“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…

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… 🙂

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( “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 🙂 )

While preparing for the weekend heat wave, were thinking about others in the world that could use a bit of support, showing that someone cares, they are not alone…if nothing more than a kind word giving them hope… “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)..

HOPE IS

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

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

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

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

And I believe that if everyone would give a little, a few would not have to give a lots… we are all a unique and precious piece of the worlds puzzle and as one there is nothing we cannot accomplish…. for we are the world…

people of the world

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” ― Barack Obama

Hello Diary,

Yes, it is a Wednesday and the beginning of a major heat wave for the next few days;
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
328 AM CDT Wed Jul 17 2019

…DANGEROUS HEAT ARRIVES IN MIDWEST…
…EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THURSDAY TO 7 PM
CDT SUNDAY…
TEMPERATURE…Highs in the mid 90s daily, with heat index
reaching 105 to 110.

Have been busy preparing for the heat here and while getting myself ready, in the process have been helping others prepare also… purchased some extra food for my backyard friends and their friends… “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

birdfood 1

And, while I am a monthly donor to the Foodbank, donated some extra for those who may need a hand… “When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.” Helder Camara

foodbank

And I will be helping the National Weather Service, I am a volunteer Cooperative Observer (since 2001) and they, and others, use my observations for forecasts, watches, warnings etc… here is an example of what I send to them every morning at 6 AM…“Any piece of knowledge I acquire today has a value at this moment exactly proportioned to my skill to deal with it. Tomorrow, when I know more, I will recall that piece of knowledge and use it better. “ Mark van Doren

Daily weather summary, Conkey Branch Watershed, for period 0600, 7-15-2019 to 0600, 7-16-2019.
(Note; All times Central Daylight Savings Time).
Precip-
Liquid;  0.01“ (periods of drizzle/light rain 1800-1900, 7-15-2019).
Snowfall;  0.0“.
On ground;  0“.
Temperature-
Hi;  85.2º @ 359, 7-15-2019.
Lo;  69.8º @ 0604, 7-15-2019.
At obs 0540, 7-16-2019 (6’ above ground);  73.4°.
At obs 0540, 7-16-2019 (ground level 1/2);  74.7/74.3°.
Soil Observations-
Soil Moisture 4” (bare soil);  “/ %.
Frost depth bare soil, gauge’s 1 (original) /2  (established 8-28-2014);  “.
Frost depth bare soil thawed,  gauge’s 1 (original) /2 (established 8-28-2014);    “.
At obs 12” soil bare (frost gauge 1/2);  77.4/72.1º.
At obs 36” soil bare, (frost gauge 1/2);  70.7/66.5º.
4” soil (bare)-
Max;  84.3º.
Min;  75.7º.
At obs;  76.1º.
4” soil (sod)-
Max;  78.8º.
Min;  76.6º.
At obs;  76.6º.
Dew Point-
Max;  72.2º @ 1310, 7-15-2019.  
Min:   64.0º @ 0604, 7-15-2019.  
Wind obs-
Avg; 8.6 mph.
Peak wind; S (  180º) @ non-tstm gust, 24.7 mph @ 1347, 7-15-2019.
Space Weather Earth (NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center) for 7-16-2019 at obs 0540 CST-
  Stratospheric ozone forecast this location (Dobson, Climate Prediction Center); 300 on 7-16-2019.
  Temperature (Ion/Kelvin); 4.93e+04 (-450.79F).
  Solar wind (kim/sec)/Density (proton particle/cc); 376.8/3.6.
  Geomagnetic Storm (watches/warnings); None.
  Solar Radiation Storm (watches/warnings); None.  
Ground level ozone (8 hour obs); 45 on 7-15-2019.
Carbon Particles Per Square Inch (8 hour obs); 29 on 7-15-2019.
UV index Observed (solar noon); 5 @ 1256, 7-15-2019 (temp  85.1°; wind  12.0 mph;  mostly cloudy w/haze).
Sunrise/Sunset 7-16-2019 (UNSO); 0536/2019.
Sunshine (hours obs); 8.5 (0600-1430, 7-15-2019).
Weather (previous calendar day); Partly to mostly cloudy w/haze AM, mostly cloudy w/haze Afternoon, cloudy PM.
Evaporation in hundredths of an inch, daily/monthly total (evap pan);  0.14/1.99“.
Evapotranspiration, daily/monthly total (ET gauge);  0.12/2.03“.
Growing degree Days (Daily/Total); 27.5/1580.5.
Provisional gage height, USGS Salt Fork Site 03336900 (near St. Joseph, Il.); 3.13 ft, Vermilion River Site 03339000 (near Danville, Il.); 3.21 ft @ 0445, 7-16-2019.
At 0540, 7-16-2019;   Cloudy, thin shallow fog/haze, light dew, wind S @ 6.1 mph, temp  73.4º, BP 29.94, RH 85%, DP 68.8°, WC °.

