs… however, one should not dwell on the hereafter much or one will miss all the wonderful moments of the present… “ (Larry Woller 8-7-2017).

Well, better sign off and prepare to enjoy the day and weekend before the start of a new week and new adventures…a new adventure around every bend on the path least traveled…but I shall return one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

Yes, one day in the future, I too shall become the Last Rose of Summer…

Clouds, beans and clotheslines on the path least traveled…

Diary from the path least traveled…

Hello Diary,

Not a Sunday but Saturday morning here…some rain forecasted for Sunday and maybe some thunderstorms (nothing severe at this time) so thought I would post today, Diary, as I will not get online if there are storms…more like a fall day on the prairies with cool temperatures, a cool breeze and some low SC clouds…

fall clouds

And speaking of storms, I am at the ready should I need to move to shelter quickly.. have carryall (on the left with a weeks worth of medication) nearby with the tablet carrying case (purse), phone and tablet..

ready for emergency

Can use it for emergencies or if I need to pack it to go somewhere, don’t have items scattered all over the house… 🙂 managed to pick more green beans so sit down and snapped beans..

pick gb

And then cleaned and blanched the beans, then put the beans on a cookie sheet for the freezer…

grb on tray

Once frozen, I can put them in a Ziploc bag and back in the freezer..can use however many I wish without having to thaw out all of them… afterwards did the laundry and hung up to dry… have clotheslines indoors (1 of 3)…

clothesline

Can even dry bedsheets… saves on electric bill, reduces emissions and dependence on fossil fuels and the clothes smell good, how cool is that!… 🙂 … can do it year around and if need be have a ceiling fan I can turn on…wash the clothes one day and take down and fold the next morning… I would go outdoors but with the trees, birds and other creatures, would have to stand guard with a shotgun… 🙂

Will briefly chat about what I refer to these days as the “dark side”, and that is the “news”, of course.. I know there is good news but have to deal with the not so good news also and today it is religion.. I see all the conflicts, pain and suffering, hate and anger that is present in today’s world ( and may have some impact on me in some form) and the source responsible is religion.. one can only imagine, dream about how peaceful this world would be without religion…would like to share a quote by one of this country’s (USA) founding fathers, Thomas Paine;

“I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church.
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
I do not mean by this declaration to condemn those who believe otherwise; they have the same right to their belief as I have to mine. But it is necessary to the happiness of man, that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving; it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe.” Thomas Paine

Well, enough of that, too pleasant a day to dwell on such matters for any length of time…will close for now and venture on down the path least traveled, chasing the elusive rainbow, smelling the flowers and enjoying life… but I shall return one day to share more thoughts and memories, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

I believe the New Seekers said it best..

Daydreaming on a Sunday morning on the path least traveled

Diary from the path least traveled…

Hello Diary,

Good Sunday morning, Diary….another quiet Sunday morning on the path as most migratory birds have ventured back south, leaving mainly the little sparrows and squirrels, and they are not out and about yet…mortal man is not out and about either and a pleasant gentle breeze…a sunrise view outside my “office” window (the third bedroom changed into a office 🙂 )….

sunrise office window

A better view outside the office without the clutter…

sunrise outdoors

A peaceful Sunday morning and while gazing out, sipping on some tea, words came to mind while daydreaming abut the future and wrote a poem…

Contemplate and Wonder…

A peaceful Sunday Morning, watching the sun arise
Thoughts abound, while sipping on a spot of tea,
While taking in Nature’s summer 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?

Alas, but must deal with the present, this Sunday
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 find….what life, and Fate, may behold.

(penned by Larry “Dutch” Woller 7-30-2017)

Had a busy week last week, taking care of business and preparing for the future.. decided I would make some changes to the tub/shower unit..had thought about it for some time now knowing that someday I may not be able to get into and out of the tub easily….I had made such modification for others in the past while working for a contractor..so, gathered up tools, etc and modified the tub as it has never been used at a bathtub…

modifying the tb

Have the fiberglass kit and paint ordered and when the weather is pleasant and I can open the windows for good ventilation, I will finish up..no more stepping over the side of the tub…another future project I will do is ramp the walkway from the deck over the pond…

pond walkway

It will be easily done and can use materials at hand… I am one of those that looks to the future and prepares for the storm before it arrives, not wait till it gets here… 🙂 if and when the day comes I get old and feeble, can continue on.. 🙂 well, that’s about all for today, Diary…a peaceful relaxing Sunday today while contemplating the tomorrows and preparing for chores next week… will leave some thoughts by others before I go…

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” Jim Rohn

“My dreams are my dress rehearsals for my future.” David Copperfield

“For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.” John F. Kennedy

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. “ Mark Twain.

And with that shall say bye for now, Diary, and venture on down the path least traveled..follow my dreams, but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…at least, as Yanni says, until the last moment…