Hopefully by me (along with others) helping them, they can help someone else…“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 ).. 🙂

Well, I had better close.. Have a bit more preparing to do before ready for the heat but ready we shall be and as the saying goes “this too shall pass”… 🙂 .. But I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

Until we meet again…

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!
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 dreams you hold dearest
Be those which come true
May the kindness you spread
Keep returning to you
(Irish Saying)

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“Never be bullied into silence, never allow yourself to be made a victim, accept no one’s definition of your life, define yourself”… (Robert Frost ) 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… 🙂

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( “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 🙂 )

It is a Sunday.. when I ventured out to gather weather data, I gazed upon this thunderstorm in the distance (approximately 30 miles/48 Km)… the orange light in the cloud, lower right is a lightning flash…

t-stm

But, will not be deterred because “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” (Louisa May Alcott)… it is still a beautiful day with rainbows to chase with a dream in the heart.. 🙂

A Sunday Morning…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello Diary,

Yes, it is a Sunday and thus far a quiet Sunday (the storm earlier moved away), though possible storms later today… a short time ago, took this photo of what is called a Towering Cumulus, indicating a unstable atmosphere and the possible beginnings of a thunderstorm so preparing… “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”. (Author Unknown)

Royal-Penfield area

And as I contemplate the future, I realize that dealing with nature is a great deal like dealing with life… as I gaze about the world, there are manmade storms brewing…. how one deals with those storms, nature and manmade can determine ones destiny… “Anyone can achieve their fullest potential… who we are might be predetermined, but the path we follow is always of our own choosing. We should never allow our fears or the expectations of others to set the frontiers of our destiny. Your destiny can’t be changed but, it can be challenged. Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one“. -Martin Heidegger

Also, while one pursues ones dreams, those social storms may cast a shadow on ones life, perhaps bringing about doubt, a challenge to be dealt with.. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” ― (Roy T. Bennett ).. much like the garden where growing tomatoes were attempted, starting with the seed (the dream)… 🙂

tomato sterts

Unfortunately, with natures storms and elements beyond my control at the time, tomatoes were not to be… 🙂

tomato stand

Like the dream, does that mean the end of the tomato, one would ask?.. The answer is “No”, for the seed ( the dream) still exists and with more knowledge, will come true…. “Any piece of knowledge I acquire today has a value at this moment exactly proportioned to my skill to deal with it. Tomorrow, when I know more, I will recall that piece of knowledge and use it better. “ Mark van Doren

And like the world, in the gardens on the path there are many residents of different sizes, colors, beliefs, languages, etc, here are a few…

Attilia

people of the world

Unlike the world where elements of world’s society are closed minded and refuse to accept or recognize those that are different “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom”. (Isaac Asimov)…
Here on the path one takes the time to learn about others that are different, not to deny… “Maybe I’m not so different from everyone else after all. It’s like somebody gave me a puzzle, but I don’t have the box with the picture on it. So I don’t know what the final thing is supposed to look like. I’m not even sure if I have all the pieces.” (Sharon M. Draper )…

Yes, dealing with nature is s great deal like dealing with life and how one deals with both will determine what and who one becomes for “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

And with that, will close my Sunday ramblings and prepare for the future myself and whatever the future may bring…but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

“Yes, it is a new day, I woke up on the green side of the grass to gaze upon its arrival, have a dream in my pocket and love in my heart, so it’s going to be a zip-a-dee-do-dah day… 🙂

(Zip-a-dee-doo-dah)
(Zip-a-dee-ay)
(My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my)
(What a wonderful day)
(Plenty of sunshine)
(Headin’ my way)
(Zip-a-dee-doo-dah)
(Zip-zip-a-dee-ay)

Hey, Mr. Bluebird (Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-doo-dah)
On my shoulder (Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-doo-dah)
And if that’s true (Zip-a-dee-doo-dah)
And actual (Zip-a-dee-doo-dah)
Everything is gonna be Satisfactual

(Zip-a-dee-doo-dah)
(Zip-a-dee-ay)
(Wonderful feelin’)
(Wonderful day)

“It is not the size of the dog in a fight that matters, it is the size of the fight in the dog”.. (Mark Twain) 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… 🙂

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It is a Wednesday and I browsed the news, so much hate, anger and ridicule… not so here on the path for love overcomes all and will not be denied… not only in deeds but words… 🙂

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

Nothing cute or fancy,
No false charmers words are there here,
But words of love for you
From my heart, my very being, my dear.

Couldn’t find the words….search sprit and mind
Hoping those precious words would appear
Then came wonderful, precious moment
For there, in my heart they were, my dear…

Now that I have the words
What’s this ole country boy to do,
How will these arthritic hands, my love
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 )

Listen to your heart, be yourself, who you are from within and pay no heed to others, for being you, as you are, you’re unforgettable… 🙂

Hello Diary,

Some storms on the horizon and not just the world society… 🙂 taking a few moments to share some thoughts, no hate, anger, fear or ridicule here, only love… flowers are about love and will share some from the gardens along with some thoughts I had penned in history’s past…

A garden bouquet for you, my love
Each bloom has been chosen in hopes to convey
Thoughts of happiness and joy
With my message of love this day.

Daylilies…“ Love is a beautiful journey, where every step is a destination and every moment an eternity” (Apoorve Duby)

water garden 1

With a red Carnation,
To show how my heart aches for you,
Posies of Forget-Me-Nots,
To show my love is true.

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

honeysuckle

And fragrant Freesias,
Embracing trust we share
With Lilies of the Valley,
Returning happiness and care.

Peonies..“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”..

peonies

Daisies to show,
My love is loyal – undivided,
As the Phlox whispers softly,
Our spirits are united.

Rose..“You don’t love the person you can live with, you love the person you cannot live without”…

rose, heirloom climber

And I’ve added Primrose,
To remind you again
That I can’t live without you,
And with you I’ll remain.

Hibiscus..“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)

hibiscus

And all about this bouquet,
Are sprigs of Baby’s Breath, sown
So delicately displayed
With a message of their own.

Water lily…“While you’re busy looking for the perfect person, you’ll probably miss the imperfect person who could make you perfectly happy” (Author Unknown)..

white lily

So with this bouquet, my love
I shall eternally bestow
A heartfelt message of love,
Even these blooms seem to know.
(Larry “Dutch’ Woller)

“Love knows no bounds or time, love is the spirit of the heart, love is the life support of hope, love is the force behind compassion, love is the foundation for true friendships, relationships….without love, life is barren and cold and has no meaning”…. (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

“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)

Better close for now.. have some dreams to follow while dealing with life’s challenges…. but I shall return one day with my fingers doing the walking and my heart doing the talking, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

Ignore the fears in your mind, be yourself, follow the love in your heart with a dream in your pocket.. for if you could see yourself the way I do you would realize how wonderful you truly are… 🙂

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

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There are times when I am following my dreams that the road can get a bit bumpy and filled with challenges, it is then I recall the words of Mr. Roosevelt.. 🙂

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, the man who at best knows achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” – (Theodore Roosevelt )

And there is always hope “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” (Emily Dickinson)

Hello Diary,

It’s a quiet Sunday morning after a few days of heat, humidity and storms, some remnants of the weather left over…

sunday skies

Managed to emerge unscathed “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain” (Author Unknown).. 🙂

And during those storms, while venturing down memory lane and contemplating the future, I came across a dream I had… 🙂 “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)

In history’s past on the path I had a dream
Of the world in harmony it did seem,
Accepting one as who they believe and are
One’s life’s choices, no one did bar.

Free, to climb a mountain, to touch a star
Free, to search the universe, where answers are,
Free to venture through life, with open eyes and mind
Another creature’s belief, will not blind.

Free to boldly walk the lands, both far and near
All the while following ones dreams, without fear,
Not to be accepted by social ideology, you see
But the love, kindness, knowledge within, of a spirit born free.

Free, for ones humanity to embrace
Not being labeled by belief, gender or race,
Free, for one’s dignity not to be denied
Though there’s many a mortal, who has tried.

Here on the path it’s not a dream, but a reality
To follow ones dream, with a open heart, you see,
Free to love another without fear, as it should be
For here on the path, one is born free.
(Larry “Dutch” Woller)

“Maybe I’m not so different from everyone else after all. It’s like somebody gave me a puzzle, but I don’t have the box with the picture on it. So I don’t know what the final thing is supposed to look like. I’m not even sure if I have all the pieces.” (Sharon M. Draper )

Alas, I must close the book on memory lane for now because “You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last chapter.” (Author Unknown) and Fate (and my answers) await on the horizon….

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So it is on down the path I must go… I cannot turn back the clock as “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ( Maria Robinson ) but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ( Maya Angelou )”

“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 )

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ( Dr. Seuss) 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… 🙂

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It were a quiet Thursday morning I woke up to…

a quiet morning

A Quiet Morning…

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

A quiet morning, a open mind
Thinking about the path, its mysteries many fold,
Each to explore and treasure
Soon a treasured memory to behold.

A quiet morning, a open heart
Another day to learn and explore about me.
It is my life.. only get one chance
Will have to do it my way.. don’t you see.

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

A quiet morning, on the path
At the end of it, on the horizon, a lovely rainbow,
It is there my answers lie… the truth is known
Until then, only Fate will know.

A quiet morning, spirit and mind at the ready
To seek the rainbow… perhaps around the next bend,
Once found, I’ll have my answers, you see
And that will be the beginning, not the end.
 
                           (Penned by Larry “Dutch” Woller )

Hello Diary,

Have been a busy week, dealing with the weather while following dreams, chores, working on projects and preparing for the coming heat wave starting tomorrow, Friday, through the weekend… but, will not raise the “white flag” “If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right” (Mary Kay Ash) ….. 🙂

me with floppy hat

Flowerdy floppy hat, check!… working glasses, check!… working gloves, check!.. Banana
Boat sunscreen, check!.. sunshine, check!.. HI HO HI HO it’s out to the gardens we go!.. 🙂

Weeder’s Thoughts…..

I have raked the soil and planted the seeds
Now I’ve joined the army that fights the weeds.
For me no flashing saber and sword,
To battle the swiftly marching horde;

With a valiant heart I fight the foe,
My only weapon a trusty hoe.
No martial music to swing me along,
I march to the robin redbreast song.

No stirring anthem of bugle and drum
But the cricket’s chirp and the honey bee’s hum.
No anti-aircraft or siren yell
But there’s Trumpet-creeper and Lily-bell.

With a loving heart and a sturdy hand,
I defend the borders of flower-land;
While high over Larkspur and Leopardsbane,
A butterfly pilots his tiny plane;

But I shall not fear his skillful hand,
My enemy charges only by land.
Would those who lead nations in war and hate
But lay down their guns at some garden gate,
There, bury- their bombs and their bloody deeds,
And join the grand army that’s fighting the weeds.
(Alma B. Eymann )

Diary, the last time I visited I posted some photos of a spider web taken recently.. here are two photos I took last year of spider webs… these are not, repeat NOT, Halloween decorations.. 🙂 .. The first is a web from house to auto… roughly measuring 6 feet (1.8m) in diameter..

spider web

Here is a photo at night with spider.. web 4 feet (1.2m) in diameter, spider approximately 3 inches (76.2mm) in diameter…

spider 1

As far as the heat wave is concerned, have a bottle of wine and my entire library (1000+ books) downloaded on the Kindle Fire…mystery, romance… wine and fire, Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm… 🙂

wine and fire

Well, I had better close for now… finish up a few things and then ready for the heat, not to mention dreams, rainbows and whatever else lies around the next bend on the path… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise….

Until we meet again;

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!
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
And until we meet again
May God hold you
In the palm of his hand..
(Irish Saying)

Goodnight, goodnight, until we meet again
Adios, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehn ’til then
And though it’s always sweet sorrow to part
You know you’ll always remain in my heart
Goodnight, sleep tight, and pleasant dreams to you
Here’s a wish and a prayer that every dream comes true
And now ’til we meet again
Adios, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehn
GOOD NIGHT

“Everyday one has choices, either to venture into the light, follow one’s dreams and live life, or stay in the shadows, the darkness and not know happiness…” (Larry “Dutch” Woller) on the path least traveled

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..just letting the heart do the talking while the fingers do the walking while being different, being me… 🙂

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

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

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

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

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

Hello Diary,

It is a late Saturday afternoon and in-between storms at the moment.. mainly rain.. live does go on with dreams to follow..“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” (Roy T. Bennett )… all in the gardens are taking the weather in stride, pursuing ones destiny… the raspberries bearing fruit…”My dreams are my dress rehearsals for my future.” (David Copperfield )

raspberries

The daylilies are fine with the rainy weather also… “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” (Mother Teresa)

daylillies

Mr. Rabbit and friends are taking advantage of the quiet weather to get a bite to eat.. “Life gives us brief moments with another, but sometimes in those brief moments we get memories that last a lifetime, So live that your memories will be part of your happiness.”

Mr Rabbit and friends

And the pond fish are having a leisurely swim, enjoying the quiet of the day…“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice, and to make an end is to make a beginning.” (T.S. Eliot )..

pond fish

And such it is in the not so secret gardens.. 🙂

A Not So Secret Garden

I live in a not so secret garden
Along the path least traveled,
Quite unlike the other world
A world that has become unraveled.

A garden of peace and harmony
Being different does not matter here,
All creatures, big and small, living together
Unlike the other world, they do not live in fear.

Together we live the hand that Fate has dealt us
Not sure, or dwell, on our final destiny,
But live to enjoy the moment, the hour, the day
That is what life is about, don’t you see.

So into the not so secret garden I will venture
Along the path least traveled,
To find love, understanding, to follow one’s dreams
Unlike the other world unraveled.
(Larry “Dutch” Woller )

And finally, I recently purchased a new Kindle 10” Fire to eventually replace my old Kindle… “Any piece of knowledge I acquire today has a value at this moment exactly proportioned to my skill to deal with it. Tomorrow, when I know more, I will recall that piece of knowledge and use it better. “ Mark van Doren

kindle fire

I had better close for now, prepare for what the future may hold, check out a few dreams and chase some rainbows…but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

Here on the path it is a wonderful world because there is always hope…
HOPE IS

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

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

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

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

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” (Abraham Lincoln ) 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 🙂 )

Woke up this morning on the green side of the grass (not under it) a free spirit with a open heart.. 🙂

me orange shirt with hat

Just Color Me A Free Spirit….

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.

(penned by Larry “Dutch” Woller, )

Hello Diary,

Yes, woke up this Tuesday morning on the green side of the grass to enjoy the day, and life… more storms on the horizon for tomorrow… but neither “fears, nor rain, nor sleet, or gloom of night will stop any adventures.. 🙂 “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” (Roy T. Bennett) … thought it might be best to share a few thoughts…

Pleasant weather this morning, ventured out before sunrise to check the weather instruments (as I do every morning no matter the weather) and guess what, Spidey, the spider, is baaaaaaaaaaack!…

spidey 1 - Copy

Fortunately I had my flashlight with me so I didn’t venture into the web… here is another photo without the light….

spidey 2

Yes, Spidey has the ambush set up for a unsuspecting creature trap..

“Will you walk into my parlour, said a Spider to a Fly;
‘Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy.
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I have many pretty things to shew when you get there.
Oh, no, no! said the little Fly; to ask me is in vain:
For who goes up that winding stair shall ne’er come down again.
(Mary Howitt )

Of course, in the daytime Spidey takes the web down…

spidy 3 web gone

Sooooooooooo, no one knows where Spidey is at, hiding in his glen, to come back another day… 🙂

As I browsed the news as of late, I cannot help but wonder about a element of world society and their obsession (belief) about obtaining wealth, sometimes at all costs.. I suppose that is a part of being closed minded… “I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief” (Gerry Spence)… as for me, I am far wealthier than they can ever hope to be.. 🙂

I’m far richer than the rich
Wealthier than the wealthy by far,
I have gold in the sun
I have silver in the star.

I have dreams that I follow
That are more precious than gold,
As I venture through life
Eagerly watching, the dreams unfold.

I have diamonds, too many to count
With each new fallen snow,
As I see each one sparkle
While basking in the suns glow.

The mornings bring nature’s painting
Priceless, a portrait of the sky,
Impossible to duplicate
Even though many did try.

Each bloom of the red rose
A ruby, one of a kind,
With the bloom of the white rose
A pearl comes to mind.

Money have I little
But wealth I have got,
But I don’t fit in with
The wealthy and rich lot.

But I’m not going to change
A wealthy dreamer I’ll stay,
Until the rivers, they all run dry
Until the four winds, they all blow away.

(Larry “Dutch” Woller )

Well, I had better close for now.. will be eagerly awaiting to vision what dreams have instore this evening, will usually have two choices; venture into the light and live and enjoy life or stay in the shadows, the darkness and never know true happiness, the choice is clear.. 🙂 but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

Not sure what awaits me at the “finish line of life” “ 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).. but the journey will be done my way.. 🙂